Published on: Friday, January 4, 2013
National Jurist Magazine has named University of St. Thomas School of Law Professor Jerry Organ to its 2012 list of “The Most Influential People in Legal Education.” Professor Organ is cited for his work calling attention to scholarship practices which led to first year students not being able to retain their scholarships throughout their time in law school. Beyond his work on scholarship retention issues, Organ has also made recommendations regarding auditing LSAT and GPA profile data that are now being implemented by the ABA and LSAC and has served as a member of the ABA’s Questionnaire Committee working on gathering and disseminating more accurate information on employment outcomes. The complete article can be found here: http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cypress/nationaljurist0113/index.php#/30
Previously, Professor Organ served as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the School of Law. Currently, in addition to his faculty role he is the Associate Director of the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions. His current research is directed toward transparency in financial aspects of the decision to attend law school – addressing both scholarship programs for students and employment and salary data of graduates and enrollment trends. He also is working with the Holloran Center on developing assessment tools to identify successful methods for fosteringthe development of professional identity among law students.