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Gould Admissions Dean David Kirschner Named to LSAC Board of Trustees

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Kirschner looks forward to advocacy and providing strong leadership


Gould Admissions Dean David Kirschner

David Kirschner, the USC Gould School of Law’s associate dean for admissions and financial aid, was appointed to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Board of Trustees and will serve as the inaugural chair of the Emerging Markets and Innovation Committee.

“I look forward to being an advocate on behalf of my admissions colleagues as well as providing strong moral and ethical leadership,” said Kirschner, whose two-year appointment began in May.

Comprised entirely of law schools, LSAC is a non-profit organization promoting quality, access and equity in law and education by supporting the student enrollment process and providing assessment, data and technology services.

Service and Leadership

Kirschner, who is responsible for setting USC Gould’s JD admissions-related strategic goals and day-to-day operations, has been involved in various roles with LSAC for more than a decade.

He is a frequent panelist and presenter at LSAC events, and has served as a member of LSAC standing committees and was previously a subcommittee chair.

“Being appointed to a position on the Board serves as the pinnacle of achievement insofar as LSAC service,” said Kirschner, who earned his JD, cum laude, from California Western School of Law. “I will be one of a small number of members of the law school community – alongside faculty and deans – making important decisions that will impact the almost 200 LSAC member law schools.”

Forward Focused

In addition, as the inaugural chair of the Emerging Markets and Innovation Committee, Kirschner will set both short-term and long-term goals, establish priorities and identify growth opportunities related to LSAC’s services and products.

“There will be tremendous opportunity to shape the future growth of this committee,” he said. “Much of the reason behind the establishment is to provide a formal mechanism to make recommendations, based on research and evaluation, of new opportunities.”

His focus is on laying a strong foundation for the committee to make positive contributions to the overall efforts of LSAC. He noted that, “one goal is to find ways to use technological innovation to continue to bridge the gap between prospective law students and the admissions process. I would also like to find ways to open up law school to new and emerging markets.”



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