iLaw was founded in 2013 by a former law school dean, and our leadership team has more than a century of experience in legal education. Since 2013 we have designed over 20 new subject offerings, collaborated with nearly 25% of accredited law schools, and helped launch more than 30 legal distance learning graduate programs.
Whether you need assistance in curriculum design, market research, or fulfilling admissions requirements our team has the expertise needed to help your law school succeed in distance learning education.
President and Founder of iLaw
Ken was dean of The University of Alabama School of Law for twenty years prior to founding iLaw in 2012 Ken’s tenure was a period of significant transformation at Alabama’s law school, where he established the first online LL.M. delivered by an ABA-accredited law school. Employing best business practices and strategic decision-making, Ken helped propel Alabama to a Top 25 law school ranking. Randall was the first Chair of the Technology Committee of the ABA Section of Legal Education. Ken practiced law with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York. He holds the J.D. from Hofstra, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review; the LL.M. from Yale; and the LL.M. and J.SD. from Columbia.
Senior Vice President of Business Development
Michael is responsible for the iLaw’s strategic direction, product development, partnerships, and new business generation. Before joining iLaw, Michael worked for almost twenty years with Wolters Kluwer Law & Business and its predecessors Aspen Publishers and Little, Brown & Company, in positions including Director of Sales and Marketing; Executive Director of Sales; Director of Academic Services; and Director of New Markets. Michael holds a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and a B.A. from Syracuse University.
Vice President of Marketing
Megan Ablondi has extensive experience with market research, marketing, and brand strategy, all in the legal education sector, including seven years developing and promoting online products. Her expertise spans traditional marketing through social media and SEO/SEM. She has worked with an education-focused professional development company and with Wolters Kluwer in its legal education publication and bar review initiatives. Megan holds a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communications from St. Michael’s College.
Vice President of Strategic Enrollment Management
Vi is passionate about delivering innovative and best-in-class enrollment management services. For the last twenty years, Vi has worked in start-ups (OnlineLearning.net), midsized companies (Sylvan Learning Systems and Academic Partnerships), and large organizations (Pearson) where he’s successfully created service layers that anticipate customer needs. Combining adaptive technology with great teams, Vi promotes a high-touch and high-tech approach to student recruitment and retention. Vi graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, completed the Coro Fellowship Program in Public Affairs, and has his MBA from Walden University.
Vice President of Graduate Programs
David Gabel is the Vice President of Graduate Programs for iLaw. He oversees the creation and delivery of iLaw’s graduate and non-J.D. programs, working with a talented cross-functional team and leading partner schools to develop innovative products and ensure successful outcomes. David has extensive experience in the online education industry, having created, developed, and executed hundreds of continuing education, professional development, and training courses for both legal and non-legal audiences. David holds a J.D. and MBA. from American University and a B.A. from Emory University.
Director of Creative Learning and Instructional Design
As a learning and development professional with more than 20 years of experience in higher education, Erin’s primary focus has been on eLearning and improving the quality of online education. As an instructional designer and manager, Erin has had the opportunity to manage a distance education program for the largest North Carolina Community College Online program with more than 14,000 students, 100 faculty, and 600 courses. Erin received her B.A. from the University of Buffalo and holds a Master’s Degree in Adult Learning and Instructional Design with emphasis on Distance Learning.
Director of Graduate Programs
Bethany Galbraith is the Director of Graduate Programs for iLaw. She has worked in higher education for more than ten years, including five years at The University of Alabama School of Law. At iLaw, Bethany oversees project development, maintains program oversight, acts as primary liaison to iLaw partner schools, and is integral to the implementation of school collaborations. Bethany holds a B.A. from The University of Alabama.
Vice President of Operations, and Financial Planning and Analysis
Dan has worked in the technology and education industry for over ten years, including eight years at BARBRI. At iLaw, Dan is responsible for all JD and programs as well as the management of iLaw’s learning management system. He received his B.A. from Carlton College.
Director, Market Research
Jennie Burger manages iLaw’s market research. She has more than 20 years of experience in higher education market research and strategy, with expertise in launching new products and programs. Jennie has worked for Pearson and Thomson, and she ran her own independent market research consultation business. Jennie has a B.A. with Honors from Stanford University.
Director of Enrollment Services
Greg Liestman is the Director of Enrollment Services for iLaw. His duties include coaching the enrollment team, tracking conversions to ensure performance metrics are consistently met, and recruiting students for select programs. Mr. Liestman has worked in higher education for over 20 years. He has served as Director of Admissions for several schools, including The Art Institute of Houston and The Art Institute of Dallas, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Dallas, Brightwood College in Arlington, TX, and Year Up Dallas. Greg has successfully grown student populations and increased retention rates. He holds a Bachelor Of Science Degree from Illinois State University.