The International Law Faculty
Managing Director, Canada-U.S. Law Institute
Visiting Assistant Professor
David R. Kocan is Managing Director of the Canada-United States Law Institute. He is a 2011 graduate of Case Western Reserve School of Law where he focused on international business law. During this time, he served with distinction as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Law and as an award winning Niagara Moot Court oralist for the past two years. Professor Kocan spent his first summer externing for U.S. Southern District Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr. and has thereafter accumulated a year's experience as a legal intern for Ohio's Attorney General. He also co-founded community outreach organization Cultivating Connections, serving as its first president, and is actively engaged in Cleveland's sustainability movement.
Prior to law school, Professor Kocan served as a U.S. Peace Corps Community Economic Development volunteer in the Republic of Panama. He also spent time as Chief Web Administrator for a multimillion dollar e-commerce firm and as a Capitol Hill research intern for U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown in Washington, D.C. Professor Kocan received a B.S. cum laude from Ohio University. He studied abroad in China, is proficient in Mandarin Chinese, and has a working knowledge of Lithuanian, and Spanish.