Change is occurring at a rapid pace in legal education, the practice of law and the economy. To meet the new demands occasioned by these continuing shifts, the School of Law’s Long-Range Planning Committee is developing a strategic plan for the next five years. The plan will build on the success of our 2005-10 strategic plan and will prepare the School of Law community to take full advantage of our new, state-of-the-art building. It will ensure our students are prepared for fulfilling professional lives in the 21st century and, for all of our constituencies, it will bring four principal areas into focus: curriculum development, the cost of legal education, admissions and student career planning.
Jane Murphy, Chair
Professors: Richard Bourne, Fred Brown, Kimberly Brown, Eric Easton, Steven Grossman, Cassandra Havard, David Jaros, Elizabeth Keyes, Mortimer Sellers, Amy Sloan
Professor and Law Library Director: Will Tress
Ex Officio: Claudia Diamond, Jill Green, Vicki Schultz, Jeffrey Zavrotny
Law Students' Representative: Angelica Bailey
The committee laid the groundwork for this effort in the spring of 2013, with extensive research and a series of programs designed to educate the School of Law community about the best practices in curricular design and the evolving legal employment market for law graduates. In addition, the committee solicited feedback about the institution’s priorities from students, faculty and staff through forums and a widely distributed survey. Based on this work, the committee issued a preliminary report in May that identified the four areas of focus and then began a phase of intensified collaboration with students, faculty, staff and alumni.