LOS ANGELES — Mathew L. Spitzer, an authority in federal broadcasting law, has been named dean of the University of Southern California Law School.
Spitzer is a professor at the law school and director of the USC Center for Communications Law and Policy.
"He will bring to the dean's office the highest academic standards and the enthusiasm and creativity to lead the law school to the next level of excellence," said Lloyd Armstrong Jr., USC's senior vice president for academic affairs.
Spitzer is author of "Seven Dirty Words and Six Other Stories: Controlling the Content of Print and Broadcast," and co-author of "Public Policy Toward Cable Television: The Economics of Rate Control." He has written articles for numerous publications, including Columbia Law Review, Journal of Legal Studies and Southern California Law Review.
From 1978 to 1981, Spitzer was assistant professor of law at Northwestern University School of Law. He began teaching at USC Law School in 1981.