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Law school appoints new associate dean

Peter J. Spiro, who holds the Dean and Virginia Rusk Professorship of International Law, has been named associate dean for faculty development at UGA’s School of Law. In the new role, Spiro also will work closely with the law school’s communications office to heighten the awareness of faculty activities and accomplishments.

Specializing in international law, the constitutional aspects of U.S. foreign relations, and immigration and nationality law, Spiro joined the UGA law faculty in 2004 after serving in a similar teaching and administrative capacity at Hofstra University for 10 years. Previously, he was a judicial clerk to Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He has served as director for democracy on the staff of the National Security Council (a White House position), as an attorney-adviser in the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Legal Adviser and as a resident associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.