Today, the University of Colorado Law School announced that Phil Weiser will be its next Dean. This is a tremendously good day for the law school and community.
Phil was previously a professor at the law school, the founder of the Silicon Flatirons and worked as a senior adviser for technology and innovation to the National Economic Counsel.
Alright, so what’s the big deal? Simple. I’ve spent a lot of time with Phil and I can confidently state that no academic leader is more innovative or thoughtful as Phil. In a time of turmoil for most law schools and their students, Phil is poised to bring his wealth of experience to evolving the law school into a truly great institution that is responding to the new world economy.
In addition, through his continued support of the Silicon Flatirons, all of Boulder can celebrate knowing that one of our central support hubs of the startup ecosystem will prosper for the foreseeable future.
A special thanks must given to outgoing dean David Getches whose leadership has brought the school to its current leadership position and has been an argent supporter of all things related to the Silicon Flatirons.
Congratulations Phil. This is an honor well deserved and I look forward to helping you in any way that I can.