‘May It Please the Campus’
Patricia E. Salkin of Touro University Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center has authored May It Please the Campus: Lawyers Leading Higher Education, a book examining the history of legal leadership in American higher education.
From the book’s description:
This is a groundbreaking study on the important and little known role that lawyers have played as leaders in higher education.
The book traces the history of lawyer campus presidents from the 1700s to present, exploring dozens of topics such as: where lawyer presidents went to law school; the percentage of lawyer presidents serving at public, private, community, HBCUs, and religiously affiliated institutions; geographic concentrations of campuses led by lawyers, women lawyer presidents, pathways to the presidency for lawyers, commonalities in backgrounds, and more. The author explores reasons for an exponential increase in lawyers serving as campus leaders examining the growth of legal education and myriad legal and regulatory issues confronting higher education.