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UCLA dean to lecture at IU Maurer on the future of public legal education

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A distinguished legal scholar and expert on educational policy will deliver the Jerome Hall Lecture at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law on March 21.

Rachel Moran, dean and Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California Los Angeles School of Law, will talk about “Clark Kerr and Me: The Future of the Public Law School.”

Kerr rose to national prominence after World War II as the visionary leader who ensured that the University of California would become a world-class system of public higher education. Kerr's legacy has come under pressure as state funding for colleges and universities has been reduced, a trend that is occurring in other states, including Indiana.

Moran previously was a professor at UC Berkeley School of Law and was a founding faculty member of the UC Irvine School of Law. She is the first Latina dean of a top 20 United States law school and is a former president of the Association of American Law Schools.

Her lecture begins at noon in the Maurer law school’s Moot Court room, 211 S. Indiana Ave., Bloomington. It is free and open to the public.


 

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