Adam Kolker Dean and Executive Director for International and Comparative Law Programs
B.A., Swarthmore; J.D., Yale B.A., Swarthmore College; J.D., Yale;
Adam Kolker is Dean and Executive Director for International and Comparative Law Programs. He serves on the Board of Directors of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law and the Paradise Factory Theater. Previously, he served as Assistant Dean, Executive Director for Transnational Programs, and Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown Law, and before that held a similar position at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. In the former role, he was instrumental in structuring the London-based Center for Transnational Legal Studies. In the latter, he directed the school’s graduate programs for foreign-trained attorneys, judges and government officials.
Professor Kolker served as Principal with International American Group, Inc., a strategic consulting firm advising clients engaged in cross-border business expansion and joint ventures. Earlier, he spent four years in the international practice group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Washington D.C. office. After graduating from Swarthmore College, Professor Kolker spent four years as a Foreign Service Officer at U.S. embassies in Venezuela, Grenada, and Spain. While at Yale Law School, he served as Managing Editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. Following law school, he received the Henry Luce Scholarship to research Japanese Overseas Development Assistance policy in the Tokyo office of Diet Member Motoo Shiina.
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