EdUp Legal Podcast, Episode 50: Conversation with Alena Allen
EdUp Legal Podcast with Host Patty Roberts
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Enjoy our 50th Episode of EdUp Legal! This milestone episode includes a conversation with Alena Allen, Interim Dean at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville School of Law, a position she started in January 2022. Prior to taking on this Interim Dean position, she served as their Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development and as a Professor of Law, positions she started in summer 2021. Dean Allen shares the unusual path to this deanship and the circumstances that prompted her to depart her prior law school after 11 years of service. Dean Allen discusses the challenges of balancing legal practice and teaching in the academy, respectively, with parenting, and the inequities for people of color in both faculty positions and law school leadership in the majority of law schools. Dean Allen expresses her enthusiasm over her law school's Public Interest Fellows Program, and the emphasis and impact they are providing to ensure success for First-Generation students. If you care about diversity in legal education, both for our students and our faculty/leadership, you won't want to miss this episode!
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