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Law Center Appoints New Associate Dean of Research

Greg Klass

Gregory Klass

January 24, 2012 – Georgetown’s Law Center has named professor Gregory Klass as its new associate dean for research and academic programs.

Klass, who previously served as the John Carroll Research Professor at the Law Center, is now responsible in his new role for matters concerning both faculty research and scholarship as well as curriculum design and innovation.

“Greg is an extraordinary scholar and teacher, and he is profoundly committed both to the value of academic scholarship and to the Law Center,” said Dean William Treanor. “We are fortunate that he is taking on a new position that will allow him to help us strengthen Georgetown’s deep commitment to scholarship.”

Robin West

Robin West

Klass first came to Georgetown from the office of the New York Attorney General, where he served as an assistant solicitor general from 2003 to 2005. He is a scholar in contract law, legal theory and jurisprudence, and has written on fraud liability between contracting parties, remedies for bad faith breach and other non-cooperative behavior, among other topics.

His recognitions include a Scribes Book Award from the American Society of Legal Writers in 2006 for Insincere Promises, a book on promissory fraud that he co-authored with Yale Law professor Ian Ayres.

Klass succeeds law professor Robin West, who has returned to the faculty.

“[West’s] dedication to building our fellows program, her focus on integrating our academic centers into the teaching mission of the school and her commitment to helping our colleagues produce important work have meant that she is leaving a great legacy as associate dean,” Treanor said.

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