Aug 16, 2017
William M. Treanor

Dean and Executive Vice President of Georgetown University Law Center, Dr. Treanor joined Georgetown in 2010 and was reappointed to serve a second five-year term beginning July 1, 2015. Under his leadership, Georgetown Law has hired 29 new faculty members, expanded the number of certified experiential offerings for students from 450 to more than 2,000 seats, nearly doubled financial aid and experienced the most successful fundraising year in its history, raising over $27.5 million in 2016. In 2012, he was recognized by theNational Law Journalas a "Champion" because of his work to “uphold the profession’s core values,” and in the same year he received the 2012 David Stoner Uncommon Counselor Award from the David Nee Foundation for his efforts to raise mental health awareness among law students.National Juristmagazine has named him one of the most influential people in legal education four times. Dean Treanor’s areas of expertise include constitutional law, property, criminal law, intellectual property and legal history. He has been recognized as one of the 10 most-cited legal history scholars in the United States by the University of Chicago Law School’s Brian Leiter. At Georgetown Law, he has taught a first-year legal justice seminar and an upper-level course on the drafting of the US Constitution. Before coming to Georgetown, Dr. Treanor was Dean and Paul Fuller Professor of Law at Fordham Law School, where he began teaching in 1991. He has a doctorate in history from Harvard University and a JD from Yale Law School.