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. Professor Cope’s 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 2012-13, Professor Cope served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Washington and Lee, where he taught the first-year course in Transnational Law. During 2013-14, he is supervising and coordinating the law school’s membership in the International Law and U.S. Politics national law school consortium, currently managed by the Dutch Embassy in Washington, DC.
During the summer of 2012, Professor 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. 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.