Hon. John R. Simpson ’64 Elected Law School President
(Boston, Revised 11/13/09) New England Law | Boston: The Corporation of New England Law | Boston has elected Hon. John R. Simpson ’64 as its president, replacing outgoing president, Hon. Darrell L. Outlaw ’61. Simpson had previously served as an Incorporator and remains a member of the board of trustees. Judge Outlaw will resume his former responsibilities as the Corporation’s treasurer.
Hon. John R. Simpson '64
Simpson was director of the United States Secret Service for 11 years under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. He also served as a commissioner of the United States Parole Commission and as the first American president of INTERPOL.
Martin C. Foster ’80, chairman of the law school’s board of trustees, reflected on the new president’s long history as a top government official. “He served in one of the most important and sensitive government positions in our country,” said Foster. “We’re thrilled that John Simpson is taking on this important role. It’s tremendous for the school to have someone with his skills assuming a key leadership position.”
Dean John F. O’Brien ’77 praised Judge Outlaw’s contributions to the law school. “Judge Outlaw will continue to bring tireless devotion to bettering New England Law. He stepped down to allow his good friend and childhood Roxbury neighbor to have a chance to serve,” he said. Judge Outlaw, a retired associate justice of the Dorchester District Court, will continue as a trustee, a position he has held for 26 years.