Six Faculty Members Awarded Named Professorships and Chairs
December 5, 2022
The Georgetown Law faculty gathered on November 29 to celebrate six colleagues who had recently been awarded named professorships and chairs.
As host of the ceremony, Dean William M. Treanor shared each recipient’s scholarship and other accomplishments and presented medals to mark the honor.
Georgetown Law’s newest named professors and chairs include:
Laura Donohue, the Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and National Security
“For her groundbreaking scholarship focusing on new and emerging technologies that are shaping the national security discourse; for her interdisciplinary work connecting constitutional law, legal history, emerging technologies, and national security law; and for leading the innovative work of both the Center on National Security and the Center on Privacy & Technology; I am honored to name Laura K. Donohue the Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and National Security,” Treanor said.
Scott K. Ginsburg (L’78), owner of Boardwalk Auto Group in Dallas, is one of the Law Center’s most generous living donors. In addition to sponsoring multiple professorships, his gifts have also supported campus improvements such as the Scott K. Ginsburg Sport & Fitness Center.
Lilian Faulhaber, the Ralph H. Dwan Chair in Taxation
“For her innovative scholarship focusing on the complex interaction of international tax policy, federal income taxation, European law and tax avoidance; for her exceptional commitment to educating all of our students, both in our J.D. and graduate programs, about the intricacies and complex impact of tax policy; and for her role as a thoughtful and visionary leader both in the international taxation scholarly community as well as at Georgetown Law; I am honored to name Lilian V. Faulhaber the Ralph H. Dwan Chair in Taxation,” Treanor said.
This chair honors Ralph Hubert Dwan, former University Regent and member of the adjunct faculty. Dwan spent nearly twenty years as an official in the Treasury Department and with the IRS. He also taught law at several universities, including at Georgetown Law from 1961 to 1969.
Gregory Klass, the Frederick J. Haas Chair in Law and Philosophy
“For his deeply insightful and impactful work examining contract law, the law of deception, and legal theory; for his tireless dedication to fostering our scholarly community, including his role in supporting and mentoring our fellows and junior faculty; and for his unwavering commitment to the Law Center and his visionary leadership as we look toward the future; I am honored to name Gregory Klass the Frederick J. Haas Chair in Law and Philosophy,” Treanor said.
This chair was established through the estate of Frederick J. Haas, who graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Laws in 1926, served in World War II and spent his career in his family business as a grower and international broker of hops for the brewing industry.
Tanina Rostain, Agnes Neill Williams Sesquicentennial Professor of Justice Innovation
“For her work focusing on improving the transparency, equity, and accessibility of the civil justice system through the innovative use of technology; For her dedication to improving access to justice for all citizens, through the Justice Lab and the Georgetown Civil Justice Data Commons; and for the incredible impact she has had on countless students through her groundbreaking course focusing on creating apps for non-profit organizations to increase access to the justice system; I am honored to name Tanina Rostain the Agnes Williams Sesquicentennial Professor of Justice Innovation,” Treanor said.
The Agnes Neill Williams Sesquicentennial Professorships were established through a historic bequest from the estate of Agnes N. Williams (L’54), one of Georgetown Law’s first women graduates and a lifelong supporter of the Law Center and the University. There will eventually be a total of 20 Agnes Neill Williams Sesquicentennial Professorships on the Georgetown Law faculty.
Howard Shelanski, the Joseph E. and Madeline M. Sheehy Chair in Antitrust Law and Trade Regulation
“For his long standing role as a leading and respected scholar in the fields of antitrust and regulation; for his dedicated public service, serving as Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, as well as important roles at the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission; and for his strength in merging the economic and legal analysis involved in antitrust enforcement and policy; I am honored to name Howard Shelanski the Joseph E. and Madeline M. Sheehy Chair in Antitrust Law and Trade Regulation,” Treanor said.
This chair is named for 1924 graduate Joseph E. Sheehy and his wife Madeline M. Sheehy, who together established the Law Center’s first financial aid initiative for graduates heading into government and public interest law. Mr. Sheehy was a leading antitrust litigator for the Federal Trade Commission.
Joshua C. Teitelbaum, David Belding Professor of Law
“For his insightful scholarship focusing on decision theory and related fields in microeconomics and their intersections with law and regulation; for his incredible commitment to interdisciplinary work and serving as a thought leader that connects scholars within our University as well as throughout academia; and for his steadfast work at both the Law Center and University to guide our staff, faculty, and students to make thoughtful, informed, and beneficial decisions on behalf of the institution; I am honored to name Joshua C. Teitelbaum the David Belding Professor of Law.” Treanor said.
This professorship was established through a gift from David Belding (L’71), a business leader whose career has included positions as a co-founder and director of Max Petroleum and a limited partner and advisory board member of Valor Equity Partners. He continues to be an active and dedicated alumnus, devoting both time and resources to Georgetown Law.