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.