Tuesday, September 25, 2018
When I became Dean in June 2017, I set as our number #1 priority maximizing our students' return on investment in their legal education. Only 65% of the Class of 2016 had obtained full-credit jobs (long-term, bar-passage-required/JD-advantage jobs). We re-thought our approach to career development and increased that rate to 75% for the Class of 2017, and we are projecting an 85% rate for the Class of 2018. To symbolize our commitment to helping our students launch their legal careers, we purchased a bell to mark each time a 3L secures one of these jobs (like bells that are rung in car dealerships with each sale).
Yesterday, we held a our first bell ringing ceremony for Ashley Gebicke, who will be joining Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. in Fall 2019.