"[UC] Hastings as ambitiously and as effectively as any law school in the United States is actually trying to change radically for the better what it does when it teaches people to be good lawyers. Rather than to fall into the trap that is more typical of law schools in the United States, which is to announce that they've transformed legal education, having done virtually nothing at all. It's tough to do that in legal education... It's tougher still to do it in the way [UC] Hastings has tried, which is literally to try to involve everyone."
Gerald Lopez founder of the Center for Community Problem Solving and professor at a sister UC law school, from his keynote at the "Representing the Vulnerable and Remembering Ralph Abascal: Lessons from the 1970s" conference at the UC Hastings, March 16, 2012.
A sound implementation plan is the key to successfully achieving the College's strategic plan. The implementation will be guided by three principles: commitment, credibility, and communication. Implementation of the eight strategic goals will be led by a committee of UC Hastings community members dedicated to making the College a stronger law school.
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