Dean Elena B. Langan brings to Concordia University School of Law the combined experience of teaching and working in the field of law, along with a strong commitment to student success, community engagement, and furthering Concordia’s mission of preparing future leaders. She’s excited to be part of such a forward-thinking law school that is intent on making a positive impact in Boise, the communities it serves, and the national legal academy.
Before accepting the deanship at Concordia Law, Dean Langan served as the associate dean for academic affairs as well as a professor of law at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Previously she had served as the director of NSU’s first-year lawyering skills and values program and was appointed the law school’s interim dean during the 2013-14 academic year. In 2007 Langan accepted a faculty position at NSU. Her extensive practice experience greatly enhanced her role as a law professor, lending her instant credibility and making her all the more valuable to students eager to learn about “real-life” legal situations.
An undergraduate political science major, Dean Langan attended Johns Hopkins University and completed her bachelor’s degree in three years. She then received a juris doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law. Langan worked as an attorney in Maryland for three years before moving to Miami, Florida, where she practiced marital and family law for 22 years before she shifted from practicing to teaching law by joining the faculty of NSU.
Dean Langan is an active member of the Florida Bar and was admitted to practice before the Maryland bar, the United States Supreme Court, and the United States District Courts for the District of Maryland and the Southern District of Florida.