Monday, December 10, 2007

Law School Leadership Strategies From 15 Deans

Law School Leadership Strategies: Top Deans on Benchmarking Success, Incorporating Feedback from Faculty and Students, and Building the Endowment (Aspatore Books):

Law School Leadership Strategies is a smart and intriguing volume that outlines the role of today's educational leaders and discusses the current state and future shape of law school management. Featuring deans representing some of the most highly recognized legal education programs, this book provides a broad, yet comprehensive overview of the ins and outs of the industry and the strategic thinking behind operating a law school. Discussing the ever-changing role and responsibilities of the dean and the importance of building a successful administration team, authors provide valuable insights into the business and offer indispensable advice for success. Identifying the need to strike a balance between a center for intellectual growth and a profitable institution, as well as the process of distinguishing their instituition in the marketplace and measuring success, these leaders offer strategies for leading a center of legal education into the twenty-first century. From developing fundraising campaigns and generating revenue to utilizing technology and meeting students' needs, these authorities articulate the finer points around the business now, and what will hold true into the future. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great minds of today, as experts explore in detail what it takes to build and sustain the organizations that educate the future's great legal authorities.

  1. Claudio Grossman (Dean, American), Building a Stronger Future
  2. Donald J. Polden (Dean, Santa Clara), Key Strategies to Enhance a Dean's Effectiveness
  3. Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker (Dean, McGeorge), The Life Cycle of a Dean
  4. Glen Weissenberger (Dean, DePaul), Balancing the Challenges with the Rewards
  5. James L. Huffman (Former Dean, Lewis & Clark), Satisfying a Variety of Constituencies
  6. W. H. Knight Jr. (Former Dean, University of Washington), The Dean as Cultural Catalyst
  7. John Costonis (Chancellor, LSU), One Size Does Not Fit All
  8. Maureen A. O Rourke (Dean, Boston University), Being Yourself while Keeping Up with Everyone Else
  9. Rebecca Hanner White (Dean, Georgia), Be Passionate, Appreciative, and Decisive
  10. Robert H. Jerry II (Dean, Florida), Defining and Achieving Excellence
  11. Samuel Marion Davis (Dean, Mississippi), There and Back Again: A Dean's Tale
  12. Rex R. Perschbacher (Dean, UC-Davis), Keeping Pace with a Constantly-Evolving Role
  13. Nancy B. Rapoport (Former Dean, Houston), Reflections of a Former Dean
  14. Edward Rubin (Dean, Vanderbilt), Leadership and Literature
  15. Kellye Y. Testy (Dean, Seattle), Leading for Mission

Cross-posted on TaxProf Blog. (Hat Tip: Law Librarian Blog.)


Blogger Jeffrey Harrison said...

Wow! I would comment but I am trying hard to observe the 24 hour rule before posting anything sarcastic.

12/10/2007 4:14 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi, Jeff--remember that there are SOME good deans in the world....

12/10/2007 5:34 PM  
Blogger Jeffrey Harrison said...

Yes, that is exactly why I held my tongue. I know there are. Jeff

12/11/2007 11:48 AM  
Blogger Jeffrey Harrison said...

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12/11/2007 11:48 AM  
Blogger Jeffrey Harrison said...

Yes, that is exactly why I held my tongue. I know there are. Jeff

12/11/2007 11:48 AM  

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