Mark Weston Janis

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Mark Weston Janis "is William F. Starr Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Born in Chicago, he grew up in Illinois and Michigan, and graduated from Princeton, from Oxford where he was a Rhodes scholar, and from Harvard Law School. He served as a U.S. naval officer and practiced corporate and financial law with Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Paris. He is a member of the Faculty of Law of the University of Oxford where he was Reader in Law, Fellow of Exeter College, and Director of Graduate Legal Study, and is now Visiting Fellow. He has also taught as a visiting professor on the law faculties of Cornell, UCLA, the University of Paris, and, as a Fulbright Scholar, at the Riga Graduate School of Law. He teaches Public International Law, European Human Rights Law, Constitutional Law, and Conflict of Laws. He is the author of three widely-used books: An Introduction to International Law (Aspen 4th edition 2003), Cases and Commentary on International Law with John Noyes (West 3rd edition 2006), and European Human Rights Law with Richard Kay and Anthony Bradley (Oxford 2d edition 2000). He is also the author of The American Tradition of International Law (Oxford 2004) and of more than 50 articles concerning public and private international law and the editor of the scholarly collection: Religion and International Law (Martinus Nijhoff 2nd edition 2004). He has served from time to time as an officer of several organizations for the promotion of international law including the American Bar Association, the American Society of International Law, the American Association of Law Schools, and the International Law Association, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York." [1]

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  1. Mark Weston Janis, School of Law, accessed November 18, 2008.