Boston College described the law school and what an ideal candidate would be on a public advertisement on http://www.insidehighered.com (you can apply for the job if you think you’re qualified). The advertisement for the position describes the ideal candidate:
The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of scholarship and teaching or legal service, be a proven leader and administrator, and desire to further the Jesuit, Catholic dimensions of the Law School’s mission. The dean reports to the provost of the University.
See also the American Bar Association’s Career Center. The last permanent Dean, John Garvey, left the law school abruptly this summer to take over a position as the President of the Catholic University of America. See the full story here.
Professor George Brown currently serves as the interim dean. Dean Brown is the Robert Drinan, S.J., Professor of Law at Boston College Law School where he specializes in national security law, federalism, and government ethics. He traditionally teaches Constitutional Law to first-year law students. This fall he teaches National Security Law and in the Spring he will be teaching Antiterrorism and Federal Criminal Law.
Eagleionline Question(s) of the Day: Students have weighed in before about the next permanent dean.Eagleionline hosted debates between students on this topic over the summer. This time around, we ask a more fundamental question: which stakeholders should have a voice in the selection process? Should the process include soliciting input from students? From law school faculty?