Job Board Submission Form
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- Job title
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Suffolk University seeks an entrepreneurial Law School dean who is able to capitalize on the University’s urban location and build on its strengths in ways that prepare the institution and its students for success in the future. The next dean will provide leadership and expertise in all aspects of the operation and development of the Law School. This includes academic affairs, administration and planning, financial management, fundraising, institutional advancement, student recruitment, enrollment management, and career development. The dean is charged with (i) shaping the Law School’s future, (ii) improving upon its reputation and standing in the legal community, and (iii) continuing to grow the current areas of strength such as its nationally ranked clinics and programs. The Law School also is focusing on ways to further integrate its programs and offerings with that of the College of Arts & Sciences and the Sawyer Business School.
Suffolk University is centrally located in downtown Boston—situated alongside the State House, the Boston Common, and the historic Freedom Trail and within walking distance of City Hall, federal and state courthouses, and several of the nation’s leading law firms, hospitals and corporations. The Boston Common and Public Garden serve as a virtual University “quad” for a campus centered in one of the most vibrant cities in America.
The Law School’s academic program integrates legal theory and practical skills to develop highly skilled, practice-ready, and service-oriented lawyers. It offers both day and evening programs. The core curriculum provides students with a strong legal foundation and offers many upper-level elective courses in a variety of cutting-edge areas such as technology licensing and life science patents. The Law School offers joint-degree programs that combine law with business, crime-and-justice studies, finance, international economics, or public administration. LLM degree programs provide a post-law school experience for practicing lawyers. These programs include a General LLM, Global Law and Technology LLM, International LLM, and LLM in Taxation. It also offers an SJD program designed for law graduates seeking to pursue careers as teachers and scholars, providing them with the opportunity to conduct research and complete a scholarly dissertation.
The Law School also offers exceptional legal writing and clinical programs. U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Law School rankings rate the Law School’s programs among the nation’s best, with Legal Writing at No. 7, Dispute Resolution at No. 13, Clinical Programs at No. 14, and Intellectual Property at No. 19. In 2013, the ABA Law Practice Management Section’s E-Lawyering Task Force identified Suffolk as having one of the top 13 legal technology programs in the United States, and a 2014 article in the ABA Law Practice Magazine listed Suffolk among the top 10 legal technology programs in the country.
Suffolk Law students are committed to community service. Each year they provide more than 16,000 hours of pro bono legal service for clients in Greater Boston. The Law School’s accomplished and exceptionally loyal alumni – 23,000 strong – may be found in every state and throughout the world. Alumni have achieved distinction in practice, government service, and business. Law School graduates work in the highest levels of the profession and in public service, holding positions that range from major law firm partners and general counsels of large public corporations to federal and state judges and elected officials.
The dean will be a key leader on campus and will work closely with the provost, the president, and the Trustee Law School Committee members. The dean will be highly visible among alumni leaders, administrators, faculty, staff, and students, with the goal of increasing the engagement of internal and external communities for the purpose of supporting student success and increasing the standing of the Law School nationally and internationally. The dean reports to Suffolk Provost Marisa Kelly.
All inquiries, nominations, and applications for this position should be directed as indicated in the section entitled “Procedure for Candidacy” at the end of this position specification and will be handled in the strictest confidence.
Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin in January 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by April 1, 2015. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Statement, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to Suffolk University’s consultants, Katherine Haley, Ph.D., and Werner Boel, at SuffolkLawDean@wittkieffer.com. Documents that must be mailed may be sent to Witt/Kieffer, Attn: Katherine Haley, Ph.D., and Werner Boel, 2015 Spring Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523. The consultants may be reached by telephone at 630-575-6936.