Global Faculty

The Global Faculty expand NYU Law's faculty by inviting leading law professors from around the world who teach regularly at NYU while retaining their affiliation with their home institutions.  They specialize in diverse fields of law, not just international law, and are renowned scholars in their countries and areas of interest. Their courses provide an extraordinary opportunity for NYU students to learn from and interact with these eminent scholars and to gain a new perspective on important legal issues. Along with our Global Fellows and Hauser Global Scholars, the Global Faculty represent the heart of the Hauser Global Law School Program and a key element in the intellectual life of the Law School.

NYU School of Law's relationship with many global faculty is continuing and intimate over several years, rather than single one-semester or one-year arrangements. The global faculty are thereby integrated fully into the fabric of the Law School, both its academic programs and the collateral activities that largely define the institution.

Academic Year 2015-2016

Fall Semester

 

Dorit Beinisch was born in Tel-Aviv, Israel. In 1967 President Beinisch received her Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B.) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and two years later she completed her Master of Laws (LL.M.) summa cum laude at the same university. Dorit Beinisch began her long and distinguished public service career when she joined the Ministry of Justice in 1967. President Beinisch served in the Ministry of Justice for 28 years, holding the most senior positions and becoming the first woman in Israel to serve in these positions. She worked as a Senior Attorney in the Criminal Law Department and in 1975 she was nominated to be the director of the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law. Seven years later Dorit Beinisch became the Deputy State Attorney and in 1988 she was nominated the State Attorney of Israel (the first woman at this position). Along with her service at the State Attorney’s office, President Beinisch led an approach of non-discriminatory law enforcement, developed the duty of the state to protect human and civil rights while enforcing the law and implementing administrative acts by state agencies, and determined an uncompromising policy of enforcing the rule of law with regard to the police and the security forces. Dorit Beinisch represented the state of Israel before the Supreme Court in a variety of cases, especially significant constitutional, administrative and criminal law cases in which she was influential in shaping the state’s policy of protecting democratic values. In December 1995 Dorit Beinisch was appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel, and in September 2006 she was appointed as the President (Chief Justice) of the Supreme Court, being the first woman in Israel to hold this distinguished position. Dorit Beinisch is married and has two daughters. She lives in Jerusalem.
 
 
 
 
Eyal Benvenisti, LL.B (Jerusalem) 1984, LL.M. (Yale) 1988, J.S.D. (Yale) 1990, is Whewell Professor of International Law, the University of Cambridge (from January 2016) and Anny and Paul Yanowicz Professor of Human Rights at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law. He is also Project Director, the “GlobalTrust – Sovereigns as Trustees of Humanity” research project, funded by an ERC Advanced Grant, Global Visiting Professor at New York University School of Law since 2003, and was visiting professor at several law schools including Harvard (1998-99, 2004), Columbia (1999-2002), Michigan (2002), Pennsylvania (2006), Toronto (2010) and Yale (2015). In addition, he gave a special course at The Hague Academy of International Law in 2013. He was the inaugural professor of the “Max Planck Master Class Series in International Law" at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. Between 1990 and 2002, he taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Law where he held the Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in Public International Law. He has been the recipient of several prizes including the Humboldt Research Award, the Fulbright-Yitzhak Rabin Award, and the Francis Deak Prize. He is an Associate Member of the Institut de Droit International  (2011), serves on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of International Law, and International Law in Domestic Courts, and is founding Co-Editor of Theoretical Inquiries in Law (1997-2002, Editor in Chief 2003-2006).
 

His most recent publications include: The Law of Global Governance, I the Collected Courses of The Hague Academy of International Law (2014; issued also as a “pocket book” in The Hague Academy series); War is Governance: Explaining the Logic of the Laws of War from a Principal-Agent Perspective, 112 MICHIGAN L. REV. 1363 (2014) (with Amichai Cohen); The International Law of Occupation (2nd Ed., Oxford University Press 2012); Sharing Transboundary Resources: International Law and Optimal Resource Use (Cambridge University Press, 2002); Sovereigns as Trustees of Humanity: On the Accountability of States to Foreign Stakeholders, 107 AM. J. INT’L. L 295 (2013).

 
 

Horst Eidenmuller

Horst Eidenmüller holds the Freshfields Chair of Commercial Law at the University of Oxford and is a Professorial Fellow of St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, since 2015. Eidenmüller was born in Munich, Germany. He obtained an LLM at Cambridge University (1989) and a PhD from Munich University (1994) after working for McKinsey & Co. in the 1990s. After his Habilitation in 1998, he was a law professor at the University of Münster from 1999 until 2003. From 2003 to 2014, he held the Chair for Private Law, German, European and International Company Law at Munich University. This position was designated as a research professorship under the excellence scheme of the German Research Foundation from 2007 to 2011. Eidenmüller’s main research areas are contract law, company and bankruptcy law, and alternative dispute resolution. He is known for his economic and empirical analysis of important problems in these fields. Eidenmüller has held visiting positions at major other universities such as Cambridge (2007), Harvard (2011) and Stanford (2014). From 2008 to 2009, he was a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin. Eidenmüller is a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute (since 2009) and a Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (since 2008). As member of expert committees, he has advised the European Commission and the Federal Republic of Germany on issues of company and insolvency law reform. He has also acted as arbitrator in more than 30 commercial disputes (DIS, ICC, UNCITRAL, Ad Hoc) and as mediator in more than 50 commercial disputes since 1995.

Course:
European and Comparative Company, Financial Markets and Bankruptcy Law

 

Phoebe Okowa

Phoebe Okowa is Professor of Public International Law at Queen Mary, University of London. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Civil Law and a Doctorate from the University of Oxford. An advocate of the High Court of Kenya, she previously taught at the University of Bristol and has held visiting appointments at the Universities of Helsinki, Lille and Stockholm. Professor Okowa is the joint editor of Foundations of Public International Law (Oxford University Press) and Queen Mary Studies in International Law (Brill).

Her teaching interests are in the broad area of Public International Law, especially the law of armed conflict, international environmental law and international criminal law. She has published extensively on a wide range of topics including the law of state responsibility, use of force and the protection of natural resources in conflict zones, as well as the relationship between state and individual responsibility for international crimes. In 2006, she completed a major study funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council on International Law questions arising from the disintegration of the Democratic Republic of Congo. She has advised Public Sector Organizations on questions of Public International Law and served as a member of the IUCN Committee on Environmental Law and the International Law Association Committee on Transnational Enforcement of Environmental Law.

Courses:
International Criminal Law Seminar
International Law of Armed Conflict: Use of Force

 

Marco Torsello

JD cum laude (Bologna, Italy, 1994), LLM in European Business Law (Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 1998), admitted to the Bar in 1997 (top 1%), Marco is currently Professor of Law at Verona University, School of Law and Visiting Professor at Milan “Cattolica” University, School of Law. His teaching activity covers several subjects, including Comparative Private Law, International Contracts, European and International Business Transactions. His previous Visiting Professorships include those at NYU Law School ( Fall 2011), Fordham Law School, Columbia Law School (2004/05 BNL Visiting Professor), the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, the University of Paris Ouest – Nanterre La Défense (France), Loyola Law School Los Angeles, Loyola University Chicago, the University of Western Ontario (Canada), as well as at several Italian Universities. Marco was also a Guest Researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut für Ausländisches und Internationales Privatrecht in Hamburg (Germany) and a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School, and served as the Italian Delegate at UNCITRAL (the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law), Working Group on International Contract Practices (2000). He is the author of several books and articles in English and Italian dealing with comparative law, international business transactions, international contracts and other issues.

Courses:
International Commercial Agreements in Practice Seminar
International Sales

 

Spring Semester

Wojciech Sadurski

Wojciech Sadurski is Challis Professor in Jurisprudence at Sydney Law School, University of Sydney. He also holds a position of Professor in the Centre for Europe in the University of Warsaw, and was visiting professor at the University of Trento, Italy and in Cardozo Law School in New York. In 2013/2014 he was Straus Fellow and Global Visiting Professor of Law at NYU Law School, and in spring term 2015, a Visiting Professor at Yale Law School. He was Professor of Legal Theory and Philosophy of Law in the Department of Law, European University Institute in Florence (1999-2009), and served as Head of Department of Law at the EUI in 2003-2006.

Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (elected in 1990), Wojciech Sadurski is member of a number of supervisory or program boards, including the Institute of Public Affairs (Poland), Freedom of Press Observatory (Poland) and the Centre for International Affairs (Poland), and also of editorial boards, including the European Law Journal, Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and Law and Philosophy Library (Springer Scientific). Since 2011, Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board of the Community of Democracies. In 2013, he initiated and has been leading the Myanmar Constitutional Reform Project.

He has written extensively on philosophy of law, political philosophy and comparative constitutional law. His most recent books include Constitutionalism and the Enlargement of Europe (OUP 2012), Equality and Legitimacy (OUP), and also Rights before Courts: A Study of Constitutional Courts in Postcommunist States of Central and Eastern Europe (Springer 2014, 2nd ed.). His full vita and list of publications are available at http://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/profiles/wojciech.sadurski.php

Courses:
Comparative Constitutional Law
Introduction to Political Philosophy
 

Luís Eduardo Schoueri

Luís Eduardo Schoueri holds the chair of tax law in the Department of Economic, Financial and Tax Law at the Law School of the University of São Paulo. He obtained his Master’s degree (1992) in law (“legum magister”) at the University of Munich (in Germany) under the guidance of Professor Klaus Vogel, after defending his thesis in the field of international tax law. He achieved the Doctor’s (1993) and Free Professor’s (1996) degrees at the Law School of the University of São Paulo. He is currently partner of the law firm Lacaz Martins, Pereira Neto, Gurevich & Schoueri Advogados, Vice President of the Brazilian Tax Law Institute (Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Tributário - IBDT), member of the Law Academy of São Paulo (Academia Paulista de Direito), member of the Superior Council for Juridical and Legislative Issues of São Paulo’s Industries Federation (Conselho Superior de Assuntos Jurídicos e Legislativos da Federação das Indústrias do Estado de São Paulo- CONJUR/FIESP), Vice President of the São Paulo’s Commercial Association (Associação Comercial de São Paulo – ACSP) and counselor of the Brazil-Germany Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Brasil- Alemanha).

Schoueri is author of the books: “Direito Tributário”; “Normas Tributárias Indutoras e Intervenção Econômica”; “Preços de Transferência no Direito Tributário Brasileiro”; “Planejamento Fiscal Através de Acordos de Bitributação: Treaty Shopping”; “Distribuição Disfarçada de Lucros” and “Ágio em Reorganizações Societárias (Aspectos Tributários).” He has also authored several articles and studies published in Brazil and abroad, as well as lectured as Visiting Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, the University Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne and the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Courses:
Comparative Tax Policy Seminar: The Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project
Tax Treaties