February 23, 2012 — The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law today announced that Dean Hiram Chodosh has been appointed the College’s Hugh B. Brown Endowed Chair, one of the College’s oldest and most prestigious chairs.
“Dean Chodosh has an established and well-deserved reputation in his field that merits recognition with a chair appointment,” said Robert Keiter, Wallace Stegner Professor of Law and chair of the committee that recommended Chodosh. “And the Dean has continued to pursue an ambitious research and publication agenda while providing admirable leadership for the College of Law.”
Prior to joining the College of Law in 2006, Chodosh was the Joseph C. Hostetler-Baker and Hostetler Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He was prolific scholar in the field of global justice while at Case Western Reserve, and he has continued to pursue his scholarly interests while serving as dean at the College of Law. He is the author or co-author of six books (two of which are forthcoming), published by Oxford University Press, NYU Press, and others. He also serves as the editor or co-editor of three book series and has published more than 20 articles in a number of prestigious journals.
Chodosh has also served as Director of the Iraq Global Justice Project, and as adviser to the United Nations Development Program (Asia), World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund, and the U.S. State Department. In addition, he has been an innovative educator through his Global Justice Think Tank class, which has exposed students to cutting edge international legal issues. He holds a J.D. degree from Yale Law School and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.
Chodosh said, “The immense honor of the Brown chair is humbling and moving. Hugh B. Brown’s incalculable legacy, scholarly mind, dedication to education, professional excellence, great sense of humor, engaged civic leadership, and humility through service inspires us all."
Hugh B. Brown was an attorney, educator, author and a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Chodosh will serve as the Brown Chair for a five-year term, with the possibility of renewal.