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Karen Halverson Cross

Karen Halverson Cross Professor of Law
The John Marshall Law School
315 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.427.2737 ext. 652
Office: C-922

BA, University of Wisconsin, Phi Beta Kappa
JD, cum laude, Harvard University

As a Harvard Law student, Karen Halverson Cross served as editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Thereafter, a Fulbright scholarship took her to Yugoslavia to study economic reform in Eastern Europe. She returned to the U.S. to practice with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, focusing on international joint ventures, project finance, and various projects with the Russian Government.

Her scholarship addresses issues of contract law, international dispute resolution and international economic law. The U.S. State Department awarded her a summer grant in 1996 to conduct research on Russian methods of dispute resolution at the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and she was selected as a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in 2008.

Professor Cross joined the faculty in 1994. She teaches Contracts, International Commercial Dispute Resolution, WTO Law and International Business Transactions. In addition, she has taught in the LL.M. program in international business and trade law at the Catholic University of Portugal, the University of San Diego's summer program in Moscow and the MBA program for Executives and International Managers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In the spring of 2012, she taught International Business Transactions in the Department of Legal Studies at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.

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