Professor Judy Areen is the Paul Regis Dean Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and previously was the president of the Association of American Law Schools. She served as Executive Vice President for Law Affairs of Georgetown University and Dean of the Law Center, and she was awarded “Dean of the Year” by Equal Justice Works in 2003. Areen has worked in the private sector and in government at both the local and federal levels, and she has written casebooks and numerous law review articles on higher education law and family law. Between 1977 and 1980, she served in the Office of Management and Budget as Director of the Legal Representation Project and worked to analyze the work of the more than 14,000 lawyers in the Executive Branch, leading to Executive Order 12146. Areen also served as General Counsel to President Carter’s Reorganization Project and as Special Counsel the White House Task Force on Regulatory Reform.
Areen earned her B.A. from Cornell and J.D. from Yale University.