Personal News

The blog has been on the quiet side — something I hope to change in 2021 — in large part because I moved schools in June. After 12 years as a faculty member at St. John’s, I am now the Dean of Charleston School of Law. Becoming a dean in the middle of a pandemic has been a fun whirlwind but has left little time for writing. Nevertheless, having survived my first semester, I plan to post here more often.

As a bit of background, Charleston School of Law is a young, independent law school. One of only two law schools in South Carolina, CSOL was founded in 2004 with a mission of “pro bono populi” – for the good of the people. Since then, our graduates have donated over a half million hours of pro bono work to the local legal community. While the Law School has had challenges (some common to legal education, some unique), we are very much on the upswing. For instance, our Fall 2020 class was our highest credentialed class since 2012. I hope to be able to share lots of good news about the Law School in 2021. In the meantime, I’ll have a few assessment-related posts coming up.