Tufts University - Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Tufts University - Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Tufts University - Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Overview
Date Founded

1933

Headquarters

160 Packard Avenue,Medford, MA 02155

Charitable Causes

Higher Education & Universities

Company Description

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (also referred to as The Fletcher School) at Tufts University is the oldest school in the United States dedicated solely to graduate studies in international affairs. Fletcher is regarded as one of the world's foremost schools of international relations. Every Fall, the school enrolls approximately 265 full-time students (excluding Ph.D. candidates not enrolled in courses.) The Fletcher School was founded in 1933 with the bequest of Austin Barclay Fletcher, who left over $3 million to Tufts University upon his death in 1923. A third of these funds were dedicated to a school of law and diplomacy. Fletcher did not have in mind a school "of the usual kind, which prepares men for admission to the bar and for the active practice of law." Instead, Fletcher envisioned "a school to prepare men for the diplomatic service and to teach such matters as come within the scope of foreign relations [which] embraces within it as a fundamental and thorough knowledge of the principles of international law upon which diplomacy is founded, although the profession of a diplomat carries with it also a knowledge of many things of a geographic and economic nature which affect relations between nations."

Executives & Employees

Professor of Practice & Executive Director, LLM Program

Executive Associate Dean

Lee E. Dirks Professor of Diplomatic History & the Director of Diplomatic Studies

Senior Associate Dean, Professor of Practice

Senior Associate Dean of International Business & Finance

Henry J. Braker Professor of Law

Professor, Practice of International Business

Assistant Research Professor

Adjunct Professor of International Law

Board of Overseers

Treasurer & Trustee at Friends' Central School

Advisor at Brand Foundry Ventures LLC

Senior Counsel at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Distinguished Alumni
Louis Vachon is now President & Chief Executive Officer at National Bank of Canada
Jeffrey H. Bunzel is now Head of Equity Capital Markets for The Americas at Deutsche Bank AG
Charles Dallara is now Chief Executive Officer at Partners Group (USA), Inc.
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Tufts University is a private research university located in Medford/Somerville, near Boston, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. The university is organized into ten schools, including two undergraduate programs and eight graduate divisions, on four campuses in Massachusetts and the French Alps. The university emphasizes active citizenship and public service in all of its disciplines and is known for its internationalism and study abroad programs.

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