Dean's Job Description

The Dean of the Law School shall be the educational and administrative head of the school subject to the provisions of The Redbook. It shall be the obligation of the Dean to keep the administrative officers of the University, as required in The Redbook, and the Law Faculty fully informed concerning the educational and financial strength of the Law School and of its compliance with the accreditation standards of the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools.

The Dean shall maintain a liaison with the alumni bench and bar and shall be responsible for fund raising activities for the Law School. The Dean, Law Faculty, and the Director of Continuing Legal Education (if one has been appointed) shall be responsible for all continuing legal education sponsored by the University of Louisville.

The Dean shall receive the recommendations of the Personnel Committee with respect to reappointment, retention, promotion, and tenure and forward them together with the Dean’s own recommendation to the proper University officials. The Personnel Committee may elect to forward its recommendation separately.

The Dean shall be responsible for scheduling classes, administering the personnel policies concerning the staff and faculty, preparing a budget for submission to the Office of the President, and writing an annual report. The Dean shall have the power to discipline students for breach of conduct in academic matters, subject to the provisions of The Redbook. The Dean shall be responsible for the certification of students to the Board of Bar Examiners.

The Dean shall also be responsible for such additional duties as may be suggested by the Board of Trustees, the Office of the President, or the Law Faculty