Kevin P. Oates
Senior Associate Dean of Students
Associate Professor of Law
Kevin Oates is an expert in professional responsibility and conflicts of law.
He came to the law school from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, where he was an assistant professor of legal methods, served on the Appointments and Curriculum Committees, coached the ABA Negotiation and Client Counseling teams and was administrator for the Alexander Hamilton Inn of Court. Previously, he held a similar post at William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, where he was voted Law Professor of the Year in 2004. He also served as a teaching fellow at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.
Prior to teaching, Professor Oates practiced law for 10 years. He practiced with Cozen O’Connor, PC and Gartner, Bloom & Greiper, PC, where he handled litigation, trials, appeals, arbitrations, and mediations.
Professor Oates received his J.D. from Pace University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude and served on the Pace Law Review.
He earned his LL.M. in Legal Education from Temple University Beasley School of Law.
Professor Oates’ articles have included “Professor Defend Thyself: The Failure of Universities to Defend and Indemnify Their Faculty,” in the Willamette Law Review, and “Public Policy and the Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage,” in Nevada Lawyer.