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Коротка біографічна довідка Вільяма Батлера
William E. Butler
John Edward Fowler Distinguished Professor of Law and International Affairs


Education:
 LL.D., University of London
 Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
 LL.M., School of Law of the Academy University of Law, Institute of State and Law, Russian Academy of Sciences
 J.D., Harvard Law School
 M.A., The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
 B.A., The American University

     William E. Butler, formerly of University College London, is the preeminent authority on the law of Russia and other former Soviet republics and the author, co-author, editor, or translator of more than 120 books on Soviet, Russian, Ukrainian and other Commonwealth of Independent States legal systems. He also edits the journal Russian Law, published by the Russian Academy of Legal Sciences; the East European and Russian Yearbook of International and Comparative Law, published by The Vinogradoff Institute; and is on the editorial board of a number of other journals.
     The former Chair of Comparative Law at the University of London, Professor Butler is the founder and director of The Vinogradoff Institute, which operates as a unit of Penn State Law. Under Professor Butler’s direction, the Institute coordinates research and teaching activities related to Russian and CIS legal systems.
     The recipient of numerous honors for his service to Russian and international law, Professor Butler is an Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and is serving his fourth term as a member of the Russian International Court of Commercial Arbitration. He recently was appointed to the Panel of Distinguished Neutrals as an arbitrator of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution. He teaches Russian Law; Foreign Investment in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States; Law of Treaties, Law of the Sea; History of International Law; and Comparative Approaches to International Law.

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 Phone: (717) 240-5227
 Principal Office: Carlisle

Selected Publications:
The Russian Legal Practitioner, Eleven Publishers, 2011.
 Russia and the Law of Nations in Historical Perspective, Wildy, Simmonds & Hill, 2009.
Russian Law, 3d ed., Oxford University Press, 2009.
International Law and the Russian Legal System, by B. L. Zimnenko, ed. & transl., Eleven International Publishing, 2007.
Spitsbergen: Legal Regime of Adjacent Marine Areas, by A. N. Vylegzhanin and V. K. Zilanov, ed. & transl., Eleven International Publishing, 2007.
Russian Foreign Relations and Investment Law, Oxford University Press, 2006.
Russia & The Republics: Legal Materials, Juris Publishing Inc., 2006 (loose-leaf service).
Russian Public Law: The Foundations of a Rule-of-Law State — Legislation and Documents, Wildy, Simmonds & Hill, 2005.
The Law of Treaties in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Foreign Investment Law in the Commonwealth of Independent States, London: Simmonds & Hill, 2002.
Russian-English Legal Dictionary and Bibliographic Sources for Russian Law in English, New York: Transnational, 2001.
Soviet Law, 2d ed., London: Butterworths, 1983; 1988.
The History of International Law in Russia, 1647-1917, by V. E. Grabar, ed. & transl., Oxford: University Press, 1990.

 

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