Professor David J. Gerber, IIT Chicago-Kent distinguished professor and co-director of the program in international and comparative law, was elected vice president of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) at the organization’s annual meeting October 4–7 at the University of Iowa Law School in Iowa City.
Founded in 1951, the American Society of Comparative Law Inc. is the leading organization in the United States promoting the comparative study of law. The ASCL has more than 100 institutional sponsor members, both in the United States and abroad. The organization publishes The American Journal of Comparative Law, an American publication of scholarship on comparative law, and holds annual meetings at which comparative law scholars present research and critically examine important legal issues from a comparative perspective.
Professor Gerber’s scholarship focuses on comparative law, antitrust law, and international regulation of markets. He is the author of Law and Competition in Twentieth Century Europe (Oxford University Press 1998) and Global Competition: Law, Markets and Globalization (Oxford University Press 2010).
Professor Gerber has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University and Washington University in the United States, as well as at the University of Stockholm and the University of Uppsala in Sweden and at the University of Freiburg and the University of Munich in Germany. He also spent a year working with the Institute of International and Comparative Law at the University of Freiburg. Professor Gerber is a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College, a master’s degree from Yale University and a law degree from the University of Chicago. Professor Gerber was formerly associated with the Frankfurt, Germany, law firm of Peltzer and Riesenkampff and the New York law firm of Casey, Lane & Mittendorf.
IIT Chicago-Kent offers J.D. and LL.M. degree programs in International and Comparative Law. The J.D. certificate program teaches students to conduct international business transactions, navigate foreign legal regimes, and understand institutions such as the International Court of Justice, the United Nations, and the World Trade Organization. In addition, IIT Chicago-Kent offers advanced studies, leading to graduate LL.M. degrees in international and comparative law. The LL.M. programs at IIT Chicago-Kent attract students from the People’s Republic of China, Germany, India, France, South Africa, Peru, Austria, Brazil, Thailand, Belgium, Ecuador, Mexico, Japan, and Papua New Guinea.