Paul J. Carrier

Paul J. Carrier

Professor

B.A. University of Michigan, 1985
J.D., summa cum laude, MSU-Detroit College of Law, 1991
LL.M., with distinction, Georgetown University Law Center, 1995

carrierp@cooley.edu

Professor Carrier comes to Cooley from his work as an international corporate associate with Lovells (now Hogan Lovells) in Prague, where he worked on mergers and acquisitions and international distribution agreements, among other specialties.

Before joining Lovells, Professor Carrier was an international corporate associate with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP, in its Bratislava, Slovakia office. His practice there concentrated on mergers and acquisitions, international syndicated financing issues, anti-monopoly authority filings, company establishment, and other general corporate issues.

Professor Carrier has served as a professor of law for the Institute for International Relations and Law Approximation, Faculty of Law Comenius University, Slovak Republic. He has also taught a series of week-long seminars on legal English for Slovak Judges, and served as a Fulbright Senior Teaching Scholar (’96-’97) teaching public international law at Comenius University in the Slovak Republic.

Before earning his Master of Laws in private and comparative international law and heading for Europe on the Fulbright, Professor Carrier has also served as a law clerk with former Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Dorothy Comstock Riley, and as a research attorney for the Michigan Court of Appeals.

At Cooley, Professor Carrier has taught Property Law since arriving at Cooley in late 2003. He will be teaching Contracts, Sales, Oil & Gas Law, and will continue to teach a variety of international law courses, which have included EU Law, International Business Law, and Public International Law. Prof. Carrier has taught and co-taught the Advanced Practice Skills-International course readying Cooley students for the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition for eight years, has coached and co-coached the Cooley team, and has recently returned from doing the same while on sabbatical, also as a Fulbright Teaching Scholar (’12-’13), at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law in Serbia.

Bibliography

Articles

Paul J. Carrier & Charles Lamento, A Status Report on U.S.-Led Worldwide Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons, 23 Mich. Intl. Law. 13-17 (Winter 2011).

Paul J. Carrier, Recent Canadian Legal Pronouncements on Investor Protections and Disclosure Duties for Publicly Traded Companies in the Wake of Bill 198, 46 Globe (newsletter of the Ill. Sec. Intl. & Immigration L.) 2 (August 2008).

Paul J. Carrier, Recent Announcements on the Duty to Disclose for Publicly Traded Companies in Ontario, Canada After Enactment of Bill 198, 7 ABA Sec. of Intl. Law: Newsltr. Intl. Mergers, Acq. and Jt. Ventures Comm. 5 (June 2008).

Paul J. Carrier, Recent Developments in the Application of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, 9 Mich. Intl. Law. 4-9 (Spring/Summer 2007).

Paul J. Carrier, FSIA Applied Retroactively and Subsequent Commercial Use of Expropriated Property Does Not Qualify for the "Commercial Exception, 44 Globe (newsletter of the Ill. Sec. Intl. & Immigration L.) 7 (Mar. 2007).

Paul J. Carrier, Outsourcing and the Conflict with Federal Policy on International Government Procurement Obligations: a Countdown to Federal Preemption? 8 T.M. Cooley J. Prac. & Clinical L. 133 (2006).

Paul J. Carrier, Analysis of Public Procurement Authorities in Central European Countries, 12 Pub. Procurement L. Rev. 161 (2003).

Paul J. Carrier, Current Status of Public Procurement in the Slovak Republic, 12 Pub. Procurement L. Rev. 65 (2003).

Paul J. Carrier, Domestic Price Preferences in Public Purchasing, 10 N.Y. Intl. L. Rev. 59 (1997).

Paul J. Carrier, Sovereignty under the Agreement on Government Procurement, 6 Minn J. Global Trade 67 (1996).

Paul J. Carrier, New Policy Regarding Arbitration of Government Procurement Disputes in the United States, 5 Pub. Procurement L. Rev. CS74 (1996).

Paul J. Carrier, An Assessment of Regional Economic Integration Agreements after the Uruguay Round, 9 N.Y. Intl. L. Rev. 1 (1996).

Books and Chapters in Books

Carrier, Paul J. "A Case for Value Add of Legal Services to Cross-Border Transactions." In Lawyers as Economic Drivers- The Business Case for Legal Services, ed. Nelson P. Miller, James D. Robb and John D. Crane, 33-38. Lake Mary, FL.: Vandeplas Publishers LLC, 2012.

Carrier, Paul J.  "Slovak Republic." In Corporate Acquisitions and Mergers, ed. P.F.C. Begg and Jason Haines, vol. 3, 1-72. The Hague: Kluwer International, 1999 (2001 supplement).

Carrier, Paul J.  "Chapter I, Establishing of a Business” In Business Transactions in Eastern Europe, ed. Stephan Breidenbach and Christian Campbell. New York: Matthew Bender, 1996 (Dec. 2000 supplement).

Carrier, Paul J.  “Chapter 10, Banking Law." In Business Transactions in Eastern Europe, ed. Stephan Breidenbach and Christian Campbell. New York: Matthew Bender, 1996 (Dec. 2000 supplement).

Carrier, Paul J.  "Asset Securitization Issues in the Slovak Republic." In International Securitization Issues and Other Financing Tools, ed. Dennis Campbell and Susan Meek, 203-211. Ardsley, N.Y.: Transnational Publishers, 2000.

Book Reviews and Other Short Works

Paul J. Carrier, Publishing to the Global Audience, National Conference of Law Reviews, 30 T.M. COOLEY L. REV. 149 (2014).

Paul J. Carrier, The Intensifying Conflict between State and Federal Government Procurement Policy, 18 Mich. Intl. Law. 9 (Fall 2005).

Paul J. Carrier, Will the Czech Republic Privatize Its Electricity Company the Second Time Around? 13 Russia/C. Europe Exec. Guide 2 (Jan. 15, 2003).

Paul J. Carrier, New Opportunities for Public Private Partnerships in the Slovak Republic, 12 Russia/C. Europe Exec. Guide 13 (Oct. 15, 2002).

Paul J. Carrier & Edward M. Zelenak, Development of the Government Procurement Regime in the Slovak Republic, 14 Mich. Intl. Law. 12 (Fall 2002).

Paul J. Carrier & Kevin T. Connor, Corporate Finance/M&A in the Slovak Republic, http://www.internationallawoffice.com (login required).

Paul J. Carrier & Kevin T. Connor, Overview (September 2000) Company/Commercial – Slovakia, http://www.internationallawoffice.com (login required, accessed Feb. 11, 2001).

Paul J. Carrier & Kevin T. Connor, Investment Opportunities, Financing and Investment Climate in the Slovak Republic, 2000 Global Banking & Financial Policy Rev. 187.

Paul J. Carrier, Important Legal Changes on the Horizon, 7 AmCham Connection 26 (March 2000).

Paul J. Carrier (contributor), Committee Reports: Position Paper on Draft Decree to Act on Technical Standards, 6 AmCham Connection 13 (Feb. 2000).

Paul J. Carrier & Kevin T. Connor, Bank Privatization and Classified Debts in the Slovak Republic, 10 Russia/C. Europe Exec. Guide 3 (Jan. 31, 2000).

Paul J. Carrier, Recent and Forthcoming Changes, 11 Impact 43 (Jan. 2000).

Paul J. Carrier & Kevin T. Connor, Slovak Republic – Privatization Heats Up, 2000 Privatisation Yearbook 80.

Paul J. Carrier & Kevin T. Connor. Executive Liability in the Slovak Republic, 5 AmCham Connection 14 (Oct. 1999).

Paul J. Carrier, Central European Law – Slovak Republic, 33 Intl. Law. 673 (Fall 1999).

Paul J. Carrier & Kevin T. Connor. Changes to the Securities Act and Commercial Code, 5 AmCham Connection 9 (July/Aug. 1999).

Paul J. Carrier & Kevin T. Connor. The Second Time Around for Slovakia's Privatized Companies – Government Taking Back Stock of Some Former State-Owned Companies, 9 Russia/C. Europe Exec. Guide 2 (May 15, 1999).

Paul J. Carrier & Natasa Nikitinova, Post Election Legal Developments – 1998/1999 (Slovak Republic), 9 Eastern European Forum Newsletter 26 (Summer 1999).

Paul J. Carrier & Kevin T. Connor. AmCham Committee Report: Recognition of Foreign Judgments in the Slovak Republic, AmCham 10 (March 1999).

Paul J. Carrier & Kevin T. Connor. AmCham Committee Report: Privatization in the Slovak Republic.  5 AmCham Connection 9 (Feb. 1999).

Paul J. Carrier & Kevin T. Connor. AmCham Connection, Committee Report: EU-SR Association Agreement May Violate International Obligations, 5 AmCham Connection 9 (Jan. 1999).

Paul J. Carrier, Changes on the Legal-Business Horizon, 10 Impact 32 (1999).

Paul J. Carrier & Kevin T. Connor. Slovak Republic: The First Decade of Privatization, 1999 Privatization Yearbook 69 (Privatization International).

Paul J. Carrier & Kevin T. Connor. AmCham News Committee Report: Legislation (new law on data processing and privacy protection in the Slovak Republic), 4 AmCham Connection 9 (Oct. 1998).

Presentations

Paul J. Carrier, Publishing to a Global Audience, National Conference of Law Reviews, Lansing MI (Mar. 21, 2013).

Conference Panelist, University of Gdansk Faculty of Law and Administration, Comparison of the Historical Development of U.S.Anti-Slavery and Piracy Laws to the Current International Human Trafficking Regime, March 1, 2013 (sponsored by the University of Gdansk and the Polish-American Fulbright Commission).

Radio interview by Curt Benson and Mike Dunn, WOOD Talk Radio AM 1300 with Paul J. Carrier, Associate Professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School (aired Apr. 26-27, 2008) (concerning international law on food shortages).

Paul J. Carrier, Moderator, Current Issues in Water Law – the U.S. and Canada (Osgoode Professional Development Centre, York University, Toronto, Canada, May 31, 2007).

Paul J. Carrier, Presentation, International Relations in Connection with U.S. Treatment of Alleged Terrorists: the Case of Maher Arar and Canada (Amnesty International, Cooley Chapter, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, March 23, 2007).

Paul J. Carrier, Presentation, U.S. Policy on Exercises of Jurisdiction by International Tribunals – Positivist vs. Natural Law Theories – The U.S. Position with Reference to the International Criminal Court (Jurisdictional Trends & Mechanisms in International Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, June 17, 2006).

Radio interview by Curt Benson and Mike Dunn, WOOD Talk Radio AM 1300 with Paul J. Carrier, Associate Professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School (aired June 25, 2006) (concerning U.S. Supreme Court rulings on water rights and federal authority to regulate waterways).

Radio interview by Curt Benson and Mike Dunn, WOOD Talk Radio AM 1300 with Paul J. Carrier, Associate Professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School (aired Aug. 28, 2005) (concerning CAFTA and the Iraqi Constitutional Process).

Paul J. Carrier, Panel Remarks, Fight against Corruption: Prevention, Enforcement and Communication, Promoting Good Governance and Ethics (Business Government Interface, Prague, Czech Republic, May 16-17, 2000).

Paul J. Carrier, Presentation and Panel Remarks, The Opportunities for Investment in the Slovak Republic (Bratislava, Slovakia, Nov. 16-17, 1999).

Paul J. Carrier, Presentation, Unique Aspects of Asset Securitization in Central and Eastern Europe (International Asset Securitization and other Financing Tools Conference, Salzburg, Austria, Oct. 21-24, 1999).

Paul J. Carrier, Presentation, Liability of Executives and Directors under the Slovak Commercial System (USEA Electricity Management Development Institute Forum, Senec, Slovakia, Oct. 1999).

Paul J. Carrier, Speech, An American Perspective: Consistency of EU Integration in the Slovak Republic with WTO Commitments (Theory and Practice of Approximation in the Slovak Republic organized by the Institute of International Relations and Law Approximation, Bratislava, Slovakia, Nov. 23-24 1998).

Paul J. Carrier, Guest Lecturer and Seminar Organizer, Legal English (Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic, semi-annually 1998-2000).

 

Real-World Experience

Specialties: Mergers and Acquisitions, International Syndicated Financing Issues, Anti-monopoly Authority Filings, Company Establishment

Courses: Property, European Union Law, Advanced Practice Skills-International


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