Ronald A. Cass

Ronald A. Cass is Dean Emeritus of Boston University School of Law, where he was Dean from 1990-2004, former Vice-Chairman and Commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission, Chairman and Resident Scholar at the Center for the Rule of Law, and President of Cass & Associates, PC. Dean Cass also sits as an arbitrator or mediator for commercial, international, and intellectual property rights disputes and is a former United States Member of the Panel of Conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. He is a Member of the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States and has received six presidential appointments, from Presidents Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama.

Dean Cass’s teaching and writing spans issues in administrative law and regulation, constitutional law, antitrust law, intellectual property law, international trade, separation of powers, and legal process. He has published more than 140 scholarly books, chapters, articles, and papers, including Administrative Law, with Colin Diver, Jack Beermann & Jody Freeman (Aspen/Wolters Kluwer, 7th ed. 2016), has taught judges and students in law, economics, business, and public administration, and has been a commentator for radio, television, and print media.

Dean Cass has participated in numerous important legal cases as an amicus, consultant, or expert, and has advised businesses, law firms, investment funds, and government agencies on a range of issues. He has a large number of affiliations with professional groups—including as Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Administrative State—and has received numerous honors, fellowships, and awards.