Alfred (Fred) C. Aman, Jr., former law school dean at Indiana University– Bloomington, an internationally known scholar, and director of the Indiana University Institute for Advanced Study, is the new dean of Suffolk University Law School.

Aman had been the Roscoe C. O’Byrne Professor of Law at Indiana University– Bloomington, where he served as law school dean from 1991 to 2002. He was a member of the Cornell Law School faculty from 1977 to 1991, has held a Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Trento, Italy, and visiting professorships in England, France and Italy. 

The most recent of his five books in the legal field is The Democracy Deficit: Taming Globalization through Law Reform (NYU Press, 2004).

Before beginning his academic career, Aman was an associate at the Atlanta and Washington D.C. offices of Sutherland, Asbill and Brennan and was law clerk to the Hon. Elbert P. Tuttle of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

Aman earned an A.B. with distinction in Political Science from the University of Rochester and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

He is married to Carol Greenhouse, professor of anthropology at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey.

Aman succeeds Robert H. Smith, who, during eight years of service, enhanced the Law School's clinical and practice skills courses, initiated graduate and international programs, and increased support for faculty scholarship. Following a sabbatical, Smith will return to teaching, focusing on constitutional law and mediation.