University of New Hampshire law school names John Broderick dean
November 13, 2010
John Broderick, the outgoing chief justice of the state Supreme Court, has been named the new dean of the University of New Hampshire School of Law.
Broderick, 63, will join the staff of the former Franklin Pierce Law Center on Jan. 1 before formally taking over as dean and president Jan. 28. In June, he announced that he was stepping down as chief justice at the end of this month.
"His legal credentials are impeccable," said Doug Wood, chairman of the Concord school's board of trustees.
Broderick has served on the state Supreme Court for 15 years and spent the past six as the chief justice. Gov. John Lynch has yet to name his successor.
Broderick will take over a 37-year-old law school preparing to explore a new affiliation with UNH approved earlier this year. In August, the school formally changed its name.
"I can see enormous potential for the affiliation between the law school and the university," Broderick said yesterday. Current Dean John Hutson, who has served since 2000, will retire at the end of the school year, easing Broderick's transition.
In a statement, UNH President Mark Huddleston said Broderick is "ideally suited to provide the type of creative, inspired leadership that will move UNH Law forward."