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Spears Here, Sinnott-Armstrong Leaving, Zywicki Rising

Todd.jpgFrom an announcement at the George Mason University School of Law:

Law School Dean Daniel Polsby has announced the selection of Professors David E. Bernstein and Todd J. Zywicki as George Mason University Foundation Professors of Law in recognition of their major contributions to the academic field of law.

The award of a named or endowed professorship is traditionally considered one of the highest honors to be received by an academic. “It is a pleasure to be able to recognize the achievements of colleagues who have been prolific scholars and effective teachers over many years, and who are so closely identifiued with the George Mason law school program,” said Polsby.
Zywicki has taught in the areas of bankruptcy and contracts at Mason Law since 1998. He received his JD from the University of Virginia Law School, where he was executive editor of the Virginia Tax Review and John M. Olin Scholar in Law and Economics. Zywicki is the author of more than 30 articles in leading law reviews and economics journals, and two new books by Zywicki are forthcoming. He has testified before Congress on bankruptcy reform issues and is a frequent commentator in the print and broadcast media. During the 2003-04 academic year, Zywicki served as the Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission. His expertise is in the areas of bankruptcy law, consumer credit and consumer lending, consumer protection law, law and economics, and obesity and advertising.

By way of backround, there are 46 full-time professors at GMU Law. Bernstein and Zywicki will now join three other endowed chairholders among them.

Todd Zywicki was not re-elected to the Dartmouth Board of Trustees this past spring - the first trustee ever to be rejected in this way.


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