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Alan Haynes Selected As CPDC Director

SEPT. 9, 2008—Alan Keith Haynes has been selected for the position of Director of the Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) at the Law School. He was chosen after an extensive search among top candidates nationwide.

The CPDC promotes career and professional development of law students and alumni through counseling, programs, online resources, and creation of opportunities to meet local, regional, and national employers and legal professionals.

The CPDC Director is responsible for developing and implementing a strategy to advance the goals of the Law School and improve the employment statistics of its graduates. The Director oversees all aspects of the CPDC, including the staff, budget, outreach with other law schools, planning of employer-student interviews, and creation of educational programs.

Haynes has been the Associate Director of Career Services and Diversity Outreach Advisor at Brooklyn Law School since 2005. He brings experience in counseling on career options, planning career programs, analyzing trends in legal hiring, preparing on-campus recruiting programs, and building relationships with diversity law student organizations and legal employers.

Previously, he was Associate Counsel with New York State United Teachers (2002-2005) and Assistant District Attorney with the New York County District Attorney’s Office (1997-2002). From 1980 to 1994, he taught American and world history, American government, public speaking, and debate at schools in the Northeast Independent School District, San Antonio, Texas.

Haynes received his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, and his M.A. in education and B.A. in political science from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He served on the New York City Bar Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Lawyers and is a member of the National Association for Law Placement.

Haynes will assume his duties as Director on Oct. 1, 2008. “Alan will bring new energy and ideas to CPDC,” says Law School Dean David Wippman. “He is committed to making the office a national leader in career and professional development.”