Michael Byers holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Global Politics and International Law at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia.

Prior to 2004, he was a professor of law and Director of Canadian Studies at Duke University; from 1996-1999, he was a research fellow at Jesus College, Oxford University. 

He is the author of Custom, Power and the Power of Rules (1999), editor of The Role of Law in International Politics (2000), translator of Wilhelm Grewe, The Epochs of International Law (2000), and coeditor of United States Hegemony and the Foundations of International Law (2003). 

Last Updated: August 5, 2017