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June 16, 2014

Assistant Professor Michael Fahkri named 2014 Oregon Law Galen Scholar in Legal Writing

Assistant Professor Michael Fahkri has been named the 2014 Oregon Law Galen Scholar in Legal Writing. The Galen Scholar is a University of Oregon School of Law faculty member committed to promoting excellence in student writing, who will work through the year to enhance writing opportunities for Oregon students.

Professor Michael FakhriIn his role as the Galen Scholar, Fakhri will develop a writing curriculum for Oregon Law’s journals. During the course of the next year, Fahkri will work with students on the research, analysis, and writing necessary to author their own publishable notes – ultimately creating a renewed curriculum for each of the law school’s journals.

Professor Fakhri earned his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Western Ontario, his LL.B. from Queen's University, and his doctorate from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Fakhri’s academic interests are in international economic law with an emphasis on questions of development. His other research interests include Third World Approaches to International Law, trade and development in the Middle East, public international law, international legal history, legal accounts of imperialism, and law and globalization. He is also a faculty member of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program where he co-leads the Food Resiliency Project.

More about the Galen Scholar Recognition

The goal of the Galen Scholar Program is to stimulate and support research and programming related to law student writing, and to expand the writing pedagogy of all law school faculty. Another initiative supported by the Galen Fund is the expansion of upper-level writing courses. To learn more, check out the Galen Scholar webpage.

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