Law school continues Legal Briefs series via Zoom with a look at international law

 Wayne State University Law School’s Legal Briefs series continues on Thursday, January 27, beginning at 5 p.m. via Zoom.  Professor Gregory Fox will lead the online discussion focusing on current events related to international law. 

Fox is the director of the Program for International Legal Studies. He is a widely cited authority on international law and international organizations and a leader in a variety of academic and professional organizations. He joined Wayne Law in 2002. Prior to joining the Wayne Law faculty, Fox was an assistant professor of law at Chapman Law School in Orange, California.

Fox is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation/Social Science Research Council Fellowship in International Peace and Security. That fellowship allowed him to write “The Right to Political Participation in International Law,” 17 Yale J. Int’l L. 539 (1992), which is one of the 10 most cited articles ever published in the Yale Journal. During this period, Fox’s scholarship focuses on how the world-wide spread of democracy has affected the international legal system. 

Fox has served as counsel in several international cases. He was co-counsel to the state of Eritrea in the Zuqar-Hanish Islands arbitration with the Republic of Yemen; that determined the status of a group of islands in the southern Red Sea. He also represented a group of Eritreans in U.S. federal court who were forcibly deported from Ethiopia in 1998 and had their property confiscated by the Ethiopian government. 

Fox earned a bachelor’s in history from Bates College and earned his law degree from New York University.

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