Reflections on Shared Law School Leadership

Jessica W. Berg
Michael P. Scharf, Case Western University School of Law


Since November 2013, Case Western Reserve University School of Law has had co-Interim Deans. In this article, Jessica Berg and Michael Scharf provide a first-hand account of how they managed a co-dean model at a unique moment in the life of their law school. The article draws on studies about co-CEOs, describes Berg's and Scharf's approach and experiences, and offers lessons for those considering a dual leadership structure at other law schools and institutions.