Patrick E. Hobbs
Dean and Professor of Law
Dean Patrick E. Hobbs joined the faculty of Seton Hall Law School in 1990. He teaches in the area of taxation and has taught Federal Income Taxation, Corporate Taxation and Business Planning, and Law and Literature. In 1995, he became the Associate Dean for Finance. In 1999, he became the Law School's seventh Dean.
Dean Hobbs graduated magna cum laude from Seton Hall University with a B.S. in Accounting. He received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and earned his LL.M. from New York University. Dean Hobbs was recently appointed a Commissioner on the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation by former Governor James McGreevy. He is a member of the Standards Review Committee of the American Bar Association, Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, and has twice chaired the Law School Development Committee. He also serves as a member of the boards of the Newark Alliance, Lexis-Nexis, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, the New Jersey Commission of Professionalism and the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. In 2004, he served as Chair of the Newark, New Jersey Mayor's Blue Ribbon Commission on the Downtown Core Redevelopment .
LAW REVIEW ARTICLES
Istanbul Redux: Guidelines for Quality Legal Education Across the Globe, 43 S. Texas L. Rev. 727 (2002)
Noblesse Oblige: Four Ways the "Top Five" Law Schools Can Improve Legal Education, 33 The U. of Toledo L. Rev. 85 (2001)
The Personal Injury Exclusion: Congress Gets Physical But Leaves The Exclusion Emotionally Distressed, 76 Nebraska L. Rev. 51 (1997)
Entity Classification: The Hundred Year Debate, 44 Cath. L. Rev. 437 (1995)
OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES
The Scope of the Inventory Exclusion under Section 1221(1), The Monthly Digest of Tax Articles 35 (1994)