Concord Law School Appoints Martin Pritikin as Dean

Harvard Law Graduate and California Attorney Takes Charge of
Nation’s First Fully Online Law School

Law School of Kaplan University
, the nation’s first fully online law
school, today announced that Martin Pritikin, an experienced lawyer and
educator, has been appointed the dean of the school.

In this role, Pritikin will be responsible for providing academic
leadership for the school’s programs, faculty, and students while
advancing the school’s mission to provide an affordable and accessible
education for aspiring attorneys and others seeking to learn the law. He
has committed his professional and academic career to integrating theory
with practice. His areas of expertise include business litigation, civil
litigation, criminal law, jail overcrowding, Jewish law, and white
collar crime.

Pritikin joins the school with more than 15 years of professional
experience, most recently serving as the associate dean of Whittier Law
School in California.

“Marty brings extensive experience and an exceptional record of academic
success to the role. We are confident he will take Concord Law School,
which opened its virtual doors in 1998 as the nation’s first fully
online law school, to the next level,” said Betty Vandenbosch, President
of Kaplan University. “His commitment to innovation coupled with his
many accomplishments as an educator will be a great asset in shaping the
online learning environment for years to come.”

Pritikin, who officially starts at Concord on July 5th,
earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern
California and his juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School, where he
graduated magna cum laude and served on the Harvard Law Review. He was
the regional champion in the ATLA Student Trial Advocacy Competition as
well as a semi-finalist in Harvard’s Ames Moot Court Competition.

Upon graduating from law school, Pritikin spent several years practicing
law with Quinn Emanuel in Los Angeles, where his clients included
Lockheed Martin, Fox Studios, and Union Bank of California. He entered
academia full-time in 2004 at Whittier Law School, where he has taught
courses on evidence, advanced litigation, criminal law, and wills and
trusts. He has maintained his connection to practice even while in
academia, including as a summer volunteer at a prosecutor’s office and
as a consultant on a multi-year litigation against Lehman Brothers in
bankruptcy court.

While at Whittier, Pritikin won the law school’s Teacher of the Year
award (twice), and was the first to design and implement a hybrid online
“flipped” classroom model. As an administrator, Pritikin founded and
directed Whittier’s Institute for Trial and Appellate Practice, served
as the school’s associate dean for experiential learning, associate dean
of the law school, and acting dean. In 2013, he spearheaded the adoption
of the school’s “Experience the Law” curriculum, which was named among
the ‘Most
Innovative’ in the nation by National Jurist
. In 2015, he launched
the law school’s incubator program, which provides recent graduates with
the infrastructure and legal and business training to launch their own
law practices.

He has addressed both substantive legal issues and the need for reform
in legal education as an author for the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law
and Policy Review, the Colorado Law Review, the Wisconsin Law Review,
the Cardozo Law Journal, and the Journal of Legal Education, among

Pritikin replaces Interim Dean Larry David who is returning to private

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About Concord Law School

Concord Law School is the nation’s first fully online law school. Since
opening its virtual doors in 1998, Concord has educated more than 1,800
graduates who have obtained their Juris Doctor (JD) or Executive Juris
DoctorSM (EJD) degree. Concord Law School is part of Kaplan
University which is accredited by The
Higher Learning Commission
. Kaplan University, furthermore, is part
of Kaplan Higher Education LLC and Kaplan, Inc., which serves over 1.2
million students globally each year through its array of higher
education, test preparation, professional education, English-language
training, university preparation, and K-12 offerings to individuals,
institutions, and businesses. Kaplan has operations in over 30
countries, employs more than 19,000 full- and part-time professionals,
and maintains relationships and partnerships with more than 1,000 school
districts, colleges, and universities, and over 2,600 corporations and
businesses. Kaplan is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE:
GHC) and its largest division. For more information, please visit,


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