Tom Galligan (college president)

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Thomas C. Galligan Jr.

Thomas C. Galligan Jr joined Colby-Sawyer College as its eighth president in August 2006. Before being selected as the college's president, he served as dean and professor of law at the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville. While there, he taught torts and admiralty.[1]

From 1986 until May 1998, Galligan taught at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU. There, he was named the Dr Dale E. Bennett Professor of Law and was honored by the students as the Outstanding LSU Professor six times.

Galligan has published numerous books and articles on torts and admiralty. His scholarship has been cited in the proposed Restatement (Third) of Torts and by numerous legal scholars. Galligan's work has also been cited by the United States Supreme Court and other federal and state appellate and trial courts.

His co-authored scholarship with Professor Frank L. Maraist has been honored by the Louisiana Bar Journal and the Tulane Law Review. Recently, Galligan was honored with the University of Tennessee National Alumni Association Public Service Award for 2006 and the Knoxville Bar Association's Law and Liberty Award.

Galligan has a passion for long distance running and baseball statistics. He has four children, one a graduate of Bates College in Maine, two at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and a daughter in high school.

Galligan has run over twenty marathons, one of which he completed with his daughter, Sarah.


  1. ^ "College presidents have a major impact on N.H." New Hampshire Business Review September 15, 2006 link