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New dean chosen for Concordia University School of Law

Elena Langan_Dean_Concordia Law_2016Elena Langan has been chosen as the new dean of the Concordia University School of Law in Boise.

Langan will start in her new role in January.

Langan serves as the associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She previously served as the director of their first-year lawyering skills and values program and was appointed the law school’s interim dean during the 2013-14 academic year. Prior to joining NSU in 2007, she practiced law for 25 years, primarily in Miami-Dade County in Florida.

Langan received a BA in political science from Johns Hopkins University and a juris doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law.  She is an active member of the Florida Bar and was admitted to practice before the Maryland bar, the United States Supreme Court, and the United States District Courts for the District of Maryland and the Southern District of Florida.

Dean Cathy Silak announced in January that she will take on broader responsibilities at Concordia University as vice president for community engagement. Jilma Meneses, Concordia’s chief operating officer & chief general counsel, will serve as interim dean until Langan assumes her new responsibilities in January.

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