- Michael C. Davis is a Professor of Law. He has served as the J. Landis Martin Visiting
Professor of Law at Northwestern University Law School (2005-2006), the Robert and Marion
Short Visiting Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School (2004-2005) and as the Schell
Senior Fellow in Human Rights at the Yale Law School (1994-95).
- He serves on a variety of committees and advisory boards, including: Chair, Human Rights
Research Committee, International Political Science Association; Chair, Pacific Rim
Interest Group, American Society of International Law; Editorial Board, Journal of Human
Rights; Editorial Board, Human Rights Series of Georgetown University Press. His book
publications include Constitutional Confrontation in Hong Kong (Macmillan Press, 1990),
Human Rights and Chinese Values (Oxford University Press, 1995), International
Intervention in the Post-Cold War World: Moral Responsibility and Power Politics (M.E.
- He conducts research and teaching on international law, the political
economy of human rights, human rights and political culture, constitutionalism,
humanitarian intervention and the emerging global order. He holds degrees from Ohio State
University, the University of California and Yale Law School and has served as a Federal
Law Clerk to Judge Martin Pence in the District of Hawaii (1980-81).