New York, N.Y. (January 12, 2012)—The New York Law School Board of Trustees has named Carol A. Buckler as Interim Dean of the Law School. Dean Buckler began as Interim Dean on January 1, 2012 and will serve in this role until a new dean and president is appointed.
“I know I speak on behalf of the entire New York Law School community when I say that I am very grateful to Dean Buckler for accepting this responsibility,” Arthur N. Abbey ’59, Chair of the Board of Trustees, said. “Carol brings to the role her experience in legal education as a professor and administrator, an extensive understanding of the Law School’s programs, and dedication to the success of the Law School’s students.”
Dean Buckler came to New York Law School in 1991. She taught the Civil and Human Rights Clinic, Lawyering, and Legal Profession and was affiliated with the Law School’s Center for Professional Values and Practice. Since 2002, Dean Buckler has served as a member of the Law School’s administration, most recently as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and previously as the Law School’s first Associate Dean for Professional Development, where she oversaw the offices of Student Life, Career Services, and Public Interest and Community Service.
“I am honored to be leading the Law School during this time of transition,” Dean Buckler said. “I look forward to working with students, faculty, staff, and alumni on furthering the Law School’s mission.”
The Law School’s Dean Search Committee is currently working with Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, one of the leading firms in the area of higher education searches, to find and appoint the next dean and president of New York Law School.
About New York Law School
Founded in 1891, New York Law School is an independent law school located in lower Manhattan near the city’s centers of law, government, and finance. New York Law School’s renowned faculty of prolific scholars has built the School’s strength in such areas as constitutional law, civil and human rights, labor and employment law, media and information law, tax law, real estate and urban legal studies, international law, financial services and regulation, and a number of interdisciplinary fields. The School is noted for its nine academic centers: Center on Business Law & Policy, Center on Financial Services Law, Center for International Law, Center for New York City Law, Center for Professional Values and Practice, Center for Real Estate Studies, Diane Abbey Law Center for Children and Families, Institute for Information Law & Policy, and Justice Action Center. New York Law School has more than 13,000 graduates and currently enrolls some 1,350 full-time students and 400 part-time students in its J.D. program and its four advanced degree programs in financial services law, real estate, tax, and mental disability law studies. www.nyls.edu
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