John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law
Faculty chair of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, Philip Alston is one of the best-known scholars in international human rights law. He was U.N. Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions from 2004 to 2010.
Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law
José Alvarez, whose scholarship in international institutions spans the U.N. Security Council, international criminal tribunals, and international economic governance, is currently a special adviser to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on a pro bono basis. President of the American Society of International Law from 2006-08, he was also a member of the Council of Foreign Relations.
Boxer Family Professor of Law
Vicki Been '83 is an expert on the intersection of land use and environmental law. She analyzes the wisdom of including property rights clauses in international trade agreements. She is faculty director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy.
Global Professor of Law
Simon Chesterman is the director of the New York University School of Law’s Singapore Program. Beginning January 1, 2012, he becomes the new dean of the National University of Singapore (NUS) law school. Chesterman has written widely on international institutions, international criminal law, human rights, the use of force and post-conflict reconstruction.
Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law Emeritus
Paul Chevigny, a human rights scholar, studies the problems of police violence in Third World cities. He participates in missions for Human Rights Watch and is the principal author of three reports for the organization.
Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law
Sujit Choudhry is one of the world's most renowned public-law scholars of comparative constitutional law and comparative constitutional development. His areas of expertise include Canadian, South African, and Indian political and constitutional-law systems and U.S. constitutional doctrine and history. A former Rhodes Scholar, he has also held numerous other fellowships, most recently the Trudeau Fellowship in 2010.
Professor of Law
Jerome Cohen is the doyen of senior American experts on East Asian law. He teaches courses in international business contracts and economic cooperation with East Asia, Chinese law and society and comparative international law.
Beller Family Professor of Business Law
Kevin Davis works on commercial and financial law aspects of law and development and related issues of governance. He has written on topics such as the rights of creditors of nonprofits, fraud in contractual settings and transnational bribery.
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Professor of Law
A leading expert on European Union Law, Gráinne de Búrca focuses on a wide range of topics related to E.U. law and policy, including doctrine, institutional design, and broad questions about the integration of the E.U. legal order with the international legal system. She is co-author of the most widely used and influential E.U. law casebook for English-language courses in Europe, the U.K., and other countries.
Pauline Newman Professor of Law
Rochelle Dreyfuss’s teaching interests include intellectual property, privacy and the relationship between science and law.
Dwight D. Opperman Professor of Law
The director of the Center for Labor and Employment Law, Samuel Estreicher teaches a course on international law and the Middle East conflict and is the author of several amicus curiae briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court on issues of public international law.
Charles L. Denison Professor of Law
Harry First is director of the Trade Regulation Program. He focuses on all aspects of international competition policy.
Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation
Eleanor Fox '61 is a globally recognized antitrust and comparative competition law scholar. Her recent work addresses markets, competition, globalization and economic development.
Max E. Greenberg Professor of Contract Law
An expert in international commercial law, Clayton Gillette focuses on the Uniform Commercial Code and its relationship to the U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.
Hiller Family Foundation Professor of Law
David Golove is a prominent writer on constitutional aspects of U.S. foreign relations. His recent scholarship addresses core constitutional questions arising from foreign relations law and the exercise of U.S. treaty-making power.
Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law
Ryan Goodman is co-chair of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. He is a member of the United States Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Law and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In addition, Goodman is an associated member of the department of sociology and an affiliated member of the department of politics at NYU.
Gruss Professor of Law
An internationally recognized expert in Jewish and Talmudic law, Moshe Halbertal divides his time between NYU and Israel’s Hebrew University, where he is a professor of Jewish thought and philosophy. He has contributed significantly to the study of the intersection of law and philosophy in medieval Jewish law.
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William T. Comfort, III Professor of Law
Roderick Hills Jr. is working on a long-term project to describe how the United States, Canada and Germany have decentralized the definition of complex private rights to subnational governments in order to better manage cultural conflicts.
Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law
Stephen Holmes is a specialist on constitutional law and legal reform in Eastern Europe and Russia.
Lloyd C. Nelson Professor of International Law
Robert Howse is a co-author of a major treatise on international trade law (with Michael Trebilcock), he has made major contributions to trade doctrine and WTO jurisprudence.
Murry and Ida Becker Professor of Law
Benedict Kingsbury directs the Institute for International Law and Justice, the Program in the History and Theory of International Law and the J.D./LL.M. Program in International Law, and is chair of the Law School’s Graduate Division.
Professor of Law
Mattias Kumm is a scholar of global and comparative law and examines relations between national and international courts in the context of multilevel governance.
Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law Emeritus
Andreas Lowenfeld’s body of work spans public and private international law, from transborder kidnapping to North American Free Trade Agreement disputes.
Charles L. Denison Professor of Law Emeritus and Judicial Fellow
Theodor Meron, an authority on human rights and humanitarian law, is currently president of the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
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Professor of Anthropology and Law and Society, NYU
Sally Engle Merry studies the tensions between legal pluralism and claims to the universality of human rights.
Stuyvesant P. Comfort Professor of Law
Director of the Center for the Study of Financial Institutions (formerly the Center for the Study of Central Banks), Geoffrey Miller is an expert in global banking regulation.
Herbert Peterfreund Professor of Law and Philosophy
Liam Murphy, long a leading scholar in legal philosophy, is working on problems in the philosophy of international law.
Associate Professor of Clinical Law
Smita Narula, faculty director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, is a well-known expert on caste discrimination and the rise of religious nationalism in South Asia.
Inez Milholland Professor of Civil Liberties
Burt Neuborne, the legal director of the Brennan Center for Justice, is one of the nation’s foremost civil liberties lawyers.
Assistant Professor of Law
Samuel Rascoff, former director of the Intelligence Division of the New York City Police Department, joined the faculty in June 2008. He is a faculty director of the Center on Law and Security. His scholarly interests are in the areas of national security law and policy and the regulatory state. Rascoff served as a Special Assistant to the Office of Secretary of Defense and Coalition Provisional Authority in Washington and Baghdad.
Associate Professor of Clinical Law
Faculty director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and of the Root-Tilden-Kern Scholarship Program, Margaret Satterthwaite '99 is an impassioned advocate and scholar, focusing on human rights and national security, migrants' rights, and gender and sexuality.
Martin Lipton Professor of Law
Linda Silberman is an expert on international child abduction law and on jurisdiction and judgments issues. She has represented the United States in the Hague Conference on Private International Law.
Professor of Clinical Law
Bryan Stevenson integrates national and international work on death penalty issues. He has assisted on death penalty cases in the Caribbean, and works with European human rights groups to apply international law to the U.S. death penalty.
John Edward Sexton Professor of Law
A leading scholar in environmental and administrative law, Richard Stewart directs the Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental and Land Use Law and the Hauser Global Law School Program. He is the author of works on using tradable permits to increase climate change control efficiency.
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Robert A. Kindler Professor of Law
A leading expert on the application of economics to legal problems, Sykes has focused his research on international economic relations. His writing and teaching have encompassed international trade, torts, contracts, insurance, antitrust, and economic analysis of law. He currently serves as reporter for the American Law Institute Project on Principles of Trade Law: The World Trade Organization.
Wilf Family Professor of Property Law
Frank Upham oversees, with Jerome Cohen, a growing program in East Asian law. The author of an acclaimed book on law and social change in Japan, Upham works on global law and development issues.
Jeremy Waldron is a prominent contemporary political philosopher who has lectured on the rights of indigenous peoples, cosmopolitanism and settlement. His article on torture was referred to by the House of Lords in a landmark case.
Joseph Straus Professor of Law;
European Union Jean Monnet Chaired Professor
Joseph Weiler, a preeminent scholar of the European Union and the World Trade Organization, heads the NYU School of Law’s Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice.
Professor of Law
Katrina Wyman’s research centers on the use of innovative tools, such as markets and private property rights, for managing natural resources. Her articles examine why the United States was first to implement large-scale markets in air pollution, and why it has been slow to introduce instruments such as individual transferable quotas to manage marine fisheries.
Lee C. Buchheit is a partner based in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Mr. Buchheit’s practice focuses on international and corporate transactions, including Eurocurrency financial transactions, sovereign debt management, privatization and project finance.
Donald Donovan is a partner with Debevoise & Plimpton in New York City, where he concentrates his practice in international disputes before courts in the United States, international arbitration tribunals, and international courts.
Richard W. Hulbert is senior counsel at Cleary Gottlieb, based in the New York office.
Hulbert's practice has focused on domestic and international litigation and arbitration.
Santiago Villalpando is a legal officer in the Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations in New York, with a special focus on the work of the UN Sixth (Legal) Committee and the UN International Law Commission (ILC).
Jake Werksman, a prominent international environmental law practitioner and scholar responsible for programs in these areas at the Rockefeller Foundation, is an Adjunct Professor of International Environmental Law at the Law School.
Paul van Zyl is the director of Country Programs for the International Center for Transitional Justice. He has acted as an adviser and consultant to human rights organizations, governments, international organizations, and foundations on transitional justice issues in many countries, including Colombia, Indonesia, East Timor, and Bosnia-Herzegovina.