Laura Spitz Vice Provost, Cornell University
Associate Dean for International Affairs, Cornell Law School
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Contact Information

Cornell University
160 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-7993

Professional Biography

Laura Spitz is the Vice Provost for International Affairs at Cornell University and the Associate Dean for International Affairs at Cornell Law School. She is also the Executive Director of the Clarke Center for International and Comparative Legal Studies.

At the Law School, Dean Spitz is responsible for oversight and development of international programs, including international strategic partnerships, study abroad, student and faculty exchanges, visiting scholar and speaker series, and the Paris Summer Institute.

Prior to joining Cornell, she was a partner in the corporate commercial group at Miller Thomson LLP (Canada). Dean Spitz has previously taught at the University of Colorado, where she was an Associate Professor of Law, as well as Emory University and the University of New Mexico.

Her research focuses on the intersection between international economic law and transnational integration in North America. She has taught continuing legal education courses (C.L.E.s) and made presentations in her areas of expertise both domestically and internationally, including at University College Dublin, the University of British Columbia, the University of Toronto, Yale University, the University of New Mexico and Emory University, as well as before the 10th Circuit Judicial Conference and the Georgia Senate Committee on Bankruptcy Reform.

Dean Spitz received her undergraduate degree in history from the University of Toronto, her law degree from the University of British Columbia and her J.S.D. from Cornell Law School.