Professor Evan Criddle Appointed Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development

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Professor Evan Criddle was appointed Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at William & Mary Law School, effective July 1. Criddle has been a member of the Law School faculty since 2013, where he is Ernest W. Goodrich Professor of Law.

“Professor Criddle is an esteemed colleague, scholar, and teacher. He will be a wonderful asset to the Law School in this position,” said William & Mary Law School Dean and Trustee Professor A. Benjamin Spencer. “He is following Professor Allison Orr Larsen who is returning to full-time teaching having had such a tremendous impact in this role over the past year.”

Criddle teaches and writes across several fields, including public international law, international human rights, fiduciary law, administrative law, immigration law, and civil procedure. He is the author or editor of five books: Mandatory Cooperation Under International Law (Cambridge U. Press, forthcoming 2024) (with Evan Fox-Decent), The Oxford Handbook of Fiduciary Law (Oxford U. Press) (with Robert H. Sitkoff & Paul B. Miller), Fiduciary Government (Cambridge U. Press) (with Evan Fox-Decent, Andrew S. Gold, Sung Hui Kim & Paul B. Miller), Fiduciaries of Humanity: How International Law Constitutes Authority (Oxford U. Press) (with Evan Fox-Decent), and Human Rights in Emergencies (Cambridge U. Press).

His scholarship has appeared in dozens of journals and edited collections, including the American Journal of International Law, Cornell Law Review, European Journal of International Law, Georgetown Law Journal, Human Rights Quarterly, Legal Theory, Northwestern University Law Review, Texas Law Review, and Yale Journal of International Law. His research has received generous support from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council and has been cited by the supreme courts of Canada and the United States.

His expert commentary has appeared in BBC Newshour, the Boston Globe, Euronews, and Politico.

Criddle is a magna cum laude graduate of Brigham Young University and received his J.D. from Yale Law School. At Yale, he was Essays Editor of the Yale Law Journal and Articles Editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He then spent several years at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York representing foreign sovereigns, multinational corporations, and political refugees. Prior to joining the William & Mary faculty, he taught at Syracuse University College of Law.

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