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Dean David Yellen Named Among Most Influential People in Legal Education
CHICAGO, January 9, 2014 — The National Jurist has named Loyola University Chicago School of Law Dean David N. Yellen as one of the “25 most influential people in legal education” in its January 2014 issue. Yellen ranks 17th on the list of those named as having the most influence in 2013.
Yellen is a member of the American Bar Association Task Force on the Future of Legal Education, which is completing its final report. He was a member of the ABA Section of Legal Education’s Standards Review Committee for six years, where he played a critical role in drafting new rules requiring law schools to provide much more transparent information about employment outcomes. His recent articles and blog posts on the trends and changes in legal education have served as a strong voice of reason in the debate over how to improve legal education on a national level.
During his tenure as dean at Loyola, Yellen has significantly enhanced experiential learning opportunities for law students, including adopting a new requirement that each student enroll in at least two clinics, simulations, or externships. Loyola has also become the leading law school in the country in online, non-lawyer degree programs.
Yellen has served as dean and professor of law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law since 2005. Prior to joining Loyola he was a member of the law faculty and served as dean for three years at Hofstra Law School. He has also taught at Villanova University School of Law, Cornell Law School, and New York Law School.
About Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Loyola’s School of Law has been educating students across the country and around the world for more than 100 years. The school offers full- and part-time Juris Doctor programs, with specialized certificates available in advocacy, child and family law, health law, international law and practice, public interest law, and tax law. For attorneys pursuing advanced legal education, the school offers Master of Laws programs in advocacy, business law, child and family law, health law, rule of law for development, and tax law. In addition, the school offers the online Master of Jurisprudence for non-attorney professionals in business, child and family law, and health law, as well as two doctoral degrees focusing on health law and policy (SJD and DLaw).
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,000 students. More than 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 10 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and GraduateSchool. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S.News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago or @LoyolaNewsroom.
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