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Joseph W Dorn Research Professorship in Law


The Joseph W. Dorn Research Professorship in Law was created by Palmer Dorn to honor her husband, Joseph Dorn (Law '73), for his success in and service to the law profession. Joseph Dorn received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina in 1970, where he was a Morehead Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Theta, the varsity tennis team, Gorgon's Head Lodge, and the Society for the Preservation of Buck Taylor's Mutton and Shoates. As a student at UVA's Law School, Dorn was active on the Virginia Law Review, the Student Legal Forum, and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Dorn has had a long and successful career in the law of international trade, founding King & Spaulding's International Trade Practice Group in Washington, D.C., and he was recognized as a leading practitioner in the field of international trade by a number of publications, and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Dorn has handled a wide variety of trade remedy investigations, including antidumping and countervailing duty cases; safeguard cases; and patent and trademark infringement cases on behalf of a wide array of industries. Dorn has also successfully handled NAFTA and WTO dispute settlement proceedings, argued numerous appeals before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals, and testified in front of Congressional committees regarding international trade legislation.

Thomas Nachbar 2014-present

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