Daan Braveman, the ninth president of Nazareth College, is a Rochester, N.Y., native. Braveman graduated from Brighton High School and the University of Rochester. He obtained his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and was a law clerk to Justice Samuel J. Roberts of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He worked as an attorney for the Greater Upstate Law Project, located in Rochester. While at the Project he was engaged in civil rights litigation throughout New York state.
Braveman joined Syracuse University College of Law in 1977 and served as Dean from 1994 - 2002. During his tenure, he taught courses in civil procedure, civil rights, constitutional law, federal courts, and federal Indian law, and was one of the founders and directors of the Public Interest Law Firm at the College. He has published many articles and books on constitutional law, civil rights, legal education, and federal Indian law.
In 2003, Braveman was one of seven candidates nominated by the New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination for a position as an Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals. In 2005, Braveman was inaugurated as the President of Nazareth College.
Braveman serves on a number of boards, including the New York Council of Independent Colleges and Universities, the New York Interest on Lawyers' Accounts, the Rochester Business Alliance, Rochester General Hospital Systems and, the Jewish Federation. He is co-chair of the Sage Commission, a task force of the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency.
Braveman is married to Lorraine Winn Braveman, a native Rochesterian as well, who is a social worker. They have one son, Adam, who is a lawyer in New York City.