McGeorge School of Law

Dean seeks community connections

November 30, 2005

When Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker became the dean of McGeorge School of Law almost four years ago, the former national security lawyer saw a problem that seemed to cry out for a national solution.

Law schools, training attorneys and a high percentage of civic and corporate leaders for a society in which all races, all nations would have to work together, were fighting over a limited supply of qualified African American and Latino applicants, said Parker, whose perspective comes partly from an earlier career as a civil rights lawyer.