Next University of Baltimore School of Law Is…

No one knows yet. The Maryland Daily Record reports that the search has been narrowed down to 12.

This is going to be an incredibly important choice. UB law is really at a crossroads between making the leap and languishing as a second tier school. Clearly, the wind is to UB’s back, it has momentum. Former Dean Phillip J. Closius also had the touch with U.S. News and World Report which is both pathetically and practically critical important.

The bad news is the UB lost a great dean over what was probably personality issues and took some PR punches in the process. The good news is that I suspect that the UB job is now a better job than in was in 2007, particularly with the new building around the corner.