Sessions Information

  • January 4, 2017
    8:30 am - 10:15 am
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: 427
    Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Continental Ballroom 4
    Floor: Ballroom Level

    (Refreshment Break Sponsored by iLaw.)

    Law schools regularly seek to brand themselves, innovate, improve their services, enhance their reputation and gain a competitive advantage. From academic dean efforts on curricular reform and other management decisions to research dean efforts on developing a scholarly profile and marketing it, associate deans have a special role and responsibility in shaping a unique identity for their institutions. How is this accomplished? How does one work with the dean and incentivize faculty to become part of that shaping process? How do you identify or create your institution’s identity to which you then focus shaping efforts? Is there such a thing as an institutional identity? What are the obstacles to shaping a brand or identity for the law school from the associate deans’ portfolio of powers and responsibilities? Do efforts to be unique risk missed opportunities to adopt practices that have been successful at other institutions? Does the tendency to borrow best practices from other institutions impair innovation and the ability to generate a unique identity? How has the this task of identity development been affected at the mid-level leadership level of associate deans and in what ways can associate deans successfully contribute to their law schools’ responses to these challenges?

     The section held a virtual business meeting in advance of the Annual Meeting. 


Session Speakers
Emory University School of Law

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Stetson University College of Law

Session Fees
  • [4080] Associate Deans for Academic Affairs and Research: $0.00