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Spears Here, Sinnott-Armstrong Leaving, Zywicki Rising
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.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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