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April 20, 2006
Contact: Crystal Mai, associate dean of administration, School of Law, (785) 864-9208.

Christopher Drahozal named Rounds distinguished professor of law at KU

LAWRENCE — Christopher R. Drahozal has been named the John M. Rounds Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Kansas.

Interim Dean Mike Davis called the decision “a great one for the university and for the School of Law.” He added, “Chris Drahozal could be on virtually any law faculty in America. Fortunately, he is at KU, and this honor will no doubt help us keep him here for a long time.”

Drahozal joined the law school faculty in 1994 and is an internationally known expert on the law and economics of dispute resolution, particularly arbitration. He has published numerous books and articles on commercial arbitration and has made presentations on arbitration law and practice throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

Drahozal also is an outstanding teacher and received the school’s Immel teaching award in 2004.

Before teaching, Drahozal was in private law practice in Washington, D.C., and served as a law clerk for the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague, the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

The Rounds professorship was established by John M. Rounds in 1986. Rounds was a 1939 graduate of KU School of Law.

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