Ed. note: Welcome to our daily feature, Quote of the Day.
A Drake Law education is unique due to its focus on theory and practical learning. I am humbled to lead a community committed to an unwavering collegiality and a singular mission to prepare students to promote justice, service, and ethics. I look forward to serving our talented students as dean and working alongside our dedicated faculty, staff, alumni, and supporters to train the next generation of leaders, grow our impact, and improve justice through scholarship, teaching, and service.
— Roscoe Jones Jr., a partner at Gibson Dunn, in a statement given following his acceptance of the deanship at Drake University Law School. Jones will be the law school’s first Black dean. A graduate of UVA Law, Jones has worked in government, legislative, and policy roles, and has taught at policy courses at several elite law schools. Jones will leave the firm on July 1, 2024, to begin his deanship.
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