Four finalists have been named for the position of dean at the University of Colorado Boulder Law School, according to Jim Williams, dean of the University Libraries and chair of the search committee.
The finalists for the position are: Gregory Hicks, professor of law and former interim dean, University of Washington School of Law; Lawrence Mitchell, Theodore Rinehart Professor of Business Law and executive director of the Center for Law, Economics and Finance, George Washington University Law School; Margaret Raymond, William G. Hammond Professor of Law, University of Iowa College of Law; and Philip Weiser, senior adviser for technology and innovation to the National Economic Council Director and professor of law, University of Colorado Law School.
Open forums with all four finalists will be held in the Wolf Law Building during campus visits in February and March. The post is expected to be filled by July 1.
Weiser is scheduled for on-campus interviews Feb. 13-15 with an open forum being held on Monday, Feb. 14, at 5:30 p.m. in the Wittemyer Courtroom. Weiser has been a professor of law and telecommunications at CU-Boulder since 2006. He founded the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship and currently serves as co-chair of the Colorado Innovation Council. He received his law degree from the New York University School of Law and his bachelor's from Swarthmore College.
Hicks will be on campus for a visit Feb. 20-22 and an open forum will be held with him on Monday, Feb. 21, at 5:30 p.m. in the Wittemyer Courtroom. Hicks joined the University of Washington law school faculty in 1984 and teaches courses in property, water law, and public land and natural resources law. Prior to coming to the University of Washington, he worked for four years with the Seattle firm of Perkins, Coie, Stone, Olsen & Williams. Hicks received his law degree from the University of Texas and his bachelor's from Yale University.
Raymond is visiting Feb. 23-25 and an open forum will be held Thursday, Feb. 24, at 5:30 p.m. in the Wittemyer Courtroom. Raymond joined the faculty of the University of Iowa College of Law in 1995 and previously served as a law clerk to the late Justice Thurgood Marshall of the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge James L. Oakes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She received her law degree from Columbia University School of Law and her bachelor's from Carleton College.
Mitchell will be on campus March 2-4 and an open forum will be held Thursday, March 3, at 5:30 p.m. in Wolf Law room 207. Mitchell, who has been at George Washington Law School since 1991, is the Theodore Rinehart Professor of Business Law and is interested in corporate law and finance, jurisprudence and history. He is founder and executive director of the Center for Law, Economics and Finance and founding director or co-director of a number of other programs and centers. He received his law degree from Columbia University and his bachelor's from Williams College.
David Getches, current dean of Colorado Law, will complete his eighth year in that position in June. Getches announced his resignation last summer, citing his eagerness to resume teaching and research. He will remain at CU-Boulder as a law professor.
Established in 1892, Colorado Law is a top 25 public law school. It was a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools, organized in 1901, and has been an American Bar Association-approved law school since 1923.