Former Associate Dean, Information Technology, Seattle University
Stephen Burnett is among the higher education leaders who helped set the standards for online and hybrid legal education.
With accomplishments spanning instructional and learning design, higher ed administration, consulting and academic publishing, his work has shaped the way universities offer legal education throughout his extensive career. From his early role as a tenured professor and director of the law library at George Mason University School of Law to his advisory position at AllCampus, Stephen has dedicated his career to the legal publishing and technology spaces within higher education. In partnership with some of America’s most well-regarded law schools, he has an impressive track record of building successful online Master of Jurisprudence (MJ), hybrid Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Laws (LLM) programs from the ground up. As law school advisor, Stephen cultivates and nurtures partnerships with universities that offer degree and certificate programs in the legal field. To do so, he considers each university’s unique market positioning, applying his vast expertise of ABA requirements, degree structure, technology and curriculum development as they apply to specific disciplines of law. He has worked closely with academic leaders at law schools, serving as a true pioneer in bringing current and advanced technologies to the classroom.
Stephen earned his JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law and a Master of Science in Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University. He also earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from UCLA. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar Association.