harold koh considered for state department

Rumor has it, Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh could be looking at a job in the Clinton State Department. According to the Yale Daily News, he's a leading contender to be appointed as legal adviser to the Department of State: Koh considered for State Department.

Rumors have swirled for months around the Law School and in Washington, D.C., that Koh, whose five-year term as dean ends in June, might leave Yale to serve again in government. Koh, however, has repeatedly dismissed talk about a possible appointment as pure speculation.

If appointed, Koh -- a former assistant secretary of state and a leading expert on international law -- would serve as principal counselor on all legal matters to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. From what I know about Dean Koh's reputation and qualifications, he'd be the perfect guy for the job.

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