President and Dean

Brooklyn Law School seeks applications and nominations for the position of Dean and President.

Founded in 1901 as an independent law school, Brooklyn Law School is a vibrant intellectual community emphasizing teaching excellence, scholarship, and an innovative academic program designed to prepare students for public service and private practice. Brooklyn Law School’s faculty members have earned national and international acclaim in diverse fields, including criminal law, evidence, torts, civil liberties, intellectual property, products liability, international human rights, and domestic and international corporate and commercial law. The Law School’s adjunct faculty includes leaders in government, business, the judiciary, and private practice. For more information please visit

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Dean and President will be a creative, dynamic, and ambitious leader with a track record of distinguished scholarly contributions to the field of law. This person must possess the organizational and leadership skills necessary to attract and retain human and financial resources, as well as a deep commitment to student success and faculty scholarship and development. The ideal candidate should have a sophisticated understanding of the changing landscape of legal education, demonstrable managerial proficiency, fundraising experience, and a vision for Brooklyn Law School’s role in the future of legal education. All applicants must have a J.D. or equivalent and must have the necessary qualifications for tenure as a Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School.

The Search Committee invites letters of nomination, expressions of interest, or applications and they may be sent to Werner Boel, LL.M. and Veena Abraham, J.D., the Witt/Kieffer consultants assisting the Law School with this search, at Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. A complete application will include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for five professional references. This search will be conducted with respect for the confidentiality of candidates; references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of the candidate. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, please submit your application before October 22, 2018. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the Search Committee. The anticipated starting date for the new dean is July 1, 2019.

It is the policy of Brooklyn Law School not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local law. It is also the policy of Brooklyn Law School to take affirmative action to employ, and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status, and to base all employment decisions on legitimate job requirements.