Thomas Jefferson School of Law—Appointment of Interim Dean Linda Keller and Interim President Karin Sherr

October 17, 2018   Education News
(PRLEAP.COM) Thomas Jefferson School of Law has announced the appointment of Interim Dean Linda Keller and Interim President Karin Sherr.

Interim Dean Keller joined the Thomas Jefferson School of Law faculty in the fall of 2003. After graduating from Yale Law School, where she was notes editor for the Yale Law Journal, she served as a clerk and supervisor in the Legal Research Office of the Connecticut Judicial Department. She then taught international human rights law and legal writing at the University of Miami School of Law, where she also served as Fellow of the Center for the Study of Human Rights.

Dean Keller was appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for Thomas Jefferson School of Law in July, 2013 and promoted to Vice Dean in September, 2015. "Dean Keller's many years of service on the faculty and administration, coupled with her commitment to ensuring the success of the Law School, its students, alumni, faculty, and staff, make her an excellent choice to serve as Interim Dean," said Thomas Jefferson School of Law Board of Trustees Chairman Randy Grossman.

Interim President Karin Sherr has been the Law School's General Counsel since 2013 and Vice President since 2015. Prior to joining Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Ms. Sherr worked in private practice specializing in employment law. During her tenure at the Law School, Ms. Sherr has been recognized twice by the San Diego Business Journal as General Counsel of the Year in the Non-Profit category. President Sherr played an instrumental role in eliminating the Law School's debt and moving the Law School to a new campus building.

Chairman Grossman added, "We are confident that Interim Dean Keller and Interim President Sherr, who have been key members of our leadership team for several years, will continue to do an excellent job providing the Law School with insightful leadership to advance its mission and values."

Former Dean Joan Bullock resigned Friday stating, "I am resigning from the post of President and Dean because I firmly believe that Thomas Jefferson School of Law is on the right path to maintain full ABA accreditation status by continuing its conservative fiscal policy while ensuring the retention of sufficient resources and its excellent personnel. It is my conviction that the Law School will continue to embrace the model of personal investment, attention, and accountability with each faculty and staff member to provide the excellent academic instruction and administrative support its law students deserve."

Dean Keller and President Sherr look forward to continuing their collaborative efforts in maintaining an outstanding legal educational environment for the Thomas Jefferson School of Law community.
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