Assistant Dean LeaNora Ruffin named president-elect of the National Association for Law Placement
Public Relations - Published: May 8, 2008

ruffin leanoraWidener University School of Law Dean Linda L. Ammons today congratulated LeaNora Ruffin, assistant dean of career development, on being named president-elect of the National Association for Law Placement. Ruffin will serve as the group’s president for a year beginning in April 2009.

The National Association for Law Placement is a nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating legal career counseling and planning, recruitment and retention and the professional development of law students and lawyers. Ruffin joined the organization, which is comprised of legal employers and law school members, in 1998. Her nomination for president-elect was approved by the membership on April 18.

In her capacity as president-elect, Ruffin said she plans to spend the next year working on formulating a business plan for the association and identifying and appointing leaders for the group’s various committees, task forces and advisory councils.

Ruffin has worked in the law school’s Career Development Office for 10 years and has served as its assistant dean since 2000. She earned both her bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

“Assistant Dean Ruffin’s service to NALP will allow her to use her skills and contacts toward the betterment of law students around the country,” Ammons said. “Her election to this post is one of the many examples of how Widener staff and faculty are recognized nationally for their commitment to the legal profession.”

Ruffin lives in Bear, Del. with her husband, Michael. She works out of Widener’s Delaware campus.