Welcome New Dean Elena Langan
A Message from Touro President Alan Kadish

June 18, 2019

Dear Members of the Touro Law Center Community:

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Elena B. Langan as the seventh dean of the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center.

Dean Langan brings to Touro Law Center an impressive record of academic and administrative leadership experience having served as the Dean of Concordia Law School in Boise, Idaho, Interim Dean of Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law in Fort Lauderdale Florida, where she also served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of the first year lawyering skills and values program. Prior to being named Interim Dean at Nova she served on numerous task forces and committees including the Bar Pass Task Force, the law library and technology center strategic planning task force, and the professionalism curriculum committee, and she was responsible for curricular and assessment changes consistent with student learning outcomes and bar passage. As Interim Dean she led the effort to more than double enrollment in online non-JD masters programs, increased opportunities for student experiential learning by expanding clinical offerings and led successful fundraising efforts to support student scholarships and law school programs. At Concordia University Dean Langan serves as a member of the student success subcommittee of the President’s Advisory Council and she is responsible for: the creation of, among other things, the 5th & Front Program, described as a place where law and social justice meet in service to the community; the strategic design and development of innovative JD and non-JD programs; and enhancing the reputation of the law school. Prior to entering academia, Dean Langan practiced law in Maryland and in Florida. Her scholarship focuses on law school pedagogy and law school admissions, as well as family law. A student-centered Dean, Elena Langan has been active in the American Association of Law Schools, the Inns of Court, and state and national bar associations. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland School of Law.

Special thanks to the members of the Dean Search Committee and to Witt/Kieffer for their highly successful work on this national search.

Dean Langan’s appointment is effective August 1, 2019. During the month of July, I have asked Provost Salkin to work with Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Myra Berman to ensure a smooth transition.

On behalf of Touro College and University System, please join me in thanking Dean Harry Ballan for his leadership and service to Touro and in wishing him well as he concludes his tenure at the end of this month.


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