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John T. Broderick, Jr. - Biography

Executive Director, Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy
Warren B. Rudman Chair
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BA, College of the Holy Cross
JD, University of Virginia Law School




John T. Broderick, Jr. became the fifth dean of the University of New Hampshire School of Law on January 28, 2011. He replaced retiring Dean & President John D. Hutson, who led the school since 2000. On July 1, 2014 Broderick became the first Warren B. Rudman Chair and Executive Director of the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy at the law school. The Center is devoted to the thoughtful, vigorous and civil discussion of national policy without any partisan agenda and to underwriting the legal education of highly qualified Rudman Fellows interested in public service.

Before joining the law school, Broderick had served for fifteen years on the New Hampshire Supreme Court; seven of those years as Chief Justice.

Prior to entering judicial service, Broderick was a noted trial lawyer and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He was also an adjunct professor at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth from 2000-2011. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and a magna cum laude graduate of the College of the Holy Cross.

Broderick is the recipient of several honorary degrees, and recently became the only jurist ever to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Hampshire Business & Industry Association in recognition of his efforts to ensure that justice is accessible, affordable, and understandable. He was President of both the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association, and was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve on the board of the National Legal Services Corporation (1993-2003).