Professor William M. Treanor

Professor William M. Treanor

Dean and Executive Vice President
Georgetown University Law Center
USA

William M. Treanor is the Dean and Executive Vice President of Georgetown University Law Center. He joined Georgetown in 2010 and was reappointed to serve a third term beginning July 1, 2020. In 2012, he was recognized by the National Law Journal as a “Champion” because of his work to “uphold the profession’s core values,” and National Jurist magazine has named him one of the most influential people in legal education four times. Most recently, he was elected into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences for law as part of its 2020 class of new members. His areas of expertise include constitutional law, property, criminal law, intellectual property, and legal history, and he was recognized as one of the 10 most-cited legal history scholars in the United States by the University of Chicago Law School’s Brian Leiter. At Georgetown Law, he has taught a first-year legal justice seminar and an upper-level course on the drafting of the U.S. Constitution. Before coming to Georgetown, Treanor was Dean and Paul Fuller Professor of Law at Fordham Law School, where he began teaching in 1991. Treanor has a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University, a B.A. from Yale College (summa cum laude), and a J.D. from Yale Law School.