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July 01, 2018 Staff and Member Updates

Staff and Member Announcements

Section Welcomes New Staff Member Sam Kwak

Please join us in welcoming Sam Kwak, who joined the Section staff in May. As the Manager of Legal Education Assessment Services, he is responsible for administering the site visit process including the recruitment of teams, recruitment and training of new volunteers, and oversight of the report submission process. He also assists in responding to questions from schools and in the work of the Accreditation Committee.

Sam earned a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Washington in Seattle, where he grew up. After college, Sam received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law before practicing corporate law in New York, California and Washington. Prior to joining the ABA, Sam was an admissions officer managing law school admissions, most recently at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. 


Former Section Chair George N. Leighton Passes Away at Age 105

George N. Leighton, a Chicago lawyer and judge who also served as Chair of the Section from 1976 to 1977, passed away at the age of 105 on June 6 in Brockton, Massachusetts. To read more about Mr. Leighton’s distinguished career and incredible accomplishments, click here.

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