YEREVAN, Armenia – From September 11-15, the American University of Armenia (AUA)’s LL.M. program had the pleasure of hosting Professor Mark Movsesian from St. John’s University School of Law as a visiting professor. He taught a course titled ‘Topics in American Law: US Constitution and Human Rights.’
Professor Movsesian is the Frederick A. Whitney Professor of Contract Law at St. John’s University and the Director of the Center for Law and Religion. His research interests include law and religion, contracts, and international and comparative law, and his articles have appeared in the Harvard, North Carolina, and Washington & Lee Law Reviews, the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, the American Journal of International Law, the Harvard International Law Journal, the Virginia Journal of International Law, and many others. Professor Movsesian has served as visiting professor at Notre Dame and Cardozo Law Schools and has presented papers at numerous workshops in the United States and Europe.
Professor Movsesian graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. In law school, he was the editor of the Harvard Law Review and the recipient of the Sears Prize, awarded to the two highest-ranking second-year students. Additionally, Professor Movsesian clerked for Justice David H. Souter of the Supreme Court of the United States and served as an attorney-advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel at the United States Department of Justice. Before transferring to St. John’s University, he was the Max Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Law at Hofstra.