The Board of Trustees of Lincoln Law School of San Jose announced today the appointment of Dr. Arthur L. Jue as the school’s new Dean, succeeding Laura Palazzolo who has served as Dean since 2015. Dr. Jue assumed the role on January 3rd of this year. Ms. Palazzolo will continue at the school as Dean Emeritus. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Jue join us in providing leadership during a pivotal time for the school as we gear-up for post-pandemic growth and expansion,” said Josué Garcia, Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
“We are also extremely grateful to Dean Palazzolo for her stellar service in this capacity, especially during COVID-19, a tremendously challenging period for us in transitioning from on-site to online and hybrid learning modalities.”
San Jose native Dr. Jue stated, “Having witnessed the school’s progress growing up, I’m honored and humbled to join the Lincoln Law School team. It is a true Silicon Valley treasure, and the faculty have a long-standing legacy of training many of the finest and most impactful legal professionals in our region and across California. I look forward to leveraging and extending this legacy of educational access as our digital age unfolds.”
A graduate and former Valedictorian of San Jose State University, Dr. Jue received his bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing. He also holds an MBA with emphasis in Technology Management as well as a Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Summa Cum Laude. Widely published in academic and trade publications Dr. Jue has served on the faculty of numerous universities and as a Silicon Valley technology executive.
California State Senator, Dave Cortese said of the appointment, “I’m excited to support Dr. Jue in this new role and eagerly anticipate what the future holds for the school’s growth and trajectory. As a graduate of Lincoln Law School, myself, I have first-hand knowledge of the tremendous good that the institution accomplishes within our region and state in so many ways.” Established as a private, non-profit educational institution, Lincoln Law School of San Jose’s mission is to provide greater access to legal education and careers for underserved communities and adult learners.
The school traces its roots to 1919 when Dr. Benjamin and Susan Lickey founded a law study program in San Francisco as a way for veterans and working adults to study law part-time. In 1932, Lincoln Law School graduate Kenneth Fung became the first Chinese American to be admitted to the California State Bar. Prior Deans of Lincoln Law School include Maya Harris, who served as Senior Policy Advisor to Hillary Clinton during her 2016 Presidential campaign and as Campaign Chairperson for her sister, Kamala Harris, during her 2020 presidential primary campaign.
“I anticipate continuing Lincoln Law School’s tradition of bringing legal education to our diverse community in innovative ways,” said Dr. Jue. “In fact, the school has been on the cutting-edge of delivering legal education for quite some time.”
Lincoln Law School is currently home to the only US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) officially recognized patent law clinic, and one of only two, in Northern California. It also operates a small business center, offering students real-world, hands-on experience while also assisting startups and entrepreneurial enterprises with their legal needs.