SOURCE: Whittier Law School

Whittier Law School

August 13, 2015 13:00 ET

Whittier Law School to Host Assessment Conference for ABA Accredited Law Schools

COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 13, 2015) - Whittier Law School will host a day-long law school assessment conference on November 14, 2015, called "Building an Assessment Plan from the Ground Up." This conference is designed to help law schools comply with the assessment requirements recently added by the American Bar Association for accreditation.

The conference will feature many of the top names in law school assessment, including Barry Currier, the Managing Director of Accreditation and Legal Education for the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

"Assessment in law schools is relatively new," says Andrea Susnir Funk, Associate Dean for Lawyering Skills and Institutional Assessment at Whittier Law School. "To help law schools set up an assessment program, we're gathering a group of the most respected names in assessment to give a very practical look at how this can work."

Other speakers and panelists include:

  • Professor Andrea Curcio, Georgia State University College of Law
  • Professor Judith Daar, Whittier Law School
  • Dean Susan Duncan, University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
  • Executive Associate Dean Barbara Glesner Fines, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
  • Associate Dean Andrea Susnir Funk, Whittier Law School
  • Associate Dean Cassandra L. Hill, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • Dean Emerita Maryann Jones, Western State College of Law
  • Associate Dean Susan Keller, Western State College of Law
  • Professor Patricia Leary, Whittier Law School
  • Professor Kelley Mauerman, Whittier Law School
  • Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law
  • Associate Dean Sandra Simpson, Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Professor David Thomson, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Professor Victoria VanZandt, University of Dayton School of Law
  • Professor Judith Wegner, University of North Carolina School of Law

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