William Fox

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Honorary Lecturer


Professor William Fox is currently a senior research fellow (part-time) at the Centre and has been a member of the Centre's global faculty for more than ten years.

In late 2006, Professor Fox retired from thirty-three years of full-time law school teaching, having spent the past thirty-one years at the Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.Professor Fox was dean of the law school and academic dean between 2001 and 2005. He is a partner in the Washington, DC law firm of Purcell & Fox, LLP.

Professor Fox is the author of numerous books and articles. He just completed the fifth edition of his book, "Understanding Administrative Law" (Lexis, 2007). The fourth edition of his book, "International Commercial Agreements" (Kluwer Law International) will be published in early 2008. He is also the author of "Federal Regulation of Energy" (McGraw Hill, 1983). Professor Fox is a graduate of the Harvard Law School, The Catholic University of America, and the George Washington University. He has served as a senior Fulbright lecturer in Indonesia, a visiting scholar at the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, a visiting lecturer at the London School of Economics, and a senior associate member, Saint Antony's College, Oxford University. His lectures, research, presentations and law practice have taken him to more than thirty countries around the world.