Dr. Charles Robert Davidson is the Director of the Pre-Law Institute and Center for Post-Graduate Opportunities at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Before becoming the Director of the Pre-Law Institute and the Center for Post-Graduate Opportunities, Dr. Davidson served the college as Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Prior to coming to John Jay, Dr. Davidson was an Assistant Professor of International Law at the American University in Cairo (AUC), where he taught courses in Public International Law, International Criminal Law and International Law and Development, among other courses. He has taught in numerous law, graduate, and undergraduate programs in the US and abroad in the fields of law and international relations. In addition to his classroom teaching, Dr. Davidson served in various administrative capacities including Director of Undergraduate Programs, Pre-Law Advisor, and Coordinator of International Law Programs.

Concurrent with his teaching, Dr. Davidson worked on a wide variety of law reform projects around the world, primarily in the Middle East and the former Soviet Union. He has worked with the Civic Education Project, Open Society Foundation (Budapest), the Ford Foundation, USAID, and other sponsors of international rule of law and legal and higher education support programs. Dr. Davidson was an advisor and special consultant with the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative in the Middle East and North Africa, mentoring and training law professors, young lawyers, and recent law graduates. Dr. Davidson was a member of the US Department of Justice’s Honors Program and worked as an Attorney-Advisor for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. In addition to his law degree (JD), Dr. Davidson also holds a BA in French, a MA in Law and Diplomacy and a PhD in International Relations.