Santa Clara University School of Law has named the former dean of the University of Dayton Law School, Lisa Kloppenberg, as its new dean. Kloppenberg will be appointed to a five-year term beginning July 1, 2013.
“It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome Lisa Kloppenberg to Santa Clara University, and look forward to working with her to build upon the proven strengths of our law school,” said Michael Engh, S.J., president of Santa Clara University, in a press release. “Her understanding of current-day challenges to legal education,and her commitment to Jesuit Catholic ideals of educating the ‘whole person’ make her a wonderful fit for SCU.”
According to the University, Kloppenberg served as dean of the law school at the University of Dayton for 10 years. She oversaw the school’s renewed emphasis on its Catholic identity through enhanced community service and pro bono legal hours. She is also known as a champion of curricular reform, implementing the country’s first accelerated five-semester law degree, and pursuing co-curricular projects with other disciplines.
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