Alumni Named Deans of Law Schools

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Jennifer Brown (‘85) has been named dean of Quinnipiac University School of Law, effective July 1, 2013. Brown has taught at Quinnipiac since 1994, and she currently is the Carmen Tortora Professor of Law. “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.”


Philip J. McConnaughay (’78), dean of Penn State's Dickinson School of Law and founding dean of Penn State's School of International Affairs, has taken a position as dean of Peking University’s School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China. His new appointment is effective August 1, 2013. McConnaughay said that the opportunity to help Peking University continue to grow and develop its American-style J.D. program is an exciting venture that will shape future global legal services and increase international cooperation.