Kevin Oates Appointed Associate Dean for Student Affairs
March 3, 2009 — Earle Mack School of Law Dean Roger Dennis announced the appointment of Kevin Oates as Associate Dean for Student Affairs, effective July 1.
A member of the inaugural faculty of Earle Mack School of Law, Oates teaches legal methods, conflict of laws, counseling, negotiation and professional responsibility.
Oates received his J.D., cum laude, from Pace University School of Law and his LL.M., from Temple University School of Law
He came to Drexel 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 worked as an associate at Cozen O’Connor P.C. and as a junior partner at Gartner, Bloom & Greiper, P.C., where he handled litigation, trials, appeals, arbitrations, and mediations.
“ Kevin has been extraordinarily committed to developing a collaborative, inclusive culture for the law school,” Dean Dennis said. “He has already built a reputation among students for being open, generous and devoted to their success.”
Oates will be the senior law school administrator responsible for student affairs and student services. The key areas of activity for these offices include student counseling, bar certification, student organizations, the registration process, examinations and academic records.
“I’m looking forward to my new role here at Drexel, where we have already established a tradition of putting students at the center of what we do,” Oates said, adding that he is daunted by the prospect of replacing Jennifer L. Rosato, who has accepted a position as dean of the Northern Illinois University College of Law. “I’m training my 5 and 8 year-old sons to answer the phone at all hours of the night.”
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