Search for Next Managing Director of Accreditation and Legal Education Begins

The search process for the next Managing Director of Accreditation and Legal Education for the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar is underway. The Section’s current Managing Director, Barry Currier, has announced that he will leave his position in the Summer of 2020.

For the past seven years, Currier has served as Managing Director, having previously served four years as Deputy Consultant on Legal Education from 2000-2004.

A Search Committee, chaired by Jeff Lewis, will oversee the process, with the Council being central to the process. A search firm will be selected to assist with the search. The Committee will hold its first meeting in Chicago at the end of the month with a goal of selecting candidates for the position by January 2020 and a final candidate by February. 

Search Committee Roster

Dean David Brennen
University of Kentucky School of Law

Sarah Correll
Practitioner in Indianapolis

Honorable Matthew B. Durant
Chief Justice, Utah Supreme Court

Dean Kevin R. Johnson
U.C. Davis School of Law

Dean Emeritus and Professor Jeffrey E. Lewis
Saint Louis University School of Law

Honorable Solomon Oliver, Jr.
Judge, U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Dean Emerita and Professor Maureen A. O'Rourke
Boston University School of Law

Suzanne K. Richards
Practitioner in Columbus and Member of NCBE Board of Trustees

Jarisse Sanborn
ABA General Counsel

Daniel Thies
Practitioner in Illinois

Honorable Phyllis D. Thompson
Judge, D.C. Court of Appeals