Students begin to weigh in on Garvey replacement
And so it begins: students are weighing in on who they would like to see replace Garvey as the next Dean of Boston College Law School.
One student, Andrew Jones, created this picture (left) urging that Professor Bloom be chosen as the next Dean. Personally, I would love to see someone young, driven, and full of energy. I believe Professor Richard Albert fits that bill and think he would make an incredible Dean.
Who do you think should become the next Dean of Boston College Law School? Leave your comments below the fold!
UPDATED: More responses below from other students.
Dan Weinger (Federalist Society):
BC is going to greatly miss Dean Garvey. At a law school, it is important to have diverse points of view, and Dean Garvey always stood up for that, whether he agreed or not. Going forward, I am fearful that we will hire a less accepting dean than Dean Garvey, who though religious, made sure that any view could be aired at BC.
I wish him the best at CUA. I admit, however, that I am a little confused as to why he decided to make this move.
As far as future replacements, I would love for BC to look internally for the next dean, or find an alum. I don’t know if he wants the job, but it would be exciting to see Cassidy as the next dean.
Matt Mauntel (LSA):
I think this sounds like a great opportunity for Dean Garvey. He’s always had big plans for our school and I think he’s got great vision to lead a top university like Catholic. It was enjoyable working with the Dean this past year on the LSA and have appreciated his support for student interests. I wish him well and expect his continued success.
As for replacements, whoever is selected will be facing high expectations from faculty and students alike. Choosing Dean Garvey’s successor will be quite the task.
Gavin Bruce (ACS):
All in all, I hold nothing against the man – the opportunity to be President of Catholic U must have been quite the enticing offer. As for replacements, I think some students would like to see someone in-house, like Mike Cassidy, be considered for the position. Whether he wants to be Dean is another matter all-together. It’ll sure be interesting to see the short list the administration produces. Personally, I would be ecstatic if the law school would search for a Dean cast in the same mold as Father Drinan, but that may be asking for far too much.