The American Bar Association announced today that Barry Currier will be the ABA's new managing director of accreditation and legal education. This is a new title, replacing the former positionof Consultant on Legal Education. (Currier currently holds that post on an interim basis.)
According to the press release, the title change "reflects the increasing importance and scope of the section’s regulatory role. The title change will not affect the variety of activities and programs that the section offers to support the work of law schools and their faculties and administrators."
Currier has a deep and varied history in legal education, having been dean at Cumberland and Concord Law Schools as well as the Deputy Consultant on Legal Education (from 2000-04). Once upon a time he was also a plain-old-law-professor at the University of Florida. He holds a JD from the University of Southern California.
Update: typo in title has been corrected.