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December 5, 1968 |
Brooklyn, New York
|Institutions||Columbia Law School|
|Alma mater||Yale University|
David M. Schizer (born December 5, 1968) was named the fourteenth Dean of Columbia Law School in 2004. He was appointed Dean at the age of 35, making him the youngest dean in the school's history and one of the youngest deans of a top law school.
Schizer is a graduate of Yale University where he earned his B.A., M.A. and J.D. degrees. Schizer clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the 1994-95 term, and for Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1993-94 term. Schizer is a member of the Federalist Society.
Schizer continues to teach a colloquium on tax, and a course on professional responsibility. Prior to his appointment as dean, Schizer served as the Wilbur H. Friedman Professor of Tax Law at Columbia Law School. For his ingenuity in the classroom, students awarded him the Willis L.M. Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
|Dean of Columbia Law School
2004 - present
Gillian Lester (designee)