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Dean Treanor Named Among Top Ten Most Influential in Legal Education by National Jurist

January 6, 2014 —

Georgetown University Law Center Dean William M. Treanor has been named one of the "most influential people in legal education" by the National Jurist for the second consecutive year. Among the 25 individuals recognized on the list, published in the January 2014 issue, Dean Treanor ranks tenth. 

"I'm honored that the National Jurist has again recognized Georgetown Law's innovative approach to education," said Treanor. "We're proud to offer our students a curriculum that does a superb job teaching students to 'think  like a lawyer' — the core element of any legal education — and that also reflects the evolving demands of the legal profession by using a range of hands-on learning approaches and equipping our students with a much broader range of competencies than has traditionally been taught in law school — including management, business, and leadership skills." 

Since Treanor became executive vice president and dean in 2010, Georgetown Law has significantly expanded its already strong experiential education curriculum, increasing its practicum courses from three to 34, adding a transactional clinic for social enterprises, and more than quintupling the number of students placed in externships. Within the past year, the Law Center has launched an intensive finance and accounting "boot camp" for second- and third-year students, initiated a series of classes for externship students on topics such as strategic thinking, networking, and collaboration, and started a leadership academy for first-year students.  

Treanor has also previously been recognized by the National Law Journal as a "Champion," been named one of the Top 500 lawyers in the country by Law Dragon magazine, and received the David Stoner Uncommon Counselor Award from the David Nee Foundation for his efforts to raise mental health awareness among law students. 

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