The UGA School of Law has named Diane Marie Amann as its first associate dean for international programs and strategic initiatives. In this role, she will oversee collaborations between the Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy and the law school’s faculty and students.
Amann also will assist the law school with strategic initiatives such as growing its LL.M. program, strengthening partnerships with foreign universities and beginning work on the school’s next strategic plan.
“Diane brings a wealth of expertise and experience to this role,” said Georgia Law Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge. “Her scholarly record in international law and her leadership positions with organizations such as the American Society for International Law and the International Criminal Court make her the ideal candidate to help build on our law school’s strong international programs and the late U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk’s legacy. Moreover, Diane’s former positions at other law schools will help inform our efforts to address the unique challenges and opportunities facing legal education today.”
Amann joined the Georgia Law faculty in fall 2011 as the holder of the Emily and Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law, which she still occupies. Her courses include Public International Law, International Criminal Law, the Laws of War, Refugee and Asylum Law, Children and International Law, and Constitutional Law. She is an affiliated faculty member of UGA’s African Studies Institute and serves as the International Criminal Court prosecutor’s special adviser on children in armed conflict.