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Hiller named associate dean in Business

By Sookhan Ho

Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 27 - April 10, 1997

Janine S. Hiller, professor of business law in the Pamplin College of Business, has been appointed the college's associate dean for graduate and international programs, effective July 1.

Hiller has a B.A. in history from Virginia Tech and a J.D. from the University of Richmond's T.C. Williams School of Law. After joining Pamplin in 1981 as an instructor, she became an assistant professor in 1985 and an associate professor two years later. In 1993, she was promoted to full professor.

Hiller's research has been in payment systems, employment, commercial, and regulatory law. Her current research focus is on Internet and electronic developments and the law--a topic that she will be teaching, in a new, special-study course, next spring. She has presented papers on her research on electronic-payment systems at a conference of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, and as an invited guest at the University of Florida's Hurst Seminar.

Hiller has taught an honors course, "Current Supreme Court Issues," and upper-division and graduate courses on commercial law, the legal environment of business, and poverty and the law. Her publications include numerous journal articles.

She has led continuing-education workshops through Pamplin's Management and Professional Development Programs and served as a lecturer in continuing-education seminars sponsored by the Virginia Law Foundation.

Hiller has served the university and the Pamplin College in a series of senior administrative assignments. She currently chairs the university's Honor System Review Board and is the faculty advisor to the Honor System. She first served in both these positions in 1989-92. She has also served as chair of the university's Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Committee and co-chaired Pamplin's Multicultural Diversity Committee.

In addition to these leadership roles, Hiller has been a member of numerous university and college committees. She serves on the university's Staff Diversity Training Group and on the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee of the Department of Finance, Insurance, and Business Law. She is also the college's advisor for pre-law students.

Hiller is a member of the Virginia Bar Association, the Virginia State Bar, the American Bar Association, and the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. She has served as staff editor of the Journal of Legal Studies Education and is its articles editor. For the past 10 years, she has been a reviewer/referee for the American Business Law Journal.