As Jack Boger steps down, a committee is interviewing five candidates for the post.
Daniel Crane is an associate dean and professor at the University of Michigan Law School. There, he has pushed campuswide initiatives in entrepreneurship and technology. Crane wants to utilize UNC’s location in the Research Triangle.
“At Michigan, we have an entrepreneurship clinic where law students provide legal services for entrepreneurs in the wider university,” he said in an email. “It could be an engineering student who wants to develop a new product commercially, a business student who wants to start a company, a computer science student who wants to launch a new website. I think this is an interesting model for UNC to consider.”
Martin Brinkley is a partner at Smith Anderson law firm with deep ties to North Carolina and years of professional experience in the Tar Heel State.
“There is in our profession today an increasingly urgent need to help novice lawyers bridge the gap between analytical and practical knowledge,” Brinkley said in an email.
“There is also demand for a more robust sense of professional integrity and a stronger orientation toward the public good. The legal profession is a guardian of practices that are vital to society’s well-being, practices in which all citizens have a stake.”