Mark Weston Janis
William F. Starr Professor of Law
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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 at Cornell, UCLA, Paris I, Aix-Marseilles, Tilburg, Muenster, 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: International Law (Aspen 6th edition 2012), Cases and Commentary on International Law with John Noyes (West 4th edition 2011), and European Human Rights Law with Richard Kay and Anthony Bradley (Oxford 3rd edition 2008). He also is the author of The American Tradition of International Law: Great Expectations (Oxford 2004), America and the Law of Nations 1776-1939 (Oxford 2010), and of more than 60 articles concerning public and private international law. He is the co-editor of Religion and International Law (Martinus Nijhoff 2nd edition 2004) and International Law Stories (Foundation 2007). 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 and of the American Law Institute in Philadelphia. He also serves on several editorial advisory boards including those for the Netherlands International Law Review, the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, and the International Community Law Review.