Gary Simson joined Case Western Reserve School of Law as Dean and Joseph C. Hostetler-Baker and Hostetler Professor in July 2006 from Cornell Law School, where he served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2000-04 and Associate Dean for Faculty Development from 1997-2000. Dean Simson has taught, and written extensively on, constitutional law and conflict of laws. Following his graduation from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal, Dean Simson clerked for the Hon. J. Joseph Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He began his teaching career at the University of Texas School of Law in 1975, was promoted to full professor in 1977, and joined the Cornell Law School faculty in 1980. Dean Simson's constitutional law scholarship in recent years has addressed such controversial issues as sex education, Supreme Court appointments, school vouchers, the death penalty and religion, and single-sex schools. He is also the author of a leading conflict of laws casebook now in its fourth edition and various articles in the field.