Brian Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Law and the Assistant Director of the LL.M. Program in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law at ONU Law. In addition to administration of the LL.M. Program, he teaches one of the LL.M. Program's core courses - Competitiveness & Corruption - a three-credit course that explores the causes and consequences of corruption, analyzes laws and case studies of attempts to combat corruption, and explores economic market reforms to reduce opportunities for corruption. Anderson has delivered lectures around the world in corruption reform and good governance, most recently in 2015 in Malawi and Ukraine. In addition to anti-corruption reform, Professor Anderson researches and writes in the areas of legal information management in developing democracies and rule of law reform generally. In the past, Prof. Anderson has taught the course Legal Problem Solving & Analysis in the first-year curriculum, and courses in legal research at the law college.
In 2016, working with the Center for Democratic Governance and Rule of Law at ONU, Professor Anderson helped create a new certificate program at ONU Law - the Certificate in Legal Pedagogy and Instruction. The Program, created with experiences promoting legal education reform abroad, is designed to enhance ways to teach critical thinking skills in legal education through a variety of methods of instruction. In its first year, the program has 7 students--all law professors and academic staff in their home countries--completing their LL.M. degree along with specialized study in legal pedagogy.
Immediately prior to his academic career Professor Anderson served as a law clerk and legal advisor to Aloysie Cyanzayire, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Rwanda, from 2010 to 2011. In that capacity he also assisted with the USAID MCC Rwanda Justice Strengthening Project on legal education reform in Rwanda, and overall justice sector support. He has taught courses in international relations in the Department of History, Politics and Justice at Ohio Northern University, and was a law librarian prior to his current appointment.
Anderson studied law at Ohio Northern University, graduating with high distinction. He later earned his LL.M. in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law from Ohio Northern and his Masters in Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His B.A. is in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.
LL.M., Ohio Northern University
J.D., with high distinction, Ohio Northern University
MS, University of Illinois
B.A., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
- Anti-Corruption (Competitiveness & Corruption)
- International Law
- Legal Pedogogy
- Legal Analysis