WINOGRAD ELECTED ABA LEGAL EDUCATION
Aug. 20, 2003
Peter A. Winograd, associate dean and professor at the University
of New Mexico School of Law, has been re-elected to a three-year term as member
of the Council of the American Bar Association's Section of Legal Education and
Admissions to the Bar.
The council is the body recognized by the United States Department
of Education to accredit law schools.
Winograd, who has served on the council since 2000, chairs the
section's government relations committee and is a member of its questionnaire
committee. In 1999, he received the Robert J. Kutak Award, presented annually
by the section "to a person who meets the highest standard of professional
responsibility and demonstrates substantial achievement toward increased understanding
between legal education and the active practice of law."
Winograd noted that his activities with the ABA give him a broad
view of the issues facing legal education. Helping to develop and apply standards
for the approval of law schools has been one of the most interesting and challenging
assignments of his career, he said.
Winograd received an A.B. from Brown University, a J.D. from Harvard
Law School, an LL.M. from New York University, and an honorary LL.D. from John
Marshall Law School of Chicago. Prior to his arrival at UNM in 1976, he served
as assistant dean at New York University School of Law, associate dean at Georgetown
Law Center, and director of Law Programs at Educational Testing Service. Winograd
is a former president of the Law School Admission Council, a nonprofit corporation
that develops and administers the Law School Admission Test and provides other
services related to the law school admission process.