Another Connecticut resident has been tapped for the Obama Administration.
Yale Dean Harold Koh is going to Washington. President Barack Obama has nominated Koh as legal adviser to the U.S. Department of State.
President Obama called Koh one of the country’s leading experts on public and private international law, national security law and human rights.
Yale says Dean Harold Koh has been a leader in the field of international law and has been one of the school’s most popular teachers. He is a Harvard Law graduate and served as clerk to former Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun. Among other things, he sat on the board of the group Human Rights First.
He also served as a human rights official during the Clinton Administration.
Yale President Richard Levin named law professor Kate Stith as acting dean of the law school.