Philip Weiser '94 named dean of the University of Colorado Law School

Philip WeiserPhilip Weiser ’94, senior advisor for technology and innovation to the White House’s National Economic Council, will begin work as the new dean of the University of Colorado Law School on July 1.

Weiser served as deputy assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division before taking the position with the National Economic Council; he had previously been senior counsel to the assistant attorney general of the Antitrust Division. He joined the University of Colorado faculty in 1999 as a professor of law and telecommunications.  By the time he took leave from that institution to join the government in 2009, he was a professor, associate dean for research, and executive director and founder of the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. Weiser was a visiting professor at the NYU School of Law in Fall 2008.

“Phil has amassed a critical body of legal scholarship and has distinguished himself as a researcher, a teacher, and a leader,” said Russell L. Moore, provost of the University of Colorado Boulder. “His work in technology law has made him a seminal figure in that discipline, his leadership in building the Silicon Flatirons Center represents a very significant accomplishment, and I look forward to the energy, imagination, and vision he will bring in leading Colorado Law.”

After graduating from NYU Law with high honors and the Sommer Award for excellence in scholarship, service, and character, Weiser clerked for both Justice Byron White and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as Judge David Ebel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

Posted on May 31, 2011