Dean's Message - February 2019
Dean's Message - February 2019

Dear Alumni and Friends,

As 2019 opens, the Creighton School of Law moves into its 115th year of educating the best, most compassionate attorneys in the Midwest. Each of you are evidence of our success. Our Jesuit mission calls on us to be women and men for others, to do good in the world for the sake of doing good, and to approach each of our clients and co-workers with a deep sense of cura personalis.  

While our new programs and faculty in health law, poverty law, immigration law, and trusts and estates are designed to carry that mission forward, our traditional experiential components continue to thrive. Our moot court and trial practice teams continue to perform well and carry Creighton’s reputation of excellent lawyering across the country from California to New York. Our law journals also continue to not only publish top quality research from faculty throughout the world, but host highly engaging scholarly discussions. 

Last semester, the International and Comparative Law Journal hosted a symposium on international cybersecurity led by Professor Ed Morse with presentations by Scottish Barrister and General Data Protection Regulation expert David Flint, Cheryl Burtzel, vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Cyberspace Law Committee and retired European Court of Human Rights judge Dragojulb Popovic

This semester, the Law Review hosts its annual symposium and the law school’s TePoel Lecture from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, at the Mike and Josie Harper Center. This year’s focus is on health law and led by Kelly Dineen, RN, JD, PhD, assistant professor and director of the health law program. Daniel Dawes, founder of the Health Equity Leadership and Exchange Network, will also present. Access to health care, discrimination, equity, provider biases in the context of key health laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act will be discussed. For more details and to register, see

Our commitment to current issues in the law is strong through engagement in intellectual and academic debate, engagement in our community, and engagement within the framework of laws that shape our legal world – all in an effort to extend our mission of making the world better. Thank you all for your continuing support and encouragement.

Kind regards,

Michael J. Kelly, JD, LLM
Interim Dean