Dean Garry W. Jenkins Interviewed by Minnesota Lawyer about the Benefits of a Liberal Arts Education for Those Considering Law

Dean Garry Jenkins was interviewed by Minnesota Lawyer about the benefits of a liberal arts education, especially for those considering law. After seven years, Dean Jenkins will be departing from his role as dean this summer to become the president of Bates College, a liberal arts college in Maine. Naturally, Dean Jenkins had plenty to share on both his time as dean, as well as how a liberal arts education can provide an exceptional foundation for a legal education. Dean Jenkins elaborated, “The liberal arts offers the best form of undergraduate education — lots of focus on critical thinking, writing, and communication skills. Those are the things that great lawyers need. Liberal arts education prepares law students well. It is something that I have noticed as a faculty member and administrator. When I hear about applications from students who attended great liberal arts college, my heart skips a beat because I know that those students will be very well-equipped not only to succeed in law school, but ultimately to succeed and be leaders in our profession.”