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UNH School of Law Announces New Associate Dean

Dean John Broderick announced today that Professor Jordan Budd will become the next Associate Dean of the University of New Hampshire School of Law. He will replace, on June 1, Professor Susan Richey who has held the position for the past four years.

"As Associate Dean, Professor Richey has helped guide UNH Law through a remarkable period of change and challenges, and we are profoundly indebted to her for her leadership and service," said Dean Broderick. "We are truly fortunate to have had her steady hand on the tiller in recent years."

Jordan Budd joined UNH Law in 2006. His areas of expertise include civil rights, constitutional law, and the federal courts. His recent scholarship addresses questions concerning the Fourth Amendment rights of the poor and the permissibility of religious displays on public land.

Prior to joining UNH Law, Professor Budd served for more than a decade as Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties.

"Professor Budd and I will be working closely together to assure that the administrative work of the school continues to be done in a manner that promotes our shared commitment to transparency, collaboration, and accountability in governance," said Dean Broderick.

Professor John Orcutt will continue to serve as Associate Dean of Faculty Research and as the school's lead representative for external program development, including joint programs and initiatives with the University of New Hampshire. To more accurately reflect his continuing responsibilities, Professor Orcutt's new title will be Associate Dean of Faculty Research and External Program Development.

Professor Mary Wong, as previously announced, will serve as Director of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property and in that capacity provide leadership and oversight with respect to the school’s intellectual property programs, as well as spearhead the Center's research, alumni outreach, strategic partnerships and fund-raising initiatives.