Thom Fischer

Biography

A former dean of New England School of Law, Professor Fischer served on its faculty from 1978-2003. In 2003, he retired as Professor Emeritus and came to Seattle University as Distinguished Academic in Residence. He teaches his “favorite” course, Conflict of Laws. His research and writing focuses on this area, European Union Law, and Globalization. Prior to his time at New England, Professor Fischer served as assistant executive director of the American Bar Foundation, associate dean of the University of Dayton School of Law, and assistant dean of Georgetown University Law Center. He has been a visiting professor and fellow at numerous universities in Europe and Asia. In 1997, he was Fellow of the English Inns of Court and Wolfson College, Cambridge. Professor Fischer is also the author of several books, including The United States, The European Union, and the “Globalization” of World Trade: Allies or Adversaries? (2000), The Europeanization of America (1995), and Quick Review of Conflict of Laws (3rd ed. 2001).

Education

  • A.B., University of Cincinnati
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center