Student Lunch with Dean John Broderick, UNH Law School
Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM (EST)
Student lunch with
Dean John Broderick
Dean, University of New Hampshire School of Law
Former New Hampshire Supreme Court Chief Justice
Perkins Bass Distinguished Visitor
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Class of 1930 Room, Rockefeller Center
The Rockefeller Center is hosting this lunch with the 2014 Perkins Bass Distinguished Visitor, Dean John Broderick. Seating is limited, so do not hesitate if you want to take advantage of this opportunity
John T. Broderick, Jr. became the fifth dean of the University of New Hampshire School of Law on January 28, 2011. Prior to this appointment, Broderick served on the New Hampshire Supreme Court for 15 years, retiring in the fall of 2010 to join UNH School of Law. During his tenure as Chief Justice over the past six years, he was the administrative head of all the state’s courts, in addition to his judicial duties, and became nationally known for reexamining the way the court system works and redesigning it to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Under Broderick’s leadership, New Hampshire established an “Access to Justice Commission” to help enhance programs that provide low-cost legal services to poor and low-income citizens. Broderick wrote, along with Ronald George, Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, a 2010 New York Times op-ed lamenting the rise of unrepresented litigants and calling for an expansion of limited-scope representation. A frequent speaker around the nation on the need to improve and modernize our judicial system, Broderick was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the Board of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), on which he served for 10 years.
Prior to serving on the Supreme Court, Broderick was a litigation attorney in the Manchester, NH, law firm of Devine, Millimet, Stahl & Branch, and was a founding shareholder of Broderick & Dean, Professional Association (formerly Merrill & Broderick). He has also taught as an adjunct professor at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth for more than 10 years. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and, magna cum laude, of the College of the Holy Cross.
Broderick is the recipient of several honorary degrees, is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and recently became the only jurist ever to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Hampshire Business & Industry Association in recognition of his efforts to ensure that justice remains accessible, affordable, and understandable. He was President of the New Hampshire Bar Association from 1990 to 1991. Last year, he was presented with the Justice Williams A. Grimes Award for Judicial Professionalism and in 2007, he received the L. Jonathan Ross Award for Outstanding Commitment to Legal Services for the Poor. He was also recently inducted into the Warren E. Burger Society by the National Center for State Courts.
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Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College
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