A Message on Innovation for Law School Deans

Douglas G. Scrivner is former General Counsel of Accenture, where he worked for 31 years, 14 of which as General Counsel. During his tenure there, he also oversaw the company's government relations and served as Corporate Secretary, Compliance Officer, and as a member of Accenture's Executive Leadership Team. Scrivner is also a member of the Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Advisory Committee.

In his Voices from the Field interview, Scrivner outlines the shift in the legal profession away from providing on-the-job training, and how law schools can and should embrace this shift by changing the way they teach students. Scrivner also talks about the kinds of innovation that law schools need and that law schools deans would be wise to incorporate.

Douglas G. Scrivner, former General Counsel of Accenture, retired in 2011 after 31 years with the company and 14 years as General Counsel. During his tenure, he also oversaw the company's government relations and served as Corporate Secretary, Compliance Officer, and as a member of Accenture's Executive Leadership Team.

Mr. Scrivner has participated and held leadership positions in several educational and professional organizations, including serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Denver; Chairman of the Visiting Committee, University of Denver Sturm College of Law; National Co-Chairman of the Second Century Campaign, University of Denver Sturm College of Law; a member of the Board of Visitors, Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University; a member of the Arts & Sciences Campaign Committee, Duke University; a member of the Advisory Board of the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance; a member of the California State Bar Academy Strategic Task Force; Adjunct Professor, Sturm College of Law; and an occasional guest speaker at UC Berkeley School of Law and Northwestern University School of Law.

Mr. Scrivner received an A.B. in political science and history from Duke University, an M.Sc. in international relations from the London School of Economics, and a J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.