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Andrew Haile named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


Andrew Haile, Associate Professor of Law and formerly Jennings Professor and Emerging Scholar, has been appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Elon University School of Law by Dean George R. Johnson, Jr.  

Andrew Haile, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Elon University School of Law

“Andrew Haile will bring great intellect, experience, insight and energy to the academic dean position,” Johnson said. “His passion for teaching, scholarship and service, his collegiality and his commitment to student success will be driving forces behind Elon’s continued advancement as a law school of excellence and innovation.”

Haile succeeds Catherine Ross Dunham, who served as associate dean for four years.

“I am grateful to Catherine Dunham for her service as academic dean over the past four years,” Johnson said. “Catherine Dunham served at a critical time in the law school’s development and helped to propel the law school to many early successes. She has been a wonderful colleague in the administration, and I shall always be grateful to her for her counsel and leadership. She now returns to teaching, her ‘first love,’ where she will continue to make outstanding contributions to Elon.”

Since joining the Elon Law faculty as a full-time member in June 2008, Haile has taught business and tax law courses and written about tax policy, state and local tax issues and e-commerce. His research has been published in several law journals and national tax law publications including Cardozo Law Review, Columbia Journal of Tax Law, North Carolina Law Review, Temple Law Review, University of Toledo Law Review and State Tax Notes. In addition to presenting scholarship at law schools and academic conferences nationally, Haile has provided analysis of tax law and policy for a variety of regional and national news media.

“I look forward to working with my colleagues on the faculty to enrich Elon’s strong program of legal education with new, challenging and dynamic learning opportunities for our students,” said Haile. "I am excited to take on the role of associate dean at a law school that values innovation, scholarship and service and that views student learning and professional success as our top priority." 

Prior to joining Elon, Haile was a partner with the law firm of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, L.L.P. While in practice, Haile represented clients in mergers and acquisitions as well as matters involving complex tax planning and tax litigation. He served as judicial clerk to Judge Frank W. Bullock, Jr., former chief judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina from 2000-2001.

Haile received his law degree from Stanford Law School in 2000, where he was a member of the Stanford Law Review and was awarded the Order of the Coif. He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from Davidson College in 1994, where finished second in his class and was named to the college’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. 

More information about Haile is available here. 


Philip Craft,
6/6/2013 9:25 AM