This is the season when we look ahead to the next academic year, taking stock of goals and needs. Suffolk University Law School is thriving, even in these challenging economic times. We have made stellar faculty appointments and have promoted our own superb colleagues. We have a new scholarship program in place, and our student body has never been stronger. The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service continues to make enormous contributions to our school and our community. Our international programs are healthy, with vital programs in place and new initiatives poised to take us in exciting directions. Our concentrations, clinics, writing program, journals, and trial and moot court programs, as well as our technological capabilities, energize our school and provide great learning opportunities for our students. The scholarship of our faculty has grown in quantity, quality, and recognition. Faculty governance is effective, and we have excellent and mutually supportive relations with the university. As I look toward the future, I am confident in the law school’s strength and promise.
My message is also personal. I have been given the opportunity to return to Indiana University at Bloomington to serve as the Roscoe C. O’Byrne Professor of Law, and I have decided to accept it, resigning the deanship effective June 30, 2009. Given the likely new developments in administrative law and other fields in which I work, I feel strongly the pull of full-time teaching and research.
It has been an honor to be your dean. I enjoyed meeting so many of you and benefited directly from your support and encouragement. I believe that the true measure of Suffolk Law’s greatness lies in the success and distinction of its alumni. Your professionalism, wisdom, energy, and dedication have been and will continue to be vital to the success of this great law school and law school community.
I am happy to announce that one of our associate deans will become interim dean next fall. Suffolk University President David Sargent and Provost Barry Brown have appointed Associate Dean Bernard Keenan as interim dean effective July 1, 2009. He has been a faculty member for 35 years and an associate dean for the past nine years. We all have great confidence in his leadership ability.
Best wishes,ALFRED C. AMAN, JR.
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