SOL Professors Nominated for Federal Appointments

Posted: May 24, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Elena Barbre

William Lash, a professor in the School of Law (SOL), has been nominated by President George W. Bush as assistant secretary of commerce for market access compliance. The office, part of the International Trade Administration under the Department of Commerce, advises on the analysis, formulation, and implementation of U.S. international economic policies and carries out programs to promote international trade, improve access by U.S. companies to overseas markets, and strengthen the international trade and investment position of the United States. If confirmed, Lash will take a two-year leave of absence from the law school.

President Bush has also nominated Lee O’Connor, an adjunct professor of tax policy in the School of Law, as assistant attorney general for tax.

Law professor Tim Muris has been confirmed as head of the Federal Trade Commission. He will take a two-year leave of absence from the law school.

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