Oregon Law Dean Elected to Lead National Legal Academic Organization

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University of Oregon School of Law Dean and Dave Frohnmayer Chair in Leadership and Law Marcilynn A. Burke has been elected as the 2023-2025 chair of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Board of Trustees.

Founded in 1948, the national not-for-profit organization supports prospective law school applicants and law schools across the nation. LSAC provides services and solutions designed to enhance student outcomes and support legal professionals throughout their careers.

“We are thrilled to welcome Marcilynn as the new chair of LSAC’s Board of Trustees,” said LSAC President and CEO Kellye Testy. “We are grateful for her leadership and guidance as we navigate this pivotal moment in legal education, and look forward to the great work we will do together to advance access and equity in law.”

As chair, Burke will lead LSAC’s board, which is comprised of law school deans and admissions professionals. The board helps LSAC fulfill its mission to advance law and justice by encouraging and supporting diverse, talented individuals to study and practice law.

“I am excited and honored to take on this national leadership role at this pivotal time,” said Burke. “LSAC is a champion for quality, access, and equity in legal education. Its mission aligns with my personal commitment to champion efforts which give people from all backgrounds a chance to add their diverse voices to the world of law.”

Headquartered in Newtown, Pennsylvania, LSAC supports individuals and schools throughout the law school admission process through a variety of products and services. These offerings are aimed at expanding and diversifying the range of prelaw students and supporting people throughout their learning journeys into their professional careers.