International Programs Staff Biographies
Associate Dean for International Affairs and
Executive Director, Clarke Center for International and Comparative Legal Studies
G55 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901 USA
Laura Spitz is responsible for oversight and development of international programs at Cornell Law School, including 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) and the treasurer of the Business Law Section of the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. 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 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.