His appointment as president and Joseph Crea Dean will be effective July 1, 2019, the school said.
Prior to his appointment, Cahill served as the Rutgers Law School co-dean and professor of law since 2016.
“We are very excited to welcome back Dean Michael Cahill to lead our great Law School forward,” Stuart Subotnick, chairman of the Brooklyn Law School board of trustees, said. “His wealth of experience in legal academia, his deep knowledge of the Law School from his many years here as vice dean, associate dean and faculty member, and his vision to advance the School’s academic excellence while maintaining financial strength made him the clear choice among a field of exceptionally strong candidates.”
Before Rutgers Law School, Cahill was a member of the faculty at Brooklyn Law School for 13 years where he served as vice dean from 2013 to 2015 and associate dean for academic affairs from 2010 to 2013.
“I could not be more thrilled, personally and professionally, to have been given this opportunity to lead Brooklyn Law School,” Cahill said. “I am honored and grateful to have received the support of the board, faculty and administration, and I am determined to make good on the investment this school has made in me.”
Professor Maryellen Fullerton had taken over the role as interim dean since July of this year, according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and a search committee was established to find a permanent replacement for the role.
“We are tremendously grateful as well for the ongoing strong leadership and dedication of interim Dean Maryellen Fullerton,” Subotnick said. “She has been an extremely effective ambassador and advocate for the Law School these last six months, and as a result, when she hands over the leadership to Dean Cahill, the school will be in a strong position on which to build an even greater future.”