NYU's Larry Kramer named dean of Stanford Law School
May 12, 2004
Larry Kramer, a professor and associate dean at New York University School of Law, will succeed Kathleen Sullivan as dean of Stanford Law School, according to an announcement from Stanford President John Hennessy.
Mr. Kramer is the associate dean for research and academics and the Russell D. Niles Professor of Law at NYU. He has written extensively in the areas of constitutional law and history, federal courts, conflict of laws and civil procedure. He will begin his tenure as Dean and Richard E. Lang Professor of Law Sept. 1.
"Professor Kramer is a dynamic and thoughtful legal scholar and educator," Mr. Hennessy says in a written statement. "This combination of outstanding scholarship and commitment to training the next generation of lawyers makes him a compelling choice for Stanford Law School because those values are at the core of the school's mission."
Mr. Kramer graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from the University of Chicago Law School in 1984. He clerked for Judge Henry J. Friendly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and then for U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan. He joined the faculty at the University of Chicago Law School in 1986, becoming a full professor in 1990. He moved to the University of Michigan Law School in 1991 and then to NYU in 1994.
Ms. Sullivan announced last fall that she would complete her tenure as dean this summer. At that time, Mr. Hennessy asked Ms. Sullivan to serve as the inaugural director of a new Stanford Center on Constitutional Law. Upon completing a one-year sabbatical, she will return to teaching and leadership of the center.