Haddon Named Influential Legal Educator
Dean Phoebe A. Haddon, JD, LLM,
has been named "one of the most influential people in legal education"
by The National Jurist
for the second consecutive year. Haddon was ranked ninth of the 25
individuals recognized on the list, published in the January 2014
issue. She ranked 12th in the magazine's 2013 issue.
"I'm honored that The National Jurist has again recognized the UM
Carey School of Law for its commitment to excellence in
legal education and its promise to provide students, especially those
from diverse backgrounds, with the skills to achieve success in our
field," said Haddon.
The magazine requested nominations from every law school in the nation.
Its editors selected 50 candidates and then sent the list to law school
deans and others of influence in the legal community, asking them to
rate each nominee.
Haddon has grown increasingly concerned about what she calls "the
mismatch" in law today. As she has said in several recent
presentations to academic and professional groups, "We have thousands
of highly trained but unemployed young lawyers and millions of moderate
and lower-income people who need legal counsel. Our challenge is to
bring them together."
An accomplished legal scholar with expertise in constitutional and tort
law, Haddon is recognized for securing the largest gift in the law
school's history -- the $30 million gift from the W.P. Carey
Foundation -- one of the top 10 largest gifts to any law school, and one
of the largest in the University System
"I am especially pleased to congratulate Dean Haddon on her
consecutive selection as one of the nation's shining stars in legal
education," said University of
Maryland, Baltimore President Jay A. Perman, MD.
Haddon will resign as dean at the end of the 2013-2014 academic year.
After a sabbatical to conduct research on legal education, she will
return to the UM Carey School of Law faculty and to teaching.
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