||Join us for the DAMC’s Aggie Business Luncheon, typically held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month. At each luncheon, we typically welcome an interesting guest speaker, often times an Aggie. Come hear their story of success and achievement; and bring plenty of business cards for networking.
Robert B. Ahdieh, dean of Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth, to present an introduction/update on the law school.
A graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
and Yale Law School, Ahdieh served as law clerk to Judge James R. Browning of the US Court
of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit before his selection for the Honors Program in the Civil Division
of the US Department of Justice.
While still in law school, Ahdieh published what remains one of the seminal treatments of the
constitutional transformation of post-Soviet Russia: "Russia’s Constitutional Revolution—Legal
Consciousness and the Transition to Democracy." Ahdieh’s work has also appeared in the
Boston University Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, NYU Law
Review, and Southern California Law Review, among other journals.
Ahdieh’s scholarly interests revolve around questions of regulatory and institutional design,
especially in the financial arena. His particular focus has been on various non-traditional
regulatory structures and modes of regulation, including those grounded in dynamics of
coordination. Though neglected by many legal scholars and policymakers, the need to
coordinate may help explain existing rules and regulations, suggestion when regulation might
(and might not) be needed, and offer insight into the optimal form any such regulation should
Prior to joining the Texas A&M University faculty, Ahdieh was the K.H. Gyr Professor of Law
at Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. During his tenure at Emory, Ahdieh also served as
Associate Dean of Faculty and as Vice Dean. In those capacities, he helped to lead a broad
transformation of the composition of the student body, the faculty, and the degree offerings and
curriculum of the law school.
Ahdieh has served as a visiting professor at Columbia and Georgetown law schools, as well as
at Princeton University. He has also visited at the Institute for Advanced Study, the University
of British Columbia, the University of Warsaw, and Singapore Management University, among
other overseas institutions.
For more information on the DAMC’s monthly Aggie Business Luncheon, please visit our Meetup site above OR contact Tyler Wehner ’05 via email: email@example.com