Paul L. Caron

Monday, December 3, 2012

The 25 Most Influential People in Legal Education

National JuristNational Jurist, 25 Finalists Named to Most Influential in Legal Education:

The magazine requested nominations from every law school in the nation, and received more than 85. It’s editorial team narrowed the list down to 50 and then asked 350 people in legal education, including, every law school dean, to rate each nominee based on how much they influenced them in the past 12 months. ...

“It was surprising to see both the agitators and the establishment on the list,” said Jack Crittenden, Editor in Chief of the National Jurist. “The list is a who’s who of the people who have shaped the discussion over the past year, which has been a challenging and pivotal year. While some have shaped discussion through traditional means, others have stirred the pot more. But even though there has been much criticism about their means, it is clear that those who spoke up about legal education were heard.”

Catherine Carpenter (Professor, Southwestern)
Paul Campos (Professor, Colorado)
Erwin Chemerinsky (Dean, UC-Irvine)
Jim Chen (Professor, Louisville)
Hiram Chodosh (Dean, Utah)
The Faculty of Washington & Lee
Bryant Garth (Dean Emeritus and Professor, Southwestern)
John Garvey (Professor, New Hampshire)
Claudio Grossman (Dean, American)
Phoebe Haddon (Dean, Maryland)
William Henderson (Professor, Indiana)
Kevin Johnson (Dean, UC-Davis)
David Levi (Dean, Duke)
Lizabeth Moody (Dean Emeritus and Professor, Stetson)
Jerry Organ (Professor, U. St. Thomas)
John O'Brien (Dean, New England)
Sophie Sparrow (Professor, New Hampshire)
Richard Sander (Professor, UCLA)
Brian Tamanaha (Professor, Washington U.)
William Treanor (Dean and Executive VP, Georgetown)
Kyle McEntee (Co-founder, Law School Transparency)
Blake Morant (Dean, Wake Forest)
Patricia White (Dean, Miami)
Philip Weiser (Dean, Colorado)
Frank H. Wu (Chancellor & Dean, UC-Hastings)

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"Missing from the list--anyone from the Ivy League. Somebody's missing their clothes."

Excellent point -- how can you take a list seriously when it has crap schools like Duke or Georgetown Law, but no Cornell Law, let alone a Princeton or a Brown Law

Posted by: John | Dec 4, 2012 8:37:50 PM

It's a strange list but important to keep in mind that it is people who shaped legal education and, I suppose, are on law faculties, -- not best scholars, teachers, etc. I readily admit, not proudly, that I have only heard of 9 of the people on the list. Many, I suspect, are the type involved in law school inspections and that type of work.

Posted by: Jeffrey Harrison | Dec 4, 2012 3:04:22 PM

"Missing from the list--anyone from the Ivy League. Somebody's missing their clothes."

Shows how the blogosphere has cut (like a laser) through the encrusted bullsh*t of "perceived" reputation.

Your average Ivy league prof thinks that typing is something that personal secretaries do and that a "blog" is a mispronunciation of the word "dog".

"Good blog, gooood blog,...."

Posted by: cas127 | Dec 4, 2012 1:24:01 PM

Missing from the list--anyone from the Ivy League. Somebody's missing their clothes.

Posted by: Publius Novus | Dec 4, 2012 7:53:07 AM

No Paul Caron?

Posted by: michael livingston | Dec 4, 2012 1:48:15 AM

Reminds me of a list of the 25 tallest midgets.

Posted by: Greg | Dec 3, 2012 5:49:30 PM