06/03/2011 04:01 pm ET | Updated Aug 03, 2011

Philip Weiser, Former White House Advisor, Named New Dean Of CU Law School

The University of Colorado Boulder announced that Philip Weiser, senior advisor for technology and innovation to the National Economic Council at the White House, will be the new Dean of the University of Colorado Law School. Weiser will begin his duties as dean starting on July 1, 2011.

Prior to working with the White House, Weiser joined the CU-Boulder Law School faculty as a professor of law and telecommunications in 1999 where he founded the Journal on Telecommunications & High Technology Law and Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship as well as testifying before both houses of Congress.

The National Economic Council, where Weiser served as senior advisor, was established in 1993 to advise the President on U.S. and global economic policy.

Weiser replaces David Getches, who is returning to teaching after eight years as head of the law school. Weiser made this statement in a Colorado Law press release:

I am honored by this appointment. Over the years I have enjoyed the opportunity to work with and learn from the Colorado Law family—its faculty, staff, students, alumni, and supporters. I am both humbled and excited by the opportunity to lead this community in the years ahead.