Jan 30 • 1HR 15M

Conversation with Strategic Leader, David Van Zandt

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Listen to this engaging conversation with David Van Zandt, the innovative and strategic leader of higher education institutions Northwestern School of Law and The New School.

David Van Zandt was the longest-serving and most strategic Dean of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law from 1995 - 2010, and then with equal vision, President of the New School from 2011 - 2020, where he transformed those institutions’ approach to their forms of education.  

Prior to his academic leadership roles, David was a Professor of Law at Northwestern University, an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell, Law Clerk to the Hon. Harry A. Blackmun, U.S. Supreme Court, Law Clerk, Hon. Pierre N. Leval , U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (now U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit) and Lecturer in Sociology, University of London.

David received an AB summa cum laude in Sociology from Princeton University, a PhD, London School of Economics and Political Science, and a JD, Yale University where he was the managing editor of the Yale Law Journal.  He is the author of numerous legal articles and presentations, and a book, Living in the Children of God, based on his doctoral dissertation about the time he spent living with a radical religious group in England and the Netherlands.

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