George Triantis, JSD ’89, the James and Patricia Kowal Professor of Law, has been appointed associate dean for strategic planning by M. Elizabeth Magill, Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean. In this new role, Triantis will lead the law school’s examination of several developments that are likely to influence legal education and the profession in the future, including the opportunities presented by online education and the globalization of law practice.
Triantis is a renowned expert in contract, commercial, and bankruptcy law. He pioneered the application of options theory to the study of contracts and commercial law and has published a series of pathbreaking articles developing principles of contract design. Most recent in this series have been his articles on the effect of bargaining power on contracting and the link between litigation and contract design.