Treanor has been the Dean of Fordham Univerisity’s School of Law since 2002. During his time at Fordham, Treanor became known for offering students free ice cream and cupckaes during exams, as well as gifting flip-flops to every student prior to summer vacation. For his involvement with the student body, The New York Sun dubbed Treanor “an activist dean” in a 2006 profile.
“I’m trying to encourage a family feeling at the school,” Mr. Treanor told the Sun.
As an expert in constitutional law, Treanor also served as a member of Fordham Law’s faculty, as the Deputy Attorney General in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Council, and as the associate independent council during the Iran/Contra investigation.
Treanor will replace Judith Areen, who has served as Interim Dean since the departure of T. Alexander Aleinikoff in early December.