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UNH Law Announces Finalists in Dean Search

The University of New Hampshire School of Law Dean Search Committee is bringing three dean candidate finalists to campus for meetings with students, faculty, staff, and trustees. John D. Hutson, dean & president of UNH School of Law since 2000, announced last spring that he would be retiring at the end of the 2010-2011 academic year.

According to Sherry Young JD ’82, Chair of the Search Committee, “The committee was particularly pleased that there was a strong candidate pool of talented and exciting applicants from around the country.” The three finalists, in order of campus visit, are:

Friday, October 22: Justice John T. Broderick, Jr.

Justice Broderick has served as a member of the New Hampshire Supreme Court since 1995, and has served as its Chief Justice since 2004.

Prior to serving on the Supreme Court, Broderick was a litigation attorney in the law firm of Devine Millimet, Stahl & Branch from 1972 to 1989, and was a founding shareholder of Broderick & Dean Professional Association from 1989 to 1995. He has received numerous professional awards for his services over the years, and was also appointed by President Clinton to the Board of the Legal Services Corporation, on which he served for 10 years. Broderick received his Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, from the College of the Holy Cross, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia Law School.

Tuesday, October 26: Professor James A. Lupo

Currently the associate dean for Academic Affairs: Curriculum at Northwestern University School of Law, Professor Lupo is responsible for the design and implementation of curricular and programmatic initiatives of the Law School’s groundbreaking strategic Plan 2008 mandate.  He chairs the Accelerated J.D. and Curricular Innovation Task Forces, and manages all aspects of law instruction across all degree programs, including but not limited to budgeting, residential faculty instruction, adjunct faculty instruction, curriculum design and oversight, and the creation of comprehensive intellectual capital management database resources.

Lupo is currently designing strategic instructional partnerships with the College of Law of England and Wales, initiating CLEW’s three-year J.D. program, the first in the U.K.  Lupo received his Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University, his Juris Doctor from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and his Master of Arts from Northwestern University.

Thursday, October 28: Professor Michael A. Lawrence

Currently the associate dean for Graduate, International & Interdisciplinary Programs at Michigan State University College of Law, Professor Lawrence has been a member of the faculty of Michigan State University College of Law since 1994 (tenured 1998), and as a faculty member participated in the transition of the (independent) Detroit College of Law into the (affiliated) Michigan State University College of Law in 1996.

He currently oversees the Law College’s Master in Laws (LLM) programs, the joint J.D./LL.B. program with the University of Ottawa, the summer study abroad programs, interdisciplinary dual degree programs with other Michigan State University colleges, the Washington D.C. Semester Externship Study Program, and faculty exchange programs. Key tasks include budgeting, development and fundraising, staff supervision, and strategic planning on graduate, international, and interdisciplinary matters. Lawrence received his Bachelor of Science from Indiana University, his Master of Basic Science from the University of Colorado, his Master of Science in International Business from the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Business and his Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School.