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Troy  Harris

Associate Professor of Law

Harris, Troy
Contact Info:
Campus: Riverfront Campus
Building: Dowling Hall
Room: 217
Phone: (313) 596-0276
Harris, Troy
Areas of Expertise:
Arbitration, Mediation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Construction Law
Ecclesiastical History
Legal History


  • Ph.D. University of Chicago '99
  • J.D. University of Michigan '88
  • M.A. University of Kansas '85
  • B.A. University of Kansas '84


Prof. Harris earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London.

At Detroit Mercy Law, Prof. Harris teaches International Commercial Arbitration, Sales, Contracts, Construction Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. He served as Interim Dean of the Law School during the 2013-2014 academic year.  He is also Of Counsel to Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone in its Detroit office.  Prior to joining the faculty of the Law School, Prof. Harris practiced international arbitration and construction law with the Atlanta office of King & Spalding for over ten years.  He previously taught at Cornell Law School, Emory Law School, and the College of Management of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Prof. Harris is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and serves on the International, Commercial, and Construction Panels of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association, on the Approved Faculty List for the Chartered Institute, and on the roster of the United States Department of State’s Fulbright Specialist Program, in the area of international arbitration. He is listed in Who's Who Legal: Arbitration 2015, Who's Who Legal: Construction 2015, and Best Lawyers in America (Construction), 2013-present.

Prof. Harris's scholarship focuses on international arbitration and commercial law.  His recent publications include International Construction Arbitration (2015 edition, 2 vols., with John W. Hinchey, Thomson West) and "Customary International Arbitration Law," 24(2) American Review of International Arbitration 245 (2013).


Contracts (1110)

Construction Law (2450)

Sales (2490)

Alternative Dispute Resolution (3690)

Law Firm Program: International Commercial Arbitration (7180)

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