Reflections on Shared Law School Leadership

12 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2014 Last revised: 17 Sep 2015

See all articles by Jessica Wilen Berg

Jessica Wilen Berg

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Michael P. Scharf

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Date Written: April 22, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Berg, Jessica Wilen and Scharf, Michael P., Reflections on Shared Law School Leadership (April 22, 2015). 46 University of Toledo Law Review 299 - 309 (2015); Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-24. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2491762

Jessica Wilen Berg (Contact Author)

Case Western Reserve University School of Law ( email )

11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
United States
216-368-6363 (Phone)
216-368-2086 (Fax)

Michael P. Scharf

Case Western Reserve University School of Law ( email )

Case Western Reserve University, School of Law
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
United States
216-368-3299 (Phone)
216-368-2086 (Fax)

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
161
Abstract Views
1,015
rank
181,730
PlumX Metrics