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Wayne State University Law School Names New Associate Dean

April 02, 2008

Associate Dean RothChildDETROIT (April 1, 2008) – Wayne State University Law School is proud to announce the appointment of Associate Professor John Rothchild as Associate Dean of the Law School. Professor Rothchild will assume his new responsibilities upon the departure of Associate Dean David Moran, late this spring. 

“Professor Rothchild was nominated for the position by several of his faculty colleagues, and for good reason,” said Wayne Law Dean Robert M. Ackerman. “In addition to chairing a number of vital Law School committees, he is a highly regarded faculty member who brings to the position of Associate Dean a wealth of institutional knowledge and an intense desire to make the most of our Law School's assets.”

A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Professor Rothchild joined the Wayne Law faculty in 2001. He teaches courses in electronic commerce law, copyright law, international intellectual property law, constitutional law, ancient Greek and Roman law, and privacy law.

Professor Rothchild is co-author (with Margaret Jane Radin, R. Anthony Reese, and Gregory M. Silverman) of “Internet Commerce,” a law school casebook published by Foundation Press, which has been adopted for classroom teaching at numerous law schools.

From 1991 to 2001, Professor Rothchild was an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, specializing in law enforcement efforts addressing Internet-based fraud and online compliance issues. For several years he led the Commission’s international consumer protection program.

He served as Chairperson of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Consumer Protection Guidelines Project, which developed guidelines for controlling fraudulent and misleading conduct in electronic commerce. He also served as a member of the U.S. delegation to the OECD’s Committee on Consumer Policy, and of the U.S. delegation to the International Marketing Supervision Network.

From 1998 to 1999, he was engaged in research and writing as a Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, where he received the Victor H. Kramer Foundation fellowship. From 1987 to 1991, he was an associate in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Bredhoff & Kaiser, representing labor unions and pension plans. He was a law clerk for the Hon. Arlin M. Adams, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, from 1986 to 1987.

Wayne State University Law School has served Michigan and beyond since its inception as Detroit City Law School in 1927. Located in Detroit’s re-energized historic cultural center, the Law School remains committed to student success and features modern lecture and court facilities, multi-media classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium, and the Arthur Neef Law Library, which houses one of the nation's 30 largest legal collections. Taught by an internationally recognized faculty, Wayne Law students experience a high-quality legal education via a growing array of hands-on curricular offerings, five live-client clinics, and access to well over 100 internships with local and non-profit entities each year. Its 11,000 living alumni, who work in every state of the nation and more than a dozen foreign countries, include leading members of the local, national and international legal communities. For more information, visit www.law.wayne.edu.

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