Free Market Evaluation - Send us your resume and we will give you free feedback
University of Cincinnati Assigns first Female Dean in 182-Year History
University of Cincinnati Assigns first Female Dean in 182-Year History
Law School Tuition Climbs, Especially in Top Schools
Law School Tuition Climbs, Especially in Top Schools
Yale Law School to Use New Grading System
Yale Law School to Use New Grading System
New Dean Named at Washington and Lee School of Law
New Dean Named at Washington and Lee School of Law
Legal Job Listings
Download PDF

GW Chooses the Law School’s Dean This Summer; the New Leader will need a New Plan View Count: 24

Applications to law schools across the country have continued to decline. Moody’s Investor Services released a report earlier this month concluding that law schools would have to change their business models because national applications likely will not rebound.

After GW chooses the law school’s dean this summer, the new dean will have to deal with slumping enrollment and the pressure to rethink what experts have called an unsustainable business model, according to The GW Hatchet.

Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school located in the District of Columbia. It is also one of the largest schools in the country, with a total enrollment of almost 2,000 students. GW Law currently ranks among the top 28 law schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail
Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




A law professor at GW, John Banzhaf, said that “The way we teach today is basically the same as Langdale did at Harvard in 1890 when he invented the case method.” According to The GW Hatchet, John Banzhaf said that, “There’s the old adage of ‘If it ain’t broke don’t fix it,’ and we’ve been doing that for a while, and now many of us are beginning to realize it is broke and we’ve got to fix it.”

A law professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder and author of the book “Don’t Go to Law School (Unless),” Paul Campos, said that “Traditionally, law schools have been seen as quasi-profit centers by the universities. They’re generating surplus income, helping to subsidize other parts of the university.”

GW’s law school has put money into funding new programs, for example one that subsidizes recent graduates’ unpaid internships for up to a year if they cannot find paid employment. It has been reported that, one-fifth of the Class of 2012 participated in the program.

Image credit: www.law.gwu.edu

GW Chooses the Law School's Dean This Summer; the New Leader will need a New Plan by

Tagged: ,

Jaan Posted by on May 21, 2014. Filed under Home,Law School News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

 

 

Job of the Day
Mergers & Acquisitions (m&a) Attorney
USA-NY-New York City
Corporate law firm seeking an attorney with 10+ years of experience in m&a deals. Successful candidates will have had 10 years or more of experience working in a mid to large law firm and/or in a seni...


Apply now

Related Posts: