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Thursday, September 26, 2013

More Law School Dean Data

OfficeFollowing up on yesterday's post, Law School Deans Database:  National Law Journal, Yale Beats Harvard — in Producing Law School Deans:

When it comes to churning out law deans, Yale Law School has a slight edge over Harvard Law School, having educated 26 of the deans serving now compared to 23 who passed through Harvard. That's one of the tidbits Mississippi College School of Law Dean Jim Rosenblatt dug up in the process of creating an online repository of information about law deans, which he calls Rosenblatt's Deans Database. ...

Rosenblatt found plenty of other interesting statistics, including that the longest-serving dean is John O'Brien of the New England School of Law, who's been in the job more than 25 years. The average tenure for sitting law deans is slightly more than four years and the median tenure 3.24 years.

The online database allows users to search in a variety of ways and includes some presorted data points, like which schools have produced the most sitting deans.

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