School Hires Assistant Dean for International Programs

July 25, 2006

Michael A. Peil has been named to the new position of assistant dean for International Programs. His duties will include strategic planning for the School’s International and Comparative Law Programs and oversight for the study abroad, visiting scholars, and international summer programs. Among his areas of emphasis will be efforts to expand opportunities for international students to participate in the LL.M. Program in U.S. Law, including new scholarships and partnerships particularly with South American, African, and European countries.

Peil previously served as executive director of the International Law Students Association in Chicago, including administration of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, which draws students from more than 90 countries. As an adjunct professor at DePaul University College of Law since fall 2004, he has taught Law of the European Union and coached students in moot court competitions. Peil also has experience as an office technology manager at Jenkens & Gilchrist PC and was an associate attorney at Altheimer & Gray.

Peil received his J.D. from Cornell Law School, with a specialization in public law and a concentration in international law. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Russian and history from Wake Forest University.