USD School of Law Announces Four New Professorships

USD School of Law Announces Four New Professorships

Professors Miranda Fleischer, Adam Hirsch, Micheal Ramsey and Ted Sichelman Professors Miranda Fleischer, Adam Hirsch, Micheal Ramsey and Ted Sichelman

SAN DIEGO (November 4, 2022) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law recently recognized four highly respected members of the faculty with named professorships.

Miranda Perry Fleischer will become the Richard and Kay Woltman Professor in Finance. A renowned scholar whose research bridges tax and philosophy, Professor Fleischer heads the USD School of Law Tax Speaker Series. She was previously named a University Professor for the 2020-2021 academic year, the highest faculty honor given at USD.

Adam Hirsch will become the inaugural Napoleon Jones Professor of Law. Professor Hirsch is among the most cited scholars in the areas of wills, trusts, and estates. His cutting-edge scholarship addresses, among other areas, how the law of trusts and estates intersects with emerging concerns of technology, privacy, and data security. He has assessed the public policy implications of allowing testators to create electronic wills and has considered the problems of electronic tampering by heirs, hacking by outsiders, and data degeneration over time.

Michael Ramsey will become a Warren Distinguished Professor of Law. Professor Ramsey's scholarship focuses on the constitutional and international law aspects of U.S. foreign relations, particularly in the areas of war powers, treaties, and presidential authority, as well as on the litigation of transnational claims in U.S. courts. His works on the topics of international law and security are among the most cited in the field. Professor Ramsey has also served as a member of the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ted Sichelman will become the inaugural Judith Keep Professor of Law. Professor Sichelman is one of the country's most-cited IP & Cyberlaw scholars. Among other areas, his scholarship examines the concerns that arise when patented inventions generate sensitive data that fall within the control of the patent owner. He has hosted The Patent Conference (PatCon), the largest annual conference for patent law academics, and the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Law (ICAIL), the largest recurring academic conference on AI & Law.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world.  The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 30th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 28th nationally in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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