Change is occurring at a rapid pace in legal education, the practice of law, and the economy. To meet the new demands wrought by these ongoing 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 that our students are prepared for fulfilling professional lives in the 21st century, and will bring four principal areas into focus for all of our constituencies: curriculum development, the cost of legal education, admissions, and student career planning.
Jane Murphy, Chair
Professors: Kimberly Brown, Eric Easton,
Leigh Goodmark, Steve Grossman, Cassandra Havard, David Jaros, Elizabeth Keyes, Tim Sellers
and Amy Sloan
Professor and Law Library Director: Will Tress
Director of Academic Support: Claudia Diamond,
Assistant Dean for Law Career Development: Jill Green
Assistant Dean for Admissions: Jeffrey Zavrotny
Law Students' Representative: Angelica Bailey.
The committee laid the groundwork for this effort last spring, with extensive research and a series of programs designed to educate the School of Law community about both 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. The committee’s goal, following a specific timeline, is to complete a new strategic plan by August 2013.