Interim Dean and Professor of Law at the Southwestern Law School
Austen Parrish is the Interim Dean and a Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School. Dean Parrish’s scholarship focuses on transnational litigation, international law and relations, and other issues related to transnational justice. He is a leading scholar on Canada-U.S. transboundary relations, has served as an expert witness in a number of Canadian cases, and from 2003 to 2010 directed Southwestern’s international and comparative summer law program at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. His recent writings have focused on critiquing the use of extraterritorial domestic laws and the role that national courts play in solving global challenges. Prior to joining Southwestern, Dean Parrish was an attorney with O'Melveny and Myers, where he practiced in both federal and state trial and appellate courts. Active in pro bono activities, he has worked with a number of local public interest organizations, such as the Anti-defamation League, the Constitutional Rights Foundation, and Public Counsel Law Center. While in law school, Dean Parrish was the managing editor of theColumbia Journal of Transnational Law and a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar. B.A., Political Science/Economics, University of Washington; J.D., Columbia Law School.