Troy L. Harris, Associate Professor of Law, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

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Law School: University of Michigan (Ann Arbor); J.D.; 1988; University of Chicago; Ph.D.; 1999

School: University of Kansas; M.A.; 1985

School: University of Kansas; B.A.; 1984

State/Provincial Admissions: Missouri (inactive) 1988; Georgia (inactive) 1990; Michigan (active) 2013

Languages: English (native); French (intermediate); Latin (intermediate)

At Detroit Mercy Law, Prof. Harris teaches International Commercial Arbitration, Sales, Contracts, Construction Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. He served as Interim Dean of the Law School during the 2013-2014 academic year. He is also Of Counsel to Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone in its Detroit office. Prior to joining the faculty of the Law School, Prof. Harris practiced international arbitration and construction law with the Atlanta office of King & Spalding for over ten years. He previously taught at Cornell Law School, Emory Law School, and the College of Management of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Prof. Harris is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and serves on the International, Commercial, and Construction Panels of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association, on the Approved Faculty List for the Chartered Institute, and on the roster of the United States Department of State’s Fulbright Specialist Program, in the area of international arbitration. He is listed in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2015, Who’s Who Legal: Construction 2015, and Best Lawyers in America (Construction), 2013-present.

Prof. Harris’s scholarship focuses on international arbitration and commercial law. His recent publications include International Construction Arbitration (2015 edition, 2 vols., with John W. Hinchey, Thomson West) and “Customary International Arbitration Law,” 24(2) American Review of International Arbitration 245 (2013).



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