Cox International Law Center

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The Frederick K. Cox International Law Center was established in 1991 through a multimillion-dollar endowment from the George Gund Foundation. The Cox Center serves as the hub of the law school's international law program, which includes The Canada-U.S. Law InstituteInstitute for Global Security, Law and PolicyHenry T. King, Jr. War Crimes Research OfficeYemen Accountability Project and Talking Foreign Policy.

Recent News From the Center

  • Third-year CWRU Law Student Wins Public Interest Scholarship

    Case Western Reserve University School of Law third-year student Kathryn Meyer was selected to receive the Ms. JD 2021 Public Interest Scholarship, which provides a stipend to students as they pursue careers in public interest law. Ms.

  • Law Students Advocate to the UN on Behalf of Wrongfully Detained Uyghur Doctor

    Case Western Reserve University School of Law students Natalie Aguilar and Lucas Allison prepared and submitted a complaint to the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and other UN Special Rapporteurs concerning the unlawful detention of a Chinese Uyghur doctor.

  • CWRU Law Event Looks at International Law Through Star Trek Lens

    On Wednesday, Sept. 8, the 55th anniversary of the broadcast of the first Star Trek episode, CWRU Law School Co-Dean Michael Scharf discussed current controversial issues in international law by comparing them to the interstellar law encountered by Captain Picard and the intrepid crew of the Enterprise.

  • CWRU Law Students File Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court to Prevent U.S. From Keeping Secret Post-9/11 CIA Torture Program Details

    Case Western Reserve University School of Law students Reece Disney and Jessica Foo helped coordinate and draft amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs to the United States Supreme Court in a civil case involving efforts to obtain information about the brutal interrogation tactics the United States employed on one of the first alleged high-

  • Making an Impact on Immigration

    On June 1, 2021, United States President Joseph R. Biden Jr. issued a proclamation declaring June National Immigrant Heritage Month, encouraging reflection on the stories of “courageous families who ventured here—be it centuries ago, or just this year—from every part of the world to seek new possibilities and help to forge our nation.”