Hobbs, Patrick Esmond
Patrick Esmond Hobbs became the dean of Seton Hall University's School of Law in 1999, after teaching at the school for nine years following a career in private practice.
As dean, Hobbs has helped to establish the law school as one that consistently ranks among the best nationwide. Under his leadership, the school launched the Seton Hall Law Rising campaign, which aims to enhance its scholarship programs and improve technology and educational facilities for an urban student population.
Hobbs received a BS in accounting from Seton Hall, a JD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master of laws in taxation from New York University.
Among the many honors Hobbs has received are the Seton Hall Faculty Excellence Award and the Student Bar Association Professor of the Year Award.
He is a member of the Standards Review Committee of the American Bar Association, Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, and has twice chaired the Law School Development Committee.
A member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Hobbs’ father's family hails from Co. Louth and his mother's clan is from Co. Meath. He is married to JoAnne and has three children, Patrick, John and Alexandra.
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