O' Brien, John F.
JOHN F. O’Brien has had the longest continuous service at a single institution of any law school dean in the country. He has been the dean of New England School of Law in Boston since 1988.
O’Brien is also the vice-chair of the Council of the American Bar Association’s section on legal education and admissions. Under his leadership, the law school’s efforts were successful in achieving membership in the prestigious Association of American Law Schools.
O’Brien is an Irish American through his grandparents, who came from Cavan, Cork, Limerick, and Mayo. The New England School of Law, under O’Brien’s leadership, has established a summer abroad program in cooperation with the Irish center of Human Rights at the National University of Ireland in Galway.
O’Brien received a BA from Manhattan College, a JD from the New England School of Law, and LL.M. from Boston University.
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