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Professor Suzette M. Malveaux to Serve as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


Catholic University law school Professor Suzette Malveaux has accepted an appointment to serve as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the Columbus School of Law, effective Aug. 20, 2012. 

She replaces Professor George E. Garvey in the position, who will serve as Acting Dean of the law school for the 2012-13 academic year.

Professor Malveaux teaches Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation, Civil Rights Law and Fair Employment Law.  Prior to joining Catholic University in 2006, she taught at the University of Alabama School Of Law for three years.  Malveaux served as Director of the Law and Public Policy Institute during the fall semester, 2008.

Malveaux co-authored the casebook, CLASS ACTIONS AND OTHER MULTI-PARTY LITIGATION; CASES AND MATERIALS, 3D edition, West Group (2012), and has published numerous law review articles that explore the intersection of civil procedure and civil rights. Malveaux has presented at dozens of conferences on the subject.

She is frequently consulted by the media to provide commentary on various legal issues involving the Supreme Court, the civil legal system and civil rights. Appearances include CNN, MSNBC and the PBS NewsHour. She has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The National Law Journal, and Congressional Quarterly, and her work has been recommended by various blogs.

Prior to academia, Malveaux was a class action litigation specialist who appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court and argued before the 11th Circuit.  She practiced law in Washington, D.C. for 8 years at Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll, P.L.L.C. and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs.  Malveaux graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University.  She earned her J.D. from NYU School of Law, where she was an Associate Editor of the Law Review, Root-Tilden Scholar, International Fellow, AAUW Fellow, LDF Earl Warren Scholar and Research Assistant.