Wayne State University Law School Professor Peter Henning has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach at the University of Zagreb in Croatia during the 2012-13 academic year.
Henning, who has received a number of teaching awards at Wayne Law, will teach an advanced seminar on economic crimes for upper-level and graduate students in the Department of Criminal Law at the University of Zagreb.
“It ties in with my interests in white-collar crime, public corruption and securities law,” he said.
Henning is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2012-13. Recipients of Fulbright grants are chosen on the basis of academic or professional achievement as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.
Henning’s scholarship focuses primarily on white-collar crime, constitutional criminal procedure and attorney ethics. He has published many articles in prominent law reviews and journals, and is author and co-author of highly cited reference works in his field.
He graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 1985, and, after clerking, served until 1991 as a senior attorney in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where he worked on cases involving insider trading, penny stock fraud, market manipulation, and accounting irregularities. He then moved to the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked on the investigation and prosecution of bank fraud.
He joined the Wayne Law faculty in 1994 as an associate professor, and was promoted to professor of law in 2002. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and treasurer of the American National Section of the International Association of Penal Law. He is frequently quoted as an expert on legal issues in the news media.
The Fulbright Program, established in 1946, is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, and is designed to increase mutual understanding between Americans and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the program is an annual appropriation by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and the United States also provide direct and indirect support.