Dean Crawford selected as 2019 Bingham Fellow

Dean Colin Crawford

Dean Colin Crawford of the University of Louisville School of Law has been selected as a 2019 Bingham Fellow.

The Bingham Fellows program is a competitive, application-based program that brings together about 40 Louisville leaders to address a pressing regional issue. The 2019 focus is “It Takes a Village: Mobilizing Community for Student Success.” The 2019 cohort will explore ways that the community and businesses can “positively impact student achievement and seek solutions to current barriers to success.”

For Dean Crawford, the Bingham Fellows program is attractive for several reasons.

“As an educator, this year’s topic strikes at the heart of what I’ve dedicated my career to. The importance of education is one of my deeply held values, and I am eager to work alongside some of Louisville’s leading lights to find ways to increase access to education.

“Additionally, I am appreciative of the opportunities I will have to learn more about my new home city of Louisville. I moved to town in 2018 and have been truly impressed with the depth of knowledge and talent in this city. I am honored to have the chance to collaborate and form relationships with some of our city’s brightest minds. And as a representative of Louisville’s only law school, I’m eager to explore the ways that the legal profession can be a force for good on this topic.”

As part of the program, the fellows meet regularly throughout the year to work on projects related to the assigned topic; in 2018, the topic was “Strengthening our Community’s Ability to Prevent Violence” and the group established several projects focusing on violence prevention, systemic change and community norms.

The 2019 cohort will present their projects in January 2020.