2nd Biennial Promoting Diversity in Law School Leadership Workshop

September 25 - 26, 2009

Conference Schedule

As of September 22, 2009

Friday, Sept. 25
8 - 9 a.m.

Registration and  Continental Breakfast
First floor, Sullivan Hall

9 - 9:15 a.m.

Welcome & Introduction
Room 109
Annette Clark, Interim Dean, Seattle University School of Law

9:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Session I: What & Why: Deciding to Become a Dean
Room 109

What is the dean's job? What are key areas of decanal responsibility? Why become a dean? What are the rewards and challenges of deaning? When is the right time?

Moderator:  Camille Nelson, Dean's Scholar in Residence, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

Linda Ammons, Dean, Widener University School of Law
Annette Clark, Interim Dean, Seattle University School of Law
Joan Howarth, Dean, Michigan State University College of Law

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - noon

Session II: Where & How: Succeeding in the Selection Process
Room 109

Which deanship is the right one for you? What career strategies make one an attractive candidate? How to get into the pool of potential candidates? What are committees or search firms looking for? How to succeed as a candidate? What are schools really looking for in selecting a dean? What should you know about interviewing, campus visit, job talk, and meetings with the university leadership and other stake-holders?
Moderator:  Steven Bender, James and Ilene Hershner Professor of Law, University of Oregon School of Law 

Phoebe Haddon, Dean, The University of Maryland School of Law
Jennifer Rosato, Dean, Northern Illinois University College of Law
Kevin Washburn, Dean, University of New Mexico School of Law

Noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Mentoring Tables
Second Floor Gallery, Sullivan Hall
1:45 - 3 p.m.

Session III: Accepting the Job and Key First Steps
Room 109

"Be careful what you wish for!" What should you be thinking about and negotiating for if you get an offer? What are key first steps for a newly-appointed dean? 
Moderator:  Dorothy Brown, Professor of Law, Emory Law

Blake Morant, Dean, Wake Forest University Law School
Gail Agrawal, Dean, The University of Kansas School of Law
Kent Syverud, Dean, Washington University School of Law

3 - 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 - 5 p.m.

Session IV: Decanal Interface with Different Constituencies and Stake-Holders
Room 109

What are successful models of a balance between faculty governance and decanal authority? How to keep the university on your side? How to keep the alumni engaged and involved? How to cultivate the bench and the bar? How to interact with AALS and ABA?

Moderator: Christopher David Ruiz Cameron, Irwin R. Buchalter Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School

Michelle Goodwin, Everett Fraser Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law
José R. (Beto) Juárez, Jr., Professor of Law and Former Dean, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Leroy Pernell, Dean, Florida A&M University College of Law

5 - 6 p.m. Reception
Second Floor Gallery, Sullivan Hall

Welcome:  Isiaah Crawford, Provost, Seattle University
Saturday, Sept. 26
8 - 9 a.m. Breakfast
First floor, Sullivan Hall
9 - 10:15 a.m.

Session V: Institutional Priorities and the Budget
Room 109

How to identify and articulate institutional goals and priorities? How to "put the money where the mouth is?" What is the process and structure of the budget? How best to manage the budget allocations?

Moderator:  Barbara Holden-Smith, Vice Dean and Professor of Law, Cornell University School of Law

Richard "Rick" Bird, Associate Dean for Finance and Administration, Seattle University School of Law
Elliott S. Milstein, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - noon

Section VI: Where is the Money?
Room 109

How to secure and enhance revenue generation streams? How best to interface with the university and legislators? What are successful development strategies for different school? What are common mistakes that should be avoided?

Moderator:  Tayyab Mahmud, Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law

Leonard M. Baynes, Professor of Law, St. John's University School of Law
Kellye Y. Testy, Dean, University of Washington School of Law
John White, Dean, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law

Noon - 1:45 p.m.

Second floor gallery, Sullivan Hall 

Deaning During Tough Times

Speaker:  Lawrence Ponoroff, Dean, University of Arizona College of Law

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Concurrent Session 1: Deans' Conversation (for deans only)
Room 109

Concurrent Session 2: Search Committees and Search Firms
Room 110

Gabriel "Jack"  Chin, Chester H. Smith Professor of Law, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
Dr. Jan Greenwood, President and CEO, Greenwood/Asher Associates, Inc.

3:45 - 4 p.m. Conference Closing
4 - 5 p.m. Reception
First floor, Sullivan Hall