A Community of Scholars
Posted February 28th, 2011 by Virginia Mattingly
Roberto Campos, '2010, Law Library Student Worker
A representative collection of the law school faculty's scholarship is proudly displayed in the lobby outside the law library.
The most reliable measure of an academic faculty's distinction is its body of scholarship,
produced over the course of its individual members' careers and presented in its entirety.Scholarly works on law -- especially those published as books, chapters, and journal articles
-- advance every aspect of this school's mission. The works themselves, of course,
advance knowledge about the law and allied disciplines. What is perhaps less readily understood is the connection between our school's teaching and scholarly missions. Preparing works of scholarship, like no other activity, keeps our faculty members at the cutting edge of the law. As a result, the best teachers in this profession as a rule are the best scholars, and the best scholars typically rank among our best teachers. ~Dean Jim Chen