Emeritus Professor Fred L. Morrison is a recognized scholar of international law and comparative public law. He taught constitutional law, international law, local government, and comparative public law. Professor Morrison was the Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly Professor of Law from 1990 to 1998 and was named the Popham Haik Schnobrich/Lindquist & Vennum Professor of Law in 1998. He served as Interim Dean in 1994-1995 and as Interim Co-Dean in 2006-2008.
He has been both a Rhodes Scholar and a Fulbright Professor. He taught at the University of Iowa College of Law before joining the University of Minnesota Law School faculty in 1969.
Professor Morrison also has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Bonn and at the University of Kiel in Germany and at Tsinghua University in China. He has served as the Counselor on International Law for the U.S. Department of State and as counsel for the United States before the International Court of Justice and in the Iran United States Claims Tribunal. He was a member of the Advisory Committee of International Law of the U.S. Department of State and is a member of the Board of Curators of the Max Planck Institute on Foreign Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany, the International Advisory Board of the Walther Schücking Institute of International Law at the Christian Albrechts Universitat, Kiel, Germany. and is a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Ritsumeikan Law Faculty in Kyoto, Japan and of the International Advisory Committee of Frontiers of Law in China. He is a Director of the American Society for the Comparative Study of Law. Professor Morrison is also a member of the American Law Institute and the American Society of International Law. In May of 1997, Professor Morrison was honored with the University President's Award for Outstanding Service.