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Professor Don Wallace, Jr
Chairman, International Law Institute
Prof. Don Wallace, Jr. Biography
Professor Don Wallace Jr., is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School. He is a Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC. Professor Wallace specializes in the fields of international law and foreign affairs, and over the years has taught a variety of courses at Georgetown Law Center and at ILI. He has written on public procurement, international business transactions, and investor-state arbitration, among other subjects.
Professor Wallace was the Regional Legal Advisor for the Middle East and Deputy Assistant General Counsel to AID in the Department of State from 1962-66, a founding board member of the International Development Law Organization in Rome, and has been the Chairman of ILI since 1970. He is currently a member of the U.S. Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Private International Law, a U.S. Delegate to UNCITRAL, a correspondent of UNIDROIT, and the vice president of the UNIDROIT Foundation in Rome. He has also been chair of the Section of International Law and Practice of the American Bar Association and a member of the ABA House of Delegates. Prof. Wallace also led the first ABA delegation to China in 1979. Recent activities also include assisting Rwanda with the preparation of its constitution and commercial law, teaching in China, serving on boards involving academic activities in Egypt, Indonesia and Serbia, and serving on the advisory board of the ABA Rule of Law Initiative.