LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 2012
J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 2004
B.A., Ohio State University, 2000
Kevin Cope is a visiting associate professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches International Law and Contracts. His general research and teaching interests lie at the nexus of domestic and international law in the United States and abroad, with emphasis on courts' role in shaping rights and structural power arrangements. His current research focuses on how Congress relies on foreign and international law. He is also interested in private international law, international business transactions, and transnational litigation in the United States.
During the summer of 2012, Cope served as a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford. Before entering academia, he completed clerkships for Judge James S. Gwin on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Judge Milan D. Smith Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Judge George W. Miller on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Cope also practiced government enforcement litigation law in Washington, D.C., with Skadden, Arps, where he handled trial and appellate litigation, including actions involving the World Bank, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the U.S. Constitution, and the Convention Against Torture. In law school, he served as an editor of the Northwestern University Law Review.
During the 2013-14 academic year, Cope is assisting with the law school’s Appellate Litigation Clinic.
"In Search of an Empirical Basis for Recognition Uniformity," in Paul Stephan, ed., Foreign Court Judgments and the U.S. Legal System (Brill, forthcoming 2014).
"The Intermestic Constitution: Lessons From the World’s Newest Nation," 53 Va. J. Int’l L. 667 (2013).
"South Sudan’s Dualistic Constitution," in D.J. Galligan & Mila Versteeg, eds., The Social and Political Foundations of Constitutions (Cambridge Univ. Press, forthcoming 2013).
"Defending the Ivory Tower: A Twenty-First Century Approach to the Pickering-Connick Doctrine and Public Higher Education Faculty After Garcetti," 33 J. College & Univ. Law (published by Notre Dame Law School) 313 (2007).
Comment, "Sutton Misconstrued: Why the ADA Should Now Permit Employers To Make Their Employees Disabled," 98 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1753 (2004).
Works in Progress:
"International Law in Congress"
"International Law in National Legislatures," in Paul Stephan et al., ed., Comparative International Law (forthcoming 2015).
"The Prerogative of Waiver: An International Liberalist View of State Immunity"
Essay, "Bond v. United States: When Bad Treaties Make Bad Law"
World Encyclopedia of Constitutional Rights (co-editor with Mila Versteeg)
In the Media