Creation of a search committee for the new law school in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, July 14 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Brooklyn Law School Board of Trustees, in consultation with the faculty, convened a search committee to determine a successor to Dean Michael T. Cahill, who announced in June that he would return to his previous position as full professor at the end of the 2022-23 academic year.

Eileen T. Nugent ’78an attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and a member of the law school board, will chair the search committee.

“I am delighted that Eileen Nugent has agreed to chair the search committee,” said board chairman Frank Aquila ’83. “On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I would like to thank all members of the Search Committee for taking on this crucial task.”

Joining Nugent and Aquila, who will participate as ex-officio committee members, will be other alumni and board members, as well as prominent faculty members:

  • William D. AraizaStanley A. August Professor of Law
  • Christopher Beauchamplaw professor
  • Alexis J. Hoag-Fordjourassistant professor of law and co-director of the Center for Criminal Justice
  • Melique Jones ’98Chief People Officer at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • Sasha L. Linney ’11Associate Legal Director at Golden Tree Asset Management
  • John Oswald ’84Chairman and CEO of Capital Trust Group
  • David ReisProfessor of Law and Research Director, Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE)
  • Hon. Ramon E. Reyes Jr. ’92U.S. Magistrate Judge and U.S. District Judge appointed for the Eastern District of New York
  • Alice Ristrophlaw professor
  • Steven G. Scheinfeld ’85Global Chairman of the Corporate Department at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
  • Danielle Tulyassociate professor of legal writing

The search committee welcomes nominations and other recommendations for consideration and these should be directed to Nugent, Aquila or any other member of the committee. Once the search committee selects the finalists, it will provide members of the Brooklyn Law School community with the opportunity to meet the nominees and provide their input.

About Brooklyn Law School

Founded in 1901, Brooklyn Law School offers a vibrant intellectual community with a focus on teaching excellence, cutting-edge scholarship, and an innovative academic program designed to prepare students for public service, business and private practice, nationally and globally. It is an independent institution, not affiliated with any university or college, and the only law school in Brooklyn. The law school offers JD and LL.M. degree programs. Visit Brooklyn Law School at www.brooklaw.edu.

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