Wayne State University
Charles "Chip" Brower
Professor of Law
(313) 577-9698


University of Virigina School of Law

J.D. awarded May 1995

Order of the Coif

Virigina Law Review, Editorial Board (1994-95)


Moscow State University

Research Fellowship, Institute of International Education (1989-90)


University of Vermont

B.A. summa cum laude, political science and Russian language (May 1989)

Outstanding Senior Award (both majors)

Phi Beta Kappa


An elected member of the American Law Institute, Professor Brower has taught and written about human rights, international business transactions, international commercial arbitration, the law of armed conflict and public international law for the past 15 years. Before joining Wayne Law, he was Croft Professor of International Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law. In addition to his academic work, he is an arbitrator on the commercial panel of the American Arbitration Association; vice chair of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA); immediate past chair of the ITAs Academic Council; a member of the board of directors of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society; and a member of its Academic Advisory Council. He is co-editor-in-chief of World Arbitration and Mediation Review and a reporter for NAFTA developments at Kluwer Arbitration online. He has been an advocate for the government of the Republic of Costa Rica in advisory proceedings before the International Court of Justice. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Vermont and received his J.D. from the University of Virginia, where he was an editor of the Virginia Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.


September 3, 2014
Charles "Chip" Brower was elected and invited to become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. No more than one-third of 1 percent of lawyers registered in any jurisdiction may be Fellows at any given time.

September 3, 2014
Charles "Chip" Brower will be listed for the first time in the global edition of Who's Who Legal: Arbitration. He is one of only 120 in the United States and two from Michigan to be accorded the honor.

December 13, 2013
Charles "Chip" Brower has joined Miller Canfield as Of Counsel to the International Dispute Resolution Section. He will continue full-time as a professor of law at Wayne State University, where he teaches International Commercial Arbitration, Investment Treaty Arbitration, Contracts, and the Law of Armed Conflict. Brower is an elected member of the American Law Institute, vice chair of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, and winner of the prestigious Smit-Lowenfeld Prize for 2012. Brower has served as advocate for the government of the Republic of Costa Rica in proceedings before the International Court of Justice, as a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University's Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law, and a member of the American Arbitration Association's observer delegation to UNCITRAL Working Group II.

December 12, 2012
Charles "Chip" Brower was awarded the prestigious Smit-Lowenfeld Prize, which recognizes the outstanding article published in 2011 on any aspect of international arbitration. The prize, which includes an honorarium of $2,500, is given each year by the International Arbitration Club of New York.

In The News

September 8, 2014
Charles "Chip" Brower was the focus of a Legal News article titled "Wayne Law professor earns 2 honors."

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January 8, 2014
Charles "Chip" Brower is mentioned in a Legal News article titled "Global reach: Area attorney specializes in international litigation."

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