Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
2008 Jessup International Moot Court World Championship Team.

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About the Center


Case Western Reserve University School of Law holds worldwide prominence for the strength of its international law program. Case Western Reserve has routinely been ranked among the top international law programs in the U.S. in the U.S. News & World Report survey of international law professors. Our war crimes research initiative was nominated in 2005 for the Nobel Peace Prize by the Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Reflecting the excellence of our program, in 2008 the Case Western Reserve team won the World Championship Round of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and in 2011 Case Western won the Richard Baxter Award for the Best Brief in the world-wide competition.

Few law schools in the world have as many full-time faculty members (24) engaged in teaching, research, and the practice of international law, and only eight other U.S. law schools provide as many international law course offerings (54). Through our faculty and alumni networks, rich and innovative curriculum, international conference and distinguished lecture series, experiential labs and clinics, semester-long externships and summer internships, and study abroad programs, the School of Law uniquely prepares students for, and helps them attain employment in, the exciting field of international law.

We invite you to view a brief video about our international law program at: , and encourage you to contact us for further information.

Michael Scharf, Associate Dean for Global Legal Studies, Director of the Cox Center
U.S. National Director, Canada-United States Law Institute

Juscelino Colares, Associate Director, Cox Center

Richard Gordon, Associate Director, Cox Center

Director, Institute for Global Security Law and Policy (IGSLP)

Avidan Y. Cover, Associate Director, IGSLP

David R. Kocan
Managing Director, Canada-United States Law Institute

Lewis Katz

Director, LL.M Program in U.S. and Global Legal Studies

“My most memorable academic experiences at Case included working at Human Rights Watch as a Klatsky Fellow, serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Law, and participating in the Immigration Law Clinic. Each of these opportunities provided me with unique, hands-on experiences in the field of international law, and showed me that it is possible to practice international law in the U.S. Today, my work not only exposes me to people from around the world, but also allows me to stay involved in human rights issues.”
Elizabeth Reichard, JD (04)
Immigration attorney, Cyrus D. Mehta & Associates PLLC
New York City

Established in 2001, the Bruce J. Klatsky Endowed Seminar in Human Rights has featured Harold Koh, former Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and current State Department Legal Adviser (2001); Richard Goldstone, former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda (2002); Justice Albert L. Sachs, Constitutional Court of South Africa (2003); Pulitzer Prize-winning author and human rights expert Samantha Power (2004); David Crane, Chief Prosecutor, Special Court for Sierra Leone (2005); Eli Rosenbaum, Director, Department of Justice Office of Special Investigations (2006); Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch (2007); Michael Reisman, former President, Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (2008); Geoffrey Robertson QC, former Appeals Judge, Special Court for Sierra Leone (2009); Sir Christopher Greenwood, Judge, International Court of Justice (2010); Philippe Sands, University College of London (2011); Christine Van den Wyngaert, Judge, International Criminal Court (2012).

Located in University Circle, Cleveland’s cultural hub, Case Western Reserve University School of Law recently celebrated its 120th anniversary, established in 1892. A Great Lakes coastal city on the United States-Canada border, Cleveland is a major international trading center and home to 17 foreign consulates, as well as the regional immigration court, the Coast Guard Headquarters for the Great Lakes, and several of the most prominent international law firms and multinational corporations in the world.
The Cox Center awards up to 35 grants every summer to support international law internships around the globe.