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Spring Distinguished Global Law Visitor: William Dodge

Date: 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT March 11, 2013 Location: Legal Research Center

Legal Research Center

Lewis & Clark Law School will welcome William S. Dodge, Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of Law, as the 2013 Distinguished Spring Global Law Visitor.  Professor Dodge will address faculty, students, and attorneys on the theme “International Comity in American Courts.” A reception with Professor Dodge will follow the lecture.

Click here to register. Or RSVP to This event is free and open to the public. Attendees will be eligible for 1 MCLE credit.

The International Law Society will also be hosting Professor Dodge for a lunch-hour forum in Room 2 at 12:15 on Monday, March 11th. All are welcome. Food will be provided.

Professor Dodge has been at UC Hastings since 1995, and is one of the United States’ foremost experts on international law in domestic courts—a status recognized recently through his appointment and service during the 2011-12 academic year as the Counselor on International Law to the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. The American Law Institute recently appointed him one of the reporters for the Restatement (Fourth) of Foreign Relations Law. Over the course of his career Professor Dodge has published a multitude of highly influential articles on topics relating to international law in U.S. courts, international business transactions, and international dispute resolution. In addition, he is co-author (with Detlev Vagts and Harold Koh) of the popular casebook Transnational Business Problems (4th ed. Foundation Press 2008), and a co-editor (with David Sloss and Michael Ramsey) of International Law in the U.S. Supreme Court: Continuity and Change (Cambridge University Press 2011).

Professor Dodge earned his JD degree from Yale Law School in 1991. After graduation, he clerked for Judge William A. Norris of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court, and practiced at the law firm Arnold & Porter.

Read more about Professor Dodge, or view his most recent publications.