Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)
University of Virginia, United States
Paul Stephan is the John C Jeffries, Jr, Distinguished Professor of Law and the John V Ray Research Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. An expert on international business and Soviet and post-Soviet legal systems, he has advised governments and international organisations, organised conferences, edited books, and lectured on a variety of issues raised by the globalisation of the world economy and the transition away from Soviet-style socialism.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, he has worked on a variety of projects involving law reform in former socialist states. He has worked in Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Albania and Slovakia on behalf of the United States Treasury and in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan on behalf of the International Monetary Fund. He has written extensively on international law, corruption and the history of the Cold War.