November 13, 2017
assistant Dean for Career Services at the University of Alabama School of Law,
has been named as Tulane Law School’s new Assistant Dean for Career Development and Diversity Initiatives.
Griffin will assume responsibility both for the newly
reorganized and expanded Career Development Office and for initiatives to
promote diversity and inclusion in our community. She begins her new role at
Tulane Law Jan. 8.
In her current role at the University of Alabama School of
Law, Griffin successfully led an expansion of the school’s career office, was
promoted twice, and was tapped for national leadership roles with the National
Association of Law Placement (NALP). Before her move to Alabama, she was
a career counselor in Tulane’s Career Development Office and practiced law as a
labor lawyer with AFSCME.
“Dean Griffin brings an ideal package of ideas, energy, creativity,
and experience to this important new leadership role,” said Tulane Law School
Dean David Meyer. “The establishment of this expanded leadership role reflects
the law school’s ambitious commitment to two top institutional
priorities: Improving the effectiveness of job placement services to
students and ensuring that we recruit, retain, support, and celebrate a truly
diverse and inclusive academic community.”
Griffin is a two-time graduate of Tulane Law School, earning
both her J.D. and a Master of Laws in International and Comparative Law.
In addition, both at Alabama and at Tulane, she has played important
leadership roles in promoting diversity and inclusion, with substantial experience
relating to student recruitment, retention, support, and programming.
Dean Griffin’s appointment caps an ambitious national search
that drew an impressively strong pool of more than 50 candidates for the
Assistant Dean position alone, Meyer said, adding that Griffin will work with
the search committee on hiring decisions for several additional positions crucial
to the expansion of the CDO.