Harold G. Maier, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor of Law, retires

Harold G. Maier, an internationally recognized authority on the application of United States regulatory legislation to foreign business activity, has retired from the Vanderbilt law faculty. He joined the law faculty in 1965, after earning his undergraduate and J.D. degrees at the University of Cincinnati and an L.L.M. from the University of Michigan.

During his 40-year tenure, Professor Maier founded the law school's transnational legal studies program and the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. He served as faculty adviser to the journal and director of the program for three decades.

A sought-after expert in regulatory and international law, Professor Maier served an adviser to the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Private International Law and testified before congressional committees. As a teacher, he focused on international civil litigation, conflict of laws and foreign relations. He did advanced research at the Brookings Institution and the Max-Planck Institute in Munich, FRG, and was a visiting professor at Pepperdine, the University of Pennsylvania, George Washington University, the University of North Carolina and the University of Georgia.

In addition, he served on the editorial board of the American Journal of International Law and was a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Comparative Law. In 1983-84, he was Counselor on International Law to the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, and has testified on several occasions before congressional committees and as an expert witness in domestic courts.