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Who: Michael J. Henry. He’s a law professor at the School of Law, Palmquist University. He’s widely known as the best professor on the law faculty.
- He joined the faculty in 1992. He served as university general counsel from 1994 to 1999. He served as dean of the School of Law from 2002 to 2006.
- He earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Indiana University and his law degree from the University of Michigan.
What: Henry has just been named chair of a prestigious committee — the Accreditation Committee of the American Bar Association. The ABA announced this today.
- His term lasts one year. He will preside over committee meetings during ABA’s annual meeting in New York. The meeting will be in July.
- The committee oversees accreditation of U.S.-based law schools that request ABA accreditation. It is ABA’s most-important committee.
- The committee consists of 19 other members. Those members are legal educators.
Why: Henry has been on the committee for the past six years. Last year, he was vice-chair. He did an outstanding job.
- More than 40 states, including Wisconsin, require graduation from an accredited law school as a condition for practicing law in the state.
Where: The Palmquist University and its School of Law are in Hosea, Wis.
When: Effective today.
More: Palmquist University was rated one of “The Top Five Most Friendly Campuses in the USA” by “College USA,” a study conducted by Yale University last spring.
- “I’m deeply honored and will serve to the best of my ability.” – Henry.
- “No rationale individual could possibly deny that Professor Henry indubitably has earned this meritorious distinction among other human beings. The ABA clearly has chosen the best person for the job.” – Edward Mieler, dean of the School of Law