Ph.D., University of Michigan, (expected 2019)
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 lecturer at the Law School, a Michigan Grotius Research Scholar, and political science Ph.D. pre-candidate at the University of Michigan. He was previously a visiting associate professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center.
Cope's research focuses on international relations and international law, including the interaction between domestic and international institutions. He is especially interested in how domestic law and politics impact international law and behavior. Cope's work has appeared in law reviews such as the Michigan Law Review and Virginia Journal of International Law, and in several books published by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and others. Cope has served as a federal judicial clerk three times, including for judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He 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.
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