LAW WEEK COLORADO
The nation’s leading magazine on legal education has named two University of Colorado educators to its list of 25 most influential people in the industry.
For two very different roles.
Dean Phil Weiser was selected along with gadfly professor Paul Campos — a perfect representation of what The National Jurist editor-in-chief Jack Crittenden called “the establishment and the agitators.”
“The list is a who’s who of the people who have shaped the discussion over the past year, which has been a challenging and pivotal year,” he said. “While some have shaped discussion through traditional means, others have stirred the pot more. But even though there has been much criticism about their means, it is clear that those who spoke up about legal education were heard.”
CU Law is the only school with two inclusions on the list.
The magazine requested nominations from every law school in the nation, and received more than 85. It’s editorial team narrowed the list down to 50 and then asked 350 people in legal education, including, every law school dean, to rate each nominee based on how much they influenced them in the past 12 months.
The final list includes law school deans and professors, with one exception — Kyle McEntee, co-founder of Law School Transparency, a non-profit organization that has raised awareness about law schools’ post-graduation employment numbers.
The full list:
Catherine Carpenter, Professor, Southwestern Law School
Paul Campos, Professor, University of Colorado Law School
Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, University of California Irvine School of Law
Jim Chen, Professor, University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law
Hiram Chodosh, Dean, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
The Faculty of Washington and Lee School of Law
Bryant Garth, Professor, Southwestern Law School, University of California Irvine
John Garvey, Professor, University of New Hampshire School of Law
Claudio Grossman, Dean, American University Washington College of Law
Phoebe Haddon, Dean, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
William Henderson, Professor, Indiana University Maurer School of Law – Bloomington
Kevin Johnson, Dean, University of California Davis School of Law
David Levi, Dean, Duke University School of Law
Lizabeth Moody, Professor and Dean Emeritus, Stetson University College of Law
Jerry Organ, Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law – Minneapolis
John O’Brien, Dean, New England Law Boston
Sophie Sparrow, Professor, University of New Hampshire School of Law
Richard Sander, Professor, University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
Brian Tamanaha, Professor, Washington University School of Law
William Treanor, Dean and Executive VP, Georgetown University Law Center
Kyle McEntee, Co-founder, Law School Transparency
Blake Morant, Dean, Wake Forest University School of Law
Patricia White, Dean, University of Miami School of Law
Philip Weiser, Dean, University of Colorado Law School
Frank Wu, Chancellor & Dean, University of California, Hastings College of the Law