It can be quite confusing!
Also, since each law school is different, a person with a particular title at one law school may have different responsibilities than a person with the same title at another law school.
You may ask, "Why should you as an LL.M. student care about faculty / staff titles or designations"? "Why do you need to know who is who"? "Does it really matter"?
With titles and designations come responsibilities. Each faculty or staff member has certain responsibilities vis-a-vis international students, particularly LL.M. students.
If you have a question or a problem, you need to ask the person with the appropriate title who is responsible for the issue(s) important to you.
To give you an example, there may be many people at a law school who have the word “Dean” in their title or designation. How do you know which “Dean” to reach out to?
Do you know the different between and among “Dean”, “Special Assistant to the Dean”, “Vice-Dean”, “Associate Dean”, “Executive Associate Dean”, & “Assistant Dean”?
These are things you need to know!
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