Joseph Darby Named Honorary Professor of the International Faculty of Comparative Law

San Diego (May 15, 2012) - University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Emeritus Professor Joseph Darby was named an Honorary Professor of the International Faculty of Comparative Law on April 12, 2012. He was presented with the Diploma at a dinner honoring his forty years of service to the International Faculty of Comparative Law in Strasbourg, France.

“We are thrilled and very proud to learn of this much-deserved honor for Professor Darby,” said Vice Dean Mary Jo Wiggins. “It affirms the International Faculty of Comparative Law’s respect for and appreciation of his excellent contributions over the last forty years to important discussions in international and comparative law.”

The title of Honorary Professor was bestowed upon Darby by Jacque Robert, president of the International Association of Comparative Law, Dean Vlad Constantinesco and Vice Dean Thierr Rambaud of the University of Strausbourg in recognition of his long-term engagement with the International Faculty of Comparative Law and remarkable support of their teaching and research activities.

Professor Darby is the author of numerous articles and teaches in the areas of comparative and international law. He has lectured by invitation at universities in Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Israel, Poland, Russia and South Africa. While teaching overseas, he is capable of lecturing in French, German and Russian.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Recognized for the excellence of its faculty, curriculum and clinical programs, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law enrolls approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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