Professor Scott Norberg selected for prestigious post with American Bar Association

Will serve as Deputy Consultant to the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

MIAMI (August 2, 2011) – FIU Law Professor Scott Norberg is set to begin his term as Deputy Consultant to the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar in Chicago, Illinois.

“This appointment reflects Scott’s expertise and knowledge regarding law school accreditation, and places him at the center of many of the ongoing debates regarding the direction of the legal academy. I am certain the ABA and the legal academy will benefit from his experience.” said Dean R. Alexander Acosta

As Deputy Consultant Norberg will be working with deans, faculty members and others in legal education across the country in a range of matters pertaining to law school accreditation. Norberg, who will be on leave from FIU during his term at the ABA, served as Founding Associate Dean of the College of Law and oversaw the law school’s applications for provisional and full approval by the ABA which was achieved in the shortest time possible.

“I am very excited about the opportunity, and look forward to working for the Consultant, Bucky Askew, the entire staff of the Section in Chicago, as well as the Council and the various committees of the Section,” said Professor Norberg

Florida International University College of Law is South Florida’s publicly supported law school. The Princeton Review ranks FIU as one of the nation’s most welcoming schools for diverse students and Hispanic Business has ranked FIU among the top ten law schools for Hispanics. The National Jurist ranks FIU among the top ten schools in the country for best value in legal education. FIU’s faculty continues to gain national prominence, most recently recognized by the Sisk Report as 3rd in Florida for Faculty Scholarly Impact. Unique among law schools, FIU places particular emphasis on integrating international law into every aspect of its curriculum.

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