The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the focus of law school deans, according to the American Law School Dean Study, released today by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).

Due to the pandemic, the percentage of deans who reported some or a lot of time on crisis management increased from 11% in 2019 to 88% in 2020, according to the study, which explores how law school deans are recruited and selected, career paths to the deanship, leadership attributes and the most pressing issues deans currently face.