ITC Law Faculty

Numerous full-time faculty members have international, transnational, or comparative law issues among their primary areas of interest. Moreover, many other full-time faculty members address aspects of international or comparative law in their teaching or scholarship or both.

Core ITC Law Faculty

Rachel Anderson Rachel J. Anderson
• Global Law
• Human Rights Law
• Public International Law
• Transnational Business Law
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Christopher Blakesley Christopher L. Blakesley
• Comparative & International Criminal Law
• Comparative & International Family Law
• International Humanitarian Law & Terrorism
• Public International Law
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Michael Kagan Michael Kagan
• Administrative Law
• Criminal Law
• First Amendment
• International Human Rights Law
• Immigration Law
• Professional Ethics
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Mary LaFrance Mary LaFrance
• Comparative & International Intellectual Property Law
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Keith Rowley Keith A. Rowley
• Comparative & Transnational Contract Law
• Transnational Commercial Law
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David Thronson Marketa Trimble
• International, Transnational, and Comparative Intellectual Property Law
• Conflict of Laws / Private International Law
• European Union Law
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Dean John Valery White John Valery White
• Comparative Civil Rights Law
• International Human Rights Law
• Multiculturalism
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Associated ITC Law Faculty

Bret Birdsong Bret Birdsong
• Environmental Law
• Natural Resources Law
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Robert Correales Robert Correales
• Evidence
• Tort Law
• Workers' Rights
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Kay Kindred Kay Kindred
• Education Law
• Family Law
• Remedies
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Thomas McAffee Thomas McAffee
• Constitutional Law
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Jeanne Price Jeanne Price
• Comparative Intellectual Property Law
• Transnational Securities Law
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Jean Sternlight Jean Sternlight
• Conflict Resolution
• Employment Law
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David S. Tanenhaus David S. Tanenhaus
• Juvenile Justice
• Legal History
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Core Faculty ITC Law Highlights

Rachel J. Anderson
Associate Professor of Law
J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law; M.A. in International Policy Studies, Stanford University; Zwischenprüfung, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

ITC Highlights: Professor Anderson's research interests lie in the intersection of human rights law and transnational business law, and in the emerging field of global law. Before entering academia, she worked on international business transactions at the London, England, office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP. Prior to attending law school, Professor Anderson worked as a consultant for a subsidiary of a major German utility company in Berlin, Germany on European Commission projects in Eastern Europe and the Russian Federation. As a consultant, she also organized and implemented trainings on energy policy at the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Republic of Estonia, the Municipality of Krakow, Poland, and the Slovenian Ministry of Economics, as well as on international business practices at the Institute for International Relations in Ekaterinburg, Russia, and the EC Energy Centres in Ekaterinburg and Novosibirsk, Russia. Professor Anderson has published in the areas of foreign direct investment, global law, human rights, and international trade. View full profile.

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Christopher L. Blakesley
The Cobeaga Law Firm Professor of Law
J.S.D., Columbia University School of Law; LL.M, Columbia University School of Law; J.D. Order of the Coif, University of Utah College of Law; M.A. in International Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy; B.A., University of Utah

ITC Highlights: Professor Blakesley's research interests include international and comparative criminal and family law. He has taught at the Ëtvos-Lorrand University and the University of the Pacific in Budapest, Hungary; the Universität Salzburg and the University of the Pacific in Salzburg, Austria; the University of Innsbruck and St. Mary's University in Innsbruck, Austria; the Universiteit van Amsterdam and Tulane University in Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and the Faculté de Droit de l'Université de Paris I Panthèon-Sorbonne, France. He also studied and wrote his doctoral dissertation at the Sorbonne under the tutelage of Roger Pinto (Droit International Public) and Georges Levasseur (Droit Pénal), thanks to Columbia University School of Law in Paris. Professor Blakesley also has taught several additional times at the Faculté de Droit de l'Université de Paris I Panthèon-Sorbonne, Paris in conjunction with the University of San Diego, Faculté de Droit de l'Université d'Aix-Marseilles and Louisiana State University in Aix-en-Provence, France. Prior to entering academia, Professor Blakesley practiced in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. He is on the Board of Advisors of the International Human Rights Law Institute and the International Criminal Justice & Weapons Control Center as well as Vice President of the Association International de Droit Pénal, U.S. Branch, and a member of the Academic Advisory Board for Transnational Publishers, Inc.'s International and Comparative Law Series. Professor Blakesley has also served as one of six Sécrétaires Généraux Adjoints, on the Board of Directors of the Association International de Droit Pénal, the Board of Editors (Conseil de Rédacteurs) of the Revue International De Droit Pénal, France. He was appointed to the Board of Contributors (U.S. representative) of La Revue Pénitentiaire et de Droit Pénal, Paris, France, and is on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of Comparative Law. Professor Blakesley has authored over 100 publications in the areas of international and comparative law. View full profile.

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Michael Kagan
Associate Professor
J.D. cum laude, University of Michigan Law School; B.A. cum laude, Northwestern University

ITC Highlights: Michael Kagan spent 10 years building legal aid programs for refugees throughout the Middle East and Asia. He held previous teaching positions at Tel Aviv University and the American University in Cairo. He served as director of Africa Middle East Refugee Assistance, a groundbreaking refugee legal aid organization in Egypt, and was a founder of Asylum Access, which now operates refugee rights programs in four countries. His role in expanding refugee legal aid in the global south was profiled in Zachary Kaufman’s Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012). He was also a lead drafter of the Nairobi Code, an international model code of ethics for legal aid in refugee cases.

Prof. Kagan has written several of the most widely cited articles in the fields of refugee and asylum law, which have been relied on by multiple federal courts of appeals, and by courts in Israel and New Zealand. He also has a particular interest in human rights issues in the Middle East and has written extensively about legal issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. View full profile.

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Mary LaFrance
William S. Boyd Professor of Law
J.D. with High Honors, Duke University School of Law; M.A., Duke University School of Graduate Studies; A.B. summa cum laude, Bryn Mawr College

ITC Highlights: Professor LaFrance's research interests include all aspects of international intellectual property law. Before entering academia, her law practice at the Washington, D.C. office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson included international tax matters involving foreign real property investments and motion picture tax credits for films initially released outside of the United States. Professor LaFrance has taught and conducted research in Tokyo, as an Invited Researcher at the Institute of Intellectual Property and as a Visiting Professor at the Tokai University School of Law.  She has also taught comparative intellectual property courses to American and foreign law students as well as foreign lawyers in Paris, London, Florence, and Barbados, and as a Visiting Professor at the University of Hawaii's Richardson School of Law.  Professor LaFrance has published extensively in the area of international intellectual property, including a book on international intellectual property law. View full profile.

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Keith A. Rowley
Professor of Law
J.D., University of Texas School of Law; M.P.P., Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government; B.A. with Honors, Baylor University

ITC Highlights: Professor Rowley's primary research interests are in the areas of contract law and commercial law, policy, and theory. Prior to entering legal academia, his commercial law practice in Houston included transnational antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, and securities fraud matters. He also has researched international issues for Cambridge Energy Research Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Resources for the Future in Washington, D.C. In 2009, he will be teaching in the LL.M. and Master in Commercial Law programs at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Professor Rowley has spoken on transnational sales law issues at several American Bar Association programs and at the Uniform Commercial Code Institute. He has co-authored several articles about and co-edited a book on international trade law and practice. Professor Rowley also has written numerous publications devoted in whole or in part to international and comparative issues in contract law, electronic contracting, and commercial law. View full profile.

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Marketa Trimble
Associate Professor of Law
J.S.D. Stanford Law School; J.S.M. Stanford Law School; JUDr. Law School of Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic; Ph.D. Law School of Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic; Mgr. Law School of Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

ITC Highlights: Professor Trimble's research focuses on intellectual property from the perspectives of comparative law and international law, with a particular emphasis on private international law issues in intellectual property litigation. Before entering academia, she worked for the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic as the Head of the European Union Law Unit, the Czech Republic Representative to the EU Council Working Group on Intellectual Property, the Deputy Member of the Czech Republic Executive Branch Committee on Preparations for EU Membership, and an instructor on law and policy of the European Union for judges, prosecutors, diplomats and other civil servants.  Professor Trimble has also worked for the European Commission in Luxembourg in the Legal Unit of the Statistical Office and as the Head of the Legislative Unit at the Czech Statistical Office in Prague.  She was a fellow at the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation, an international expert to the Max Planck Institute Group on Conflict of Laws in Intellectual Property in Munich, German, and a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in Munich, Germany. Professor Trimble has published in the areas of intellectual property, private international law, and cyberlaw. View full profile.

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John Valery White
Dean & Professor of Law
J.D., Yale Law School; B.A., Southern University

ITC Highlights: Dean White's research interests include comparative civil rights law, international human rights law, and multiculturalism. As a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Insubria in Como, Italy, Dean White worked on the role of civil rights law and multicultural theories in responding to globalism. He helped organize and direct a summer school in comparative law in Insubria. He also has taught in the Louisiana State University Summer Abroad program at the Faculté de Droit de l'Université d'Aix-Marseille III and taught in and twice directed Louisiana State University's subsequent summer program at Faculté de Droit de Jean Moulin l'Université Lyon III in Lyon, France. Before entering academia, Dean White was an Orville Schell Fellow at Human Rights Watch in New York City where he worked on prison and human rights practices in Egypt. Dean White has published in the areas of international human rights, multiculturalism, and civil rights in the international context. View full profile.

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Associated Faculty ITC Law Highlights

Bret Birdsong
Professor of Law
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law; B.A., Princeton University

Highlights: Professor Birdsong's research interests lie in the area of environmental law. Prior to entering academia, he worked at the United States Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division as a trial attorney focusing on public land and natural resources litigation. As an Ian Axford Fellow in Public Policy, he studied New Zealand's specialized Environment Court and served as a visiting fellow in the office of New Zealand's Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment. Professor Birdsong's research focuses on public land management and natural resources. View full profile.

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Robert Correales
Assistant Professor of Law
LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center; J.D., University of Kansas School of Law; B.A., University of North Texas

Highlights: Professor Correales's research interests include evidence, torts law, and workers' rights. He has published in the area of workers' compensation and has written about the right of undocumented immigrants to receive workers' compensation and vocational rehabilitation as well as the extent to which they are protect by U.S. labor laws and other employment laws. More recently he has focused on issues relating to health law. View full profile.

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Kay Kindred
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Professor of Law
J.D., Columbia University School of Law; A.B. cum laude, Duke University

Highlights: Professor Kindred's research interests include conflicts of laws, constitutional law, and family law. Prior to entering academia, she served on the corporate legal staff for General Electric Company in Connecticut and as assistant to the general counsel at Old Dominion University. Professor Kindred has published extensively in the areas of family law, children's rights, and education law. View full profile.

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Thomas B. McAffee
Professor of Law
J.D. Order of the Coif, University of Utah College of Law; B.S., University of Utah

Highlights: Professor McAffee's research interests focus on constitutional law. Professor McAffee has published extensively in the area of constitutional law. He has written several articles and is currently writing a book that addresses international and comparative issues in constitutional law, in particular as they relate to the war powers. View full profile.

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Jeanne Price
Director, Wiener-Rogers Law Library & Associate Professor of Law
M.L.S., University of Maryland; J.D., University of Texas; B.A., Yale University

Highlights: Professor Price's primary interest areas lie in comparative intellectual property, international aspects of securities transactions and regulation, and leximetrics. Before entering academia, her law practice included representing and advising a national energy corporation in Doha, Qatar on international business transactions. She has published in the area of legal research. View full profile.

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Jean Sternlight
Director, Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution & Michael and Sonja Saltman Professor of Law
J.D. cum laude, Harvard Law School; B.A., Swarthmore College

Highlights: Professor Sternlight's research focuses on arbitration, mediation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. She has done comparative work on mandatory arbitration and the links between rule-of-law and alternative dispute resolution. She has compared how employment discrimination matters are handled, from a procedural standpoint, in Australia, England, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the United States. Professor Sternlight has also organized trainings on alternative dispute resolution for judges and lawyers in the Caribbean (Barbados & St. Lucia) and mentored faculty and lectured at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. View full profile.

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David S. Tanenhaus
James E. Rogers Professor of History and Law
Ph.D., University of Chicago; M.A., University of Chicago; B.A. with honors, Grinnell College

Highlights: Professor Tanenhaus' research interests lie in the areas of juvenile justice and legal history. He is a co-editor of A Century of Juvenile Justice, author of Juvenile Justice in the Making, and the editor of the Law and History Review. Currently, Professor Tanenhaus is working on a book that emphasizes internationalism as a theme of American juvenile justice from the turn of the twentieth century to modern times. View full profile.

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