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Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Free Press Article About Detroit Mercy Law's Growing Success

A Michigan Fumare reader sent me this article about Detroit Mercy Law School's growing success under Dean Mark Gordon. From the article:
Gordon arrived in Detroit undaunted by the school's declining enrollment or its listing in the bottom tier of the U.S. News & World Report law school rankings.......

In five years, Gordon helped overhaul the school's curriculum, moving the students away from desks and tests to hands-on work. For one year, they are so-called partners in a mock law firm filing documents, and even determining their billable hours.

Under his watch, the school has established legal clinics that offer hands-on work experience to students and legal help to the area's poor and underserved people.

And while shoring up the school's foundation, Gordon also was screaming from its rooftops -- recruiting attorneys from the nation's most successful law firms as members to his advisory board and convincing law firms to consider UDM students for new hires.
This last area is one in which I've always thought Dobranski did very little.