2012-2013 Accreditation Committee
The Accreditation Committee is charged with the administration of the law school accreditation process, including review of site evaluation reports, progress reports, and fact-finding reports. It reviews J.D. programs, post-J.D. programs, foreign summer and winter intersession programs, semester abroad programs, cooperative programs for foreign study and individual student programs for foreign study.
Diane F. Bosse, Of Counsel
Hurwitz & Fine, P.C.
Buffalo, New York
Diane F. Bosse has practiced law in Buffalo, New York for over 35 years. She has chaired the New York State Board of Law Examiners since 2001 and served on the board of trustees of the National Conference of Bar Examiners from 1999 to 2008 (Chair, 2006-2007). Ms. Bosse served on the Section's Standards Review Committee from 2004 to 2007. She is a past president of the Defense Trial Lawyers of Western New York, and a past member of the boards of directors of the Bar Association of Erie County and of the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association. In 2001, Ms. Bosse received the Award of Merit from the Bar Association of Erie County, and she received the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Public Service from the University at Buffalo Law Alumni Association in 2005. She was honored in 2006 as the Defense Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Defense Trial Lawyers of Western New York. In 2010, she received a New York State Bar Association Award for Excellence in Public Service. She received the Chair's Award from the National Conference of Bar Examiners in 2012. Ms. Bosse received her B.A. and J.D. degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Thomas C. Galligan, Jr., President
New London, New Hampshire
Thomas Galligan earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Stanford University; a J.D. from University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) School of Law, summa cum laude, first in class; and a master of laws degree from Columbia University School of Law. Mr. Galligan joined Colby-Sawyer College as its eighth president and as a professor in the humanities department in August 2006. Before being selected as the college's president, he served as dean and professor of law at the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville, Tennessee. While there, he was the Elvin E. Overton Distinguished Professor of Law and he taught torts and admiralty. Mr. Galligan has published numerous books and articles on torts and admiralty. His scholarship has been cited in the proposed Restatement (Third) of Torts and by numerous legal scholars. It also has been cited by the United States Supreme Court and other federal and state appellate and trial courts.
The Honorable Scott Bales
Vice Chief Justice
Arizona Supreme Court
Justice Bales was appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court in 2005. Previously, he was in private practice at Lewis and Roca LLP from 2001 to 2005, Solicitor General in the Office of the Arizona Attorney General from 1999 to 2001, and Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Arizona from 1995 to 1999. He has also served as Special investigative Counsel in the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Justice. As an adjunct professor, Justice Bales has taught at the University of Arizona and Arizona State University. He was a Teaching Fellow from 1979 to 1983 at Harvard University where he was awarded the Young Prize for Excellence in Teaching Economics in 1980 and 1981.
He currently serves on the executive committee of the Appellate Judicial Conference of the ABA Judicial Division, on the Leadership Council of the American Inns of Court Foundation, and was elected to the American Law Institute in 2007. Justice Bales earned a B.A., summa cum laude, from Michigan State University, an M.A. in economics from Harvard University, and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School where he served on the Harvard Law Review board of editors from 1981 to 1983. He has clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Judge Joseph T. Sneed III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and in the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Donald C. Dahlin
The University of South Dakota
Department of Political Science
Donald Dahlin is an emeritus professor of political science and former vice president of academic affairs at the University of South Dakota. He is a fellow of the Institute of Court Management and has served as a management analyst in the U.S. Department of Justice and as the South Dakota Secretary of Public Safety. Professor Dahlin is the author of We the People: A Brief Introduction to the Constitution and Its Interpretation published in 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Carroll College and a Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate School.
Arthur Gaudio, Dean
Western New England University School of Law
Arthur Gaudio has been dean of Western New England University School of Law since 2001. He has also served as the dean of the University of Wyoming College of Law. Dean Gaudio was the deputy consultant on Legal Education to the American Bar Association from 1996 to 1998. He has been a member of the Section’s Standards Review Committee, Technology Committee, and Professionalism Committee.
Dean Gaudio is the author of Real Estate Brokerage Law and is the general editor and coauthor of the treatise The American Law of Real Property. He has written chapters on real estate law for Powell on Real Property as well as numerous law review articles on property law topics. He has worked with the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws as a reporter in drafting the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act and the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts.
Paul M. George
Associate Dean & Director, Biddle Law Library
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Paul George is associate dean and director of Biddle Law Library at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He earned his law degree from Duke University School of Law. Prior to earning an M.S. in library science from the University of Illinois, Mr. George worked for several years as an attorney with the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation. As a librarian, he first worked at the University of Southern California Law Library and then joined the Harvard Law School Library as associate librarian for research services. In addition to his responsibilities as director of the library at Penn Law, Mr. George oversees the law school curriculum and teaches Advanced Legal Research and U.S. Legal for LLM students. He is also active in professional activities and has served on and chaired various committees for the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, the American Association of Law Libraries, and the Association of American Law Schools.
Peter G. Glenn, Of Counsel
Stevens & Lee, P.C.
As general counsel at Stevens & Lee, Peter Glenn is responsible for lawyer recruiting and professional development. He also manages professional responsibility and professional liability risk management for the firm. Mr. Glenn joined Stevens & Lee from the Dickinson School of Law of Penn State University, where he served as dean and Donald B. Farage Professor of Law for eight years. Previously, Mr. Glenn taught on the law faculties of the University of South Carolina, Case Western Reserve University, Washington and Lee University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During 2003-2005, Mr. Glenn served the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as executive deputy general counsel. He also spent several months as acting general counsel to Governer Edward G. Rendell. A former law clerk to the Honorable Abraham L. Freedman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Mr. Glenn has taught, presented and published on issues of ethics, the professional responsibilities of lawyers, and civil procedure. He earned a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Dr. Robert Glidden
President Emeritus, Ohio University
Rockbridge Baths, Virginia
Robert Glidden served as president of Ohio University from 1994 until his retirement in 2004. Previously he was at Florida State University for 15 years, as professor and dean of the School of Music (1979-91) and then as provost and vice president for academic affairs (1991-94). During his career he has been a member of the faculties at Wright State University, Indiana University, the University of Oklahoma, and he was dean of music at Bowling Green State University in the late 1970s. He also served for three years, from 1972 to 1975, as the executive director of the National Association of Schools of Music and National Association of Schools of Art in Washington.
Dr. Glidden has been active in higher education accreditation for more than 35 years. He was chairman of the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation in the mid-1980s and more recently (1996-98) he was founding chair of the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). He served on the CHEA board until 2004 and continues to work with CHEA on special projects. Dr. Glidden has been a consultant or evaluator for more than 80 colleges and universities across the United States and has delivered papers on various aspects of American higher education in both Europe and Asia. He continues to serve as a consultant to colleges and universities in planning, development, and governance issues.
Gilbert Holmes, Professor
University of Baltimore School of Law
Gilbert Holmes joined the University of Baltimore School of Law in the summer of 2001, serving as dean until 2007. He previously served on the faculty of Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, where he was associate dean for academic affairs and associate dean for budget. Dean Holmes also served on the faculties of Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, and Seton Hall University School of Law. He has served on numerous ABA law school site evaluation teams as the chair, the AALS reporter and as a member of the team. He has also served on the AALS Membership Review Committee, in multiple capacities as an officer of the AALS Section on Family and Juvenile Law and the AALS Section on Part Time Divisions.
He was twice named Day Division Teacher of the Year at Texas Wesleyan. He is the recipient of the Presidential Achievement Award from the National Bar Association, an Outstanding Teacher Award from the New York University Law School Alumni Association and in 2005 was the inaugural recipient of the National Black Law Students Association Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also been recognized for his contributions to the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) at Seton Hall Law School, Texas Wesleyan Law School and the University of Baltimore, School of Law. His contributions to legal education were recognized by the creation of the “Dean Gilbert A. Holmes Professorship in Clinical Theory and Practice” at the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Dean Holmes has authored articles on a range of family law and constitutional issues in such journals as the Maryland Law Review, The University of Miami Law Review, Temple Law Review and Texas Wesleyan Law Review, and has presented a host of topics at conferences and symposia across the country. He earned a B.A. from Bucknell University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law
Peter A. Joy, Professor
Washington University School of Law
St. Louis, Missouri
Professor Peter A. Joy is the director of the Criminal Justice Clinic at Washington University School of Law. In addition to his clinical work and teaching, Professor Joy has written extensively and presented nationally and internationally on clinical legal education, legal ethics, lawyer and judicial professionalism, and access to criminal justice issues. He served as vice dean from 2010 to 2012, and was the inaugural director of the law school’s Trial & Advocacy Program from 2002 to 2006.
Professor Joy is a recipient of the Association of American Law Schools’ (AALS) Pincus Award for outstanding contribution to clinical legal education. He currently is an executive committee member of the AALS Professional Responsibility Section, which he chaired in 2011; former chair of the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education; a board member of the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT); former president of the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA); and was a member of the board of editors of the Clinical Law Review from 2005 to 2011. He is a contributing editor of the ABA’s Criminal Justice magazine where he co-authors an ethics column. Before becoming a law professor, he was of counsel at Meckler & Meckler in Cleveland, Ohio, and he started his legal career as National Co-Director for the Law Students Civil Rights Research Council in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Honorable Carol Ronning Kapsner
North Dakota Supreme Court
Justice Carol Kapsner received a B.A. degree, Phi Beta Kappa, in English literature from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota; studied 17th century English literature at Oxford University; and, as a Woodrow Wilson fellow and Indiana University fellow, received a master's degree in English literature from Indiana University. She received her J.D. degree from the University of Colorado School of Law after which she started the law firm of Kapsner and Kapsner in Bismarck in 1977 and remained in private practice until 1998. In 1980, Justice Kapsner served as president of the Burleigh County Bar Association, and from 1993 to 1995, served on the board of governors of the State Bar Association of North Dakota. She was appointed by the bar association to serve on the Judicial Conference from 1988 to 1996.
In October 1998, Governor Edward T. Schafer appointed Justice Kapsner to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Herbert L. Meschke. In 2000 and 2010, she was elected to 10-year terms. She chairs the Judicial Planning Committee, co-chairs the Commission to Study Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Courts, and serves on the Personnel Policy Board. She served on the Judicial Education Commission, the Committee on Tribal and State Court Affairs, and chaired the Court Services Administration Committee. Justice Kapsner previously served on the Section's Standards Review Committee.
Joel H. Kaye, CPA, MPA
Ellin & Tucker, Chartered
Joel Kaye is a director in the Audit, Accounting, and Consulting Department of Ellin & Tucker and chairperson of the firm’s Printing Industry Services Group. He has more than 30 years of experience with the firm, specializing in management advisory services to many of the firm’s major clients. His industry expertise includes printing, retail, wholesale distribution, manufacturing, automotive, golf course operations, and service organizations. In addition, Mr. Kaye has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, divestiture planning, financial structuring or restructuring, litigation support, forensic accounting, cost accounting, financial modeling and forecasting and assisting companies in financially troubled situations and bankruptcies representing debtors, unsecured creditors, and secured lenders. Mr. Kaye is a graduate of the University of Maryland, earning both a bachelor of science degree and a master of business and public administration degree.
Anne Lukingbeal, Associate Dean
Cornell Law School
Ithaca, New York
Anne Lukingbeal has been an administrative dean at Cornell Law School since 1978 and currently serves as associate dean and dean of students. Dean Lukingbeal has been a frequent site inspection team member and served on the Section's Bar Admissions Committee from 1995 to 1998. Additionally, Dean Lukingbeal was a member of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) board of trustees from 1984 to 1986, chaired the LSAC Programs, Education, and Prelaw Committee, and served on other LSAC committees including the Services Committee, the External Affairs Committee, and the Conference Planning Committee. In 1992, she was appointed to the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyer Competence and in 2003 she was elected to the National Association of Law Placement (NALP) board of directors. Dean Lukingbeal's other NALP activities include serving on the Task Force on Conditional Admission of the National Conference of Bar Examiners for 2003-2004 and in 2007 chaired the NALP Task Force on Women's Leadership issues.
From 1975-78, she served as a trial attorney in the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office. Dean Lukingbeal received her undergraduate degree in political science (with distinction) from Stanford University and her J.D. from the University of California-Davis, School of Law.
Pamela Lysaght, Professor
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Pamela Lysaght is an associate professor of law at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and recently served as associate dean for academic affairs. She is the co-author of Michigan Legal Research and Successful Legal Analysis and Writing: The Fundamentals, the co-creator and a co-author of CiteStation, and a contributor to the Sourcebook on Legal Writing Programs. Additionally, she has published articles in J. ALWD and the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute. Professor Lysaght is a member of the Association of Legal Writing Directors, serving as president in 2000-2001, and the Legal Writing Institute. Currently, she serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute.
Within the Section, Professor Lysaght has been a frequent member of site evaluation teams and is a former member of the Communication Skills Committee. At UDM, Professor Lysaght was the inaugural director of the Applied Legal Theory and Analysis Program and was instrumental in designing the school’s Writing Across the Curriculum Program. She has co-chaired the curriculum, strategic planning, and assessment committee since 2004. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan with distinction and her J.D. from the University of Detroit. While in law school, Professor Lysaght was a member of the Law Review and the Moot Court Board of Directors.
Ada Meloy, General Counsel
American Council on Education
Ada Meloy joined the American Council on Education (ACE) in 2007, where she focuses on legal issues in higher education and has chaired a working group examing ethical and conflict issues faced by institutions and their faculty, staff and administration. Ms. Meloy joined ACE after a 28-year career at New York University's Office of Legal Counsel. She served as deputy general counsel for over 10 years and as acting general counsel for NYU in 2005-2006. Ms. Meloy has also served on extensive committees and spoken at conferences of the National Association of College and Univerity Attorneys. In 2000, she co-founded the Prisoners' Reading Encouragement Project, which enhances literacy and educational opportunities for inmates, for which she currently serves as a director. She has been a member of the Committee on Professional Ethics and the Disciplinary Committee for New York attorneys. She is a member of both the New York and District of Columbia bars as well as the bars of various federal courts. Ms. Meloy is a graduate of Wellesey College, where she was a Wellesley Scholar. She earned a J.D. from the NYU School of Law.
The Honorable Margret G. Robb
Court of Appeals of Indiana
Judge Robb was appointed to the Indiana Court of Appeals in July 1998 by Governor Frank O'Bannon. Prior to joining the Court, Judge Robb was engaged in the general practice of law for 20 years and was a Chapter 11, 12, and a Standing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy trustee for the Northern District of Indiana. She was a registered family and civil law mediator and served as a Tippecanoe County Deputy Public Defender. Judge Robb has held numerous board positions for and been an officer for the Indiana State Bar Association, the Indiana Bar Foundation, Tippecanoe County Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Foundation, American Bar Foundation, and the National Association of Women Judges. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in business economics from Purdue University and is a 1978 magna cum laude graduate of Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis.
Frederic White, Dean
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
Frederic White has been the dean of Texas Wesleyan University School of Law since the fall of 2008. Previously, he was the dean and professor of law at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. Dean White began his legal career in 1973 as an associate attorney in the Cleveland Ohio office of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey. In 1978, he joined the faculty at Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he also served as associate dean for five years. In addition to serving on a number of the law school's committees, Dean White was vice president of the University Faculty Senate and the president of the University Black Faculty and Staff Organization.
Dean White's ABA activities include serving on the Section's Bar Admissions Committee. He was also a board member of the Law School Admission Council from 1999 to 2001 and chair of the Association of American Law Schools' Section on Part-Time Division Programs. He earned a B.A. from Columbia College in New York and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.
Rebecca Hanner White, Dean
University of Georgia School of Law
Rebecca Hanner White became dean of the school of law in 2004 after serving as interim dean for 14 months. Previously she served as associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs for the University of Georgia. Dean White's scholarship on employment discrimination and labor law has been cited by federal and state courts across the country. She is a co-author with Charles Sullivan and Michael Zimmer of Employment Discrimination and Cases and Materials on Employment Discrimination. She also serves on the editorial board of The Labor Law Journal.
Dean White's numerous awards include the Josiah Meigs Award, the university's highest honor for teaching escellence, the Faculty Book Award for Excellence in Teaching and the John C. O'Byrne Award for Contributions Furthering Student/Faculty Relations. She earned a undrgraduate degree from Eastern Kentucky University and graduated first in her class from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Kentucky Law Review. After graduation, she served as a judicial law clerk to Chief Judge George C. Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and practiced labor and employment law at Dinsmore & Shohl in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Adrien Wing, Professor
University of Iowa College of Law
Adrien Wing is the Bessie Dutton Murray Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law, where she has taught since 1987. She also directs the summer abroad program in Arachon, France. From 2006 to 2009, Professor Wing served as the associate dean for faculty development and from 2010 to 2012, as the onsite director for the London Law Consortium semester abroad program.
Prior to joining the College of Law faculty, she spent five years in private practice in New York City specializing in international law issues regarding Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. She also served as a representative to the United Nations for the National Conference of Black Lawyers. The author of more than 100 publications, Professor Wing’s scholarship has focused on race and gender discrimination in the United States and internationally on Africa and the Middle East. She has advised the founders of three constitutions in South Africa, Palestine, and Rwanda, organized an election-observer delegation to South Africa, and taught at the University of Western Cape for six summers.
Professor Wing earned a B.A. degree with high honors from Princeton University, a master’s degree in African studies from UCLA and a JD. from Stanford Law School where she was awarded the Stanford African Student Association Prize. While in law school, she served as an editor of the Stanford Journal of International Law. Among her many awards are the Clyde Ferguson Award from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and the Regents Award for Faculty Excellence from the State of Iowa. She has served on numerous law school site teams for the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar and AALS.