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Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Fellow Michael Hunter Schwartz Named Dean of Bowen Law School

Zachary Willis Posted in Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers®

On January 17, The University of Arkansas at Little Rock announced that Michael Hunter Schwartz had been appointed the new dean of the William H. Bowen School of Law. Schwartz is currently a professor and associate dean for Faculty and Academic Development at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas, where he also co-directs the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning.

Schwartz is an Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers fellow, who has demonstrated a commitment to integrating practice-based learning and professionalism into the classroom. His Contracts I and II course from Washburn University School of Law is featured online as a resource for other professors and schools looking to integrate Carnegie-style learning into their own courses. The full course portfolio includes course design guidelines, teaching methods, recommendations, outcomes, and a list of course materials for download.

We thank Schwartz for his commitment to improving legal education and congratulate him on his much deserved appointment as dean at the Bowen School of Law.

  • James Sherwin

    Professor Schwartz is a nationally-respected teaching and learning expert. He is the Co-Director of the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning and the Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Development at Washburn Law. Professor Schwartz is the author of five books (most recently, Techniques for Teaching Law II (Carolina Academic Press 2011)), three law review articles, a book chapter, and five shorter works addressing a wide variety of teaching, learning and curriculum design topics and was a named contributing author to Best Practices for Legal Education (CLEA, 2007). Professor Schwartz is under contract to publish two additional teaching and learning books: What the Best Law Teachers Do (forthcoming 2012, Harvard University Press) and Assessment: A Comprehensive Guidebook for Law Schools (forthcoming 2013, Carolina Academic Press).