B.S.F.S. Georgetown University 1988
J.D. University of Michigan Law School 1991
Ph.D. University of Michigan 2008
My areas of expertise are in international law, rule of law, legal and judicial reform in developing countries, foreign law, and antitrust law.
I graduated with honors from the University of Michigan Law School, where I served as Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Journal of International Law. I received my undergraduate training at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. I also studied at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and at the University of Nairobi in Kenya. My research focuses on law and policy reform in Africa and other developing regions.
I earned my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan, where my studies concentrated on the fields of Comparative Government and Public Law. My dissertation examined the relationship between law reform and economic development in Africa. Fieldwork for the dissertation was supported in principal part by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Prior to joining academia, I practiced law in Washington, D.C. My practice focused on domestic and international antitrust law, international investment dispute arbitration, government contracts investigations and related litigation, and litigation of commercial disputes before arbitration panels and federal courts.
I teach International Law, Property I, Property II, International Legal Advocacy Skills, and International and Comparative Competition Law. I have served as the on-site director of the law school's foreign study programs in Toronto, Canada, and Oxford, U.K. I also serve as faculty adviser to the law school’s Jessup International Law Moot Court team.