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Wayne Law professor teaching at Irish university during appointment to national agency in Ireland

October 23, 2013

A Wayne State University Law School professor on leave while serving at a national agency in Ireland also is doing some teaching at a university in Dublin.

Stephen Calkins has been appointed adjunct professor at University College Dublin. The appointment, approved by the Dublin university’s Governing Authority, is for a three-year period. He is assigned to the UCD Sutherland Law School.

The position of adjunct professor is an honorary one without remuneration. Calkins has given classes and participated in conferences at UCD Sutherland, and the expectation is that he will continue doing so as he participates in the life of the school.

Calkins of Northville is on leave from Wayne Law while serving as a member of the Competition Authority of Ireland and director of its Mergers Division. The Competition Authority is the Irish body responsible for enforcing Irish and European competition law in Ireland. The authority is scheduled to be amalgamated with Ireland’s National Consumer Agency, at which point Calkins will be a member of the amalgamated agency.

Calkins began his service on the Competition Authority in December 2011. Immediately before assuming the position, he had been serving since 2008 as associate vice president for academic personnel at Wayne State, while also teaching a reduced load at Wayne Law.

Earlier in his career Calkins served as general counsel of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which enforces U.S. competition and consumer protection laws.

He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Yale University and a law degree from Harvard Law School.