Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Former Brooklyn Dean Nick Allard Named Founding Dean Of Jacksonville Law School

Following up on my previous post, After Closure Of Florida Coastal, Jacksonville University Launches New Law School, With 20-30 Students In Fall 2022 ($36,000 Tuition, $14,000 Merit Scholarships):


JU Selects Nick Allard Founding Dean and Announces Leadership Team for College of Law:

After a comprehensive national search that attracted distinguished candidates from all over the world, Jacksonville University today announced the selection of its College of Law founding Dean, Nicholas W. Allard, Esq., along with an administrative leadership team for the College.

A graduate of Princeton (1974), Oxford (1976), and Yale Law School (1979) and a prestigious Rhodes Scholar, Allard is currently senior counsel at Dentons, the largest law firm in the world with offices in more than 80 countries. He served as Joseph Crea Dean (2012-18) and concurrently as President (2014-18) at Brooklyn Law School (BLS) where he also has been a tenured professor. During his time there, he launched several noteworthy initiatives designed to make legal education more affordable, accessible, and valuable.

“Nick Allard is a world-class legal scholar and administrator, who is widely recognized and respected as both a thought leader and an educator,” said Jacksonville University President Tim Cost. “Jacksonville University is honored to welcome him as founding Dean of our College of Law, where he will have a tremendous impact on shaping the next generation of legal minds.” ...

“We are progressing at a healthy pace to enroll our first class of students in the Jacksonville University College of Law, which will begin classes on August 8,” said President Cost. “At the same time, we are moving forward very deliberately with a leadership team of talented, diverse educators and administrators who will model our University’s values and our student-centered culture. Fortunately, Jacksonville University benefits from a substantial roster of legal scholars currently on our campus.”

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