Three New Faculty Members Join the Law Center

August 18, 2014 — Georgetown University Law Center is pleased to announce the addition of three new faculty members for the 2014-2015 academic year: William W. Buzbee, Anne Fleming and Anne Marie Whitesell.

“We are delighted to welcome Professors Buzbee, Fleming and Whitesell to the Law Center,” said Dean William M. Treanor. “They are leading scholars, award-winning teachers and accomplished citizens of the world. We look forward to having them join our community." 


William BuzbeeWilliam W. Buzbee joins the faculty from Emory University School of Law, where he taught environmental law, administrative law, legislation and regulation and seminars on environmental, regulatory and constitutional law. 

Buzbee was the director of the Emory Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, as well as a director of Emory’s Center on Federalism and Intersystemic Governance. Buzbee has published widely on environmental law, regulatory federalism and other public law topics. His new book, Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War that Transformed New York City (Cornell University Press) was just published in April, and his articles have appeared in such publications as the Stanford Law Review, the New York University Law Review, the Michigan Law Review and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review

Buzbee was a visiting professor at Georgetown Law in 2012; he has also been a visiting professor at Columbia Law School, Cornell Law School and the University of Illinois. He earned a B.A. magna cum laude from Amherst College. He received his J.D. from Columbia, where he served as notes and comments editor on the Columbia Law Review. After graduation, Buzbee clerked for Judge Jose E. Cabranes of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Three of Buzbee’s articles have been republished as among the top 10 environmental or land use articles in their publication year. He was also the winner of the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award at Emory University. He will teach Environmental Law and the Art of Regulatory War Seminar: Federalism and Other Legal-Political Battlegrounds. 


Anne FlemingAnne Fleming joins the faculty from Harvard Law School, where she has been a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law. Fleming earned a bachelors degree in history from Yale and a J.D. from Harvard. She served on the editorial board of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. A scholar in the history of consumer credit regulation, she is completing a Ph.D. in history.  

Fleming has clerked for judges on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, and she has served as a staff attorney with the Foreclosure Prevention Project at South Brooklyn Legal Services. Her dissertation is entitled, “City of Debtors: Law, Loan Sharks and the Shadow Economy of Urban Poverty, 1900-1970.” Fleming has won awards for her research and writing, which has appeared in the Georgetown Law Journal and the Law and History Review. She will teach Contracts and the Consumer Debt and Bankruptcy Seminar. 


Anne WhitesellAnne Marie Whitesell is serving in the newly created position of professor of international arbitration and director of international dispute resolution programs. She will also advise students in the Law Center’s International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution certificate program for LL.M. students. As the secretary general of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce from 2001 to 2007, Whitesell supervised approximately 1,100 international arbitration cases involving parties from over 120 countries each year. She has also been of counsel in Dechert’s arbitration practice. 

Whitesell is a graduate of Smith College and the University of Virginia School of Law, and has a doctorate in law from the Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. She previously taught at the Université de Paris I, the Institut de Droit Comparé and at Georgetown Law. Whitesell has practiced with law firms in both the United States and in France, has acted as counsel and arbitrator in numerous international arbitration cases and is director of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Center of the International Law Institute. Whitesell will teach Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration and Advanced International Commercial Arbitration.