University of Miami appoints new associate dean

Professor Douglas K. Bischoff has assumed the role of associate dean for the adjunct faculty at the University of Miami Law School.

“This is a way of enhancing our appreciation and the effectiveness of our adjunct professors,” Bischoff said. “These are very busy, in-demand people. We want to be a resource for them.”

Bischoff, a real estate attorney with over 30 years of legal experience, has worked as an adjunct professor at UM Law since 1983 and has directed the nationally recognized Graduate Program in Real Property Development since 1999.

Dean Patricia D. White said Bischoff is uniquely qualified to work on behalf of the adjunct faculty.

“It is important to have someone like Dough Bischoff, who is himself an extraordinary lawyer and long-time member of the Miami legal community, to help us do all that we can to integrate the adjunct faculty.”

In other law school news:

  • University of Miami School of Law Professor Charlton Copeland has been appointed to the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust. As the newest member to the Commission, Copeland will serve the Miami-Dade community on the five-member board through a program of education and outreach. “I am terribly excited to be invited to serve on the Commission so that I may become more involved in the Miami-Dade County,” said Copeland. “I think it will be a valuable experience for me and I hope I can make a valuable contribution.”

  • The University of Miami School of Law will host a celebration to honor the appointment of Jan Paulsson as the Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair. Paulsson is head of the public international law and international arbitration groups at Freshfields Bruckhause Deringer. He also serves as President of both the London Court of International Arbitration and the World Bank Administrative Tribunal. “Jan Paulsson is one of the world’s leading international arbitrators, and having him at Miami reflects our commitment to being the preeminent academic center for the subject,” said Dean Patricia White. Paulsson has served as arbitrator in over 500 arbitrations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the United States. In his post, Paulsson heads a newly established concentration in international arbitration at the University of Miami School of Law.