B.A., Yale; L.L.B., Harvard
Professor Wallace specializes in the fields of international law and foreign affairs. In the spring of 1995 he began teaching, with adjunct professor Lee Liberman Otis, a new seminar: Conservatism in Law and Politics in America; currently he teaches Constitutional Aspects of Foreign Affairs with Ken Lazarus, former Deputy Counsel to President Ford and Dean McGrath, former deputy chief of staff to Vice President Cheney; and Investor-State Dispute Settlement with Mark Bravin, a partner of Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp and Borzu Sabahi, a partner, of Curtis Mallet and co-director of the International Investment Law Center of the International Law Institute. His latest writings include Regulating Public Procurement: National/International Perspectives (with Sue Arrowsmith and John Linarelli), International Business and Economics: Law and Policy (with Professors Paul Stephan and Julie Roin), Transnational Corporations and Legal Issues (vol. 19 in the United Nations Library on Transnational Corporations) (with Seymour J. Rubin), A Lawyers Guide to International Business Transactions, Dear Mr. President: The Needed Turnaround in America’s International Economic Affairs. and Investor-State Arbitration (with Christopher Dugan, Noah D. Rubins and Borzu Sabahi).
Professor Wallace was the Regional Legal Advisor for the Middle East and Deputy Assistant General Counsel to AID in the Department of State from 1962-66, a founding board member of the International Development Law Organization in Rome, and has been the head of the International Law Institute since 1970. He chaired the Advisory Committee on World Trade and Technology to the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress from 1976-79, and is currently a member of the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law, a U.S. Delegate to UNCITRAL, and a correspondent of UNIDROIT and the vice president of the UNIDROIT Foundation in Rome. He has also been chair of the Section of International Law and Practice of the American Bar Association and a member of the ABA House of Delegates. Recent and current activities also include assisting Rwanda with the preparation of its constitution and commercial law, teaching in China, directing a research and exchange project with Russia, serving on boards involving academic activities in Egypt, in Indonesia, in Serbia and in Bulgaria, the advisory board of the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ROLI), and serving as national chair of Law Professors for Bush and Quayle in 1988 and 1992, co-chair of Law Professors for Dole and Kemp in 1996, and during the 2000 campaign member; board of governers, Republican National Lawyers Association. He has been on the roster of World Trade Organization (WTO) panelists.
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
U.S. Supreme Court Briefs
“EPA’s actions put US commitment to rule of law under scrutiny,” a piece co-authored by Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor Don Wallace, The Hill, April 20, 2016.
"’Judicial independence lost’ as HSYK fires judge and 4 prosecutors," coverage in Today's Zaman, May 13, 2015, featuring Professor Emeritus Don Wallace.
"Special advocate at FISA court would pass Constitutional muster," The Hill, September 17, 2014, an article by Professor Emeritus Don Wallace Jr.