Seattle University School of Law has posted the finalists for its Deanship and all four finalists are black. They are an exceptional and tremendously talented group: Karen Brown of GWU, Michele Goodwin my fabulous former colleague at Minnesota, Barbara Holden-Smith at Cornell, and Mark Niles at American.
Too often scholars of color are token finalists for deanship. This is clearly not the case at Seattle. Kudos to Seattle. This is a huge statement.