Robert B. Ahdieh was appointed Dean and Anthony G. Buzbee Endowed Dean’s Chair at the Texas A&M University School of Law in July 2018. A graduate of Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs and Yale Law School, Ahdieh served as law clerk to Judge James R. Browning of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit before his selection for the Honors Program in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
While still in law school, Ahdieh published what remains one of the seminal treatments of the constitutional transformation of post-Soviet Russia: RUSSIA’S CONSTITUTIONAL REVOLUTION—LEGAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE TRANSITION TO DEMOCRACY. Ahdieh’s work has also appeared in the Boston University Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, NYU Law Review, and Southern California Law Review, among other journals.
Prior to coming to Texas A&M, Ahdieh was the K.H. Gyr Professor of Law at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. During his tenure at Emory, Ahdieh also served as Associate Dean of Faculty and as Vice Dean. In those capacities, he helped expand and diversify the faculty, increase the incoming credentials and diversity of the J.D. class, and introduced an array of new degree offerings and curricular reforms.
Ahdieh, an elected member of the American Law Institute, has served as a visiting professor at Columbia and Georgetown law schools, as well as at Princeton University. He has also visited at the Institute for Advanced Study, the University of British Columbia, the University of Warsaw, and Singapore Management University, among other overseas institutions.