Law in the 21st Century has gone transnational and Wayne State University Law School graduates are well-prepared for this new world. At Wayne Law - located on a busy international border - students can choose from a range of public and private international law classes.
A newly-created Program on International and Comparative Law will present an exciting series of speakers and conferences, coordinate faculty scholarship on international issues, and present opportunities for students to study and work abroad.
Information about the Center's mission, scheduled speakers and its many other international law resources available online at http://law.wayne.edu.
International and Comparative Law Courses and Seminars
Listed below are just a few examples of the courses and seminars offered in 2009-2010. For a full listing and course descriptions, visit http://law.wayne.edu/programs/index.php?from=7238.
- Comparative Criminal Procedure
- Comparative Business Law: Doing Business in China Seminar
- Comparative Law
- Conflict of Laws
- European Union Law
- International Current Problems in International Law
- International Business Transactions
- International Environmental Law Seminar
- International Finance: Transactions, Regulation and Policy
- International Intellectual Property Law
- International Law
- International Legal Research
- International Litigation
- International Organizations and Public Health
- International Prosecution of State Actors
- International Protection of Human Rights
- International Tax Treaties
- International Trade Seminar
- Tribal Justice Systems Seminar
Leading the Way - International and Comparative Law Faculty
Professor William Burnham is an expert on comparative and Russian law. He has taught at a variety of legal institutions in Russia and around the world, and has been actively involved in law reform activities in Russia. Select publications include Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the United States, 3d Ed. and Law and Legal System of the Russian Federation, 3d Ed.
Associate Professor Paul Dubinsky is an expert on transnational and human rights law. He serves on the executive committee of the American branch of the International Law Association and on the U.S. Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Private International Law. Select publications include "Human Rights Law Meets Private Law Harmonization: The Coming Conflict" (Yale Journal of International Law) and "Justice for the Collective: The Limits of the Human Rights Class Action" (Michigan Law Review).
Professor Gregory Fox is an expert on international and comparative law. He serves as the director of Wayne Law's International and Comparative Law Program, and has served as counsel in a number of high-profile international cases. Select publications include Humanitarian Occupation and Democratic Governance and International Law, both published by Cambridge.
Assistant Professor Lance Gable is an expert on international public health law. He has helped develop course materials for the World Health Organization Diploma in International Human Rights and Mental Health and has worked as a human rights consultant for the Pan American Health Organization. Select publications include Realizing the Right to Health and Legal Aspects of HIV/AIDS: A Guide for Policy and Law Reform.
Assistant Professor Noah Hall is an expert on international environmental law. He oversees Wayne Law's Environmental Law Clinic. Select publications include The Evolution of the Law and Politics of Water and "Transboundary Pollution: Harmonizing International and Domestic Law" (University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform).
Professor Peter Hammer is an expert on international health law. He has an active interest in health policy and development and has served as a visiting professor at the Center for Khmer Studies in Cambodia. Select publications include Living on the Margins: Minorities and Borderlines in Cambodia and Southeast Asia and Uncertain Times: Kenneth Arrow and the Changing Economics of Health Care.
Professor Michael McIntyre is an expert on international tax law. He has served as a consultant to national governments on six continents, to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Select publications include International Tax Primer and The International Income Tax Rules of the United States.
Associate Professor Julia Qin is an expert on international business transactions, international finance, international trade law and Chinese law. She serves as a member of the Council and the Steering Committee for the Chinese Society of International Law. Her article, "WTO Regulation of Subsidies to State-owned Enterprises (SOEs)" in the Journal of international Economic Law, was cited by Justice Alito of the U.S. Supreme Court in his dissent opinion in United Haulers Assn., Inc. v. Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Mgmt. Auth., 550 U.S. 330 (2007).
Associate Professor Brad Roth is an expert on international law, comparative public law, and political and legal theory. He holds a joint appointment with the Wayne State University Department of Political Science and has served as law clerk to the Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Select publications include Governmental Illegitimacy in International Law and Democratic Governance and International Law.
Associate Dean and Associate Professor John Rothchild is an expert on international intellectual property law. He has served as an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, and, for several years, led the Commission's international consumer protection program. Select publications include Internet Commerce: The Emerging Legal Framework and "Consumer Law and the Internet" (Handbook of International Consumer Law and Policy).
Professor Alan Schenk is an expert on international tax law, specifically value added taxation (VAT). He has taught VAT in South Africa, Canada and Taiwan, served as technical advisor for the International Monetary Fund, and drafted the VAT law in effect in Botswana, Ethiopia, and Dominica. Select publications include Value Added Tax: A Comparative Approach and VAT in Africa (select chapters).
Assistant Professor (Clinical) Rachel Settlage is an expert on international immigration and refugee law. She has served as foreign affairs officer/senior editor at the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, and will soon oversee Wayne Law's Immigration and Refugee Clinic (proposal pending).
Professor Jonathan Weinberg is an expert international intellectual property law and immigration law. He served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and then-Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and as a visiting scholar at the University of Tokyo's Institute of Journalism and Communication Studies. He has published numerous articles on Internet and high-technology law and policy.
For more information on any of the above Wayne Law faculty members, visit http://law.wayne.edu/faculty/full-time.php.