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Professor Paul R. Dubinsky appointed director of Wayne Law LL.M. program

October 21, 2010

DETROIT (Oct. 21, 2010) — Wayne State University Law School is pleased to announce the appointment of Associate Professor Paul R. Dubinsky as director of graduate studies. As director, Dubinsky is responsible for overseeing a significant resource for practicing lawyers in Michigan – a program that provides advanced study in three popular fields of specialization: corporate and finance law, labor and employment law, and taxation. He will also continue teaching courses in international and comparative law, his areas of scholarly specialization.

Dubinsky succeeds Wayne Law Associate Professor Linda Beale, who has served with distinction as director since 2008.

“I would like to congratulate Professor Dubinsky on his appointment and thank him for taking on this important role,” said Wayne Law Dean Robert M. Ackerman. “Professor Dubinsky’s commitment to student success combined with his vast experience in both academia and the legal community make him an ideal candidate to lead our LL.M. program into its next chapter.”

Dubinsky began his law career as a law clerk to the Hon. Jon O. Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Dubinsky then became an associate at the firm of Wilmer Cutler and Pickering (now Wilmer Hale). 

Before coming to Wayne Law in 2005, Dubinsky was an associate professor at New York Law School and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center. From 1996 to 1997, he served as associate director of the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and associate director of the Orville H. Schell Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School. As an International Affairs Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, Dubinsky was a member of the U.S. delegation to the Hague Conference on Private International Law during negotiations that culminated in the Hague Choice-of-Court Convention. This past March, he delivered the Justice K.T. Desai Memorial Lecture at the Bombay High Court in Mumbai, India, and for the past two years he has taught summer courses (most recently Comparative National Security Law) at Bar-Ilan University in Israel.

Dubinsky currently serves on the executive committee of the American branch of the International Law Association and on the U.S. Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law. He serves also on the executive editorial board of the American Journal of Comparative Law and as a reporter for the 2010 International Congress of Comparative Law.

Select publications highlighting Dubinsky’s expertise include “Is Transnational Litigation a Distinct Field? The Persistence of American Exceptionalism in Procedural Law” (Stanford Journal of International Law), “Human Rights Law Meets Private Law Harmonization: The Coming Conflict” (Yale Journal of International Law), “Justice for the Collective: The Limits of the Human Rights Class Action” (Michigan Law Review), “International Law in the Legal System of the United States” (American Journal of Comparative Law) and “Adventures in Treaty Interpretation” (American Journal of Comparative Law).

Dubinsky is a graduate of Yale College, Harvard Law School and the Universiteit Katholieke of Leuven, Belgium. 

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