David E. Van Zandt became The New School’s president in 2011. He has advanced a vision for The New...
Jason is the founder and director of Justice Codes and the criminal justice technology consultant at the Research and...
When David Van Zandt became dean of what is now Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law in 1995, he faced a steep learning curve, he tells the ABA Journal’s Jason Tashea. But he had a good sense of the demands on recent graduates and lawyers. He also took on faculty hiring and tenure–a third rail in higher education–by hiring those for tenure track positions with not only JDs, but PhDs. Named an ABA Journal Legal Rebel in 2009, Van Zandt is now the president of the New School in New York. Whether grappling with political issues of the day or an oppositional faculty, Van Zandt has continually forged ahead for the changes he believes in.
In depth interviews with innovative pioneers in the legal profession.
Jim Sandman talks about his accomplishments as President of the Legal Services Corp.
Will Hutson and Chris Harris talk about how they marketed their practice through singing about legal subjects on YouTube.
Bryan Wilson, editor-in-chief of MIT, discusses their MIT Computational Law Report.
Tor Ekeland of Tor Ekeland Law in New York discusses how to mind a statue and build a legal practice.
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Colleen Chien and Sarah Lageson talk about their research into the modern trials and tribulations of expungement, sealing and criminal records.