Georgetown Law Center has announced the appointment of William Treanor as its new dean. Treanor joined the Fordham faculty in 1991 and became dean in 2002. In addition to being a highly successful academic administrator, he is a notable legal historian. Treanor is a double Yale grad and recently completed his Ph.D in history from Harvard. In 1998, he took a leave from Fordham and served as Deputy Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel during the last years of the Clinton administration. He's also a really nice guy.
As I noted over at Leiter's Law School Reports, this news is a double edged sword for Fordham. It's losing a very successful dean. But the fact that Georgetown chose to tap a Fordham professor suggests what many of us already believe: that Fordham is among the law school elite.