LSNJ Board of Trustees


Douglas S. Eakeley, Esq.

Rutgers Law School

Doug Eakeley joined Rutgers Law School in 2012 as the first Alan V. Lowenstein Chair in Corporate and Business Law, after several decades in private practice specializing in complex commercial litigation. A Distinguished Professor of Professional Practice, he is the founder and co-director of the Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance and the founder and co-director of the Rutgers Law School Entrepreneurship Clinic.

Eakeley is a former Rhodes Scholar and graduate of Yale College, Oxford University and Yale Law School, and served as First Assistant Attorney General of the State of New Jersey during the Administration of Governor James J. Florio. In 1993, he was appointed by President William J. Clinton to the board of directors of the Legal Services Corporation, which he chaired until April 2003. He is a founding trustee and former board chair of the New Jersey Institute of Social Justice and trustee and former LSNJ board chair.

Eakeley has received numerous awards for his pro bono work and contributions to the community, including the first LSNJ Pro bono Publico Award (renamed the Debevoise-Eakeley Award).

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