David A. Brennen, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Law has been elected vice president/president-elect of the Southeast Association of Law Schools (SEALS). SEALS is a regional association of law schools that hosts an annual meeting of professors at its member and affiliate law schools each summer. The annual meeting offers legal educator panels and discussion groups that focus on pedagogy, thus offering law professors an opportunity to enhance their classroom teaching. Professor Brennen will assume the presidency of SEALS in one calendar year.
“As a longtime participant in SEALS activities for decades and knowing how active UK Law faculty are with SEALS, I am honored to serve in a leadership role with the organization,” Brennen said.
Dean Brennen was also formally installed as a general member of the Council of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar. Brennen’s term began in August.
Professor Brennen joined the faculty at the University of Kentucky in 2009 from the University of Georgia School of Law where he was a professor since 2006. He also served a two-year term as deputy director of the Association of American Law Schools.
Professor Brennen received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida Atlantic University in 1988 and his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law in 1991, where he also received his master’s degree in tax law in 1994.