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Welcome, Dean Wippman!

July 1, 2008—The Law School community welcomes David Wippman, who begins his role as the Law School's 10th dean.

"David Wippman is an eminent scholar, a trusted and collegial leader, a highly admired teacher, and an experienced practitioner with the very highest aspirations for our great law school," said University of Minnesota Senior Vice president and Provost E. Thomas Sullivan at the time of Wippman's appointment.

As a recognized authority in international law, Wippman's expertise adds to the Law School's depth: His own academic fortes are public international law, international criminal law, human rights, and the law of war.

Wippman has served on the faculty of Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., since 1992, most recently as the Vice Provost for International Relations.

Wippman also served as a director in the National Security Council’s Office of Multilateral and Humanitarian Affairs during the Clinton Administration (1998-99). In that role, he worked on war crimes issues, the International Criminal Court, economic sanctions, and U.N. political issues.

Before joining Cornell's faculty, Wippman practiced law for nine years in Washington, D.C., with a focus on international arbitration, political consulting on public and private international law issues, and representation of developing countries in litigation.

Wippman's official installation is scheduled for September.

Find out more by reading David Wippman's bio.