Teaching Interests: Contracts, Commercial Law, International and Comparative Law
International Business Transactions Syllabus - Spring 2013
Comparative Law Syllabus - Fall 2012
Contracts Law Syllabus - Fall 2011
Ph.D., University of Torino, Faculty of Law, 2011; J.D., University of California
(Hastings), 2005; B.A., California State University (Fullerton), 2002.
Experience: 2011-present, Assistant Professor of Law; 2010-2011, Visiting Assistant Professor
of Law, Ohio Northern University; 2009-2010, Visiting Scholar, Cornell Law School;
2005-2007, Associate, Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP.
Achievements/Publications: Boris Mamlyuk joined the Memphis law faculty in 2011. He teaches first year Contracts,
Public International Law, International Business Transactions, and leads the Comparative
Law seminar. Professor Mamlyuk earned his J.D. from the University of California
(Hastings) in 2005. After admission to the bar, Professor Mamlyuk practiced in the
Irvine, CA office of Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, representing clients in complex
commercial litigation. In 2007, Mamlyuk returned to academia to pursue doctoral work
at the CLEI Centre, a research center founded by Cornell Law School and the University
of Turin, Faculty of Law. During the course of his doctoral studies, Mamlyuk held
a number of joint appointments, including as visiting scholar at Columbia University’s
Harriman Institute for Russian, Eurasian and Eastern European Studies, and as a visiting
scholar at Cornell Law School. In 2008-09, Prof. Mamlyuk served as a Fulbright Fellow,
studying Russian law and transition at the Institute of State and Law in Moscow. While
in Russia, Mamlyuk taught courses on Civil Society and Russian Law and Politics at
Moscow’s Higher School of Economics.
Mamlyuk’s research interests include international legal theory, law and development,
and issues of legal transition and Rule of Law reforms in developing and post-socialist
states. His current research project focuses on Russia’s attempts to harmonize domestic
legal structures in light of WTO accession. Mamlyuk has delivered numerous conference
presentations on these topics in more than five countries. His work has been selected
for presentation at the Yale Comparative Law Works-in-Progress Workshop and he has
served as a participant at the annual Institute for Global Law and Policy workshop,
hosted by Harvard Law School. Since 2013, Prof. Mamlyuk also serves on the advisory
board of CleanApp, a global open-source, wiki-based civic complaint reporting application.
Russian International Law and Indeterminacy: Cold War and Post-Soviet Dynamics, in
The Legal Dimension in Cold War Interactions: Some Notes from the Field (William Simons,
Tatiana Borisova, eds., M. Nijhoff 2012).
Comparative International Law, 36 Brooklyn J. Int’l L. 385 (2011) (with Ugo Mattei).
Russia & Legal Harmonization: an Historical Inquiry into IP Reform as Global Convergence
and Resistance, 10 Wash. U. Global Stud. L. Rev. 535 (2011).
“Capitalism, Communism … And Colonialism? A Critical Colonial Reading of ‘Transitology’
in the Former Soviet Union”, 9(1) Global Jurist (2009), with John D. Haskell (SOAS)
(reproduced at <http://www.bepress.com/gj/vol9/iss2/art7/>).
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