Hunter R. Clark Prof ile
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Professor of Law

Areas of Expertise

Art, Cultural Heritage, and the Law; Constitutional Law; International Human Rights; International Trade; Public International Law; State and Local Government Law; U.S. Supreme Court


Harvard Law School, J.D. (1979)
Harvard College, A.B., cum laude (1976)


Drake Professor since 1993
Chief Counsel, Chief Financial Officer, District of Columbia
Staff Writer, TIME magazine
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Kampelman, Washington, DC
Counsel, Council of the District of Columbia

Selected Publications



“How the U.S. News rankings affect American legal education,” 91 JUDICATURE 80 (Sept.-Oct. 2007)

“Divergence between the United States and European Union on Trade and Other Matters,” 10 ILSA J. INT'L & COMP. L. 459 (2004)

“Sustainable Economic Development: What the World Owes Africa, and What Africa Owes Itself,” 7 J. GENDER, RACE & JUST. 75 (2003)

“The WTO Banana Dispute Settlement and Its Implications for Trade Relations Between the United States and the European Union,” 35 CORNELL INT’L L.J. 291 (2002)

“Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America: Nicaragua—A Case Study,” 16 AMER. U. INT’L L. REV. 743 (2001) (co-author)

Significant Accomplishments

Interviewed by Brian Lamb on Booknotes, C-SPAN

Interviewed for “Justice Brennan,” America and the Courts, C-SPAN

Brian Lamb (C-SPAN Booknotes) Notable Biographers of People Who Shaped America Award (1999)

Drake University President and Provost’s Special Commendation for Excellent Performance in All Areas of Faculty Performance (1997)

Globalization and Its Discontents

"Today, those opposed to the New World Order present a challenge to the United States, a leader in globalization efforts. To skeptics, the belief that commercial interdependence among nations is the key to everlasting peace is but a pipe dream. And to its harshest critics, U.S. support for international human rights is but the cynical gesture of a hypocritical nation.

Yet even as the debate over its desirability continues, globalization proceeds, intertwining nations, peoples, and their legal systems, and fostering unprecedented prosperity. To succeed and prosper in this modern environment, lawyers from Wall Street to Main Street will need to know international law, and understand the workings of the World Trade Organization system that is the basis of international commerce. They also will need to understand the human rights principles on which globalization's efficacy rests.

My goal as a professor of international law, trade, and human rights is not only to impart an understanding of how the New World Order functions in the practical sense, but also to bring to life an appreciation of the inspiring philosophical foundations on which globalization is based."

Last Modified: 3/1/2011 10:25:00 AM by Megan Flynn