Michael Scharf, JD Biography
||Professor of Law and Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law
||Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"...[T]here is no international court existing today with jurisdiction to consider the issue of the leaglity of the US/UK invasion of Iraq.... Consequently, the lawfulness of the US/UK action will be judged not in a court of law, but in the court of world opinion."
"Is Invasion of Iraq Lawful Under International Law?," International Bar News, Mar. 2003
|Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the US - Iraq conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the US - Iraq conflict.
|Involvement and Affiliations:
||Professor of Law and Director, Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2002-present
Co-founder, Vice Chairman, and Managing Director, Public International Law and Policy Group, 1995-present
Member, US Delegation to the UN General Assembly and the UN Human Rights Commission
Special Assistant, Prosecutor of the Cambodia Tribunal, 2008
Member, international team of experts that provided training to the judges of the Iraqi High Tribunal, 2004-2005
Co-nominee, Nobel Peace Prize for work to help in the prosecution of major war criminals, such as Slobodan Milosevic, Charles Taylor, and Saddam Hussein, 2005
Assistant Professor, Professor of Law, and Director of the Center for International Law and Policy, 1993-2002
Attorney-Adviser for United Nations Affairs, Office of the Legal Adviser, US Department of State, 1991-1993
Attorney-Adviser for Law Enforcement and Intelligence, Office of the Legal Adviser, US Department of State, 1989-1991
Law Clerk to Judge Gerald B. Tjoflat on the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1988-1989
||JD, Duke University School of Law, 1988
AB, Political Science, Duke University, 1985