1st is Nora V. Demleitner (left), who moves on New Year's Day from incoming to permanent Dean at the Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York.
As detailed here, Nora earned a J.D. from Yale and an LL.M. with distinction in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown, and clerked for the Hon. Samuel A. Alito, Jr., then a federal appellate judge, now a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. She "teaches and has written widely in the areas of criminal, comparative, and immigration law." Recent publications, among them The Avena Case in the International Court of Justice -- Crime and Immigration: Domestic, Regional and International Consequences and Abusing State Power or Controlling Risk?: Sex Offender Commitment and Sicherungsverwahrung, evince that interest.
The 2d, just announced this morning, is David Wippmann (right), Vice Provost for International Relations and Professor of Law at Cornell. He's to be the new Dean at the University of Minnesota Law School. As detailed here, David, who earned a J.D. from Yale and clerked for 2d Circuit Chief Judge Wilfred Feinberg, worked as Director of the National Security Council's Office of Multilateral and Humanitarian Affairs from 1998-99. His scholarship focuses on international law, human rights, and ethnic conflict. His most recent publication is Can Might Make Rights? Building the Rule of Law after Military Interventions (2006), co-authored with our colleagues Jane Stromseth and Rosa Brooks.
(Thanks to Brian Leiter for the head's up.)