From the Section Director: Section Spotlight: Programming Update

Erin Ruehrwein
Section Director

New Deans and Deans Workshops
The Section held its workshops for new deans and deans in Denver, June 11-15. Thirty-seven new deans attended the New Deans Workshop which focused on topics including finance and budgets, work-life balance, faculty management, development, staff and administration, and students.

The Deans Workshop had over 120 attendees and featured programs on management, communication, leadership, budgeting, crisis management, and governance, to name a few. Attendees had the opportunity to network at receptions and dinners and to hear from Keynote Speakers Colonel Linell Letendre who serves as a professor and Head of the Department of Law at the United States Air Force Academy, and Phil Weiser who is the Attorney General of Colorado.

2019 Associate Deans Conference
The Section hosted its Conference for Associate Deans in Chicago, June 25-28. The conference drew over 125 attendees from law schools across the country and provided valuable networking opportunities as well as engaging and relevant sessions on topics including mental health, legal issues, becoming a dean, work-life balance, and assessments, among others.

Attendees also had the opportunity to attend a keynote presentation by Dean Darby Dickerson of The John Marshall Law School. Dean Dickerson’s presentation “Preparing to Be a Law Dean” provided helpful guidance and advice on the process of becoming dean.

Materials from the conference are available and can be found here.

Site Evaluation Questionnaire and Annual Questionnaire Training
Training for the Site Evaluation and Annual Questionnaires was held in July in Chicago. With over 100 attendees, the training covered all seven sections of the Annual Questionnaire and the Self Study, various Standards of interest, and recurring issues in putting together a Self Study and law school self-assessment. Attendees also saw a debut of the new site visit tracking dashboard and received a tutorial on the new dashboard.

Materials from the training can be found here.

ABA Annual Meeting

Student Debt Program
Friday, August 9
11:00 AM
Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salons 12/13 (Lower B2 Level)
Co-Sponsored by the Law Student Division
View the Flyer

The Section will once again host a complimentary program, in collaboration with the Law Student Division, focused on managing student debt.

Annual Section Business Meeting
Friday, August 9
1:00 -2:00 PM
Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Foothill J (Second Level)
View the Business Meeting Materials

Program Materials Archive
Visit the Section’s Program Materials Archive to access Section webinars and past conference materials.

Upcoming Events
For a list of upcoming meetings, programs, and events, visit the Section's events page.