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Renowned international law expert to join Wayne Law faculty

April 03, 2012

DETROIT (April 3, 2012) — Wayne State University Law School is pleased to announce international law expert Charles H. “Chip” Brower II will join the faculty at the start of the 2012-13 academic year as a professor of law. He will teach courses in the fields of international arbitration, international business transactions and contracts, and will enhance Wayne Law’s burgeoning Program for International Legal Studies.

Brower is Croft Professor of International Law and Jessie D. Puckett, Jr. Lecturer in Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law. An elected member of the American Law Institute, Brower has taught and written about human rights, international business transactions, international commercial arbitration, the law of armed conflict and public international law for more than a decade. In addition to his academic work, Brower is an arbitrator who is on the commercial panel of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), vice chair of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA), chair of the ITA's Academic Council, a member of the board of directors of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society and a founding member of its Academic Advisory Council.

“I am delighted to welcome Professor Brower to the faculty of Wayne Law,” said Wayne Law Dean Robert M. Ackerman. “This is truly an impact appointment. Chip Brower is a renowned authority in international law and arbitration, and will bring a valuable academic perspective to Wayne Law as we continue to strengthen our programs in those areas.”

Brower is co-editor-in-chief of World Arbitration and Mediation Review and a reporter for NAFTA developments at KluwerArbitration online. In previous years, Brower has held appointments as visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law, Tillar House fellow at the American Society of International Law (ASIL), and visiting professor and scholar-in-residence at American University. He also has been an advocate for the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica in advisory proceedings before the International Court of Justice, a member of the AAA's observer delegation to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Working Group II (Arbitration and Conciliation), a member of the ASIL's Executive Council, co-chair of the ASIL's 97th Annual Meeting and co-chair of the ITA's 18th Annual Workshop.

Brower received his bachelor of arts, summa cum laude, from the University of Vermont and his juris doctor from the University of Virginia, where he was on the Editorial Board of the Virginia Law Review. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and the Order of the Coif.


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