22% of deans in first year; Young grad struggles to pay debt

It was a GOOD week for…

Transparency about deans, after Jim Rosenblatt, dean at Mississippi College School of Law, released a database on law school deans. The online database includes a list of every dean, their tenure, email addresses and fun facts. It shows that John O’Brien, dean at New England Boston School of Law is the longest serving dean at 25 years and counting. Yale Law School has the most graduates who are current deans — 26. The average tenure for a sitting dean is slightly more than four years. And 45 deans are in their first year. That’s more than 22 percent.

It was a BAD week for…

Graduating early, after a law school grad who was just 22 when he joined the California State Bar, is saddled with $215,000 in student loan debt and can’t find a full-time legal job. Andrew Carmichael Post, now 24, graduated from University of Southern California, Gould School of Law and is paying the minimum of $2,756 per month to pay down his loans. He has struggled to repay his student loans, forcing him to move back in with his mom and dad.