Career Choice Series

Academia and Becoming a Dean

In this segment, our speakers share their pathways into a career in legal academia. From managing law school finances and initiating fundraising efforts to overseeing faculty and staff and serving as the face of their institution, a law school dean must wear multiple hats as they balance the law school’s values and influence with market forces often beyond their control. Dean Danielle Holley-Walker an Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz share an overview on how to begin a career in legal academia, what it takes to become a Dean, and how their careers have evolved in the pursuit of their current positions.

Danielle R. Holley-Walker, Professor of Law and Dean, Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C.

Michael Hunter Schwartz, Dean and Professor of Law, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA

Lexie Heinemann, Program Associate, ABA Career Center, Chicago, IL

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Sponsored by ABA Career CenterYoung Lawyers DivisionLaw Student Division, and Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar