It's my pleasure to introduce Mitchel Winick, the dean and president of Monterey College of Law, to the faculty lounge. He's going to be sitting with us for a spell. Mitch has served as dean of Monterey since 2005. Prior to moving to Monterey, Mitch served as the Assistant Dean for Texas Tech University School of Law and as the Executive Director and Education Director for the Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism. He also served as an adjunct law professor at University of Houston, University of New Mexico, Southern Methodist University, and Texas Wesleyan University. He was educated at the University of the Pacific and the University of Houston School of Law. In addition to his administrative duties, he teaches in the areas of professional ethics and international law and his scholarship on ethics has appeared in the Texas Tech Law Review and the Texas Wesleyan Law Review.
Monterey College of Law is an independent, non-profit evening law school accredited by the State Bar of California Committee of Bar Examiners. Thus, Dean Winick has a different perspective from a lot of the voices we usually hear in the lounge. I'm looking forward to his thoughts about their curriculum, faculty, the goals for the education of their students, and what practices of non-traditional law schools might be used to change more traditional schools. I'm looking forward to the conversation. Welcome, Dean Winick.