Reflections on Shared Law School Leadership
12 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2014 Last revised: 17 Sep 2015
Date Written: April 22, 2015
Since November 2013, Case Western Reserve University School of Law has had co-Interim Deans. In this article, Jessica Berg and Michael Scharf provide a first-hand account of how they managed a co-dean model at a unique moment in the life of their law school. The article draws on studies about co-CEOs, describes Berg's and Scharf's approach and experiences, and offers lessons for those considering a dual leadership structure at other law schools and institutions.
Keywords: Law School Deans, Co-Deans, Co-CEOs, Law School Admissions, Law School Fundraising, Joint Decision-making, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, dual leadership, shared leadership
JEL Classification: K49
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