The goal of the Distinguished Global Fellows Lecture Series is to provide NYU faculty, students, visiting researchers, scholars and fellows, with a forum within which to exchange ideas and experiences with eminent jurists from foreign jurisdictions.

Each year the Hauser Global Law School Program brings several foreign scholars to NYU School of Law as members of our Global Faculty. They teach courses that cover a wide range of subjects and are open to all NYU students. To complement our Global Faculty, the program also features short visits by Distinguished Global Fellows. These fellows are highly recognized jurists whose duties in their home countries prevent them from taking full residence here at NYU. Despite this restriction, we are lucky enough to welcome them to participate in selected classes during their short stay at NYU and to give public talks for faculty and students. Distinguished Global Fellows in the recent past have included Giuliano Amato, Robert Badinter, Vojtch Cepl, Arthur Chaskalson, Richard Goldstone, Dieter Grimm, and Lord Slynn of Hadley. You may also view the full list of Distinguished Global Fellows.

It is on these initiatives that we strive to build. We will invite certain key jurists to participate in the Distinguished Global Fellows Lecture Series during the academic year in order to profit from their presence, experience and teaching. The lecture itself is conducted as an informal conversation where questions and discussion with audience members is encouraged.

Past Events in the Series

April 6, 2016
Judging States’ Use of Force: A Case Study
A Conversation and Talk with Patrick Lipton Robinson
April 23, 2013 Same-Sex Marriage in South Africa: The Fourie Case of the Constitutional Court: Faculty Lunch with Albie Sachs
October 9, 2012 India's Constitutional Development - A Historical Perspective and Some Contemporary Issues: A Conversation and Debate with Ramachandra Guha
Feburary 10, 2009 A Tribute to Norman Dorsen by Giuliano Amato
Hauser Global Law School Program Dinner (by invitation)
October 24, 2008 To be a Judge of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization: A Conversation with Georges Abi-Saab
April 4, 2006 To Be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ireland: A Conversation with Ronan Keane
This event is co-sponsored by the Glucksman Ireland House and the Irish American Bar Association of New York.
November 9, 2005 To Be an International Court Judge: A Conversation with Hisashi Owada, Judge at the International Court of Justice
September 28, 2005 To Be an Constitutional Court Judge: A Conversation with Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe, Member of the French Conseil d'Etat and Justice at the French Constitutional Council
March 9, 2005 To Be An International Court Judge: A Conversation with Bruno Simma, Judge at the International Court of Justice
March 29, 2004 To Be A Constitutional Court Judge: A Conversation with Dieter Grimm
March 8, 2004 To Be A European Constitutional Court Judge: A Conversation with Fidelma O'Kelly Macken
September 4, 2004 To Be An International Court Judge: A Conversation with Antonio Cassese
March 3, 2003 To Be A Chief Justice: A Conversation with Beverley McLachlin