Benjamin Cramer serves as the Assistant Dean of Career Services and Student Affairs at Concordia University School of Law. In his current role, he oversees the staff, direction, and implementation of the Career Services Office and Student Affairs. Mr. Cramer also serves as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator and is responsible for administering ADA accommodations for the law school campus. He continues to help coordinate, advocate for, and enhance the overall success and experience of each law student. His responsibilities include planning, developing, and implementing programs, processes, and services related to students’ progress and retention, commencing with admission through to graduation and job placement. Mr. Cramer previously served as Director of Student Affairs (8/14 - 10/15). He originally joined Concordia University School of Law in December 2013 as a Career Advisor responsible for student career counseling, resume & cover letter review, job prospecting, and the Hire Concordia Law content management system. Prior to that, Mr. Cramer worked for Daniel L. Cronin, P.C., a rural general practitioner based in Grant County, Oregon. As a law student, he interned with the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the Oregon Court of Appeals. A native of Burns, Oregon, Mr. Cramer is a member of the Idaho State Bar, Oregon State Bar and the United States District Court - District of Idaho. Apart from his legal experience, Mr. Cramer spent seven years in higher education student development at Gonzaga University (Spokane, Washington) and La Salle University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). As a result, Mr. Cramer has extensive experience in educational programming, student development, and student advising.
Academically, Mr. Cramer earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Willamette University in 2003. He received his Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University in 2008 and completed a portion of his studies at Gonzaga’s Florence, Italy campus. He received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2013. During law school, Mr. Cramer served as a Teaching Assistant for Legal Research and Writing, was elected to the Honor Court, worked as a Lexis Representative, and coordinated an alternative spring break trip to the Orleans Public Defender office (New Orleans, LA). Mr. Cramer received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Outstanding Performance in Trust & Estates and the Verner F. Chaffin Award for Excellence in the Study of Fiduciary Law.
Mr. Cramer enjoys being back in the Northwest and residing in the Boise area with his beautiful wife and vibrant daughter and amongst numerous family and friends. He is an active participant in Cole Community Church and appreciates the myriad of recreational opportunities available in the Treasure Valley.