Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Law School Dean Average Tenure Is 2.78 Years, An All-Time Low

A Record Year for New Deans, Nat'l Jurist, Mar. 2015, p. 5:

It's been a challenging time for law school deans, and that has translated into an unprecedented number of law schools making leadership changes. In fact, more law school deans started their jobs in 2014 than in any prior year. ...

As of January, 44 deans had been in their positions for less than a year, and an additional 37 deans had been in their position for two years or less. In fact, the median tenure for a law school dean was only 2.78 years. ...


A record 32 deans left their positions in 2012, followed by 26 in 2013. ... There were 17 interim deans in early February.

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