Search Committee Assembled to Seek New Dean and President


Brooklyn Law School’s Board of Trustees, in consultation with the faculty, has assembled a search committee to find a successor to Dean Michael T. Cahill, who announced in June that he would be returning to his previous position as tenured faculty at the end of the 2022-23 academic year.

Eileen T. Nugent ’78, of counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and a member of the Law School’s Board of Trustees, will chair the Search Committee.

“I am delighted that Eileen Nugent has agreed to serve as Search Committee chair,” said Board of Trustees Chair Frank Aquila ’83. “On behalf of the entire Board of Trustees, I want to thank all the members of the Search Committee for taking on this crucial task.”

Joining Nugent and Aquila, who will participate in the search process as an ex-officio member of the committee, will be the following fellow alumni and members of the Board of Trustees, as well as distinguished faculty members:

William D. Araiza, Stanley A. August Professor of Law
Christopher Beauchamp, Professor of Law
Alexis J. Hoag-Fordjour, Assistant Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Criminal Justice
Melique Jones ’98, chief people officer at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Board of Trustee member
Sasha L. Linney ’11, associate general counsel at Golden Tree Asset Management and Board of Trustee member
John Oswald ’84, president and CEO of Capital Trust Group and Board of Trustee member
David Reiss, Professor of Law and Research Director, Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE)
Hon. Ramon E. Reyes Jr. ’92, U.S. magistrate judge, U.S. district judge nominee of the Eastern District of New York, and Board of Trustee member
Alice Ristroph, Professor of Law
Steven G. Scheinfeld ’85, global chair of the corporate department at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and Board of Trustee member
Danielle Tully, Associate Professor of Legal Writing

The Search Committee welcomes nominations and other recommendations for its consideration and those should be directed to Chuck O'Boyle at Once the Search Committee has selected the finalists, it will offer members of the Brooklyn Law School community an opportunity to meet the candidates and provide input.

Read the full position description.