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New Law Dean Selected

Loyola press release - May 13, 2003

(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans President Bernard P. Knoth, S.J., announced the selection of Brian Bromberger as dean of Loyola’s School of Law. Bromberger will assume his responsibilities on August 1, 2003.

Bromberger was educated in his native Australia where he earned a bachelor of laws degree with honors at Melbourne University. He also completed an LLM degree at the University of Pennsylvania. He began his teaching career in law in 1969 and has taught or served as a visiting professor at law schools in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States including the universities of Pennsylvania, Syracuse and Utah, and William and Mary College in Virginia.

He comes to Loyola from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he has been associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law since 1995. An accomplished scholar, Bromberger has written four books and numerous articles and his scholarship has been recognized with a prestigious Ford Foundation Graduate Research Scholarship and graduate scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania.

Medical issues have continued to be some of Bromberger’s career-spanning interests. Prior to accepting the Chapel Hill position, he was preparing a major work on mental health and the law in an international setting. While in Australia, he was the director of the Center for the Study of Law and Technology at the University of New South Wales. He also served on boards and a tribunal that focused on mental health issues and was a part-time lecturer at the New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry and at the School of Medicine.

Fr. Knoth commented on the announcement, “I join the members of the law school faculty and staff in their enthusiasm to welcome Dean Bromberger to campus. His leadership and solid background in academics will serve the law school well as we move toward national preeminence.”

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Upon accepting his new position, Bromberger said, "Keeping in mind the core values of the university, I hope to be able to enable all associated with the law school, faculty, staff and students, to realize their full potential in as congenial environment as possible."

Based on the heritage of Catholic Jesuit higher education in Louisiana since 1849, Loyola University New Orleans was chartered in 1912. The Loyola School of Law operates both a day program for full-time students and an evening program for part-time students with a total enrollment of approximately 850 students and 30 full-time faculty members. The law school is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and is accredited by the American Bar Association. Visit Loyola University New Orleans on the World Wide Web at http://www.loyno.edu.