Dean, The Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

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Louisville, Jefferson County
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Jan 17, 2014
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A nationally recognized public research university in one of America’s most livable cities, the University of Louisville announces the search for Dean of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. The successful candidate will lead a law school with a strong commitment to research and scholarship, a rich tradition of effectively preparing students for the ethical practice of law, a time-honored focus on public service, and a responsive approach to emerging trends in legal education. The school is named for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis, a Louisville native with a passion and vision for legal education. America’s fifth oldest law school in continuous operation, the law school (http://www.law.louisville.edu) is ABA-accredited and ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report as the nation’s most efficient law school. Representing more than 30 states and 120+ undergraduate institutions, total enrollment is 380. Of 129 students in the Fall 2013 entering class, median LSAT is 155 and undergraduate GPA is 3.31. The composite profile shows a median LSAT of 156 and an undergraduate GPA of 3.4. There are 37 full-time and 14 adjunct faculty. Among the 30 least-expensive ABA-approved law schools, it has been ranked third among the “best values in legal education” by The National Jurist. Five minutes from downtown, the law school occupies an 82,000 sq. ft. building featuring a new moot court/mock trial room. Taught by world-class faculty, students rank among the nation’s most successful in getting professional positions after graduation that require or prefer a J.D. degree. Opportunities for experiential learning abound. Along with the traditional 3-year program, a part-time program serves students with outside obligations and is generally completed in 4-5 years. Additionally, there are 7 high-demand dual degree programs. Established in 1798 and led by President James Ramsey, UofL (http://louisville.edu) is Carnegie classified as a Very High Research Activity Research University. Enrollment is 22,500 and the annual operating budget is $1.2 billion. Culturally rich with a cost of living well below the national average and a population of 1 million-plus, Louisville ranks among the nation’s top 10 metropolitan places to live and the top 10 cities to practice law (www.gotolouisville.com, www.possibilitycity.com). The Search Committee seeks highly qualified candidates with experience, vision, and informed perspectives on leading a research institution and preparing students for success in the contemporary legal marketplace. For a detailed description of preferred attributes, opportunities and challenges, visit http://www.academic-search.com/data/files/uofllawdeanprofile.pdf. The Committee will accept confidential applications and nominations until the position is filled. The review of candidate files begins in mid-February. Applicants should submit a letter describing experiences and interest in the position; CV; and 5 references with contact information. Nominations should include a descriptive letter and contact information for the nominee. Submit materials electronically to: BrandeisLawDean@academic-search.com. The search is assisted by John B. Hicks, Senior Consultant Academic Search, Inc. John.hicks@academic-search.com 205-345-7221. The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity and, in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates.