Winter 2020

Brown to Head New England Law

When his term as US ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa ends next fall, Scott Brown ’85 will become president and dean of New England Law School in Boston.

A longtime politician who served as a state representative and senator in Massachusetts, he won a special election to the US Senate in 2010 following the death of Senator Ted Kennedy. Brown was the first Republican to fill that seat since Edward Brooke in 1972. Subsequently, Brown lost to Elizabeth Warren in his run for a full senate term in 2012 and two years later became the Republican nominee for the US Senate in New Hampshire. He was later nominated by President Trump for the ambassordship and has been in New Zealand since 2017.

Among his involvements out of public office, Brown practiced law for a time at Nixon Peabody and was on the advisory board of Airtronic USA/Global Digital Solutions. Brown will join New England Law in December.

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