December 8, 2010
Oregon Law names Professor Michael Moffitt to Deanship
Oregon Law is pleased to announce that Michael Moffitt, the law school’s associate dean for academic affairs, associate director for the Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center, and Orlando J. and Marian H. Hollis Professor of Law, will assume the deanship beginning July 2011.
Prior to joining the Oregon Law faculty in 2001, Moffitt served as the clinical supervisor for the mediation program at Harvard Law School and taught negotiation at Harvard Law School and at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
Following a federal judicial clerkship, Moffitt spent several years with Conflict Management Group consulting on negotiation and dispute resolution projects around the world. Moffitt has published more than 20 scholarly articles on mediation, negotiation, and civil procedure. He co-edited The Handbook of Dispute Resolution (Jossey-Bass, 2005), an award-winning compilation of 31 original chapters by leading scholars and practitioners in the field. He also co-authored the innovative, student-focused book, Dispute Resolution: Examples & Explanations (Aspen 2008).
In 2007, Moffitt was among the first group of recipients of a five-year award from the Oregon Fund for Faculty Excellence, presented by the provost. The Oregon Law faculty awarded Moffitt with the law school’s Orlando J. Hollis Faculty Teaching Award in 2004. That same year, he also was the recipient of the university’s Ersted Award for Distinguished Teaching.
Dean Margie Paris will rejoin the faculty during the 2011 summer, after five-and-a-half years of service as dean.