GW Law Names New Senior Associate Dean

Michael Abramowicz Portrait
June 01, 2021

GW Law Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew announces the appointment of Professor Michael B. Abramowicz as Jeffrey and Martha Kohn Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, effective June 1, 2021.

“I am very pleased to welcome Michael Abramowicz as the new Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs,” said Dean Matthew. “He brings an outstanding combination of scholarship and pragmatic leadership to the Dean’s Office, and I am excited to work with him as we realize our vision to continue to grow GW Law’s outstanding reputation for scholarly impact, inspired teaching, and worldwide influence.”

Professor Abramowicz is the Oppenheim Professor of Law at GW Law, where he specializes in law and economics, spanning areas including intellectual property, civil procedure, corporate law, administrative law, and insurance law.

“It will be an honor to serve GW Law in this important role,” said Professor Abramowicz. “I look forward to working with Dean Matthew, our faculty and students, and the entire GW Law community in continuing to strengthen the law school’s curriculum and all facets of its stellar academic program.”

Professor Abramowicz’s research has been published in the California Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Harvard Law Review, Michigan Law Review, New York University Law Review, Stanford Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Yale Law Journal, and many others. He also has published a book, Predictocracy: Market Mechanisms for Public and Private Decision Making (Yale University Press). 

Before coming to GW Law, Professor Abramowicz taught at George Mason University School of Law. He also has been a visiting professor at Northwestern University School of Law and the University of Chicago Law School. 

Professor Abramowicz graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College, where he majored in economics and was Editor-in-Chief of the campus newspaper. After spending a year as a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board, he attended Yale Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of the Yale Law Journal and as a Co-Director of the Landlord Tenant Clinic. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Patrick E. Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.