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

Education

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

Biography

Professor Brower teaches Contracts, International Commercial Arbitration, International Law and the Law of Armed Conflict.

In addition to 15 years of academic experience touching on virtually every aspect of international law and international dispute settlement, Brower has provided legal services to private parties, governments and organizations, including as arbitrator, advocate for the Government of Costa Rica in proceedings before the International Court of Justice and a member of the American Arbitration Association's observer delegation to UNCITRAL Working Group II, at a time when that body adopted the 2010 revisions to the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and the UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration. He is of counsel to Miller Canfield in Detroit and is listed in Who's Who Legal: Arbitration (2015).

An elected member of the American Law Institute, Brower has played a role in developing the draft Restatement (Fourth) of the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration, as well as the draft Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.

A prolific writer, Brower received the prestigious Smit-Lowenfeld Prize in 2012 for the best article published on the topic of international arbitration. In addition, he serves as fellow of the American Bar Foundation, vice chair of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, director of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society and as the reporter for NAFTA Developments at KluwerArbitration.com.

In the past, Brower has served on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, as a visiting fellow at Cambridge University's Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and as Croft Professor of International Law at the University of Mississippi.

Courses Taught

Contracts
International Commercial Arbitration
International Law
Law of Armed Conflict

Accomplishments

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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