A.B., Princeton University; J.D., New York University
Paul Schiff Berman, Manatt/Ahn Professor of Law, currently serves as the Vice Provost for Online Education and Academic Innovation at The George Washington University. From 2011 to 2013 he was Dean and Robert Kramer Research Professor at The George Washington University Law School, and from 2008 to 2011 he was Dean and Foundation Professor of Law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Professor Berman has previously served as the Jesse Root Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he taught from 1998-2008. For the 2006–07 academic year, Professor Berman was a Visiting Professor and Visiting Research Scholar at Princeton University in the Program in Law and Public Affairs. He also serves on the Organizing Committee of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities and is Co-Chair of the International Law and Technology Interest Group of the American Society of International Law.
Professor Berman is the author of numerous books and scholarly journal articles. His most recent book, Global Legal Pluralism: A Jurisprudence of Law Beyond Borders, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2012. His scholarly work focuses on the impact of globalization on the interaction of legal systems. Berman is also co-author of one of the leading casebooks to explore legal issues surrounding online activity.
Professor Berman graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1988 and earned his law degree from New York University in 1995. During law school, he served as Managing Editor of the NYU Law Review and received the University Graduation Prize for the graduating law student with the highest cumulative grade point average. He later clerked for Chief Judge Harry T. Edwards of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Prior to entering law school, Professor Berman was a Professional Theater Director in New York City and Artistic Director of Spin Theater, a not-for-profit theater company. He was also administrative director of two other not-for-profit theater companies in New York City: The Wooster Group and Richard Foreman’s Ontological-Hysteric Theatre at St. Mark’s Church.
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