Dean Andrew Perlman
Dean Andrew Perlman is a nationally recognized voice on the future of legal education and law practice. He has served in several leadership roles involving the future of legal services, including as:
· Advisory Council member, ABA Task Force on Artificial Intelligence (2023-present)
· Inaugural Chair, Governing Council of the ABA Center for Innovation (2016-18)
· Vice Chair, ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services (2014-16)
· Chief Reporter, ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 (2010-13) (responsible for updating the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct to reflect changes in technology and increased globalization)
Dean Perlman also has held numerous leadership and supporting positions on various other reform initiatives, such as serving as:
· A founding dean of the Advisory Committee of the ABA-Legal Education Police Practices Consortium
· A member of the Law School Admission Council’s Legal Education Program Advisory Committee (developing an alternate pathway to law school admission)
· Co-chair of a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Subcommittee on Alternative Paths to Licensure
· A member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences Access to Justice Advisory Committee
· A member of the Content Scope Committee of the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) (advising the NCBE on the content for the next generation of the bar exam).
He has written numerous articles on legal ethics that have appeared in some of the nation’s leading law reviews and co-authored a civil procedure casebook that has been adopted at more than 80 law schools. He has served as a presenter or panelist at more than 100 academic, judicial, and other professional programs in more than 20 U.S. jurisdictions, four continents, and six countries.
Prior to entering academia, Dean Perlman clerked for a federal district court judge in Chicago and practiced as a litigator there. He is an honors graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, and he received his LL.M from Columbia Law School.