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Dean-designate Broderick Honored by NHCLU

Chief Justice John T. Broderick Jr., Dean-designate of the University of New Hampshire School of Law, was presented with the Bill of Rights Award by the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union on November 14, 2010.  He was honored for his ongoing commitment to access to justice issues during his term on the New Hampshire Supreme Court. In his remarks, he noted the importance of the courts in the United States and their role in achieving justice.

In attendance were a number of UNH Law students, many of whom met the dean-designate for the first time. Student Bar Association President David Willoughby said, "After speaking with him, I find Justice Broderick to be a very personable and genuine man. His public speaking ability is of an excellent quality and his community involvement substantial. He will be a strong leader for the students and the future of UNH Law."

3L Quinn Kelley had a chance to meet with Justice Broderick after dinner. “He's an ideal fit for the new direction of this institution. He is a brilliant man, and one of the few who truly understands the history of legal education in this state. There is not a better-suited individual to take the reins from outgoing Dean Hutson, who leaves a great legacy. This school is blessed to have such an accomplished individual.”

Dean-designate Broderick will join the Law School for a period of transition January 3, taking up leadership upon Dean John D. Hutson’s retirement January 28, 2011.