Cramer Named Assistant Dean

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Peter K. Cramer has been named the law school’s new assistant dean of graduate programs. He is responsible for coordinating recruitment, admissions, and placement of the law school’s graduate programs and for the day-to-day operations of those programs. In this role, he will administer the law school’s Master of Laws (LL.M.) programs in Intellectual Property & Technology Law and in U.S. Law for Foreign Lawyers. He is also responsible for administering the law school’s J.S.D. program.

Cramer is working with Michael Peil, lecturer in law and associate dean for international programs, on identifying synergies between the law school’s international and overseas offerings and the law school’s graduate programs. Supporting Deans Peil and Cramer in this mission are two other recent hires, Judy Rohwedder, program manager for international programs and administrative coordinator for the law school’s Center on Law, Innovation and Economic Growth (CLIEG), and Rachael Johnson, administrative assistant for international and graduate programs.

Before joining the law school, Cramer served as adjunct professor and associate director of Georgetown University Law School’s Center for Global Legal English. He also was a faculty instructor at Indiana University, Bloomington’s Center for English Language Training.

Previously, Cramer was an instructor and adjunct professor at Indiana University, Indianapolis School of Law, where he taught Integrated Legal Analysis & Contracts through IU’s program in Cairo, Egypt. Additionally, he has taught Intensive Communication in Business at Harvard University’s Institute for English Language Programs. Cramer also has served as an English language instructor in Germany, and has presented widely on international business and legal topics. Currently, he is co-authoring a textbook on drafting contracts for international lawyers with Professor Cynthia Adams from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The textbook will be published by Aspen in 2012.

Cramer studied law in Germany and received a B.A. in 1989 from Ludwig Maximilian’s University in Munich. He then pursued his advance degrees at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he received his M.A. in applied linguistics in 1992, Ph.D. in language education in 1997, and LL.M. in 2006. He also studied Japanese philology in 1993 at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.

Rohwedder joins the international and graduate programs team after four years with the law school’s Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic. Johnson previously spent one year working with Washington University’s main Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS).