WILLIAM Treanor is the dean and Paul Fuller Chair of Law at Fordham University School of Law in New York. He joined the faculty in 1991 and has taught a range of subjects, including property law and criminal law.
Prior to joining the Fordham faculty, Treanor was a speechwriter for the U.S. secretary of education and served as associate independent counsel in the office of the Iran-Contra Independent Counsel. Treanor is also a leading constitutional historian.
He is active in Fordham's summer program in affiliation with University College Dublin and Queen’s University in Belfast.
Treanor attended Yale College for his undergraduate degree and received an AM in history from Harvard, where he began law school. He received a JD from Yale Law School.
He is Irish on both sides, with roots in Co. Donegal and Belfast. His senior paper in college was on the Dublin Archdiocese and the Home Rule Movement.
He and his wife, Allison, have two children, Liam and Katherine.
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