About the Authors
James D. CoxProfessor Cox joined the faculty of the School of Law at Duke in 1979 where he specializes in the areas of corporate and securities law. Prior to moving to Durham, he taught at the law schools of Boston University, the University of San Francisco, the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and Stanford. During the 1988-89 academic year he was a Senior Research Fulbright Fellow at the University of Sydney. Professor Cox earned his B.S. from Arizona State University and law degrees at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D.) and Harvard Law School (LL.M.)
In addition to his texts Financial Information, Accounting and the Law; Cox and Hazen on Corporations; and Securities Regulations Cases and Materials (with Hillman & Langevoort), Professor Cox has published extensively in the areas of market regulation and corporate governance as well as having testified before the U.S. House and Senate on insider trading and market reform issues. The Corporations treatise won the Association of American Publishers National Book Award for Best New Professional/Scholarly Legal Book for 1995. He served as a member of the corporate law drafting committees in California (1977-80) and North Carolina (1984-93).
Professor Cox is a member of the American Law Institute, the NYSE Legal Advisory Committee, the NASD Legal Advisory Board, and formerly of theFulbright Law Discipline Review Committee. In 2001 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Mercature from the University of Southern Denmark for his work in international securities law.
Robert W. Hillman"The road to practicing law internationally begins at home," said Robert Hillman. "The essential prerequisite for becoming a private international lawyer is a solid grounding in domestic law. Take as many business law courses as possible without regard to whether they have a domestic or international orientation. Knowing how transactions are structured, having the ability to draft documents, to negotiate effectively and to close a business deal-these do not vary whether you're practicing domestically or internationally." Before coming to King Hall, Hillman was general counsel for Star-Kist Foods, a job that took him throughout Southeast Asia, West Africa, Latin America, and Europe. After joining the UC Davis faculty in 1984, he evaluated Chinese law schools as a consultant for the World Bank and taught two semesters at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. He has also taught at New York University, Duke, Georgia, and Florida State. The job of the private international lawyer is neither easy nor glamorous, he said. "There are long hours on the road, negotiating in stressful environments without the support mechanisms you would have at home. On the other hand, there's a diversity about what you're doing that is not to be found in domestic practice. And your working environments are certainly different and stimulating."