There are so many professors that I'd heard of and wanted to meet here, primarily Prof. Bruno Simma, one of the leading practitioners of international law in the world. Having him associated so closely with our school is fabulous.
– Ivona Josipovic, '10
Faculty and Administration
Michigan Law's contemporary leadership in global legal studies is built on the faculty's remarkable breadth and depth of international scholarship. Faculty expertise spans public and private international law, comparative law, and foreign law, and covers the world's largest economies outside the United States: China, Japan, India, and the European Union. In addition to the faculty based in Ann Arbor, the Law School community benefits from the presence of our William W. Cook Global Law Professors, each of whom is on a faculty abroad and visits here regularly. Michigan Law also is home to the American Journal of Comparative Law, which was started at the Law School in 1952 and whose first editor-in-chief was Prof. Hessel E. Yntema. Mathias Reimann, the Hessel E. Yntema Professor of Law, currently serves as the journal's editor-in-chief.
Center for International and Comparative Law
The Center for International and Comparative Law, guided and managed by Virginia Gordan, Assistant Dean for International Affairs, is the Law School's focal point for the internationally related endeavors of students, faculty, visitors, and alumni. The center serves as a central clearinghouse for international activities taking place at the Law School and around the University.