Fordham Law

Fall 2007 Visiting Professors Bring International and Litigation Expertise

March 21, 2007

Dean William Michael Treanor of Fordham University School of Law announced two visiting professors for the 2007-2008 academic year.

Professors Robert Lloyd Howse and Howard M. Erichson will join the Fordham Law faculty from the University of Michigan Law School and Seton Hall University School of Law respectively.

<img src="../fac-pix/robert_howse.jpg" align="left" border="0">Professor Howse is one of the nation's foremost experts on international trade and the Alene and Allan F. Smith Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School.  Prior to Michigan, he was a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. Before entering academia, Mr. Howse was Second Secretary and Vice-Consul to the Canadian Embassy in Belgrade and was a member of Canada's Policy Planning Secretariat Department of External Affairs. 

Howse holds a B.A. and LL.B. from the University of Toronto, both with honors, and a LL.M. from Harvard Law School. A widely published scholar, he is the co-editor of The Federal Vision: Legitimacy and Levels of Governance in the United States and European Union (2001, Oxford University Press) and the co-author of Protecting Human Rights in a Global Economy: Challenges for the World Trade Organization.  A former Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, Howse has organized two recent conferences on the WTO and frequently speaks at universities and before associations across the world.  He will teach International Trade Law and conduct a seminar on International Investment Law during the Fall Semester at Fordham.

<img src="../news-pix/news-howard_erichson.jpg" align="right" border="0">Professor Erichson, who will stay at Fordham for the academic year, will teach civil procedure, professional responsibility, and complex litigation.  Erichson, a renowned expert in both mass tort litigation and legal ethics, is a graduate of Harvard College and New York University School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the law review. He clerked for Justice Stewart Pollock of the New Jersey Supreme Court and for Chief Justice James L. Oakes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  He is a former litigator with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York City. He has previously been a Visiting Professor at Columbia and Vanderbilt Law Schools. Erichson is published extensively in the areas of mass tort litigation and legal ethics and is currently working on a book on civil procedure.

"Professors Howse and Erichson are among the nation’s top scholars in their respective fields," said Dean Treanor.  "To have them both on campus next year will enrich the experience of both our students and our faculty.  I am delighted they will be with us."

Fordham is one of the most selective law schools in the country and is home to seven legal specialty areas that are ranked among the nation’s top 20. Located next to Manhattan's Lincoln Center, Fordham Law will celebrate its 100th graduation in May of this year.

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