Deanship Workshop - September 28-29, 2007

Sponsored by Seattle University School of Law and SALT

Seattle University School of Law is partnering with Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) to sponsor a two-day workshop to encourage and assist members of underrepresented groups to pursue deanships. The workshop will be held at Seattle University School of Law September 28-29, 2007.

This workshop is designed to increase the ability of non-traditional dean candidates to break through the glass ceiling that is keeping these groups underrepresented in decanal ranks. Speakers will include experienced deans and associate deans, senior law school staff and university administrators, who will address the following four core areas:

  • Determining whether you want to be a dean and whether it is the right time and place to pursue a deanship;
  • Understanding the nuts and bolts of the dean’s role: developing an administrative team, personnel matters, internal administrative matters (including library, technology, admissions, financial aid, career services, registrar), budgets (including setting tuition and university overhead), advancement (including communications, development, alumni relations, public relations); external relations (including public speaking, media relations), university relations, accreditation and special issues (including stand-alone law schools and religiously affiliated law schools);
  • Preparing yourself to be a successful dean candidate;
  • Negotiating the terms of your appointment and ensuring a successful transition to the decanal role.

In addition to the substantive program, there will be considerable time set aside for one-on-one consultation and interaction. SALT members will benefit from a reduced registration fee for the workshop. In addition, SALT will provide a limited number of scholarships for faculty members who may not otherwise have access to other funding to attend the workshop.

Deanship Conference Schedule

Registration Information

The registration fee includes workshop materials and meals

Registration received by August 31, 2007:
$250 for SALT members
$350 for non-members of SALT

Registration received after August 31, 2007:
$300 for SALT members
$400 for non-members of SALT

To register, e-mail Leann Wagele at

Travel Information

Airport: Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (airline service provided by all major airlines)

Seattle University is located approximately 15 miles north of Seattle Tacoma International Airport, about a 20-30-minute drive depending upon traffic.

From SeaTac Airport, please follow the driving directions for I-5 (northbound) to get to Seattle University.

Seattle University School of Law is located in Sullivan Hall on the south end of the campus. The law school is physically located on the corner of 12th Avenue & East Columbia Street.

Hotel Information

Hotels are listed in order of close proximity to Seattle University School of Law.

Silver Cloud – Broadway, located across the street from Seattle University and a 5-minute walk to Seattle University School of Law. Limited amount of rooms available at special rate $139/night (does not include parking or tax); you must specify: “Seattle School of Law Meeting” in order to get the special rate by August 31, 2007.

1100 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
1-(800) 590.1801

Sorrento Hotel, located at Madison & 9th, a short drive to campus or a 10-15-minute walk to the law school.

900 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104
1-(800) 426.1265

Feel free to choose your accomodations from a more extensive list of hotels in Seattle, or contact Leann Wagele (contact information below).

For additional information, or if you have questions, feel free to contact Leann Wagele at or (206) 398.4281.