Fordham Law

Dean Treanor's Farewell Message to the Fordham Law Community

June 29, 2010

To the members of the Law School community,
I am writing to share with you the news that, at the beginning of the 2010–2011 academic year, I will be leaving Fordham to become Dean at Georgetown Law School.
Without question, being part of the Fordham Law School community has been the most profound privilege of my professional career. Fordham Law is, as each of us knows, an extraordinary academic institution. It is a school that is deeply committed to ethics, to scholarship, and to the highest standards of professionalism, a school that very fittingly has as its motto “In the Service of Others,” a school that educates superb lawyers and great leaders, and a school that has a deep commitment to community. It has been an honor to help advance the Law School’s remarkable mission.   
I became Dean eight years ago, and few deans today serve a school as dean for eight years. As I look for new challenges, I am delighted to have the opportunity to be going to Georgetown, a school that, on so many levels, has so much in common with Fordham Law. 
I will always treasure the memories of my time on the faculty and as dean. For myself, for my wife, Allison, and for my children, Liam and Katherine, the Fordham Law family has been very much a part of our family, and it always will be. I am deeply grateful to the entire Law School community for all your support and help and, above all, for your friendship. Working together, we have achieved much in these past eight years. As I conclude my tenure as Dean, I am pleased to reflect back on those achievements and even more pleased to know that the Law School’s future is bright with promise. This School has a wonderful history, and it is clear to me that even greater things lie ahead for Fordham Law. 
With all best wishes,