May 9, 2003

School of Law welcomes new dean

University President Bernard P. Knoth, S.J., announced the selection of Brian Bromberger as dean of the 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.

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."

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.

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 an environment as possible."