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Expert on international law is visiting professor at UI law school

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Karen L. Engle, a professor of law at the University of Utah and an expert on international law, is the Daniel Visiting Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law for the fall 1997 semester.

Engle, who is the second person to hold the Daniel Professorship, is teaching a course on Employment Discrimination and a course on Human Rights in the European Community.

"Karen Engle is a perfect fit for the Daniel Professorship, which seeks to bring to Iowa City rising academic stars who are still at an early point in promising careers. Karen is a talented teacher and an excellent scholar in the field of international law," says N. William Hines, dean of the UI College of Law. "Students and faculty will greatly benefit from her visiting Iowa as the Daniel Professor."

Engle has taught at the University of Utah since 1992 and currently is a full professor on the law faculty there. Before that, she was director of the Ford Fellowships in Public International Law program at Harvard University Law School.

She holds a law degree from Harvard and a bachelor's degree from Baylor University.

A co-editor of the book, "After Identity: A Reader in Law and Culture," Engle has published widely on topics in international law, discrimination and human rights.

The Daniel Professorship was created in 1994 through a $1 million endowment from the estate of Robert O. Daniel, law class of 1939, of Cedar Rapids. Daniel practiced throughout his career with the firm of Shuttleworth and Ingersoll.

Thomas O. Sargentich, professor of law at American University's Washington College of Law, was the first Daniel Professor during the 1997 spring semester.