What excites you most about joining the new law school administration?
What truly excites me about joining the UC Irvine School of Law is the prospect of helping Erwin and his handpicked team build an innovative and influential law school from the ground up. Rarely do you get a chance to start with a clean slate and completely remake an educational institution such as a law school. And we have the backing of the University of California, the greatest state university system in the country if not the world, which makes the law school’s prospects especially bright.
Describe a favorite project from your career.
I found my four-year stint as editor-in-chief of The National Law Journal especially rewarding in that we were able to refocus the editorial direction of the paper, revamp the website and reconfigure the staff, doubling the number of reporters.
What inspired you to go to law school?
What inspired me to learn more about the law is the realization that it is pervasive in our society—it is the skeleton of the body politic, if you will. To understand the law is to master an important bulwark of knowledge in our lives.