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 Stanley E. Cox

Stanley E. Cox

Professor of Law


(617) 422 7330

A.B. Harvard University
M.A.T. Duke University
H. Dip. Trinity College, Dublin
J.D. University of Kentucky
Professor Cox teaches Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Criminal Procedure, Environmental Law, International Environmental Law, International Human Rights Litigation in United States Courts, International Regulation of Trade, and Terrorism and Individual Rights, areas in which he also focuses his research and writing. Before joining the New England faculty in 1992, he was a criminal prosecutor in the Environmental Prosecutions Unit of the Kentucky attorney general's office and an associate at two Lexington, Kentucky, law firms, focusing on environmental and other civil litigation.

 Selected Publications

Razing Conflicts Facades to Build Better Jurisdiction Theory: The Foundation—There Is No Law But Forum Law, 28 Val. U. L. Rev. 1 (1993)

Burying Misconceptions about Trash and Commerce: Why It Is Time To Dump Philadelphia v. New Jersey, 20 Cap. U. L. Rev. 813 (1991)

Would that Burnham Had Not Come to Be Done Insane! A Critique of Recent Supreme Court Personal Jurisdiction Reasoning, an Explanation of Why Transient Presence Jurisdiction Is Unconstitutional, and Some Thoughts about Divorce Jurisdiction in a 'Minimum Contacts' World, 58 Tenn. L. Rev. 497 (1991)

Substantive, Multilateral, and Unilateral Choice-of-Law Approaches, 37 Willamette L. Rev. 171 (2001).

DOMA and Conflicts Law: Congressional Rules and Domestic Relations Conflicts Law, 32 Creighton L. Rev. 1063 (April, 1999).

Applying the best law (Robert A. Leflar Symposium on Conflict of Laws) 52 Arkansas L. Rev. 9 (Winter 1999).

Why Properly Construed Due Process Limits on Personal Jurisdiction Must Always Trump Contrary Treaty Provisions, 61 Albany L. Rev. 1177 (1998).

Garbage In, Garbage Out: Court Confusion about the Dormant Commerce Clause, 50 Okla. L. Rev. 155 (1997)(A version of this paper also was presented to a Harvard Environmental Law & Policy Interdisciplinary Research Seminar in March, 1995 and as part of a panel at the Public Interest Environmental Law conference in Eugene, Oregon, March 1996).

The Interested Forum, 48 Mercer L. Rev. 727 (1997) (symposium issue honoring Brainerd Currie);

Teaching Conflicts: An Essay about Conflicts in Teaching, with Application to the Teaching of Conflicts, 27 Toledo University L. Rev. 593 (1996).

Halper's Continuing Double Jeopardy Implications: A Thorn By Any Other Name Would Prick as Deep, 39 St. Louis U. L.J. 1235 (1995).

What May States Do About Out-of-State Waste in Light of Recent Supreme Court Decisions Applying the Dormant Commerce Clause? Kentucky As Case Study in The Waste Wars, 83 Ky. L.J. 551 (1995).

Back to Conflicts Basics: A Review/Essay of Friedrich Juenger's Choice of Law and Multistate Justice, 44 Cath. U. L. Rev. 525 (1995).

Three opinions and two introductions, 29 New Eng. L. Rev. 517-528, 593-596, 642-651, 684-689, & 703-708 (1995) (in conjunction with the conference on "Jurisdiction, Justice and Choice of Law for the 21st Century" held at New England School of Law, October 28-29, 1994).

Professor Cox can comment on the following subjects:

  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Procedure
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Double Jeopardy
  • Environmental Law
  • Federal Procedural Rules
  • Garbage, Interstate Disposal of
  • International Environmental Law
  • Interstate Commerce and State Regulation
  • Jurisdiction of Courts
  • Legal Judgments, Enforcement by Other Jurisdictions
  • Same-Sex Unions, Recognition of