Adam Barrett has been appointed associate vice president and dean of law admissions at Quinnipiac University.
“Lawyers play an integral role in society,” Barrett said. “I know the challenge of recruiting. I also know that Quinnipiac law students will have a personalized legal education with a first-rate faculty focused on teaching. We have an 11-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, which is one of the smallest in the country. It is an extremely intimate setting.”
Barrett brings a wealth of experience to the position. He most recently worked as associate dean of admissions and financial aid at New York Law School. He also served as assistant dean for enrollment management and special adviser to the dean at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.
“Adam has a great sense of the challenges in legal education as well as the exciting opportunities available to enterprising students,” said Jennifer Gerarda Brown, dean of the School of Law. “His warmth, enthusiasm and sincere interest in diversity and inclusion will be great assets to our law school.
“What pleases me so much about Adam’s appointment is that he is sophisticated and data-driven in his admissions work, while also understanding the human element,” Brown added. “His friendly, caring approach to students – both while they are applying and after they have enrolled – will be a great fit with the emphasis we place on community at Quinnipiac.”
Barrett also had leadership roles in the admissions offices of Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law.
“I have worked in law admissions for 20 years,” said Barrett, a former civil litigator. “The facilities, the faculty and the notion that each student is going to have a personally tailored legal experience give Quinnipiac a distinct advantage over other law schools.”
Barrett grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire, and received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of New Hampshire. He earned his law degree from Ohio Northern.
Barrett, who has a 6-year-old daughter, Madeline, is an avid golfer, runner and bicyclist.