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Stephen C. McCaffrey

Stephen McCaffrey

Distinguished Professor of Law
B.A., University of Colorado
J.D., University of California, Berkeley
Dr. iur., University of Cologne, Germany


Phone: 916.739.7179
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Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment.


Stephen C. McCaffrey is a Distinguished Professor of Law. One of the world’s foremost authorities on international water law, he served as special rapporteur for the International Law Commission’s draft articles on the law of the non-navigational uses of international watercourses, which formed the basis of the 1997 U.N. Convention on the subject. Professor McCaffrey was Counselor on International Law in the State Department in 1984-85 and represents countries in disputes before the International Court of Justice and other fora. He also advises Palestine in connection with the Permanent Status talks with Israel.

Courses: Conflict of Laws, International Water Resources Law Seminar, International Environmental Law, Transnational Litigation

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