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Dean Roger Dennis Nominated to Leadership Post on ABA Legal Education Section

May 06, 2013

Dean Roger Dennis has been nominated to serve a three-year term on the American Bar Association Council of the Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Section.

The council is the national accrediting body for law schools in the United States.

Dennis has previously chaired numerous committees of the section, which provides leadership and service to those involved in legal education and bar admissions.  He has also chaired committees of the Association of American Law Schools.  In addition, he has held an elected seat on the American Law Institute for nearly two decades.

Before becoming the law school’s founding dean, he was provost, the head of campus, at Rutgers-Camden and was previously dean of the Rutgers-Camden School of Law. 

He clerked for Judge Richard McLaren of the U.S. District Court in Chicago before working in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and practicing at Skadden Arps in Washington, D.C.

He serves on the board of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and was selected for membership on the national United Way Membership Accountability Committee.  He is a member of the advisory board of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, a trustee of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and a former vice chair of the Camden County Regional Legal Services Board.

As a scholar, Dennis applies modern financial theory to corporate law, strategic corporate behavior and securities regulation.

Elections for the section council will be held at the ABA annual meeting in August.