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Jennifer Brown named dean of the Quinnipiac University School of Law

HAMDEN, Conn., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jennifer Gerarda Brown, of New Haven, has been named dean of the Quinnipiac University School of Law effective July 1, 2013. 

"Jennifer was selected from a pool of outstanding applicants following an extensive national search," said Quinnipiac University President John L. Lahey, who announced the appointment. "Quinnipiac is fortunate to have someone with Jennifer's extensive teaching, research, administrative and legal experience to serve as the next dean of the School of Law."

Brown came to Quinnipiac as a faculty member in the School of Law in 1994 and she currently is the Carmen Tortora Professor of Law. For nearly 15 years, Brown has served as the director of the School of Law's Center on Dispute Resolution. U.S. News & World Report repeatedly ranks Quinnipiac in the top 20 law school programs in dispute resolution.  Brown has served on the law school's executive committee, honor code committee and the speakers and conferences committee.

"I am extremely excited to be stepping into the deanship at Quinnipiac," Brown said "There is so much at Quinnipiac to value. Under Brad Saxton's leadership, our sense of community and student service has only strengthened, and I plan to maintain that focus. We will be looking for new ways to work with our students as they plan their careers and find their core sense of purpose as problem-solving professionals."

Brown received her A.B. from Bryn Mawr College. She received her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law where she was a notes and comments editor of the Law Review.  She held a clerkship from 1985-1986 with the Hon. Harold A. Baker, U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.

Brown worked as an associate at the law firm of Winston and Strawn in Chicago from 1986-1989.  She is a nationally recognized scholar. Prior to coming to Quinnipiac, she was an associate professor at Emory Law School, and over the course of her career she has taught at law schools including The University of Chicago, Georgetown University, Harvard University and Yale University. She has been a senior research scholar in law at Yale University since 1998.  She has a lengthy record of scholarly achievements that includes numerous publications, book chapters and invited presentations. In 2008, she received the Honorable Robert C. Zampano Award for Excellence in Mediation. 

SOURCE Quinnipiac University

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