Erin Bond, a Senior Leader and Innovative Administrator, Will Build Upon NYLS’s Record of Career Placement Success and Ensure Graduates Thrive in a Transforming Legal Industry
New York, NY (September 20, 2021) – New York Law School (NYLS) Dean Anthony W. Crowell today announced the appointment of Erin Felker Bond ’08 as the Associate Dean for Academic Planning and Career Development. A 2008 graduate of NYLS, she is the first alumna to hold this critical position. She received her B.A. from the University of Virginia.
“I am very excited for Erin Bond to take on this leadership role,’ said Anthony W. Crowell, NYLS Dean and President. “Our law school’s extraordinary Academic Planning and Career Development office works with students beginning their first day. With Erin’s deep experience in helping lead our academic program for nearly a decade, her passion for our students, and exceptional knowledge of the legal profession’s landscape, she is uniquely qualified to help our students achieve career success in a post-pandemic world and a time of significant transition in the profession.”
“Erin has been an invaluable partner in helping the faculty redesign and implement our Think BIG curriculum where our students connect their studies to professional pathways,” said William P. LaPiana, NYLS Academic Dean. “Erin’s dynamic energy, unmatched understanding of the law school, and tireless commitment to our students will inspire and guide them to make full use of their legal education to find the professional opportunities that match their interests and skills.”
“I am thrilled and grateful to lead New York Law School’s already impressive academic and career advising and professional development services,” said Erin Bond ’08. “Having helped shape our academic program to be more directly connected to professional skills and opportunities, and through my own experience as a student and alumna, I know the critical importance of giving every student customized and comprehensive guidance on their academic and professional goals. That is why they chose NYLS, and why I am honored to lead an extraordinary and high-performing team. We will be tireless in getting our students the jobs they deserve.”
Most recently, Bond served as NYLS’s Assistant Dean of Academic Program Development, Director of the Office of Continuing Legal Education (CLE), and an adjunct professor with the School’s Center for Real Estate Studies (which she formerly served as Associate Director). As a member of the School’s senior administration, she has provided leadership in implementing the NYLS Strategic Plan and engaged external partners for many programmatic initiatives. Her leadership has resulted in NYLS’s consistent recognition by the New York Law Journal as a top CLE provider in the State. Since 2019, she has served on the Board of Directors of Services: for the UnderServed (S:US). She also served as 2014 President of the NYC real estate industry’s longest-running and most consistent supporter of women real estate professionals, CREW New York.