Dean David Wippman: Strong Leadership in a Challenging Time
By Fionnuala Ní Aoláin & Brett McDonnell. Full text here.
David Wippman graduated from Yale Law School in 1982. Within ten years of graduating, he became co-managing partner of a boutique law firm. His love of research and scholarly work, however, drew him to Cornell Law School in 1992, where he built a global reputation as a leading international law scholar. After fourteen years in academia, as well as a period of service in the highest policy levels of the United States government, he became the tenth Dean of the University of Minnesota Law School. Dean Wippman served the Law School in that capacity until 2016, when he left to become President of Hamilton College. Included in this issue is a tribute to his tremendous career serving both the Law School and the legal field in general.