International Scholarship and Research

A number of Alabama Law faculty have conducted extensive research on international law issues.

Thomas E. Skinner Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Special Programs, Bryan Fair, supervises the study abroad program at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He has also taught comparative law courses at Fribourg.

Professor William Andreen has taught and lectured in a number of countries around the world, including Australia, China, Ethiopia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, and the United Kingdom.  He has also advised the governments of Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Moldova on various environmental and administrative law matters.  He directs the study abroad program with The Australian National University (where he also serves as an Adjunct Professor) and is a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, World Commission on Environmental Law.  He has published four articles in Australian law journals and two articles in Tanzania.  In addition, he has published a book chapter on comparative water law and an article on the challenge of strengthening environmental law in the developing world.

Jim Bryce has been teaching International Tax for 10 years.

Judge Joseph Colquitt taught at the Russian Legal Academy in Moscow, Switzerland, and Australia.

Professor J. Shahar Dillbary taught, lectured, consulted and advised, among other places, in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He is a member of a number of international organizations, including the Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA), the International Industrial Organization Economics Organization (IIOC) as well as the European, Canadian and Italian Law and Economics Associations. He has been admitted to the New York and the Israeli bars.

Professor Heather Elliott has written a chapter to appear in a textbook on comparative law, US and Portugese Law. She has also taught American Public Law at the Jagiellonion University in Cracow, Poland.

Professor Bill Henning is a member of the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law and serves as a member of a State Department delegation to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law that is working on a model secured-transactions law for developing nations. As an Alabama Uniform Law Commissioner, he has participated in several projects designed to implement international conventions in ways that are not disruptive of state law, including notably the Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support. He serves the Uniform Law Commission as a delegate to the Joint Editorial Board on International Law.

Professor Tony Freyer has published in the areas of international law and comparative law. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science and in Australia. Professor Freyer holds the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the University of Warsaw, Poland. He has studied antitrust law in Japan.

Professor Dan Joyner has published a book in the area of international law and weapons of mass destruction. He was a senior associate member of St. Antony’s College at Oxford University.

Professor Ronald Krotosynski has published a book on comparative law and the First Amendment’s free speech rights.

Professor Martha Morgan has international experience in field work, writing and consultation on comparative constitutional law, international human rights, and the gender jurisprudence of Latin American countries. She was a visiting professor at Mekelle University in Mekelle, Ethiopia.

Professor Ken Rosen teaches International Business Transactions and is the director of the Fribourg/Alabama exchange program.  He frequently travels for international matters and to teach.  Professor Rosen has taught or will teach at the University of Fribourg, the AustralianNationalUniversity, and PusanNationalUniversity.  He also has advised on developing business law curricula in Ethiopia.  In addition, he has contributed to World Bank Group projects, has been a contributing editor for International Legal Materials, has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Comparative Law, and has been named a U.S. reporter on company law and the law of succession for the upcoming congress of the international academy of comparative law in Austria.

Professor Norman Singer was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Comparative Law in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and a visiting professor at the University of Khartoum. He has served as an assistant representative for the Ford Foundation’s Middle East Region in Khartoum, Sudan. Professor Singer is active in international activities with the United Nations Development Programme and is a member of the board for the Center of Economic Research in Africa.