Dr. Frank Emmert

Democracy and Rule of Law.

Executive Director, Center for International and Comparative Law.Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Prof. Dr. Frank Emmert, LL.M., is the CILP Director of Programming.  He is also the John S. Grimes Professor of Law and Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law at Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Since 2007, has served as the Director of the Egypt Program of the Law School and an International Scholar in the Higher Education Support Program of the Soros Foundations.

Before coming to Indiana, Prof. Emmert was a visiting professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York (2002-2003), Professor of European and International Law and Dean of the Law School at Concordia International University Estonia (1998-2002), Lecturer in European and International Law at the Europainstitut Basel in Switzerland

(1993-1998), and Executive Director of the Academy of European Law at the European University Institute in Florence (1991-1993).


Originally educated in Germany, Prof. Emmert holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (1989) and a Doctorate in law from Maastricht University in the Netherlands (1998). In addition to his primary appointments, Prof. Emmert has taught courses for credit at the Universities of Strasbourg in France, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Warsaw and Krakow in Poland, Ljubljana and Maribor in Slovenia, Guadalajara in Mexico, Alexandria and Cairo in Egypt, St. Gall in Switzerland, American University Central Asia, Charles University Prague, the College of Europe in Natolin, the International Graduate Business School in Zagreb, as well as Stanford Law School and Rutgers University School of Law.

Prof. Emmert has advised various governments, non-governmental organizations, and multinational enterprises serves as an arbitrator in international commercial disputes, and speaks frequently at conferences and seminars in the Americas, the EU, Central- and Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He is author, co-author, or editor of over 100 publications in the areas of European Union, international and comparative law and, since 1998, the Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Law Reform (see Prof. Emmert is fluent in German and English, conversant in French, and speaks some Spanish and Italian.