Six Faculty Members Honored with Named Professorships
September 22, 2023
On September 20, the Georgetown Law faculty gathered to celebrate colleagues at a ceremonial awarding of named professorships.
Dean William M. Treanor, the Paul Regis Dean Leadership Chair, welcomed each honoree to the stage to read a citation highlighting their scholarship and other accomplishments and to present a medal.
The newest named professors at the Law Center are:
Josh Chafetz, Agnes Williams Sesquicentennial Professor of Law and Politics
“For his role as one of the leading public law scholars of his generation, his remarkable contributions to multiple fields of constitutional studies, including our understanding of separation of powers in the United States, and his transformational work that challenges the conventional assumptions within public law, I am pleased to name Josh Chafetz the Agnes Williams Sesquicentennial Professor of Law and Politics,” said Treanor.
Anita Krishnakumar, Agnes Williams Sesquicentennial Professor of Legislation
“For her extraordinary leadership in the field of statutory interpretation, her role as the leading modern empiricist of the Roberts Court, and her ability to illuminate the Court’s decision making and upend previously accepted wisdom about Supreme Court jurisprudence, I am pleased to name Anita Krishnakumar the Agnes Williams Sesquicentennial Professor of Legislation,” said Treanor.
The Agnes Williams Sesquicentennial Professorships were established through a historic bequest from the estate of Agnes Neill 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.
Adam Levitin, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Finance
“For his innovative scholarship that has influenced improvements in the law, his deep impact on the study and understanding of regulatory policy, and his extensive work with federal regulatory agencies, state attorneys general, and Congress on financial regulatory issues, I am honored to name Adam Levitin the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Finance,” said Treanor.
The Carmack Waterhouse professorships were established through a bequest from the estate of Carmack Waterhouse, L’35, and his wife Mary. Waterhouse was a longtime patent attorney with the Atomic Energy Commission.
Michele B. Goodwin, Linda D. & Timothy J. O’Neill Professor of Constitutional Law and Global Health Policy
“For her role in shaping the field of health law, focusing on the intersections of law, bioethics, and medicine, her deep impact on both the legal academy and public consciousness, and her transformative and interdisciplinary work on some of the most important issues facing our society today, I am honored to name Michele Goodwin the Linda D. & Timothy J. O’Neill Professor of Constitutional Law and Global Health Policy,” said Treanor.
This professorship is established through the generosity of Linda D. O’Neill, N’77, and Timothy J. O’Neill, L’77. Mr. O’Neill is currently a senior counselor within the executive office of Goldman Sachs. The O’Neills are dedicated supporters of both the Law Center and the greater university: Mr. O’Neill is a current member of the Georgetown University Board of Directors and Mrs. O’Neill has served on the Board of Regents and as chair of the Board of Visitors for the School of Nursing and Health Studies, and together they established the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law.
Erica Hashimoto, Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and Appellate Advocacy
“For her illuminating work on the constitutional right to counsel in criminal cases and the importance of defendants’ control of their cases, her deep commitment to clinical pedagogy and the profound impact she has had on the future of the legal profession, and her unwavering commitment to serving the Law Center community, I am pleased to name Erica Hashimoto the Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and Appellate Advocacy,” said Treanor.
Gregory Shaffer, Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of International Law
“For his innovative and relevant work in the field of international economic and trade law, his work as a thought leader who shapes how scholars and policy makers view the world and the role of law and lawyers, and his important contributions to the academic community, including his leadership in the American Society of International Law, I am pleased to name Greg Shaffer the Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of International Law,” said Treanor
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.