Cohen To Become Inaugural Associate Dean for Curricular Programs

George Cohen

Professor George Cohen will serve a three-year term as associate dean for curricular programs, beginning this summer. Photo by Ian Bradshaw

May 23, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law professor George Cohen has been named associate dean for curricular programs, a new faculty role focused on the curriculum.

Cohen’s responsibilities will include curricular planning and service on the Curriculum Committee, identifying and managing adjunct and short-course instructors, and overseeing and coordinating experiential and dual-degree programs.

Dean Risa Goluboff created the associate deanship to address burgeoning duties that, until recently, fell under the vice dean.

“Over the past several years, the responsibilities of the vice dean have increased considerably,” Goluboff said. “The creation of this new position will ensure that the curriculum and academic programming continue to receive the attention they deserve while the Law School also attends to new and expanding strategic priorities for both students and faculty.”

Cohen will serve for a three-year term, beginning this summer.

“George’s knowledge and experience in curricular matters make him a natural fit for the new role,” Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06 said. “The curriculum is central to our mission as a Law School, and George will manage it with great judgment, creativity and insight. I very much look forward to working with him.”

Cohen, who is the is the Brokaw Professor of Corporate Law and the Sullivan & Cromwell Professor of Law, joined the faculty in 1993. He became a full professor in 1995.

No stranger to academic service, he was chair of the UVA Faculty Senate from 2012-13. He also previously chaired both the Curriculum Committee, and the Adjunct and Short Course Instructors Committee at the Law School.

Cohen teaches contracts, professional responsibility, and agency and partnership. He has also taught antitrust, and law and economics.

Kendrick will remain responsible for faculty development and intellectual life, student affairs, University-related academic affairs, and service on the appointments committees and other committees.

Founded in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is the second-oldest continuously operating law school in the nation. Consistently ranked among the top law schools, Virginia is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service.

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