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Howard Fenton

Howard Fenton is the founding Director of the Democratic Governance and Rule of Law LL.M. Program at Ohio Northern University where he teaches Comparative Administrative Law and the capstone Rule of Law Seminar to the LL.M students.  In his 25 year academic career he has taught Administrative Law, International Law, International Business Transactions, Comparative Law and Contract Law.  Since 1995 he has been an active consultant and adviser on administrative law reform to former Soviet republics and Eastern European countries, including spending 14 months in Tbilisi, Georgia as chief of party for the USAID Rule of Law project.  He has written extensively on administrative law issues and conducted two studies for the Administrative Law Conference of the U.S. on the functioning of American foreign trade agencies.  He is currently co-editor in chief of West’s Ohio Administrative Law Handbook and Agency Directory.  Professor Fenton has either chaired or served on seven trade dispute panels under the North American Free Trade Agreement, applying the administrative procedure rules of the U.S., Canada and Mexico.  He received both his B.S. and J.D. with honors from the University of Texas at Austin and practiced regulatory law in Washington, D.C. for nine years before beginning his teaching career.