Richard D. Geiger Associate Dean, Communications & Enrollment
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Contact Information

Cornell Law School
232 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-5141

Professional Biography

Dean Geiger serves as the law school's dean of admissions and financial aid, and oversees the law school's communications department. He also has supervised the law school's information technology group. His professional activities have included extensive involvement with the Law School Admission Council (makers of the LSAT and providers of multiple enrollment services to member law schools), including two-year terms as Chair of the Test Development and Research Committee and as Chair of the LSAC Board of Trustees. He has also been Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Pre-Legal Education and Admission to Law School, and has been a member of the AALS Committee on the Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Teachers and Students. Locally, he has served as Board President of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra and has held appointed positions on the local zoning board and the local planning board.

Dean Geiger received his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Natural Science from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. He received his J.D. degree from Boston University, where he served as a Note & Case Editor on the B.U. Law Review. Following graduation, he clerked for Chief Judge Raymond Pettine on the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island. After that, he worked as an associate at Sidley & Austin's Washington, D.C. office and at Bowker, Elmes, Perkins, Mecsas & Gerrard in Boston. He was also assistant counsel at Corning Incorporated for 3 years before coming to Cornell.