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Dean Me: The Checkerboard World of Law School Administration (A Play in Five Acts)

27 Pages Posted: 13 Jul 2010 Last revised: 6 Oct 2010

Carol A. Roehrenbeck

Rutgers Law School

Gail Levin Richmond

Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad College of Law

Date Written: July 13, 2010

Abstract

Dean Me is the third in a series of plays set at Avon Law School. Each play describes a particular issue, in this case the growth in administrative ranks, that Avon and other schools confront. But this time the stakes are higher - library layout and improved student evaluations (discussed in the previous plays) don’t involve the 'Do we really need more of THEM?' hand-wringing occasioned by new administrative hires. As the authors indicate, the increased number of administrators and use of the dean title have many explanations. Hiring freezes caused by current economic conditions may slow this growth, but there is no reason to believe it will end unless law schools stop adding services and programs to support current students and entice new ones.

Suggested Citation

Roehrenbeck, Carol A. and Richmond, Gail Levin, Dean Me: The Checkerboard World of Law School Administration (A Play in Five Acts) (July 13, 2010). Rutgers School of Law-Newark Research Paper No. 080; NSU Shepard Broad Law Center Research Paper No. 10-010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1639442 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1639442

Carol A. Roehrenbeck

Rutgers Law School ( email )

NJ
United States

Gail Levin Richmond (Contact Author)

Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad College of Law ( email )

3305 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314
United States

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