One of the most important jobs in a law school is that of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (essentially the Vice-Dean), who oversees most faculty and many student matters. At most law schools, this job rotates among members of the tenured faculty, and I have had the pleasure in my 7 years as Dean to work with three excellent administrators: Diana Hassel, Michael Yelnosky, and David Zlotnick. On July 1, Prof. Andy Horwitz, currently the Director of Clinical Programs, Director of the Criminal Defense Clinic, and Distinguished Service Professor, will replace Dean Z.
Andy has a stellar academic record (he graduated Order of the Coif from New York University School of Law) and before coming to Roger Williams in 1994, he gained deep experience at the Legal Aid Society of New York. He has won numerous awards for his pro bono work on behalf of civil rights organizations, the homeless, and veterans. Plus, like his predecessors, Andy has a strong record of publication, with articles appearing in the primary law journals at Washington & Lee, Pittsburg, Arizona, and Catholic University, and his The Costs of Abusing Probationary Sentences: Overincarceration and the Erosion of Due Process, is coming out soon in the Brooklyn Law Review.
In short, Andy is an excellent clinician, a strong scholar, and a seasoned administrator, who will do a terrific job as Associate Dean.
Associate Dean David Zlotnick and Associate Dean Andy Horwitz