March 13, 2006

Case School of Law Associate Dean Hiram Chodosh named Dean of Quinney College of Law at University of Utah

Chodosh directed Cox International Law Center, Served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


Hiram Chodosh, associate dean for academic affairs and the Joseph C. Hostetler-Baker & Hostetler Professor of Law at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, has been named dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. He leaves Case to begin his new position on July 1.

"After nearly thirteen years here at Case, I am very sad to leave. I have had extraordinary support and great opportunities to serve and learn from my talented colleagues and students. I am very excited to build on the invaluable experience I gained at Case," Chodosh said.

"We at the Case School of Law will truly miss Hiram and wish him the very best," said Gerald Korngold, dean and McCurdy Professor of Law. "He is one of the great innovators in American legal education, and he is able to bring people together around exciting ideas. I know he will be a great success as dean at Utah."

Chodosh joined the Case Law School faculty in 1993. He was named associate professor in 1996 and professor in 1999. From 1998-2003 he directed the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, and has been associate dean for academic affairs since 2003. He won the law school's distinguished teacher award in 2000.

While on the Case faculty Chodosh has helped to develop seven curricular concentrations, new leadership opportunities for students, advanced research programs, interdisciplinary courses, and new skills training and public service learning formats. In addition, as director of the Cox Center, he initiated numerous programs and conferences on global justice. From January to May of 2003 he was a Fulbright Senior Fellow in India.

A graduate of Wesleyan University and Yale Law School, Chodosh practiced with the international law firm Cleery, Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton. He has served as a senior reporter on several State Department reform studies, a consultant on judicial reform for the International Monetary Fund, and an advisor to the World Bank's Justice Reform Group. His latest book, Global Justice Reform: A Comparative Methodology, was published last year by NYU Press.

Michael K Young, president of the University of Utah said, "We are extraordinarily fortunate in hiring Hiram Chodosh. He is an internationally recognized legal scholar and administrator who brings an exceptional breadth and depth of experience to the S.J. Quinney College of Law. His guidance and leadership will be foundational in moving our College of Law into the elite of public universities in America."

Peter H. Schuck, Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law, Yale Law School called Chodosh "a natural leader in any group of legal professionals and scholars. A man of uncommon talent, energy, and decency." Guido Calabresi, 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals judge and former dean of Yale Law School, said that he "has all the qualities needed to be a superb dean. He is smart, generous, and has the vision it takes to lead a great law school." Harold Hongju Koh, Dean and Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School commented that "Hiram Chodosh was born to be a great dean," and predicted he would be "the perfect law dean for the age of globalization."

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