2022 Annual Meeting Program

Prioritizing Public Service in Your Role as the Dean: Why it Matters

On Saturday, January 8 at 12:35 (eastern), the section on Pro Bono & Public Service and the Dean Section will jointly sponsor the session “Prioritizing Public Service in Your Role as the Dean: Why it Matters.” Moderated by Section Chair Sue Schechter, the panel of deans will discuss why they prioritize supporting public service, pro bono, and other social justice initiatives at their law schools. What are the essential ingredients when building a strong culture of service within law schools? How do deans support, financially and otherwise, the costs of pro bono and public service when budgets are tight? How do service-oriented programs support successful admissions, curricular, career planning, and alumni relations efforts? How can law schools respond meaningfully to the access to justice crisis? This will be an engaging discussion for deans, associate & assistant deans, and pro bono & public service program managers alike.

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