Thomas C. Fischer

Senior Faculty Fellow with the Center for Global Justice


Sullivan Hall 413
(206) 398-4034


A.B., University of Cincinnati
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center


A former dean of New England School of Law, Professor Fischer served on its faculty from 1978-2003. In 2003, he retired as Professor Emeritus and came to Seattle University as Distinguished Academic in Residence. He teaches his “favorite” course, Conflict of Laws. His research and writing focuses on this area, European Union Law, and Globalization. Prior to his time at New England, Professor Fischer served as assistant executive director of the American Bar Foundation, associate dean of the University of Dayton School of Law, and assistant dean of Georgetown University Law Center. He has been a visiting professor and fellow at numerous universities in Europe and Asia. In 1997, he was Fellow of the English Inns of Court and Wolfson College, Cambridge. Professor Fischer is also the author of several books, including Legal Gridlock: A Critique of the American Legal System (Carolina Academic Press, 2012), What's Wrong With Globalizatoin!? (Carolina Academic Press, 2009), Quick Review of Conflict of Laws (Thompson/West Sum and Substance Outline, 4th ed. 2009), The United States, The European Union, and the “Globalization” of World Trade: Allies or Adversaries? (Greenwood Press, 2000), The Europeanization of America (Carolina Academic Press, 1995).