Associate Dean Robert Bartow, who has served Temple Law School for more than two decades as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, has been honored by Temple University with a Faculty Service Award. This award honors those faculty members throughout the University who have performed outstanding service to their schools, colleges, and the University community. Dean Bartow was one of three University faculty members honored this year.
In nominating Dean Bartow, Interim Dean Greg Mandel noted that, “the common thread in his efforts is a focus on the students and ensuring that the law school experience is a rich and rewarding one for each and every one of them.” Dean Mandel described as well the breadth of Dean Bartow’s contributions to the Law School community over the years – from curricular planning and supervision of the adjunct faculty to coordination of faculty roles for Introduction to Transactional Skills, teaching in both the day and evening divisions, and serving as point person for Temple Law’s accreditation through the American Bar Association.
But, as Dean for Students Marylouise Esten observed, for Dean Bartow it always comes back to the students: “Rob has a deep respect for his colleagues and for our students, and you know that when you seek out his advice, that respect will be at the core of Rob’s response,” Dean Esten remarked. “It was Rob who taught me how to work with the students and how to balance helping students manage personal struggles while conforming to the standards expected of them…. He is a wonderful role model of a legal professional, not only for our students, but for all of us.”