Wayne Law Legal Briefs: Holding Corporations to Account for Human Rights Violations in Federal Court

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Date: January 27, 2022
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual - Zoom
Category: Lecture

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The Wayne Law Legal Briefs series continues on Thursday, January 27 at 5:00 p.m. Join Professor Gregory Fox as he leads a discussion on international law. The conversation will focus on holding corporations responsible for human rights violations in Federal court. 

You won't want to miss this opportunity to reconnect for an educational evening and revisit your Law School days with a faculty expert. 

Gregory Fox, Director of the Program for International Legal Studies: Professor of Law

Gregory Fox is the director of the Program for International Legal Studies. Professor Fox is a widely cited authority on international law and international organizations and a leader in a variety of academic and professional organizations. He joined Wayne Law in 2002. Prior to joining the Wayne Law faculty, Fox was an assistant professor of law at Chapman Law School in Orange, California.

Fox is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation/Social Science Research Council Fellowship in International Peace and Security. That fellowship allowed him to write "The Right to Political Participation in International Law," 17 Yale J. Int'l L. 539 (1992), which is one of the 10 most cited articles ever published in the Yale Journal. During this period, Fox's scholarship focuses on how the world-wide spread of democracy has affected the international legal system. He is the editor (with Brad Roth) of Democratic Governance and International Law (Cambridge 2000), as well as a 20-year update of that volume (also edited with Professor Roth) to be published by Edlward Elgar in 2020.

In addition to his academic work, Fox has served as counsel in several international cases. He was co-counsel to the state of Eritrea in the Zuqar-Hanish Islands arbitration with the Republic of Yemen; that determined the status of a group of islands in the southern Red Sea. He also represented a group of Eritreans in U.S. federal court who were forcibly deported from Ethiopia in 1998 and had their property confiscated by the Ethiopian government. And he was counsel in several Alien Tort Statute cases in addition to the Forti case.

Fox holds a bachelor’s in history with highest honors from Bates College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his law degree from New York University.

Current students, faculty, and staff of the Law School are also encouraged to attend. 

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