EdUp Legal Podcast, Episode 28: Conversation with Marcilynn A. Burke
EdUp Legal Podcast with Host Patty Roberts
Digital Commons at St. Mary's University
In this episode, we hear from Marcilynn A. Burke, Dean, and Dave Frohnmayer Chair in Leadership and Law at the University of Oregon School of Law, a position she has held since 2017. Dean Burke is a graduate of Yale Law School, where she served as editor of both the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism and the Yale Journal of International Law. Following a clerkship with the Honorable Raymond A. Jackson, E.D.V.A., she practiced at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, focusing on environmental law, antitrust, and civil and criminal litigation. Her experience in environmental law and natural resources led to positions in the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management, including Deputy Director for Programs and Policy, and Acting Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of the Interior. Dean Burke taught as a visitor at Rutgers School of Law and as Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center, a journey ultimately leading her to the Oregon Law deanship and her green and yellow attire every day! According to U.S. News & World Report, Oregon Law includes 3 top-ranked programs: Legal Writing, Environmental Law, and Dispute Resolution. Under Dean Burke's leadership, Oregon Law is focusing on four areas of strategic emphasis. They include increased opportunities in Business Law, moved forward by a recent million-dollar alumni gift; diversity and leadership, including the creation of a new position in Diversity, Inclusion and Leadership, increased leadership curricular opportunities, and a course requirement that explores patterns of power and inequity; experiential learning opportunities, like the third-year in Portland program; and robust undergraduate and graduate programs that range from legal studies minors to M.Jur. and LL.M. degrees. Hear from Dean Burke about her views on the future of legal education, and what diversity, inclusion and leadership should mean in the profession.
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