Dean Wexler has been Dean of the Law School since 1994. She joined the faculty in 1985, and served as the Law School's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for six years before being named Dean. She also taught at New York University School of Law, worked as an associate with the firm of Debevoise & Plimpton, and served as a Law Clerk to Judge Jack B. Weinstein of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Dean Wexler is a prominent member of the legal community. She was President of the Federal Bar Council from 2004-2006, was Vice-President from 2001-2002, chaired its 2002 Winter Bench and Bar Conference, and has served on the Board of Directors; she was also the President of the Federal Bar Council Foundation from 1998-1999. She has been an active member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where she served as Vice-President from 1996-1997, and has served on many of its committees, including chairing the Committee on Honors. She has been a long-time member of the New York Women's Bar Association, sitting on its Board of Directors as well as serving twice as its Vice-President. She is a member of the American Bar Association's Independent Law Schools Forum Committee. Dean Wexler is a member of the American Law Institute, and serves on the boards of a number of other organizations, including the Practising Law Institute, where she is a member of the Executive Committee, the Executive Committee of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, and the American Law Deans Association. She has served as a director of the Fund for Modern Courts, where she was a member of its Task Force on Court Facilities. She was also a member of the NYS Unified Court System's Commission on Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Profession, a member of the Committee to Restore the Thurgood Marshall Landmark Courthouse at Foley Square, the Planning and Program Committee of the Judicial Conference of the Second Circuit, and the Second Circuit Task Force on Gender, Race and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts. She has served as an attorney member of the Judicial Conference of the State of New York. At Cornell University, Dean Wexler has been a member of the Cornell Council. She continues to serve on its Admissions and Financial Aid Committee. She is a member of the President's Council of Cornell Women, and was a member of its Committee on University Relations. At Yale University, she has served as a member of the Yale Law Journal Alumni Advisory Board. Dean Wexler has published extensively in the areas of family and matrimonial law and is a frequent lecturer before bar groups on legal education. She has received numerous honors for her commitment to the advancement of the interests of adolescents and their families, including an Honorary Doctor of Laws from St. Francis College. Among her other awards are the President's Special Award and the Special Recognition Award from the New York Women's Bar Association, a Special Award from the National Association of Women Judges, the Good Scout Award from the Greater Boy Scouts Council of New York, and the William Shoenfeld Award from the Society for Adolescent Psychiatry.
Foreword [International Tax Policy in the New Millennium], 26 Brook. J. Int’l L. 1251 (2001)
Foreword [Symposium: Software as a Commodity: International Licensing of Intellectual Property], 26 Brook. J. Int'l L. 1 (2000)
Introduction [The David G. Trager Public Policy Symposium: Behind Closed Doors: Secret Justice in America], 9 J.L. & Pol'y. 1 (2000)
Introduction [Inauguration of the Center for the Study of Law, Language and Cognition], 65 Brook. L. Rev. 63 (1999)
Contributions to Books
Surrogate Parenting: Some Guiding Principles for a Legislative Response, Critical Issues in American Psychiatry and the Law (1990)