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July 4, 2012

New faculty hire

by dan rodriguez

To:       Law School Community

 From:   Dan Rodriguez  

 Re:       Professor Matt Spitzer

I am very pleased to announce that Professor Matthew Spitzer, presently of the University of Texas School of Law, has accepted a tenured position at Northwestern Law.  Matt will join our faculty next summer.  As many of our faculty colleagues know, Matt began his academic career here in Streeterville and is remembered fondly by a number of distinguished faculty members as a valuable colleague during an earlier era in our history.   He left Northwestern for USC Law School, his alma mater, and continued with a remarkably successful academic career as a formidable scholar and talented teacher of administrative law and telecommunications law.  He also served as USC’s law dean for several years.  Holding a PhD from Caltech, in addition to his law degree, Spitzer was an earlier pioneer in the application of social science to law.  He has authored numerous seminal articles and books in a myriad of legal subjects.  Most recently, he has held the Hayden W. Head Regents Chair for Faculty Excellence at Texas.

We are proud to welcome Matt Spitzer back home to Northwestern.

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