In January 2017 the London Global Gateway will welcome Randy J. Kozel, professor of law, as Interim Law Program Director.
Geoffrey Bennett, who directed the London Law Program for 22 years, will retire at the end of December. The search for a permanent London Law program director is ongoing, with a new permanent director scheduled to begin in the fall of 2017.
Kozel is well acquainted with the London Law Center, having served as a visiting professor in 2013. As a director of the Notre Dame Program on Constitutional Structure, Kozel has also participated in its annual roundtable conference in London for several years. He also serves on the ad hoc search committee for a new director.
Kozel joined the Law School faculty in 2011 and was named Distinguished Teacher of the Year by the Class of 2014. He teaches and researches in fields including constitutional law, federal courts, information privacy, and contract law, with a particular focus on the role of precedent in legal decision making.
Kozel received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was the articles committee chair of the Harvard Law Review. He served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and for Judge Alex Kozinski at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He has also practiced as a litigator with a large law firm and as special counsel to the General Counsel at General Electric Company.