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CUA Law Associate Dean Marin Scordato Appointed
to Influential Legal Education Advisory Board


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Professor Marin Scordato, associate dean for academic affairs and research at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, is among nine legal educators selected to serve on the BARBRI Legal Education Advisory Board, which met for the first time in Chicago on Aug. 12-13. 

BARBRI, the preeminent legal education company, announced the formation of the board to help the company analyze legal education trends and to identify potential solutions for industry challenges. According to BARBRI:

“Law schools have been the subject of intense criticism recently as graduating law students find themselves saddled with large debt and with dim prospects for finding meaningful employment. Of the need for change, there is little debate. However, the underlying issues are complex and lie within an interdependent landscape combining several factors and constituents. A key focus of the BARBRI Advisory Board is to identify the collaborative efforts needed from key stakeholders, including BARBRI, in contributing to the transformations needed in the legal education and practice lifecycle.”  
At the first meeting, board members discussed such topics as student employability, law school innovation, student assessment, law school tuition and operating costs, and the future direction of BARBRI.
In addition to Scordato, advisory board members include:
  • Robert B. Ahdieh, vice dean and professor of law, Emory University School of Law
  • Craig Boise, dean of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University
  • G. Marcus Cole, professor of law at Stanford Law School
  • William D. Henderson, professor of law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law.
  • Monica Ingram, assistant dean for admissions and financial aid, University of Texas School of Law
  • Saul Levmore, professor of law and former dean of the University of Chicago Law School
  • Eric Talley, faculty co-director of the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, University of California Berkeley School of Law
  • David N. Yellen, dean and professor of law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law and member of the ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education