Interim Dean and Associate Professor of Law
- Room: 202
- Telephone: 313-596-0210
- Ph.D. University of Chicago '99
- J.D. University of Michigan '88
- M.A. University of Kansas '85
- B.A. University of Kansas '84
- Curriculum Vitae
Dean Harris earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London.
At the Law School, Dean Harris teaches International Commercial Arbitration, Sales, Contracts, and Construction Law. He was appointed Interim Dean effective August 1, 2013. He is also Of Counsel to Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone in its Detroit office. Prior to joining the faculty of the Law School, Dean Harris practiced international arbitration and construction law with the Atlanta office of King & Spalding for over ten years. Dean Harris previously taught at Cornell Law School, Emory Law School, and the College of Management of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Dean Harris is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an elected member of the Executive Committee of its North American Branch. He serves on the Commercial Panel 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.
Dean Harris scholarship focuses on international arbitration and commercial law. His recent publications include International Construction Arbitration (2012 edition, 2 vols., with John W. Hinchey, Thomson West); review of Franco Ferrari and Stefan Kröll (eds.), Conflict of Laws in International Arbitration (2010), 15(3) International Arbitration Law Review 118 (2012); review of Emmanuel Gaillard, Legal Theory of International Arbitration (2010), 77(2) Arbitration 284 (2011); and “Drafting International Arbitration Clauses For Cross-Border Transactions,” 23(1) Michigan International Lawyer 3 (2011).