In May 2015, Thomas C. Ksobiech began serving as the Associate Dean for Administration and Communication at The University of Alabama School of Law. He is responsible for overseeing human resources, compliance, and purchasing. In addition, Mr. Ksobiech directs the external and internal communication of the law school. Mr. Ksobiech also serves as an adjunct professor and teaches Products Liability and Legal Profession (Ethics). He also developed and taught a course in Law Office Management, which gives students an understanding of the business of practicing law. The class focuses on the organization of law firms, the marketing and client development of a legal practice, and the management of a law firm’s resources: human, physical, and financial.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Ksobiech was the Assistant Dean for Career Services for seven years. In that role, he oversaw the operation of the office charged with identifying employment opportunities for students and alumni and preparing students to take advantage of those opportunities. As a member of NALP, the Association of Legal Career Professionals, he served as the Chair of both the Newer Professional Section and the Social Media Work Group. The NALP Journal has published five of his articles. His chosen topics included Law Student Professional Development, CSO and Admissions Office coordination, cover letter strategies, and moving from social media contacts to in-person meetings. Mr. Ksobiech drafted NALP’s E-Guide on Law Student Professionalism on Twitter. In 2011, he was selected to speak at the NALP Annual Conference. There, he presented a program on CSO Counseling and Programming Strategies for One-L Law Students. His first position at the Law School was as Assistant Director of Admissions, a title he held for two years.
Mr. Ksobiech graduated magna cum laude from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa in 1997. He earned his Juris Doctor with Distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2000. Mr. Ksobiech spent the following six years as a practicing attorney in Kansas City, Missouri. During that time, he had the opportunity to represent plaintiffs and defendants in complex civil litigation, specializing in product liability and medical malpractice cases. He remains a member of the state bars of Kansas and Missouri.