Dean Treanor Named One of 25 Most Influential in Legal Education by National Jurist

December 12, 2012 —

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Georgetown University Law Center Dean William M. Treanor has been named one of the 25 "most influential people in legal education" by the National Jurist.

“The list is a who’s who of the people who have shaped the discussion over the past year, which has been a challenging and pivotal one,” said Jack Crittenden, editor in chief of the National Jurist. The “most influential list,” which will be published in the January issue, includes 24 legal educators and one legal education public policy advocate.

“I am pleased to be included on the National Jurist’s list. At a time of profound change in the legal profession, Georgetown Law is, as it has been in the past, the leader in developing innovative approaches to the education of law students, and I am grateful for this recognition of the work being done at the Law Center.”

Since Treanor joined Georgetown in 2010 as executive vice president and dean of the Law Center, the number of experiential learning courses has expanded to 32, an LL.M. degree program in national security law has been established, an executive education program for lawyers was created and an on-line LL.M. program in taxation for IRS attorneys was launched.

Treanor was recently appointed to a New York City Bar Association task force that is charged with addressing the challenges facing young lawyers due to diminished employment and career opportunities. In 2012 he was named to the National Law Journal's list of "Champions & Visionaries" and was honored by the Dave Nee Foundation with the David S. Stoner Uncommon Counselor Award for his efforts to raise mental health awareness among law students.