Loyola University Chicago Law Dean David Yellen Named One of the 25 Most Influential People in Legal Education
Director of Law School Communications
CHICAGO, January 21, 2016 — Loyola University Chicago is pleased to announce that for the third year in a row, National Jurist has named David N. Yellen, dean of the School of Law, as one of the “25 Most Influential People in Legal Education.” In the publication’s winter 2016 issue, Yellen is seventh on the list of those named as having the most influence in 2015.
Yellen writes and speaks frequently about legal education and is a regular contributor to Law Deans on Legal Education Blog. He has served on both the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Task Force on the Future of Legal Education and its Legal Education’s Standards Review Committee, where he played a critical role in drafting new rules requiring law schools to provide much more transparent information about employment outcomes. He has also served as chair of the ABA New Deans Workshop.
Yellen has served as dean and professor of law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law since 2005. During his tenure, he has significantly enhanced experiential learning opportunities for law students, including adopting a new requirement that each student enroll in at least two clinics, simulations, or externships. With seven online degree programs, Loyola has become the leading law school in the country for distance learning. Loyola will offer a unique new part-time Juris Doctor program beginning this fall, which will provide a more flexible weekend format that includes an innovative mix of campus-based and online learning.
Prior to joining Loyola, Yellen was a member of the law faculty and served as dean for three years at Hofstra Law School. He has also taught at Villanova University School of Law, Cornell Law School, and New York Law School.
About Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Loyola’s School of Law has been educating students across the country and around the world for more than 100 years. The school offers full- and part-time Juris Doctor programs, with specialized certificates available in advocacy, child and family law, health law, international law and practice, public interest law, and tax law. For attorneys pursuing advanced legal education, the school offers Master of Laws programs in advocacy, child and family law, rule of law for development, tax law, and international law for foreign lawyers, as well as online programs in business, global competition law, and health law. In addition, the school offers online Master of Jurisprudence programs for non-attorney professionals in business, child and family law, health law, and global competition law. The school also offers two on-campus doctoral degrees focusing on health law and policy (SJD and DLaw). To learn more about the school, visit LUC.edu/law or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaLaw.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,500 students. More than 11,000 undergraduates call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 11 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, Graduate School, and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. Ranked a top 100 national university by U.S. News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago or @LoyolaNewsroom.