February 17, 2012

University of Cincinnati law professor to present 'The Regulatory Turn in International Law' Feb. 22

DETROIT (Feb. 17, 2012) - Wayne State University Law School's Program for International Legal Studies is pleased to host a lecture by University of Cincinnati College of Law Professor Jacob Katz Cogan, titled "The Regulatory Turn in International Law." The lecture, part of the Winter 2012 Speaker Series, will take place from 12:15-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Law School's Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium.

"Jacob Cogan has identified an important trend in international law, one that makes us rethink some fundamental assumptions about law between nations," said Gregory Fox, director of Wayne Law's Program for International Legal Studies. "It's a privilege to have him speak to our students and faculty." 

Cogan earned his J.D. from Yale Law School, his M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania. After law school, Cogan clerked for Judge Sandra Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He then held fellowships at the New York University School of Law and the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Professor Cogan has held appointments as visiting assistant professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School and as assistant director of the Yale Law School's Global Constitutionalism Project. Immediately prior to joining the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cogan worked as an attorney-adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State.

The event is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided.

For more information on the event or the Program for International Legal Studies, visit www.law.wayne.edu/international-studies.

Program for International Legal Studies

Wayne Law created the Program for International Legal Studies in recognition of the breadth of the faculty's international engagements and expertise and the fact that nearly all aspects of law now have an international component. From regulation of cross-border financial transactions to controlling pollution that recognizes no boundaries to human rights treaties that regulate how governments treat their citizens, law is now an interconnected global phenomenon. The program coordinates all activities at Wayne Law related to international law.

Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students.

For more information about Wayne State University Law School, visit law.wayne.edu.


Ann Marie
Phone: (313) 577-4834
Email: amaliotta@wayne.edu