Fordham Law

Professor Sean Griffith Named Teacher of the Year

May 07, 2009

Professor Sean Griffith received the Teacher of the Year award for his accomplishments and dedication to his students at Fordham Law School. The award will be presented to him at the Law School's graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 17.

Professor Griffith, who holds the T.J. Maloney Chair in Business Law, joined the Law School in 2006 as an associate professor. An expert in corporate law, he teaches Corporations, Securities Regulation, and Mergers & Acquisitions, as well as seminars dealing with corporate governance and corporate law.

"Sean's extraordinary scholarship is matched only by his outstanding teaching," said Dean William Michael Treanor. "We here at the Law School are very fortunate to have such a devoted teacher and formidable scholar."

Before joining the Fordham faculty, Professor Griffith taught at the University of Connecticut School of Law and University of Pennsylvania Law School. He was also a visiting lecturer in France at the Université D'Aix-Marseille. Prior to entering academia, he worked as an associate in the corporate department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he focused on public company mergers and acquisitions.

Professor Griffith received his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard in 2000, where he was John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics and also an editor and developments chair of the Harvard Law Review.

Contact: Stephen Eichinger