Dean Stephen T. Yandle, an advisor since LRAP Association’s founding, has taken on formal roles with both the Association and the LRAP Foundation. An early LRAP innovator with four decades of experience in admissions and financial aid, Dean Yandle’s academic career encompassed the law schools of the University of Virginia, Northwestern University, Yale University, and most recently, Peking University’s School of Transformational Law, where he served as founding Vice Dean.
At the midpoint of his career, Dean Yandle served as the American Bar Association’s Deputy Consultant on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, helping design global programs in legal education. He is an expert in indigent legal services and public housing and he has taught higher education policy, constitutional law, and law and discrimination.
Yandle will advise on adapting the LRAP Association model for use by comprehensive universities, and particularly in graduate and professional school programs. His role in the Foundation will involve serving as a resource to higher education leaders on broad strategic and operational issues.
Of his appointment, Ian H. Solomon, University of Chicago Vice President for Global Engagement and himself a proponent of LRAP programs, said: “Steve Yandle has a long and distinguished history in legal education service and innovation — both in the US and overseas. His contributions to improving access to education and expanding public service opportunities for law school graduates is profound. The legal profession is better today in no small part because of his efforts.”