Brian Edward Ray
 Title: Professor
 Dept: Law
 Office: LB 162
 Phone: 216-687-2528
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. LB 162, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
constitutional law, comparative law, civil procedure
B.A., Program of Liberal Studies and Japanese Studies, University of Notre Dame, 1993
M.A., East Asian Languages and Culture, University of Pennsylvania, 1998
J.D., The Ohio State University, 2001
Brief Bio:
Professor Brian Ray's research focuses on comparative and international law with an emphasis on comparative constitutional law and social rights.  His book, Social Rights, South Africa and the Possibilities of Engagement (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2014) analyzes the South African Constitutional Court's most recent social-rights decisions and explores how the engagement requirement the Court developed responds to many of the objections to judicial enforcement of social rights.  He will spend the spring and summer terms of 2013 as a Fulbright Scholar in South Africa conducting research for the book at the University of Stellenbosch and the University of the Western Cape. His work has appeared in the Stanford Journal of International Law, the Utah Law Review, and the South Africa Journal of Human Rights, among others.  

Professor Ray also serves as a representative on the Northern District of Ohio Advisory Committee and is the co-founder of the Northern District of Ohio E-Discovery Roundtable, an informal group of lawyers, judges and academics that meets monthly to discuss issues surrounding electronic discovery.

Professor Ray is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and spent one year at Kyoto University as a Fulbright Fellow. He graduated first in his class from the Ohio State University College of Law where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Articles Editor of The Ohio State Law Journal.  Following law school, he clerked for Judge Alan E. Norris of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and for Justice Richard J. Goldstone, of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.  He joined the Cleveland-Marshall faculty in 2005 after several years as a litigation associate at Jones Day in Cleveland, Ohio.

Courses: Civil Procedure, Comparative Constitutional Law, Conflict of Laws, International Law, Legislation and Regulation, Externship Program.