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Isaak I. Dore, J.D.

Distinguished Professor of Law and Philosophy Emeritus


LL.B., University of Zambia School of Law, 1972
LL.M., University of Zambia School of Law, 1975
LL.M., Yale Law School, 1976
J.S.D., Yale Law School, 1978
Docteur Honoris Causa, Université d’Orléans, Orléans, France, 2002

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Professor Isaak I. Dore is a globally recognized scholar on international law and the philosophy of law. While his earlier scholarship focused on public international law and international commercial arbitration, his most recent research has expanded in the direction of law and philosophy.

Born in Zambia, Professor Dore holds multiple law degrees from Yale University, where he obtained a LL.M and JSD; from the University of Zambia School of Law, where he obtained a LL.B and LL.M; and an honorary doctorate from the University of Orleans, France.

Professor Dore is fluent in French and speaks four Indian and two African dialects. Before coming to Saint Louis University School of Law in 1982, Dore served as a human rights officer and later as a special consultant to the United Nations Division of Human Rights. As a Saint Louis University School of Law faculty member for more than two decades, Dore was instrumental in establishing the Center for International and Comparative Law and served as co-director of the center for almost a decade. He is the author of six books, dozens of scholarly articles, reviews and chapters, and he constantly presents his work around the globe.