Buxbaum to oversee Indiana-Bloomington while Robel away

Hannah Buxbaum will take over as acting dean of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, on Feb. 1. Buxbaum is currently executive associate dean for academic affairs and John E. Schiller chair in legal ethics. Her appointment follows the announcement Dec. 6 that the law school's current dean, Lauren K. Robel, will be the interim provost for the university.

"Having worked closely with Hannah for 15 years, I am confident that she will be a magnificent interim dean," Robel said. "Her experience as a practitioner, professor and administrator will serve her well in this new role."

Buxbaum joined the Maurer faculty in 1997 and was named professor of law in 2003. She served as associate dean for research from 2007 to 2009 and was appointed executive associate dean in 2009. In 2010, she was named the John E. Schiller chair in legal ethics.

She has been recognized five times by students and colleagues for excellence in teaching. She holds B.A. and J.D. degrees from Cornell University and an LL.M. from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg.

"I am honored by this appointment and look forward to working with faculty, students and alumni during Lauren's interim assignment," Buxbaum said.