Richard Cummins, JD, LLM
Richard majored in Philosophy at Iona, graduating in 1961. He was a Root-Tilden Scholar at New York University School of Law. After law school he clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He studied comparative law in New York and Paris and has practiced international law at Cravath, Swaine and Moore and Mobil Corporation for over 30 years in New York, London, Paris and Washington, D.C.
Since 1995, Richard has held the position of Professorial Lecturer in Law at The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., specializing in Comparative (European and Latin American) Law. He has taught comparative law, transactions courses and seminars in Roman and Islamic law.
The Richard & Diane Cummins Legal History Research Grant at The George Washington University Law School provides a stipend of $10,000 to support short-term historical research using Special Collections at GW's Jacob Burns Law Library, which is noted for its continental historical legal collections, especially its French Collection, with strengths in Roman and canon law, church-state relations, international law, and many incunabula holdings.