Saul Levmore reappointed Dean of the University of Chicago’s Law School
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Saul Levmore reappointed Dean of the University of Chicago’s Law School


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Law School Dean Saul Levmore, who has spearheaded a $100 million capital campaign to provide student scholarships and revitalize facilities, has been reappointed to a second five-year term as Dean. Levmore took the post in 2001 and has taught at the School since 1998.

“In his first term, Saul worked imaginatively and energetically to maintain and improve the great and distinctive traditions of the Law School. We are grateful for what has already been accomplished and look forward to working with Saul in his next term,” University President Don Randel said in an announcement.

Levmore, an expert on torts, corporate law, and public choice, said he looks forward to “building our next generation of unparalleled faculty, revitalizing our building, and developing an extraordinary set of programs to support public interest work. Our Capital Campaign is now past the halfway point but we need to gather resources for student scholarships, building revitalization, and other needs.”

Under his tenure, the school embarked on several initiatives seeking a practical impact. The Chicago Judges Project, for example, is examining the ramifications of judges’ political background on their rulings by compiling a massive database of decisions.

Levmore's own recent research includes work on insurance and terrorism, the development of real and intellectual property rights, the use of information markets and the regulation of obesity.

Prior to coming to Chicago, Levmore was the Brokaw Professor at the University of Virginia. He has been a visiting professor at Yale, Harvard, Toronto, Michigan and Northwestern Universities.

Levmore holds a B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. and Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University. He lives in Hyde Park with wife Julie Roin and two sons, Nathaniel and Eliot.

Founded in 1902, the University of Chicago Law School is renowned for its small class sizes and prolific faculty, consistently among the most cited in U.S. court decisions and legal journals. The Law School has played a pivotal role in many innovations in legal education made over the last century, including developing the field of law and economics; the recognition of administrative and comparative law as fields of study and broadening curriculum to include more empirical and clinical study.
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