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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The International Law Faculty

Calvin W. Sharpe
Galen J. Roush Professor in Business Law and Regulation
Phone: 216/368-5069

Galen J. Roush Professor of Business Law and Regulation; BA 1967 (Clark), JD 1974 (Northwestern), MA 1996 (Chicago Theological Seminary)
Calvin Sharpe is a leading expert and author in international labor and arbitration. He has extensive involvement in South Africa, where he has lectured. He is the founding director of CISCDR (Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Conflict and Dispute Resolution), which often cosponsors events with the Cox Center.


Book Review (Workers Rights as Human Rights, ed. James A. Gross, Cornell Press 2003), Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal (Chicago-Kent College of Law, forthcoming 2005)

“Labor Law Issues in the Global Economy,” in Understanding Labor Law, 2d edition (forthcoming 2005)

“Optimality Theory and its Implications for Arbitrators,” 57 National Academy of Arbitrators Proceedings___ (forthcoming 2005)

“Seniority,” in The Common Law of the Workplace, 2d. edition, Theodore St. Antoine (forthcoming 2005)

Professor Sharpe’s piece entitled, Issues in Controlling the Arbitration Hearing, was published in 61 Nat. Acad. Arb. Proc. 287 (BNA 2009).

“The Story of Emporium Capwell; Civil Rights, Collective Action, and the Constraints of Union Power,” Labor Law Stories, eds. Laura Cooper and Catherine Fisk (Foundation Press, 2005) (with Marion Crain and Reuel Schiller)

“Legal Status of Arbitration,” in Elkouri and Elkouri: How Arbitration Works, Chapter 2, ed. Alan Miles Rubin, 6th edition (2004) (contrinutor)

“Nuts and Bolts for the New or Occasional Evidence Teacher,” 22-1 Quinnipiac Law Review 993 (Evidence Symposium) (2004) (contributor)

“Reliability Under Rule 702: A Specialized Application of 403,” 34 Seton Hall Law Review Issue 1 (2004)

“St. Marks: The Local Church as a Neighborhood Reconciliation Center,” Conciliation Quarterly (November 2004)

“Evidence Teaching Wisdom: A Survey,” 26 Seattle University Law Review 569 (2003)

“Integrity Review of Statutory Arbitration Awards,” 54 Hastings Law Journal 311 (2003)

“Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards Under The New South Africa Labour Relations Act of 1995,” 33 Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law 277 (2002)

“Reforming Extrinsic Impeachment,” 33 Connecticut Law Review 363 (2001) (with Kevin McMunigal)

“Review of CCMA Arbitral Awards: A Comparative Perspective,” 13th Annual Labour Law Conference Proceedings (South Africa) (July 2001). Reprinted in Rethinking South African Labour Law in the New Millennium (July 2001)

“Reviewing CCMA Arbitration Awards: Toward Clarity in the Labour Courts,” Industrial Law Journal of South Africa (October 2000)

“Judicial Review of Labor Arbitration Awards: A View from the Bench,” 52 National Academy of Arbitrators Annual Proceedings___ (1999)

“Judicial Review of Labor Arbitration Awards: A View from the Bench,” 52 National Academy of Arbitrators Annual Proceedings___ (1999)

“‘By Any Means Necessary’: Unprotected Conduct and Decisional Discretion Under the National Labor Relations Act,” 20 Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law 203 (1999)

“Seniority,” in The Common Law of the Workplace, ed. Theodore J. St. Antoine (Bureau of National Affairs, 1998)

Book Review (Edward J. Imwinkelreid, Evidentiary Distinctions, and Arthur Best, Evidence), 46 Journal of Legal Education 150 (1996)