William and Mary Law School

Dean Kaplan Begins Next Chapter at Law School; Search Begins for New Associate Dean for Career Services

After 26 years at the helm of the Office of Career Services, Rob Kaplan will take on a new role at the Law School beginning May 10 as Associate Dean for Externships, Judicial Clerkships, and Public Service Initiatives and Legal Writing Instructor.  

 "Rob has done a superb job, and the Career Services office has flourished under his leadership," said W&M law dean Davison Douglas. "The Law School community is grateful for his untiring dedication to our students and alumni.  I had hoped that Rob could be persuaded to remain as the head of OCS, but he decided to make this move several months ago." 

In his new position, Kaplan will join an impressive cadre of Legal Writing faculty in the Law School's new Legal Skills program.  Douglas noted that "Rob taught legal writing very successfully some years ago, so we were thrilled with his decision to be part of our new Legal Skills program.  The new program will place increased focus on improving the writing skills of our students, and Rob is a tremendous addition to that effort.  As Associate Dean, Rob will continue to provide important leadership for externships, judicial clerkships, and public service programs. This increased focus will allow the Law School to bolster students' and graduates' career opportunities."

Kaplan stated, "It has been a personal and professional privilege to work closely with the Law School community for the past 26 years.  I am excited to continue to do so in this new role."

Rita Anne Rollins Professor of Law Peter A. Alces chairs the search for the new Associate Dean for Career Services.  If you are interested in the position or know others who might be, please visit the William & Mary Human Resources website for more information or contact Professor Alces at [[w|paalce]].