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About Michael Granne

Assistant Professor Michael Granne graduated from Columbia University School of Law, where he served as an Articles Editor on the Journal of Transnational Law and was a Michael Sovern and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He graduated magna cum laude from Duke University and spent time at Oxford University and l’Universitá degli Studi di Bologna. After graduation, Professor Granne served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Cape Verde on the island of Santo Antão. While in Cape Verde, he coached the high school’s basketball team to its first national championship. He speaks Portuguese, Italian, Spanish and Cape Verdean Crioulo.
Prior to joining the Law School Faculty, Professor Granne was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Seton Hall and Hofstra Law Schools. He clerked for the Honorable Walter K. Stapleton on the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and practiced for several years with Cleary Gottlieb, Wilmer Hale and Sullivan & Worcester in New York. He also served as an Administrative Law Judge for the City of New York.
Professor Granne’s research interests include the intersection of international law and the domestic legal system and the differences and intricacies of U.S. litigation involving international parties. He teaches Civil Procedure, International Litigation and Arbitration and International Criminal Law.


Present Assistant Professor of Law, Duquesne University School of Law



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  • Civil Procedure
  • International Litigation and Arbitration
  • International Criminal Law