An expert in comparative, criminal, and immigration law, Nora, as we've posted, has been serving for several years as dean at New York's Hofstra University School of Law. Effective July 1 of next year, she'll be the 1st woman dean at Washington and Lee, a law school founded 145 years ago. Serving on the dean's search committee was IntLawGrrls' own Johanna E. Bond, a member of the W&L faculty and the author of a post published earlier today.
Born in Germany, Nora earned a bachelor's degree from Bates College in Lewistown, Maine, a law degree from Yale, and a master's in law from Georgetown University Law Center. She clerked for Samuel A. Alito Jr., then federal appellate judge and now, of course, a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
Heartfelt congratulations, Nora!