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Conference on Best Practices for Law School Data

March 1, 2023
11:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. EST

Red, White and Blue Arrows

“This is an important moment for legal education, one that requires us to step back and think hard about what we are doing”

Yale Law School Dean Heather K. Gerken

“By providing a forum for law schools to share and discuss best practices in sharing data, we hope to help ensure prospective students are well positioned to choose the law school that will enable them to achieve their highest aspirations.”  

Harvard Law School Dean John F. Manning


Begins Promptly at 11am


  • Heather Gerken, Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law 
  • John Manning, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law 


  • Miguel Cardona, U.S. Secretary of Education 

Session #1:

Framing the Issue: Data, Consumers, and Incentives 


  • Deidré Keller, Dean and Professor of Law, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Risa Goluboff, Dean and Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law 
  • Tamara Lawson, Toni Rembe Dean and Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law 
  • Christopher Norio Avery, Roy E. Larsen Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School 

Session #2:

Pre-Law: What Students are Looking For, A View from the Colleges  


  • Tina Coco, Pre Law Advisor & Manager of the Max Berger Pre Law Program, Baruch College – CUNY
  • Miriam Ingber, Associate Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid, Yale Law School 
  • Kristi Jobson, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Chief Admissions Officer, Harvard Law School 
  • Julian Miller, Director of the Reuben V. Anderson Pre-Law Program and Assistant Professor of Political Science, Tougaloo College 
  • Erin Reichelt, Associate Director for Pre-Law Services, University of Minnesota 
  • Carol Riddock, Director of Pre-Law Advising, Emory University  

Session #3:

Looking to the Future: What Students Need to Know 


  • Catharine Bond Hill, Managing Director, Ithaka S+R 
  • Bridget Terry Long, Dean and Saris Professor of Education and Economics, Harvard Graduate School of Education 
  • Dayna Bowen Matthew, Dean and Harold H. Greene Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School 
  • Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge, Dean and Talmadge Chair of Law, University of Georgia School of Law 
  • Sudha Setty, Dean and Professor of Law, City University of New York School of Law 

Closing remarks


  • James Kvaal, U.S. Under Secretary of Education