Fordham Law School has launched a search for its 11th dean. Current Dean Michael M. Martin will return to the School’s law faculty at the conclusion of the 2014–2015 academic year.

Located near Lincoln Center in the heart of New York City, Fordham Law enrolls approximately 1,520 J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. students from more than 35 countries. Its admissions standards are among the most selective in the country, with the majority of students scoring at or above the 88th percentile on the LSAT. With approximately 80 full-time professors drawn from the nation’s most prestigious clerkships and graduate programs, and more than 280 adjuncts drawn from the nation’s deepest pool of lawyers and judges, the Law School’s faculty includes prominent figures in every area of law, legal theory, and clinical education. Its alumni are leaders in the top courts, government and public interest offices, prestigious law firms, and corporate boardrooms throughout the world.

“The next Dean will have an extraordinary opportunity to advance the Law School’s mission and enhance its commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and public service,” said John D. Feerick, chair of the search committee. Feerick is the Norris Professor of Law; he served as the school’s 8th dean from 1982 to 2002.

“The new Dean will be able to draw upon the resources of a new building, designed by Pei Cobb Freed and Partners, that will open in Fall 2014 and will transform the Law School while adding critical, state-of-the-art teaching, library, and community space,” Feerick noted.

The School is a part of Fordham University, a Jesuit university founded in 1841 that is governed by an independent board of trustees.

The University has engaged Witt/Kieffer to manage the search. Confidential nominations and applications are being accepted via e-mail and mail. Review of applications will begin immediately. The consultants assisting with this search are Jean Dowdall, Lucy Leske, and Sheila Murphy.

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds. Fordham Law School is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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