Paul L. Caron

Monday, July 22, 2019

As Whittier Law School Prepares To Close, Dean Tries To Soften Blow For Students

Following up on my previous posts (links below):  ABA Journal, Closing Time: As Whittier Law School Prepares to Close, its Dean Tries to Soften the Blow for Students:

WhittierWhen Rudy Hasl became interim dean at Whittier Law School several months after the April 2017 announcement the school would be gradually closing, he said many students were still consumed with anger and grief about the unsettling news.

The longtime legal educator responded by arranging for a psychologist to come to the law school’s Orange County campus once a week to meet with students, and the free counseling that began in fall 2017 has continued since.

The initiative is one example of how Hasl has worked to carry out the closure of the American Bar Association-accredited law school in the least painful manner for students, while also providing a mix of new educational opportunities for the aspiring lawyers who remained at Whittier. ...

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