Dean Brian Bromberger prepares for retirement

In conjunction with his golden anniversary of teaching, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Dean Brian Bromberger will retire following the spring semester. “I’ve been teaching for 50 years,” Bromberger said. “Can you come up with a better reason than that to retire?”

He took the helm of the law school in August 2003 and has successfully navigated its faculty, staff and students through some of the college’s most difficult years in its nearly 100-year history.

The College of Law has not yet hired a replacement for Bromberger, but the search is ongoing, as a search committee of nine voting members and two non-voting members has been formed for the appointment of a new dean.

Bromberger plans to live with his family in Australia, where he hopes to sit as a judge on the Mental Health Review Tribunal Board.

Loyola University President Kevin Wildes, S.J., Ph.D., said Bromberger’s impact has been tremendous, both to the College of Law and to the university as a whole.

“Dean Bromberger’s accomplishments are numerous and exemplary. He has served this university selflessly and has led his college to great heights of achievement, even in the face of disaster. To say that he will be missed is an understatement. I hope the university community joins me in wishing Dean Bromberger well in his recovery and in his future retirement.”

Bromberger came to Loyola in 2003 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was the associate dean for academic affairs and a professor of law since 1995. He was educated in Australia where he earned a bachelor of laws degree with honors at Melbourne University. He also completed a master of laws degree at the University of Pennsylvania. He began his teaching career in law in 1969 and has taught or served as a visiting professor at law schools in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States including the University of Pennsylvania, Syracuse University, University of Utah and William and Mary College in Virginia.