New Dean Advocates for Legal Jobs

The New York Law Journal has an article about newly appointed Brooklyn Law School Dean Nicholas Allard titled Brooklyn Dean Campaigns for Graduate Employment. The article says that Dean Allard lauds Brooklyn Law’s faculty, alumni and student body and says the school is “financially sound.” But he still must confront deeper problems faced by all law schools: What changes should be made to curriculum, where will graduates find employment and how to attract the best students from smaller applicant pools? Acknowledging that the legal profession faces tough economic conditions and the challenge of defining legal practice for the future, Dean Allard is prepared to be an advocate for graduating students as they go out into the work force.

Dean Allard, who earned his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School,  has extensive experience in a wide range of legal settings. From 2005 until his appointment as Dean, he was a Partner with Patton Boggs; from 1993-2004, he was a Partner with Latham & Watkins; from 1987-1992, he was a Partner with Fox, Bennett & Turner. He also served as chief of staff to U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan; Minority staff counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, an Associate with Kaye Scholer; and Law clerk to Judge Patricia Wald, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit and to Chief Judge Robert Peckham, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. A list of Dean Allard’s publications and presentations is available here.