Haider Ala Hamoudi Named Law Dean at the University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Valerio Ferme, PhD, has named Haider Ala Hamoudi as dean of the College of Law. Hamoudi serves as the college’s 27th dean since its founding in 1833. The UC College of Law is the fourth oldest continuously operating law school in the country.

“I am excited to welcome Dean Hamoudi to UC and our law college. His strategic thinking, passion for inclusive excellence and curricular innovation will position the College of Law for future growth and community impact,” says Ferme.

Hamoudi served as interim dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (Pitt Law). He joined Pitt Law in 2007 as assistant professor and was named associate professor in 2012. Haider served as associate dean of research and faculty development from 2013 to 2017 and associate dean for academic affairs from 2017 – 2018, prior to being named vice dean.

“As a native Ohioan I have long admired Cincinnati Law’s mission to inspire leaders to pursue justice and advance the role of law in society. I hold in particularly high regard its commitment to student success, its dedication to recruiting and retaining scholars of the highest caliber and its understanding of itself as an institution that advances social mobility and justice throughout the region and beyond,” said Hamoudi. “I feel extraordinarily honored to have the opportunity to work with the faculty, staff, students, university community, legal community and other stakeholders of diverse backgrounds and perspectives to build upon these strengths to take Cincinnati Law to the next level.”

WittKieffer’s Werner Boel, L.L.M. and Ashlee Winters Musser led this search.

Read the announcement.