Douglas Sylvester named dean at Arizona State

Arizona State has named Douglas Sylvester as dean of the law school. Sylvester had been the interim dean since last May, and also previously served as the associate dean for faculty research and development.

He joined the law school in 2002 as an associate professor, after working at Baker & McKenzie for two years. He received his J.D. from University of Buffalo School of Law in 1994, and an L.LM. from New York University in 1995.

"As both interim dean and associate dean, Doug Sylvester has been responsible for major advances at the College of Law,'' said ASU President Michael Crow. "Under his leadership as dean, those upward trend lines will continue into the future."

Sylvester has published, taught and lectured on issues of intellectual property law and commercialization, international law, emerging technologies and privacy.