Maximo Langer was a scholar-in-residence for academic year 2010-11.
Professor Langer is Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law and was a visiting professor of law at New York University School of Law during the 2010-2011 academic year. Professor Langer writes and teaches on domestic, comparative and international criminal law and procedure. He received his LL.B. from the University of Buenos Aires Law School (1995), where he was editor of the University of Buenos Aires Law Review, was awarded the Fundación Universitaria del Rio de la Plata Fellowship and graduated in the top 1% of his class. He entered the LL.M. program at Harvard Law School in 1998 and then switched to the S.J.D. program. At Harvard, he was awarded several fellowships, including the Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellowship in Ethics from the Harvard University Center for Ethics and the Professions, a Fellowship of the Center for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations from The Hague Academy of International Law, and the Fulbright Fellowship.
While at the University of Buenos Aires, Professor Langer served as a legal clerk in Argentinean Federal District Court No. 2, and after graduation, worked in criminal defense as an associate (1994-1997) and a partner (1998) with Gottheil & Asociados in Buenos Aires. Before leaving Argentina for Harvard, he also served as director of the Non-Conventional Offenses Program at the Institute for Comparative Studies in Criminal and Social Sciences (1997-1998) and worked as legal advisor to the Commissions of Justice and Criminal Law under Argentinean Congressman Jose Cafferata Nores (1998). His teaching career began at the University of Buenos Aires where he served as a graduate teaching fellow, and continued at Harvard, where he was a Teaching Fellow under Professor Carol Steiker, and a Byse-Rockefeller Center Fellow.
Professor Langer has published articles and book chapters in English and Spanish on criminal law and procedure, and his work has been translated to Chinese and Spanish. He has given many presentations and seminars on various aspects of criminal law and procedure in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America. His article “The Rise of Managerial Judging in International Criminal Law” was selected for the 2006 Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum in the Public International Law Category, and won the 2007 Hessel Yntema Prize by the American Society of Comparative Law for “Most Outstanding Article Published by a Scholar under 40” in a recent volume of the American Journal of Comparative Law. His article “Revolution in Latin American Criminal Procedure: Diffusion of Legal Ideas from the Periphery” was awarded the 2007 Margaret Popkin Award by the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) for “Best Paper on the Law” presented at the XXVII LASA International Congress.