Jay Conison has been Dean of the Valparaiso University Law School since 1998. As Dean, he focuses on strategy, business development, fundraising, external affairs, and overall management of the Law School. Dean Conison’s scholarly and professional work currently focuses on issues in legal education and the business of law schools. He has been Chair of the Accreditation Committee of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Co-Chair of the Clinical and Skills Committee of the Section, regularly chairs or serves on ABA and AALS site inspection teams, and has held leadership positions on other committees and task forces in legal education and the bar. Dean Conison received his B.A. from Yale College, and his M.A. (Philosophy) and J.D. (magna cum laude) from the University of Minnesota.
Restrictive Lease Covenants and the Law of Monopoly, Franchise Law Journal (1990)
What Does Due Process Have To Do With Jurisdiction?, Rutgers Law Review (1994)
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Legal Education and Law School Administration
The Architecture of Accreditation, Iowa Law Review (2011)
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Law School Education and Liberal CLE, Valparaiso University Law Review (2006)
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Success, Status, and the Goals of a Law School, University of Toledo Law Review (2005)
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