This list, alphabetical by last name, includes faculty who have taught as members of the Hauser Global Faculty.


Georges Abi-Saab
Professor Georges Abi-Saab is a preeminent Egyptian scholar in the field of international law. A former judge of the International Court of Justice and member of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Abi-Saab has been a professor at the Graduate Institute of International Law in Geneva since 1969. He has served as a member of the Institute of International Law, and was a part of the Egyptian delegation to the Conference of Government Experts and the Diplomatic Conference on the Reaffirmation and Development of International Humanitarian Law Applicable in Armed Conflicts.

Bina Agarwal
Bina Agarwal is Professor of Economics at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University. Educated at the Universities of Cambridge and Delhi she has held distinguished positions at many universities in the USA and UK and lectured world-wide. She was Harvard’s first Daniel Ingalls Visiting Professor and is an honorary visiting research fellow at the Ash Institute, Kennedy School of Government. She has taught at Delhi, Harvard, Michigan (Ann Arbor), and the University of Minnesota where she held the Winton Chair. She has also been Vice-President of the International Economic Association, was elected the first Southern President of the International Association for Feminist Economics, has served on the Board of the Global Development Network from its inception till 2006, and is a founder member of the Indian Society for Ecological Economics. Currently she serves on the UN Committee for Development Policy, the Commission for the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress (set up by the President of France), and the Indian Prime Minister’s National Council for Land Reforms. She is also a member of the editorial boards of several international academic journals.

Philip Allott
Professor Philip Allott is Professor Emeritus of International Public Law, Cambridge University, and a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the British Academy. A diplomat and a scholar, a seasoned participant and objective observer, he possesses a rare perspective on international relations. From the beginning of his legal career more than thirty years ago, Allott has been at the center of global affairs. As an official in the British Foreign Office, he served as Legal Adviser to the British Military Government in Berlin, Legal Counsellor to the British representative to the European Community, and adviser and alternative representative in the British delegation to the United Nations Law of the Sea Conference. He has also served as special adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Community and to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee. While Allott's specialities are international and European Community law, he has also made a major contribution to legal philosophy with the publication of Eunomia, a sweeping new vision of global order.

Giuliano Amato
Professor Giuliano Amato has had a distinguished career, combining academic life with public service. A former Prime Minister of Italy and President of the Italian Antitrust Authority, he has taught for many years at the University of Rome. Currently, he is a member of the Italian Senate. He also holds a chaired professorship at the Robert Schuman Center of the European University Institute in Florence. Amato has over forty books and articles to his credit, in both Italian and English. Most of his work focuses on constitutional structure, finance, and the European Union, where he often approaches these subjects as a comparativist.

Mohammed Arkoun
Professor Mohammed Arkoun is Emeritus Professor of the History of Islamic Law at the University of Paris III, Sorbonne, and Scientific Director of the journal Arabica. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Ismaili Studies in London, and at several American and European Universities. He is a holder of the French "Chevalier de la Legion el'honneur" and "Officier des palmes academiques" and a member of the French National Ethics Committee for Life and Health Sciences. A scholar with a broad range, he is widely regarded as one of the leading interpreters of Islamic law and culture. At least four of his books have been translated into English.

Brian J. Arnold
Brian J. Arnold is with Goodmans LLP, Toronto, and taught tax law at a Canadian law school for 28 years. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School (JD, 1969). He has been a consultant to various government departments and is currently an advisor to the OECD and the Australian Taxation Office. He has written widely on tax matters and is a member of the Permanent Scientific Committee (PSC) of the International Fiscal Association.

Bernard Audit
Professor Bernard Audit is a prominent scholar in the increasingly important field of commercial dispute resolution. A graduate of the University of Paris and Harvard Law School, Audit teaches at the University of Paris II. In 1987, he was Director of the Center for Studies and Research in International Law at The Hague Academy of International Law. He is also a member of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law and the Committee on International Commercial Arbitration of the French branch of the International Law Association. He has published in both French and English.

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John Baker
Professor John Baker has taught at Cambridge University since 1965. A fellow of the British Academy, Professor Baker is the foremost authority on the development of English legal institutions. In addition to being author of several acclaimed works on legal history, Professor Baker enjoys an unmatched reputation as bibliographer. He is currently Senior Golieb Fellow at NYU School of Law.

Fareda Banda
Fareda Banda, BL Hons, LLB (Zimbabwe), DPhil (Oxon), is a Professor of law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her areas of interest include gender focusing on the human rights of women, family law and issues pertaining to law and society in Africa. She holds a doctorate in law from the University of Oxford. Following her doctorate she worked as a Research Assistant at the Law Commission of England and Wales before returning to Oxford on a two year Leverhulme Special Research Fellowship. She is an Associate Editor (Africa) of the International Survey of Family Law while also sitting on the editorial board of the Journal of African Law and the International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family. She sits on the advisory board of the Journal of Southern African Studies and the international advisory boards of three other publications. Fareda is a member of the Advisory Committee of Human Rights Watch Africa and of the Policy Committee of Human Rights Watch. Her publications include a book entitled Women, Law and Human Rights: An African Perspective. Other publications include consultancy reports for the Lord Chancellor's Department on why women and ethnic minorities are under-represented in the ranks of Queens Counsel (with Kate Malleson), for Minority Rights Group on gender and indigeneity (with Christine Chinkin) as well as for the United Nations on laws that discriminate against women. She has taught on courses in Kampala, Harare, Oslo, Pretoria, Onati and continues to teach on the Oxford summer Mst human rights programme. She is currently working on gender and constitutional change in select African states and on the legal experiences of Africans in the diaspora.

Upendra Baxi
Professor Upendra Baxi is one of India's best-known scholars. Educated at the University of Bombay and University of California at Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall), where he received an LLM and JSD, Baxi began his teaching career at the Sydney University Law School, Australia. When he joined the law faculty of Delhi University in 1971, Baxi was the youngest law professor in India. Currently, he teaches at the University of Warwick, England. From 1975 to 1978, Baxi was Dean of the Delhi University Law School and from 1989 to 1994, he was the Vice Chancellor of Delhi University (equivalent to a university president in the United States). Since the early 1980s, Baxi held the position of Research Director of the Indian Law Institute, in which capacity he had editorial responsibility for the Journal of the Indian Law Institute. Known as a thoroughly devoted teacher with broad intellectual interests, Baxi has published about fifteen books and more than one hundred articles.

Stefan Bechtold
Stefan Bechtold is associate professor of intellectual property at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He is a graduate of the University of Tübingen School of Law, Germany, and of Stanford Law School (JSM 2002). From 2005 to 2008, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn, Germany. Stefan Bechtold has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Haifa Faculty of Law as well as a Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, the University of Amsterdam's Institute for Information Law, and the University of Munich School of Management. He is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, advising the ministry on all issues of economic policy. Stefan Bechtold's research interests include intellectual property, law and technology, telecommunications law, and antitrust law, as well as law & economics. His research has been published in European and U.S. journals, including the American Journal of Comparative Law and the Journal of Law, Economics & Organization. In his youth, Stefan Bechtold composed numerous orchestral and chamber music works which have been awarded several composition prizes and have been repeatedly performed and broadcast.

Dorit Beinisch
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.

Hanina Ben-Menahem
Professor Hanina Ben-Menahem is Professor of Law and head of the Institute for Research in Jewish Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. A prolific writer and a popular teacher, he is a graduate of the Hebrew University and Oxford University. While writing his doctoral dissertation at Oxford, he also served as research fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies. He has received the Silberg prize for research in Jewish law and has visited at prominent American law schools, including as Gruss Visiting Professor of Jewish Law at Harvard Law School. He has published four books and two dozen articles or book chapters. He has also organized conferences on Jewish law and edited a prominent journal.

Eyal Benvenisti
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).

Alexander Boraine
Dr. Alexander Boraine was born and educated in Cape Town, South Africa. He was awarded an MA at Oxford University and his PhD at Drew University Graduate School. He was a member of the opposition Progressive Party in South Africa's Parliament for 12 years before resigning to establish a non-governmental organization which focused on promoting negotiation politics. In 1995, he was appointed by President Nelson Mandela as Vice Chairperson of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In 2001, he was appointed President of the International Center for Transitional Justice in New York and is now the Chairperson. From 1999 to 2002, he was director of the Project on Transitional Justice and Adjunct Professor at NYU School of Law, and in 2004-2005 he was a Senior Global Research Fellow at the Law School.

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Fabrizio Cafaggi
Fabrizio Cafaggi is Professor of Comparative Law at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He is an affiliate of the American Law Institute. He earned his J.D cum laude at University of Rome and his P.h.D in Law at University of Pisa, Italy. He has been visiting professor at Columbia Law School NYC and at San Andres Law School, B.A. Argentina.His teaching and research activity is mainly focused on comparative private law, analysed also under the Law & Economics perspective. He has taught courses on European contract law and contract law in regulated markets. The current subjects of his research include European private law, private regulation and multilevel governance. A continuous interest is dedicated to private regulation in its different forms: self-regulation, co-regulation and standard setting. He coordinates a research project on transnational private regulation, constitutional foundations and governance design which builds on previous research activity devoted to the European level.

A second research project concerns networks of firms in Europe and industrial policies directed at promoting the creation of transnational networks.A new research project concerns the impact of European private law in New Member States and candidate countries. Current academic activities in collaboration with the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute focus on the creation of a European Law Institute by different institutional actors and also private organizations. Particular attention is devoted to the role of national Supreme Courts in the creation of European legal integration.

Eva Cantarella
Eva Cantarella is a professor of Roman law and ancient Greek law at the University of Milan, Italy. Previously, she was dean of the law school at the University of Camerino. She has taught and lectured at many universities in Europe and the United States. A leading classicist, she examines ancient law from a law and society perspective and relates it to modern legal issues. She has written intensively on criminal law, women's conditions and the legal and social history of sexuality. Many of her books have been translated into several languages, including English. She is a regular contributor to Corriere della Sera, a leading Italian newspaper.

Sabino Cassese
Professor Cassese is Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Roma-La Sapienza. Previously, he was Director of the Institute of Public Law at the University of Roma-La Sapienza. He has also held public office, having served in the Italian government as Minister for Public Administration. A prolific scholar and prominent figure in the European legal academy, he has published many books and articles. His areas of interest include the history of administrative law, the role of independent administrative authorities, and the administrative structure of the European Union. He has frequently been a visitor to law schools and research centers in the United States, United Kingdom, and France.

Seung Wha Chang
Seung Wha Chang is a Visiting Professor of Law at NYU Law School. Since 1995, he has taught international trade, international business transactions, and international arbitration and antitrust as Professor of Law at Seoul National University College of Law in Korea. Professor Chang also taught as Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Duke, Georgetown and UCLA. Prior to teaching, he practiced at Covington & Burling and was a Judge at the Seoul District Court. Professor Chang served as a WTO Panelist for seven dispute settlement proceedings and as an Arbitrator for the ICC International Court of Arbitration for many cases. He is an Editorial Board Member of The Journal of International Economic Law (Oxford).

Wejen Chang
Professor Wejen Chang is a leading scholar of China's legal history. He is currently a Research Fellow at the Institute of History and Philology of the Academia Sinica in Taiwan. Previously he was director of the Center on Chinese Legal History at the Academia and a Professor of Law at the National Taiwan University. Professor Chang's major publications include a three-volume annotated bibliography of Chinese legal history, a three-volume study of the Ch'ing legal system, and a 340-volume edition of the Ming and Ch'ing Archives.

Hilary Charlesworth
Professor Charlesworth is Professor and Director of the Center for International and Public Law at the Australian National University, Canberra. Previously, she taught at the Universities of Melbourne and Adelaid, having been a law clerk at the High Court of Australia and associate with a New York City law firm. She is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and holds a doctorate from Harvard Law School. She is Hearing Commissioner of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, a former part-time member of the Australian Law Reform Commission, current President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law, and a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of International Law. Among her many publications is a book on the application of feminist methods in international law.

Sujit Choudhry
Sujit Choudhry holds the Scholl Chair at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, where he serves as Associate Dean (First Year Program). He holds law degrees from Oxford, Toronto, and Harvard. Professor Choudhry was a Rhodes Scholar, a Graduate Fellow at the Harvard University Centre for Ethics and the Professions, and served as law clerk to Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Lord Lawrence Collins
Lawrence Collins, FBA, LLD (Lord Collins of Mapesbury) was a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom from 2009 to 2011. He is also a non-permanent judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal. He now practices as an international arbitrator. 

Before becoming a judge, Lord Collins was a partner in the London firm of solicitors, Herbert Smith, specializing in international litigation. While in practice, he handled many important international cases, including the Laker Airways civil conspiracy case against transatlantic airlines, the Iranian and Libyan bank cases arising out of the U.S. assets freeze, and the Pinochet extradition case for the government of Chile.
In 2000, Lord Collins became the first solicitor to be appointed direct to the High Court bench (Chancery Division), as Mr. Justice Lawrence Collins. He was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 2007 as Lord Justice Lawrence Collins, and to the House of Lords in April 2009 as Lord Collins of Mapesbury (the judicial functions of the House of Lords were transferred to the new UK Supreme Court in October 2009). As a judge, he has written several leading opinions in the fields of international litigation and arbitration.

Lord Collins is the author of many books and articles on private and public international law, including since 1987 the general editorship of Dicey and Morris (now Dicey, Morris and Collins) on the Conflict of Laws, the fifteenth edition of which was published in 2012. Since 2011, he has been a professor at University College London. He is also an emeritus and honorary fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge, and an honorary fellow of Downing College, Cambridge. He has also taught at NYU and Columbia Law School. He is an elected member of the Institut de droit international, a Fellow of the British Academy, and a member of the American Law Institute.

Sijbren Cnossen
Professor Sijbren Cnossen is one of the top fiscal economists in Europe. He teaches in both the economics and law faculties of Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He is also an Alternate Judge of the Dutch Tax Court. Previously, he was a staff member of the International Monetary Fund and the Inspector of Taxes of the Dutch Ministry of Finance. Cnossen has authored or edited sixteen books, journal volumes, and brochures, and has published more then 160 articles on a wide range of subjects. A number of his publications have been translated in to Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. Professor Cnossen has been consultant to the OECD, IMF, World Bank, and USAID and has advised many countries on the design of their tax systems. He has testified before the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. Congress, as well as the Canadian House of Commons Committee on Finance.

Dagmar Coester-Waltjen
Professor Coester-Waltjen, a top German scholar of family law, teaches at the University of Munich. With more than 100 publications, Coester-Waltjen has examined a wide variety of legal issues, including the legal problems of artificial reproduction; protection of pregnant women and young mothers under the laws of the European Community; sex discrimination and cohabitation; and international law of contracts and civil procedure. She also has produced a manual concerning some problems of international procedure law and has worked on a comprehensive law reform project, which, among other things, involves the abolishment of illegitimacy.

Hugh Collins
Hugh Collins has recently completed his term as head of the department of law at the London School of Economics, where he holds the chair of English Law. His research interests include labour law, contract law, and legal theory. He has been a regular advisor to the UK government on employment and consumer law matters. His books include Marxism and Law, The Law of Contract, Justice in Dismissal, Regulating Contracts, Employment Law, and, most recently in 2008, The European Civil Code: The Way Forward. He is General Editor of the Modern Law Review and founding editor of the European Review of Contract Law. He holds an MA and BCL from Oxford University and an LLM from Harvard Law School, and he is also a Fellow of the British Academy. His current main research interest lies in the intersection between human rights law and private law including employment law.

Radhika Coomaraswamy
Professor Radhika Coomaraswamy was the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women and until recently the U.N. Under Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict. Ms. Coomaraswamy began her career as a constitutional lawyer and has written two books on the constitutional process in her native Sri Lanka and on the role of the Judiciary in plural societies. She was also Chairperson of the Sri Lankan Human Rights Commission from 2003-2006. Since the 1980s, Professor Coomaraswamy has been a strong voice for women's international human rights and has written extensively on the subject while serving as the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women. Her annual reports covered thematic issues, and her country visits - to look at comfort women in Japan, women trafficked in Nepal and Poland, women victims of domestic violence and rape in Brazil and South Africa and women in US prisons - explored the actual impact of international norms in specific contexts. Since 2006 as the Special Representative on Children and Armed Conflict, Professor Coomaraswamy has been in charge of preparing the annual report of the Secretary general on Children and Armed Conflict. As a result she has developed an expertise on the protection of civilians, especially children in the context of armed conflict. She has also visited conflict areas throughout the world from Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Burundi, Cote d'Ivoire, Myanmar, Israel and Palestine and Southern Thailand, advocating for the rights of children and meeting with state and non state actors to protect children from grave violations. Professor Coomaraswamy has won many awards including the International Law award of the American Bar Association. Ms. Coomaraswamy received her B.A. from Yale, her JD from Columbia, and her LLM from Harvard.

Graeme Cooper
Graeme Cooper is Professor of Taxation Law at the University of Sydney. His principal research and teaching focus is corporate taxation, comparative tax law, taxation in developing countries, consumption taxes including VAT, and tax policy. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, the University of Virginia, Katholieke University Belgium and the Tilburg University in The Netherlands. He has worked as a consultant on a variety of tax design and implementation projects in Asia, Europe and Africa for the OECD, IMF, World Bank and other NGOs and been an expert witness in international tax arbitrations. In Australia, he has worked on projects for the Australian Treasury, Taxation Office, the Board of Taxation and the Australian National Audit Office. He is the author of many articles in Australian and international tax journals, co-author of a leading student work on the Australian income tax system and serves on the editorial boards of several Australian and international tax journals. His latest book – Executing an Income Tax – was recently published by the Australian Tax Research Foundation.

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Dennis Davis
Dennis Davis holds B.Com. and LLB degrees from the University of Cape Town, an M. Phil. from Cambridge, and an LL.D. (Hon) from the University of Cape Town. He taught at the University of Cape Town from 1977 to 1990. In 1990, he was appointed as Director of the Centre of Applied Legal Studies at the University of Witwatersrand. In 1995, he held joint professorial appointments at both Cape Town and Witwatersrand until he was appointed as judge of the Western Cape High Court in 1998. He became Judge President (Chief Judge) of the Competition Appeal Court in 2000, which is the highest court for antitrust/competition law in South Africa. He also serves as an appellate judge on the Labour Appeal Court. During his career as an academic which continues at the University of Cape Town as a professor of law, Davis has taught in a wide range of fields including legal theory, constitutional law, competition law, labour law, taxation and company law. In this context he has held visiting appointments at Toronto, Harvard, NYU (2007), Brown, Cairo, Georgetown and Melbourne. During the constitutional negotiations leading to a democratic South Africa, he was a drafter of the electoral laws and later of the constitutional provisions dealing with the federal structure of government. He later was one of the drafters of the Competition Act of 1998 and the Company’s Act of 2008. He has also advised in constitutional drafting in other transitional countries. During the 1990’s he moderated his own national television current affairs programme, Future Imperfect. Representative publications include South African Constitutional Law: the Bill of Rights (with Halton Cheadle); The South African Law of Insurance; Precedent and Possibility: the use and abuse of Law in South Africa (with Michelle Leroux); Deference Lite: the Case for Social and Economic Rights, South African Journal of Human Rights (2006); Transformative Constitutionalism, South African Journal of Human Rights (with Karl Klare, 2010). Forthcoming in 2014 is a book on Constitutional Values: Is Cosmopolitism Alive?

Gráinne de Búrca
Gráinne de Búrca has been professor of European Union Law at the European University Institute since 1998. Prior to that she was a lecturer in law at Oxford University and fellow of Somerville College from 1990-1998. She has been a visiting professor at the Universities of Toronto, Michigan and Columbia. Her field of expertise is broadly in EU law, with particular focus on constitutional issues of European integration, EU human rights policy and European and transnational governance. She is co-director of the EUI's Academy of European Law and series co-editor of two OUP book series: Oxford Studies in European Law, and the Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law. She is co-author with Paul Craig of the textbook EU Law, currently in its third edition.

Olivier de Schutter
Olivier De Schutter (LLM, Harvard, 1991; PhD, UCL, 1998) is professor of international and European human rights at the University of Louvain (Belgium). He is the director of the CIEDHU Seminar for advanced research in the field of comparative and international human rights at the International Institute of Human Rights (Strasbourg). He is the coordinator of the EU Network of independent experts on fundamental rights, set up in September 2002 by the European Commission upon the request of the European Parliament to monitor the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU in the European Union and its Member States. He has acted regularly since 1995 as an expert for the Council of Europe and for the European Union.

Anna de Vita
Anna de Vita, Chaired Professor of Comparative Law at the University of Florence Law School, is a comparativist of England, France, Germany, and the United States. De Vita has not only studied their legal systems but has taught in the countries as well. Her particular interest lies in the law of real property, housing, and landlord-tenant relations and in the role of government regulation. De Vita's impressive body of scholarship is characterized by a close reading of legal texts, often from a critical stance. De Vita has served as Director of the Institute of Comparative Law of the University of Florence Law School and Director of Research in Comparative Law, sponsored by the Italian Research Council. She has also been President of the Italian chapter of the Association Henri Capitant des Amis de la Culture Juridique Française.

Graeme Dinwoodie
Graeme B. Dinwoodie is the Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law at the University of Oxford, Director of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre, and a Professorial Fellow of St. Peter’s College.  Professor Dinwoodie holds law degrees from the University of Glasgow, Harvard Law School (where he was a John F. Kennedy Scholar), and Columbia Law School (where he was a Burton Fellow). Prior to taking up the IP Chair at Oxford, Professor Dinwoodie was a Professor of Law and Director of the Program in Intellectual Property Law at the Chicago-Kent College of Law.  He has also previously taught at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, and from 2005-2009 held a Chair in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary College, University of London.  He was elected to membership in the American Law Institute in 2003, and served as President of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) from 2011-2013.  In 2008, the International Trademark Association awarded Professor Dinwoodie the Pattishall Medal for Teaching Excellence in Trademark Law.  He is the author of numerous articles and books on trade mark law and on international and comparative intellectual property law.

Alexander Domrin
Professor Alexander Domrin is a consultant for the Russian Foundation for Legal Reform in Moscow. He graduated from the Moscow Institute of International Relations and has doctoral degrees from Moscow Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He has served on the professional staff of the Committee of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Supreme Soviet and as the Moscow Consultant of the United States Congressional Research Service. He has also taught at prominent law schools in the United States, in addition to having been a Fulbright Research Scholar at Harvard Law School. He has participated in numerous conferences worldwide and is the author of over sixty publications.

Thomas Dreier
Professor Dreier is a Professor of Law at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. Previously, he was senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law in Munich. Since 1996, he was also teaching international and European intellectual property harmonization at the Institute for European Law, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He has published and lectured extensively on a variety of intellectual property issues, including copyright and digital technology, and legal protection of computer software and integrated circuits. He advised the government prior to the reunification of Germany on how to deal with trademarks that were separately owned in the East and the West, and he has been consultant to the Commission of the European Communities on copyright questions of cable and satellite.

Josef Drexl
Professor Drexl holds the Chair for Private Law and European and International Economic Law at the University of Munich and is the Co-Director at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law. In addition to serving as a Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Max Planck Institute, Professor Drexl is a member of the Administrative Council of the Association of International Economic Rights (AIDE) and Chair of the Academy Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA). Professor Drexl has a PhD in law from the University of Munich, a LLM from the University of California at Berkeley and completed his German Habilitation in private law, commercial and business law, intellectual property law, European law, comparative law in Munich. In 2005 he served as a Visiting Professor at the Liberà International University of Social Sciences (LUISS) in Rome, Italy.

David Dyzenhaus
David Dyzenhaus is a professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of Toronto, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He has taught in South Africa, England, Canada, Singapore, New Zealand, Hungary, and the USA. He holds a doctorate from Oxford University and law and undergraduate degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. In 2002, he was the Law Foundation Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Law, University of Auckland. In 2005-06 he was Herbert Smith Visiting Professor in the Cambridge Law Faculty and a Senior Scholar of Pembroke College, Cambridge. In 2014-15, he will be the Arthur Goodhart Visiting Professor in Legal Science in Cambridge.

Professor Dyzenhaus is the author of Hard Cases in Wicked Legal Systems: South African Law in the Perspective of Legal Philosophy (now in its second edition), Legality and Legitimacy: Carl Schmitt, Hans Kelsen, and Hermann Heller in Weimar, and Judging the Judges, Judging Ourselves: Truth, Reconciliation and the Apartheid Legal Order. He has edited and co-edited several collections of essays. In 2004 he gave the JC Smuts Memorial Lectures to the Faculty of Law, Cambridge University. These were published by Cambridge University Press in 2006 as The Constitution of Law: Legality in a Time of Emergency.

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Werner F. Ebke
Werner F. Ebke holds the chair of German, European, and International Corporate Law at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and serves as director of the University's Institute of German and European Corporate and Business Law. Previously, he was dean and held the chair of Business and Tax Law at the University of Konstanz School of Law. He was an assistant professor of law at Southern Methodist University as well. He was educated in the United States and in Germany and has written extensively in both English and German. His article, "Controlling the Modern Corporation" (with Bernhard Grossfeld), is generally acknowledged to be a groundbreaking piece on comparative company law.

Horst Eidenmueller
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.

He has advised a wide variety of institutions such as the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Finance and Economy in Korea and The University of Tokyo Law School and World Bank. He has been on the board of three large listed firms in Korea. He has extensive experience as expert witness or arbitrator in connection with a variety of litigation and arbitrations, both domestic and international.

Niva Elkin Koren
Niva Elkin-Koren is a professor of law at the University of Haifa Faculty of Law, and the Director of the Haifa Center for Law & Technology (HCLT). While visiting NYU during Spring 2010, she will teach Copyright Law in the Digital Era and work on a new book concerning the evolving structures of governances in social networks. She is the author of Intellectual Property in the Information Age (2004); coauthor of The Limits of Analysis: Law and Economics of Intellectual Property in the Digital Age (forthcoming 2009) and Law, Economics and Cyberspace: The effects of Cyberspace on the Economic Analysis of Law (2004). She is the coeditor of Law and Information Technology (forthcoming 2009) and The commodification of Information (2002).

Her research focuses on the legal institutions that facilitate private and public control over the production and dissemination of information. She has written extensively on copyright law and information policy, and published many articles in Hebrew and in English in prominent journals. Elkin-Koren earned her S.J.D from Stanford Law School in 1995, her LL.M from Harvard Law School in 1991, and her LL.B from Tel-Aviv University School of Law in 1989. She has been a visiting professor at leading law schools in the United States and in Europe.

Menachem Elon
Professor Menachem Elon is the retired Deputy President of the Supreme Court of Israel and the world's leading authority on Jewish Law. An ordained rabbi, Elon has been Professor of Jewish Law, head of the Institute for Research in Jewish Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the editor of the division of Jewish Law of the Hebrew Encyclopedia. He is the recipient of the Israel Prize, the country's highest civilian award, for his three-volume work on Jewish law and other outstanding contributions to his field.

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Mohammad Fadel
Mohammad H. Fadel is the Canada Research Chair for the Law and Economics of Islamic Law and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, which he joined in January 2006. Professor Fadel teaches Business Organizations, The Law of International Business and Finance Transactions, Religion and the Liberal State: the Case of Islam, and Trusts. Professor Fadel wrote his PhD dissertation on legal process in medieval Islamic law while at the University of Chicago. Professor Fadel was admitted to the Bar of New York in 2000 and practiced law with the firm of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, New York, where he worked on a wide variety of corporate finance transactions and securities-related regulatory investigations. Professor Fadel also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Paul V. Niemeyer of the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the Honorable Anthony A. Alaimo of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. Professor Fadel has published numerous articles in Islamic legal history and Islam and liberalism.

Shaheed Fatima
Shaheed Fatima is a barrister at the English Bar. She was educated at the Universities of Glasgow (LLB (Joint First Class Hons)), Oxford (BCL) and Harvard (LLM; Kennedy Scholar and Gammon Fellow). Shaheed has a diverse practice spanning human rights law, public law, commercial law and international law. She has litigated cases in English courts (from the High Court to the Supreme Court), the European Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights and the International Court of Justice. She has appeared in some of the leading human rights cases of recent times including those which have arisen out of the UK's involvement in Iraq and its post-9/11 counter-terrorism measures, notably Al-Skeini v UK and Al-Jedda v UK (Grand Chamber, European Court of Human Rights). She was appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown (A Panel) in 2011. She is regularly featured in the independent legal directories as a leading junior in administrative and public law, human rights and civil liberties and public international law. In December 2007 Shaheed was awarded the Liberty/JUSTICE “Human Rights Lawyer of the Year” Award for “her remarkable work, often on a pro bono basis. For her brilliant analysis, consistent arguments and commitment in debating human rights cases before both the British and the European Courts.” She was shortlisted for the Chambers Bar Awards 2011 as Junior of the Year in Human Rights & Public Law. Shaheed is the author of "Using International Law in Domestic Courts" (Hart Publishing, second ed forthcoming in 2012/2013). She has previously taught at Pembroke College, Oxford and Harvard Law School.

Franco Ferrari
Professor Franco Ferrari is tenured professor of international law at Verona University School of Law. Previously, he was tenured professor of comparative law at Tilburg University in the Netherlands and Bologna University in Italy. After serving as member of the Italian Delegation to various sessions of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) from 1995 to 2000, he served as Legal Officer at the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, International Trade Law Branch (2000-2002), with responsibility for numerous projects, including the preparation of the UNCITRAL Digest on Applications of the UN Sales Convention. Professor Ferrari, who has been a visiting professor in very many US and foreign law schools, such as Columbia Law School, has published more than 180 law review articles in various languages and 12 books in the areas of international commercial law, conflict of laws, comparative law and international commercial arbitration. Professor Ferrari is a member of the editorial board of various peer reviewed European law journals (Internationales Handelsrecht, European Review of Private Law, Contratto e impresa, Contratto e impresa/Europa, Revue de droit des affaires internationales); Professor Ferrari also acts as an international arbitrator.

Guido Ferrarini
Guido Ferrarini graduated from the Genoa Law School in 1972, and obtained an LLM from Yale Law School in 1978. He is a professor of law at the University of Genoa, Italy, and director of the Centre for Law and Finance. He is the lead independent director of Telecom Italia S.p.A.; independent director of Autostrade S.p.A., and chairman of TLX (a new Italian investment exchange). He is vice chairman of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), Brussels; a member of the board of trustees of the International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC), London; and Independent Director of Assogestioni (the Italian Asset Managers Association). He is the author of various books and articles in the fields of financial law, corporate law, and business law. He is a visiting professor at the University College London and was a visiting professor at Columbia Law School (2003) and Hamburg University (2002). He is co-editor of the Rivista delle Società and editor of ECGI Law Working Papers.

Victor Ferreres Comella
Victor Ferreres Comella is Professor of Constitutional Law at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). He is currently teaching Constitutional Law and European Community Law at the Spanish "Escuela Judicial" (Judicial School), where young judges are trained. Professor Comella obtained his JSD at Yale Law School, with a thesis entitled Judicial Review and Democracy (1996). His most important work has focused on constitutional review of legislation and fundamental rights. He has written two books in Spanish: Justicia constitucional y democracia (1997), which won the "Francisco Tomás y Valiente" Prize (awarded by the Spanish Constitutional Court and the Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales), and El principio de taxatividad en material penal y el valor normativo de la jurisprudencia (2002). He is currently working on the role of Constitutional Courts in Europe. His most recent articles in this field include: "The European Model of Constitutional Review of Legislation: Toward Decentralization?", I.CON, International Journal of Constitutional Law, Volume 2, Number 3, 2004, and "The Consequences of Centralizing Constitutional Review in a Special Court: Some Thoughts on Judicial Activism," Texas Law Review, Volume 83, June 2004. Professor Comella has taught at the law schools of Universidad de Puerto Rico, University of Texas, and New York University. He visited NYU as a Global Visiting Professor of Law in 2001 and 2003. He is one of the Articles Editors of I.CON, International Journal of Constitutional Law, and a member of the organizing committee of SELA (Seminario en Latinoamerica de Teoría Constitucional y Política), an annual gathering at the Southern Cone that brings together scholars from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, México, Paraguay, Perú, Puerto Rico, Spain and the United States.

Cyrille Fijnaut
Professor Cyrille Fijnaut, who resides in the Netherlands, is Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He also is affiliated with Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He has more than 400 publications in several languages, including a book, Organized Crime and its Containment: A Transatlantic Initiative, that was edited with Professor James Jacobs of NYU School of Law. Fijnaut is the founder and editor of European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, an English-language journal in European criminal law, and the general editor of the International Encyclopedia of Criminal Law, a series in comparative criminal law that plans to publish a volume on criminal law in every major country.

Daniel Fitzpatrick
Daniel Fitzpatrick is a Reader in Law at the Australian National University. He has written widely on property theory in a law and development context, with a particular focus on natural disasters and armed conflicts. He was the UN's land rights adviser in post-conflict East Timor (2000) and post-tsunami Indonesia (2005-6). In 2007 he won the Hart Article Prize from the UK Socio-Legal Studies Association. He has published in the Yale Law Journal, the Law and Society Review, and the Yale Journal of International Law. Dr Fitzpatrick is the primary author of the UN’s guidelines on addressing land issues after natural disasters. He has undertaken professional consultancies on law and development with the World Bank, AusAID, the Asian Development Bank, Oxfam International, the OECD, UNDP and UN-Habitat. He has been a Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore (2006-09), a Visiting Professor at the University of Muenster (2002), and a Distinguished Visitor at the University of Toronto (2007).

Koichiro Fujikura
One of Japan's leading authorities, Koichiro Fujikura is a Professor of Law at the Waseda University of Tokyo. Until recently, he taught at the University of Tokyo. His areas of scholarly concentration are Anglo-American law, comparative torts, and environmental law. From 1969 to 1971, he was a Research Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies at Emory and Yale Law Schools. He also has been a visiting professor at several leading schools in America. From 1978 to 1980, he has Dean of the Faculty of Law of Doshisha University. He is a registered member of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, a representative director of the Japanese American Society for Legal Studies, a member of the Board of Directors of the Japanese Association of Comparative Law, and a member of the American Law Institute.

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Michal Gal
Michal Gal is a senior lecturer and director of the Law and MBA Program at the University of Haifa, Israel. Her research focuses on competition law and policy. She is the editor of Competition Policy for Small Market Economies (Harvard University Press, 2003), and has also written and spoken extensively about competition law in developing economies, the intersection between antitrust and intellectual property, and the political economy of antitrust. Gal served as an adviser to the OECD and the U.N. on competition-related issues and is a non-governmental adviser to the International Competition Network (ICN). She won the Zeltner Prize for Young Researcher in 2004.

Carlo Garbarino
Carlo Garbarino is Professor of Taxation at Bocconi University Milan, Global Law Professor, New York University 2012-13. Member of Dipartimento di Studi Giuridici and of Steering Committee of the PhD, Program in International Economic Law of the same University, affiliated member of the Department of Accounting, Bocconi. Member of the Steering Committee Research Department – SDA Bocconi. PhD in Comparative and International Taxation, Master of Laws at the University of Michigan, Visiting Scholar at Yale University Law School, and Visiting Professor at Université Sorbonne-Paris, University of Michigan Law School, New York University, University of San Paulo, University of Florida. Member of the Faculty of Scuola Direzione Aziendale (SDA) – Bocconi, of International Network for Tax Research – OECD, Paris, and of Tax Committee-American Chamber of Commerce. Member of the Editorial Board of Alta Scuola Formazione ODC, Milan, Director of Osservatorio Fiscale e Contabile – SDA Bocconi. Internships at Caplin & Drysdale, Washington DC (1986), Roberts & Holland, New York (1987). Formerly Associate Studio Legale Bisconti, Milan (1989 – 2000), Of-counsel Tax, Head of tax department, Allen & Overy, Milan, (2001-2005). Editor of EC Tax Review, Economia & Management – SDA (2008-2010), Diritto tributario internazionale; Editor-in-chief of Fiscalità e Commercio Internazionale, Director of the Series of volumes "Comparative and International Taxation", Bocconi University Press – Egea, Milan; editor of four volumes: Aspetti fiscali delle operazioni internazionali, 1995; Convenzione Italia-USA contro le doppie imposizioni. Commentario, 2001; Le Convenzioni dell'Italia in materia di imposte su reddito e patrimonio. Commentario, 2002, Aspetti internazionali della riforma fiscale, Milano 2004. Author of Manuale di tassazione internazionale, Milan, 2008, and of three monographs, as well as of about seventy publications on Italian, comparative and international taxation.

Lech Garlicki
Judge Lech Garlicki (born in 1946 in Warsaw, Poland) is a Polish jurist and constitutional law specialist. Since 1968 he has worked at the Warsaw University (since 1987 as full professor), in the years 1980-1993 he was member of the Warsaw bar, in the years 1993-2001 he was judge of the Constitutional Court of Poland and in the years 2002-2012 he was judge of the European Court of Human Right (president of the 4th Section in 2011-2012). Judge Garlicki is vice president of the International Association of Constitutional Law and one of the Founding Members of the European Law Institute. He lectured at numerous universities in Europe, the United States, Israel, Japan, China and Hong Kong. He is author or editor of over 300 publications in different languages, including a five-volume Commentary to the 1997 Constitution of Poland and two-volume Commentary to the European Convention on Human Rights.

Christophe Geiger
Christophe Geiger is Professor of Law, Director General and Director of the Research Department of the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) at the University of Strasbourg (France). In addition, he is an affiliated senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich (Germany) as well as Spangenberg Fellow at the Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology & the Arts, Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland (US). He specializes in national, European, international and comparative intellectual property law, acts as external expert for the European Parliament and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), has drafted reports on IP for the European and international institutions and taught as visiting professor in several universities. He is also General Editor of the Collection of the CEIPI published by LexisNexis, co-editor of the EIPIN series published by Edward Elgar, co-editor of the CEIPI-ICTSD Publication Series on “Global Perspectives and Challenges for the Intellectual Property System” and member of the editorial board of several journals on IP law. He has published numerous articles as well as authored and edited many volumes in this field, the most recent being “Criminal Enforcement of Intellectual Property: A Handbook of Contemporary Research” (2012), “Constructing European Intellectual Property: Achievements and New Perspectives” (2013), “Research Handbook on Human Rights and Intellectual Property” (2015) by Edward Elgar, and “What Patent Law for the European Union?” (2013), “The Contribution of Case Law to the Construction of Intellectual Property in Europe” (2013, in French); “Intellectual Property Law in a Globalized World” (with Caroline Rodà, 2014), “The Intellectual Property System in a Time of Change: European and International Perspectives” (2016), by LexisNexis.

Mario Giovanoli
Professor Giovanoli is Professor of Banking Law at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. In addition to his appointment at Lausanne, Professor Giovanoli is General Counsel of the Bank of International Settlements, and Chair of the Committee on International Monetary Law of the International Law Association. He graduated from the University of Lausanne with degrees of Doctor of Laws and Master of Political Science. Professor Giovanoli is a prolific writer with at least 40 publications to his credit, on topics such as international financial standards, legal aspects of money, international bank insolvencies, and the use of electronic communications in international transactions. From 1999 to 2002, he also served on the Experts Committee appointed by the Swiss government to prepare a revision of the Swiss Constitutional provisions with respect to currency, the monetary legislation, and law on the Swiss National Bank.

Richard Goldstone
From 1994-2003, Justice Richard Goldstone was a member of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He is Chancellor of the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. From 1994 to 1996, Goldstone was Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. He has also served as Co-Chairman of the Independent International Commission on Kosovo, Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry regarding Public Violence and Intimidation, and President of the National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Rehabilitation of Offenders. He is a member of the United Nations Independent Investigation Committee into the Iraq Oil for Food Program (the Volcker Committee). Justice Goldstone has received many human rights awards and has lectured on human rights and South African constitutional issues at universities around the world.

Fernando Gomez
Fernando Gomez is Professor of Civil Law and Law and Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona Spain. A graduate of the University of Madrid and the University of Bologna (Italy), he has taught at several Universities in Europe (University of Madrid-Complutense, University of Wales, University of Hamburg), Israel (IDC-Herzliya) and the US (George Mason). He is currently editor of InDret, the leading Spanish e-journal in legal studies, and co-editor of the Review of Law and Economics, a leading law and economics scholarly publication. He is currently serving in the Expert Group of the European Commission on a Common European Sales Law. His research interests lie in the application of economic methods and reasoning to a broad range of legal areas, especially Contracts, Torts, Legal Harmonization, and Judicial Behavior.

Zohar Goshen
Professor Goshen teaches corporate law at Hebrew University, Israel. He earned his law degree from Hebrew University, and an LLM and JSD from Yale Law School. He has been a visiting professor at American law schools and has published in leading American and Israeli journals. He has also held several public appointments, including most recently as Director of the Israeli Securities Authority. He was director and founder of Community Legal Assistance Service, the first legal assistance program for Jerusalem's poor neighborhoods.

Leslie Green
Leslie Green (B.A., Queen's; MA, M.Phil., D.Phil. Oxford) is Professor of Law and Philosophy at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in Toronto. He is also a Regular Visiting Professor at the School of Law, University of Texas at Austin. A former Fellow of Lincoln College Oxford, he has also taught at Queen's (Canada) and UC Berkeley. Professor Green works mainly in jurisprudence and in related areas of political philosophy, and in sexuality and the law. He is author of The Authority of the State and co-editor of Law and the Community: The End of Individualism, and has published many papers on topics including the nature of law, freedom of expression, minority rights, language rights, and the philosophy of gender and sexuality. He is currently writing about general jurisprudence, about the relationship between social groups and the state, and about sexuality and justice.

Dieter Grimm
Professor Grimm is a Permanent Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study in Berlin and a former judge of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany. After receiving his law degree from the University of Frankfurt in 1962, Professor Grimm continued his legal studies at the University of Paris and Harvard Law School, where he obtained an LLM in 1965. For many years prior to his judicial appointment in 1987, Professor Grimm was Professor of Public Law at the University of Bielefeld, Germany, and director of the University's Center for Interdisciplinary Research. He has published extensively in German and English, and he has been a Visiting Professor at Yale Law School and a Distinguished Global Fellow at NYU School of Law.

Bernhard Grossfeld
Professor Bernhard Grossfeld is the author of many books on corporate, commercial, and international law. Currently, he is a member of the law faculty at the University of Münster in Germany. In addition, he is director of both the Institute for International Business Law and the Institute for Cooperative Research at Munster. Grossfeld received his JD from the University of Munster and earned an LLM from Yale.

Stefan Grundmann
Stefan Grundmann is the Professor of Private and Business Law at Humboldt Univer­sity, Berlin (as of 2004) and Professor of Transnational Private Law at the European University Institute, Florence (as of 2013).  He studied in Munich, Aix-en-Provence, Lisbon and Berkeley (Cal.). His research interests include company and banking law, legal theory, and contract law. His publications include: The Law of Fiduciary Relationships (1997), European Contract Law (1999 and ongoing), European Company Law (2004, 2007, 2011, 2012); and several com­mentaries on banking and German contract law - all books and commentaries in German, European Company Law is published also in English, articles on all topics as well. Currently he works on a Private Law Theory, in English and German (2014, 2015).

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Jürgen Habermas
Professor Jürgen Habermas is widely recognized as one of the most important moral philosophers of the twentieth century. His writings are central to debates not only on legal theory but also on literary theory, political theory, psychology, and sociology. Habermas' political life began with the Nuremberg Trials and the appearance of the first documentary films on the Nazi concentration camps. Realizing that Nazi Germany was politically criminal, Habermas resolved to work against any recurrence of such abhorrent behavior. He then associated himself with the intellectuals and ideas of the Frankfurt School, a group of philosophers and social thinkers, which gathered at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Frankfurt. Since then he has continued to infuse his intellectual work with concern for social justice.

Moshe Halbertal
Professor Moshe Halbertal teaches Talmud at the Hartmann Institute of Advanced Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. He is an ordained Rabbi, and his scholarship focuses on hermeneutics, the interpretation of Jewish Law. Halbertal has received the Bruna Award in Israel, and his books have been published to critical acclaim both in Israel and the United States. He has also served as Gruss Professor at Harvard Law School, the University of Pennsylvania Law Schools, and beginning in fall 2004, at NYU School of Law.

Yasuo Hasebe
Professor Hasebe is Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Tokyo. Having served as a member of many study groups and consultative councils of the Japanese government, as well as a member of the executive committee of the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL), he now also serves as General Secretary of Japan Association of Law Schools (JALS). His fields of interest include legal philosophy, media law and constitutional law.

Xin He
Xin He is an associate professor at the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong. He obtained his LLB LL.M from Peking University and J.S.M and JSD from Stanford Law School and was a Hauser Research Scholar at NYU Law School. He has published widely in the leading journals in the fields of law and society, and the Chinese legal system, including recently "Why Do They Not Comply with the Law? in Law & Society Review, 2005, "The Recent Decline of Economic Caseloads in China: Exploration of a Surprising Puzzle" in The China Quarterly, 2007, "Why Do Chinese Courts Not Take on the Disputes?" in International Journal of Law in Context, 2007, "Enforcing Commercial
Judgments in the Pearl River Delta of China," in American Journal of Comparative Law, 2009 forthcoming, and "Routinization of Divorce Law Practice in China: Institutional Constraints' Impact on Judicial Behavior, " in International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, 2009 forthcoming.

Matthias Herdegen
Professor Matthias Herdegen holds the Chair for Public Law and is Director of the Institute for International Law at the University of Bonn. Previously, he was a chaired professor at the University of Konstanz. Herdegen has written five books on European law, nuclear energy law, constitutional law, and international economic law. In 1989 he was awarded the Meier-Leibnitz-Preis-a special prize for constitutional law granted by the Federal Minister of Science-for his article, "The Liberty of Conscience and the Normativity of Positive Law." In 1985 he held an appointment at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. He also has lectured widely and has been a consultant to Germany and foreign governments.

Gérard Hertig
Gérard Hertig is professor of law at ETH Zurich. He was previously professor of administrative law and director of the Centre d’Etudes Juridiques Européennes at the University of Geneva Law School (1987-1995). His research and teaching cover topics in law & economics, with a focus on corporate governance and banking. He has published extensively in both books and journals, his most recent contributions including the Anatomy of Corporate Law (2007), with Reinier Kraakman at al. Hertig is ECGI research associate and a member of the Comparative Law and Economics Forum and the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee. He has been a visiting professor at leading law schools in Europe, Japan and the U.S. and practiced law as a member of the Geneva bar.

Johanna Hey
Johanna Hey is Professor of Tax Law and Public Law and Director of the Institute of Tax Law at Cologne University, Germany.

She studied Law at the University of Würzburg and in Cologne and in 1996 received her Doctor Juris (Ph.D. equivalent) at the University of Cologne. Her Ph.D. thesis was awarded the German Tax Law Association´s Albert Hensel medal. She gained her qualification to be called to a professorship (Habilitation) with her award-winning post-doctoral research thesis on Certainty in Tax Planning in 2001, also at the University of Cologne.

Before taking up her professorship in Cologne she held the Chair for Business Taxation at Düsseldorf University in Germany from 2002 to 2006. She has also taught at the University of Münster in Germany and at Leuven/Tilburg University in Belgium/Netherlands. In 2007 she was attached to NYU Law School as Senior Emile Noël Fellow.

She has been a member of the Advisory Board of the German Ministry of Finance since 2004 and Research Director of the Institute for Finance and Taxation in Berlin (a non-profit research institute founded by commerce and industry in Germany) since 2010. She has chaired the Scientific Council of the German Tax Law Association since 2011 and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim.

Johanna Hey is editor in chief of a leading legal commentary on German personal and corporate income taxation. In 2015 she was appointed editor in chief of the highly rated research-oriented tax law journal Steuer und Wirtschaft, and she is on the editorial board of several other German tax journals.

Her main fields of research are individual income tax and business taxation, fundamental and constitutional principles of taxation, as well as the influences of European law on tax law. She has published widely on many aspects of German, European and international tax law and on German public and constitutional law.

Ran Hirschl
Ran Hirschl is Professor of Political Science and Law, and Canada Research Chair in Constitutionalism, Democracy and Development at the University of Toronto. His scholarship focuses on comparative constitutional law, constitutional and judicial politics, and comparative legal traditions and institutions more generally. Professor Hirschl is the author of Towards Juristocracy: The Origins and Consequences of the New Constitutionalism (Harvard University Press, 2004 & 2007), Constitutional Theocracy (Harvard University Press, 2010), and Comparative Matters (Harvard University Press, forthcoming), as well as numerous articles and book chapters on comparative constitutional law and politics published in leading social science journals, law reviews, and edited collections. He has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, a Fulbright Scholar, a Fellow at Princeton University's Program in Law and Public Affairs, and served as the Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Most recently, he was awarded a Straus Fellowship at NYU Law School, received a University of Toronto Outstanding Teaching Award, and delivered the 2010 Annual Lecture in Law and Society at Oxford University. He is married to Ayelet Shachar (Professor of Law, Canada Research Chair in Citizenship and Multiculturalism at the University of Toronto), and is the father of a dazzling 5th grader.

Klaus Hopt
Klaus Hopt is one of Europe's top commercial law scholars. He is a professor of business and banking law and director at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign Private and Private International Law in Hamburg, Germany. He has been a professor at the University of Munich, a professor and dean of law faculty at University of Tubingen, Germany, and a professor and head of department at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He has also been a visiting professor at leading law schools in Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Japan, Switzerland, and the United States. He is vice president of the German Research Foundation and independent director of the German Stock Exchange Corporation. Hopt has authored or edited numerous books on corporate and commercial law topics and is a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and the International Faculty of Corporate and Capital Market Law, Philadelphia.

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Tatsuo Inoue
Professor Inoue, the most highly regarded law and philosophy scholar in Japan, is Professor of Philosophy of Law at the Graduate School of Law and Politics at the University of Tokyo. Previously, he taught at the faculty of law and economics at Chiba University. He was a Fulbright Scholar for two years at the Department of Philosophy at Harvard University and a research fellow in both law and social sciences at Tokyo University. Serving as a member of the board of directors of the Japan Association of Legal Philosophy, he won the 1986 Suntory Academic Award for the Best Books in History and Philosophy.

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Frederic Jenny
Frederic Jenny holds a Ph.D in Economics from Harvard University (1975), a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Paris (1977) and an MBA degree from ESSEC Business School (1966). Frederic Jenny is professor of Economics at ESSEC Business School in Paris. He is Chairman of the OECD Competition Committee (since 1994), and Co-Director of the European Center for Law and Economics of ESSEC ( since 2010). He was previously Non Executive Director of the Office of Fair Trading in the United Kingdom (2007-2014 ), Judge on the French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation, Economic Commercial and Financial Chamber) from 2004 to August 2012, Vice Chair of the French Competition Authority (1993-2004) and President of the WTO Working Group on Trade and Competition (1994-2003) He was visiting professor at Northwestern University Department of Economics in the United States (1978), Keio University Department of economics in Japan (1984), University of Capetown Business School in South Africa (1991) and Haifa University School of Law in Israel (2012). He is currently Visiting Professor at University College London Law School (since 2005) He is member of the editorial board of several scientific journals (“Concurrences”, “ Journal of Competition Law and Economics”, “World Competition”), member of the advisory board of the “Interdisciplinary Center for Competition Law and Initiative, Middle East Initiative” and Chairman of the scientific board of Consumer Unity Trust of India (CUTS), the largest consumer organization in India. Frederic Jenny has written extensively about trade, competition and economic development and has served as an adviser to many developing countries on competition and trade issues.

Christian Joerges
Professor Christian Joerges is Professor of Economic Law at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Previously, he was Professor of Civil Law, Private International Law and International Economic Law at Bremen University, Germany, and co-director of its Center for European Law and Politics. A prolific scholar with wide-ranging interests, his work has been translated into several languages. In recent years his work had focused on the process of Europeanization and its impact on private law regimes. He is co-director of the European Law Journal and the journal of International Studies on Private Law Theory.

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Ratna Kapur
Professor Ratna Kapur, India's leading feminist scholar and activist, is director of the Center of Feminist Legal Research in New Delhi, India. She has taught a number of law schools in India, Canada and the U.S. and has been training coordinator for the Asia-Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development. She holds undergraduate and graduate law degrees from Cambridge University and a graduate degree from Harvard Law School, and she has been a Visiting Scholar at both these institutions. She has co-authored two books, published numerous articles, reviews and reports, and presented at numerous international seminars and conferences.

Wolfgang Kerber
Wolfgang Kerber is Professor of Economics at the Philipps-University Marburg, Germany. After receiving his PhD at the University Erlangen-Nürnberg, he was a director of the Walter-Eucken-Institut in Freiburg, and a professor of economics at the Ruhr-University Bochum. He was a visiting fellow at George Mason University (Fairfax), University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), and the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). His general research interests are competition policy, evolutionary and innovation economics, institutional economics, law and economics, and European integration. In the last years his main fields of research are European and international competition policy, and multi-level legal systems and regulatory competition. He has written extensively in both German and English. His most recent publications include articles in European Journal of Law and Economics, World Competition, Journal of Competition Law and Economics, and Journal of European Public Policy.

Catherine Kessedjian
Professor Catherine Kessedjian is Professor of Law at the University of Paris II (Pantheon-Assas), France. Previously, she taught at the University of Bourgogne. From 1996 to 2000, she served as Deputy Secretary-General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law in The Hague, Netherlands with responsibility for numerous projects, including a proposed worldwide convention on jurisdiction and judgments and background reports for a study on international internet and e-commerce regulation. She has published extensively--over 90 books and articles--on all aspects of international private law and dispute resolution. She was a practicing lawyer in Paris for many years and has been active in the International Bar Association. She is a member of the American Law Institute and is an advisor on several ALI projects.

Kon Sik Kim
Kon Sik Kim is a Professor of Law at Seoul National University (SNU), teaching corporate law and securities regulation since 1986. A graduate of the SNU College of Law, he got an LL.M. from Harvard, and a J.D. and a PhD. from University of Washington. Serving as inaugural dean of the SNU School of Law, he had represented the twenty-five law schools in Korea as president of the Korea Association of Law Schools from 2008 to 2010.

He founded two law journals: the Journal of Korean Law, an English-language journal covering legal issues and developments in Korea, and BFL, a Korean-language law journal focusing on corporate and finance law. In 2013, he served as president of the Korea Commercial Law Association. He has published and edited numerous books and articles in the field of corporate law, including leading treatises on capital market law and corporate law. He has visited various distinguished institutions such as The University of Tokyo and Harvard Law School.

Janos Kis
Janos Kis is co-founder and first chairman of Hungary’s liberal party and a leading member of the democratic opposition to the former communist regime in Hungary. He earned his degree in philosophy at the Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest (1967). From 1967 through 1973, he was a researcher at the Institute of Philosophy at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and was dismissed after co-authoring a critical interpretation of the Marxian conception of socialism. He returned to academia in 1991 and taught at the Central European University in Budapest. The courses he taught include Contemporary Political Philosophy, Theory of Justice, Political Authority and Obligation, and Democratic Theory. He is currently working on popular sovereignty and value conflict. Professor Kis was founder and editor-in-chief of the underground political review Beszélõ from 1981 to 1989. L’Égale Dignité, his book on the nature and justification of the claim of human rights (Le Seuil, 1989), appeared originally in the underground press. He worked as a freelance translator, and his translations include treatises of Rousseau, The Vocation of Man by Fichte, and Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. Since his return to academia, he published many articles and books on political theory, including Political Neutrality, Constitutional Democracy, and Politics as a Moral Problem. Although he is now out of politics for 20 years, Professor Kis continues to play a role as a public intellectual defending the liberal position on many controversial issues such as the woman’s right to abortion, assisted suicide, freedom of expression and of assembly, separation of state and church, the issue of national minorities, and constitutionalism.

Michael Kobetsky
Dr. Michael Kobetsky is an Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Law School and he is a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, ANU College of Law. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University, Faculty of Law, Centre for Tax Law. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney, a Bachelor of Laws from the Australian National University and a PhD from Deakin University. Dr. Kobetsky is the principal author of one of Australia’s leading taxation texts which is now in its eighth edition. His most recent book, titled International Taxation of Permanent Establishments: Principles and Policy (Cambridge University Press), was published in 2011. Dr. Kobetsky is a member of the United Nations Sub-Committee on Transfer Pricing which drafted the United Nations Practical Manual on Transfer Pricing for Developing Countries. He is a consultant to the United Nations. Since 2004, Dr. Kobetsky has been a consultant to the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration. Dr. Kobetsky has presented seminars and conference papers in numerous countries on tax treaties and transfer pricing. During 2011 and 2012, Dr. Kobetsky worked as a consultant for USAID on its Nepal Economic, Agriculture and Trade Activity. He drafted transfer pricing guidelines, principles for the attribution of profits to permanent establishments and a model tax treaty for Nepal. He is a consultant to GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit or German Society for International Cooperation which is the German government foreign-aid organization) and was a member of the team mapping the tax system in Laos in 2012 for the International Tax Compact. In 2011, Dr. Kobetsky presented seminars in Australia on international taxation on behalf of AusAID to government officials from Iraq. From 2007 to 2011 he made presentations on tax treaties and transfer pricing at the Asian Development Bank Institute's Regional Tax Forum held in Tokyo for developing Asian economies.

Martti Koskenniemi
Martti Koskenniemi is Academy Professor of International Law at the University of Helsinki and Director of the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights. He was a member of the Finnish diplomatic service 1978-1994, Judge with the Administrative Tribunal of the Asian Development Bank (1997- 2002) member of the International Law Commission (UN) in 2002-2006. He has worked with several UN agencies and bodies and pleaded with the International Court of Justice. He has held lengthier visiting professorships in, among other places, NYU, Columbia University, University of Cambridge, London School of Economics, and Universities of Brussels, Melbourne, Paris, Sao Paulo and Utrecht. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and has a doctorate h.c. from the Universities of Uppsala, Frankfurt and McGill. His main publications include From Apology to Utopia; The Structure of International Legal Argument (1989/2005), The Gentle Civilizer of Nations: The Rise and Fall of International Law 1870-1960 (2001) and The Politics of International Law (2011).  

Annette Kur
Annette Kur is a senior member of research staff and head of unit at the Max-Planck-Institute (MPI) for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law. She is associate professor at the University of Stockholm and a lecturer in trademark law, intellectual property law and private international law at Munich University (LMU), Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), Member of foreign faculty, Santa Clara University (CA), and was a visiting professor (Hauser global program) at NYU, fall 2006. She has served as adviser in the American Law Institute’s project “Intellectual Property: Principles Governing Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, and Judgments in Transnational Disputes. She is president of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) for the term 2007-2009. A. Kur is the author of books and numerous articles in the field of national, European and international trademark, unfair competition and industrial design law as well as international jurisdiction and choice of law.

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Nicola Lacey
Professor Nicola Lacey holds a chair in criminal law at the London School of Economics. Previously, she was a professor in the School of Law at Birkbeck College, University of London, and a fellow and tutor in law at New College, Oxford. Her interdisciplinary scholarship draws upon several fields: criminal law doctrine, criminology and criminal justice studies, feminist theory and political philosophy. She has published several books and many articles and reviews, and has recently been a Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study in Berlin.

Michael Lang
Michael Lang received a PhD in Law from the University of Vienna (1990) and is recipient of many awards an honors. He is Professor of tax law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Head of the Department of Austrian and International Tax Law at this university, and also Scientific Head of the postgraduate programme for International Tax Law. Among many other functions he is currently Vice President of the International Fiscal Association (Austria) and member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of IFA and of the Academic Committee of the European Association of Tax Law Professors.

Chang Hee Lee
Chang Hee Lee is Professor of Law at Seoul National University where he has taught taxation since 1997. He also taught taxation at Harvard Law School (2005) and the University of Tokyo (2001) as a visiting professor of law. He has published an over 1,100-page treatise of Korean tax law as well as several dozen articles. His representative publications in English include "Impact of E-Commerce on Allocation of Tax Revenue between Developed and Developing Countries," first published in 18 Tax Notes International 2569 (1999) and updated in 4 Journal of Korean Law 19 (2004); "Law and Taxation of Corporate Merger and Division in Korea," 3 Journal of Korean Law 1 (2003); "Instability of the Concept of Dependent Agent Permanent Establishment," 97 Tax Notes 271 (2002); "A Strategic Approach for Capital Importing Countries under the Arm’s Length's Principle," 18 Tax Notes 677 (1999).

Moris Lehner
Professor Lehner occupies a prestigious tax law chair at the University of Munich. Previously, he taught at the universities of Bielefeld, Cologne, and Berlin. He was educated at the University of Heidelberg. Regarded highly in the international tax community, Professor Lehner is an exceptionally broad scholar and prolific writer, both in German and English. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the German Division of the International Fiscal Association, German Associates for Tax Law, and the Association for International Law.

Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir
Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir is Louis Marshall Associate Professor of Environmental Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Her research interests are property law and land use and planning law. Lewinsohn-Zamir has received numerous awards and prizes, including the Hebrew University President's Prize for the Excellent Young Scholar, the Fulbright Scholarship, and the Rothschild Fellowship. She has been a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School and a visiting scholar at Yale Law School. She has published articles in the New York University Law Review, the Texas Law Review and the Yale Law Journal.

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Sharon Rabin Margalioth
Sharon Rabin Margalioth, a top Israeli scholar of labor and employment law, is a faculty member at the Radzyner School of Law, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Israel. Rabin Margalioth has examined a wide variety of legal issues, including the decline of unionization, employment class actions, the growth of the contingent workforce, and the implication of various anti- discrimination and accommodation mandates. Her articles in Hebrew are cited often by the Israeli Supreme Court and the National Labor Court. A former law clerk to Justice Gabriel Bach of the Supreme Court of Israel, Rabin-Margalioth received her legal education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and NYU Law School. She is the co-editor of Labor, Society and Law, the leading employment law journal in Israel.

Yoram Margalioth
Yoram Margalioth is a professor of law at Tel Aviv University, teaching tax, tax policy, welfare and economic growth polices, and supervising the Micro-business and Economic Justice Clinical Program. His area of expertise is Tax Policy. His areas of research include: optimal tax and transfer systems, international taxation, tax and development, economic growth, IP vs. tax, social security and pension law, racial profiling, antidiscrimination, affirmative action, anti-terror, family taxation, fertility and childcare, environmental taxation, mandated benefits, and labor economics. Prof. Margalioth is an outside director of IDB Development Corp. Ltd., the investments arm of IDB Holding Corporation Ltd., one of the largest and most influential holding companies in Israel. Holds LLB Hebrew University, LLM in Taxation and JSD at N.Y.U.; Clerked for Justice Nethanyahu of the Supreme Court of Israel; Worked as an attorney at the fiscal department of the State General Attorney Office; Served as deputy director of Harvard’s International Tax Program (teaching Tax and Development) and visited Northwestern (teaching Tax Policy).

Yoshihiro Masui
Professor Yoshihiro Masui is Professor of Law at the University of Tokyo, where he has taught taxation since 1990. Having served as an Expert Member for the Tax Commission of the Japanese government, he is currently a member of the steering committee of the Japanese Society for Tax Law and a member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Association. His monograph "Taxation of Corporate Groups" (University of Tokyo Press, 2002, in Japanese) won the Insitute of Tax Research and Literature Award.

Nils Mattsson
Professor Nils Mattsson of Uppsala University in Sweden is a leading scholar in the area of tax and social policy, and international taxation. He served recently as dean of the law faculty at Uppsala University. Prior to becoming professor at Uppsala, Mattsson served as judge, as senior lecturer at Lund University, and as adviser to the Tetra Pak Group, one of Sweden's largest multinational corporations. And, he regularly acts as a consultant on tax policy for the Swedish government. A wide-ranging scholar, Mattsson has published eight books on tax law and more than 40 articles on other topics, including company law and constitutional law. He has also collaborated on a seven nation comparative study of tax policy with an international group of tax scholars.

Menachem Mautner
Professor Menachem Mautner, a leading Israeli scholar of contract theory and bankruptcy, serves as dean of the Tel Aviv University Law School. He holds degrees from that university as well as Yale Law School. As a major in the army, Mautmer served as Senior Legal Adviser in the International Law Branch of the Military Advocate General where he participated as a member of high-level governmental teams in preparing the Camp David Accords in 1978 and the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty of 1979. Since 1986, Mautner has been a member of the Committee in the Ministry of Justice for Preparation of a New Civil Code of the State of Israel. He also has served as chairperson of the Committee for Revision of Israeli Secured Transactions Law, also within the Ministry of Justice.

Pratap Mehta
Pratap Bhanu Mehta is President, Center for Policy Research, New Delhi. He is also a participant in the Global Faculty Program of NYU Law School. He was previously Visiting Professor of Government at Harvard University; Associate Professor of Government and of Social Studies at Harvard. He was also Professor of Philosophy and of Law and Governance at Jawaharlal Nehru University, and has held a visiting appointment at the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of research include political theory, constitutional law, society and politics in India, governance and political economy and international affairs. Mehta has a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University (St. John's College); and a Ph.D in Politics from Princeton University. He has has also done extensive public policy work. He was Member-Convener of the Prime Minister of India’s National Knowledge Commission; Member of the Supreme Court appointed on Regulating Indian Universities and has authored a number of papers and reports for leading Government of India and International Agencies, including the World Bank, UNRISD, DFID. He has advised a number of institutions in Higher Education. He is on the Board of Governors of International Development Research Council (IDRC), and numerous other academic institutions, including National Institute of Finance and Public Policy. He is also a member of the WEF's Global Governance Council. He is a prolific columnist and editorial consultant to the Indian Express. His columns have also appeared in a number of national and international dailies including the Financial Times, Telegraph, International Herald Tribune, The Hindu, Outlook etc. He is also on the Editorial Board of numerous journals including the American Political Science Review, Journal of Democracy and India and Global Affairs.

Ziba Mir-Hosseini
Professor Mir-Hosseini, who is Iranian by birth, works freelance as a researcher, writer and consultant on gender and family law in Islam. She is Research Associate at the London Middle East Institute and the Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Law, both at SOAS, University of London. An anthropologist by training, she has done extensive research in Iran and Morocco. Her publications include the books Marriage on Trial: A Comparative Study of Family Law in Iran and Morocco, Islam and Gender: the Religious Debate in Contemporary Iran, and Islam and Democracy in Iran: Eshkevari and the Quest for Reform. She has also co-directed two award-winning feature-length documentaries filmed in Iran: Divorce Iranian Style and Runaway. Her appointment to the Global Law Faculty, along with that of Mohammed Arkoun, as Mamdouha Bobst Professor, will serve to bring an Islamic perspective to core elements of teaching and research at the New York University School of Law.

Setsuo Miyazawa
Professor Setsuo Miyazawa, of Kobe University, Japan, holds doctoral degrees in law (Hokkaido University) and Sociology (Yale). He is the author of several books and articles in English and Japanese on a wide range of subjects, including criminal law, criminology, legal profession, and the Japanese judicial system. He is also active in Japanese and international academic associations and is Editorial Advisor of the Law & Society Review, Policing and Society, and the International Journal of Sociology of Law.

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Marcia Neave
Professor Marcia Neave, one of Australia's leading academics, was the third woman to be awarded a chair in Australia. She held the John Bray Chair of Law and was Dean at Adelaide University; she now holds a chair at Monash Law School. The author of numerous books, Professor Neave is among the very few lawyers who are fellows of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences. She has served as Commissioner of two State Law Reform Commissions in Australia and as a consultant to the Australian Law Reform Commission for its reference on matrimonial property. She also conducted an inquiry into prostitution for the Victorian government and has advised the federal government on AIDS-related issues for a decade.

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Tunde Ogowewo
Tunde Ogowewo teaches corporate finance law, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions law at King’s College London, University of London. He is recognised as a leading expert on UK takeover law. He created the first course in the University of London’s LLM programme on the UK Takeover Code. Judicial citations of his expertise, which covers corporate finance law to Nigerian public law, can be found in Santolina Investment Corp Chancery Division [2007] EWHC 437 (Ch) (proprietary claims), Re Williams [2007] EWHC 1304 (illegality), Re Alamieseyegha [2005] EWHC 2704 (sovereign immunity and federations) and Koroi v. Commissioner of Inland Revenue and Attorney General of the Republic of Fiji (2001) Civil App. 78/2000S (rule of law). His expertise has also been cited by broadsheets including the London Financial Times. His academic works include three books and numerous articles in international peer reviewed academic and practitioner journals on a wide range of topics. He was co-editor of the Journal of African Law (Cambridge University Press) between 2000 – 2007 and is presently on the editorial board of the African Journal of International and Comparative Law (Edinburgh University Press) and the Securities Market Journal.

H.W.O. Okoth-Ogendo
H.W.O. Okoth-Ogendo is Professor of Public Law at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He has served as Chair of the Department of Public Law, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Director of the Population Studies and Research Institute, and member of both the University Senate and the University Council. He is a prolific writer and has been a visiting professor or delivered public lectures at several European and American Universities. He is a member of the Commission of Environmental Strategy and Planning of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the International Law Association (HQ Branch), the International Centre for Land Policy Studies, and the International Association of Constitutional 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.

Joseph Oloka-Onyango
Professor Oloka-Onyango is dean of the law school at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. He is a member of the United Nations Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, and he has drafted numerous resolutions for the United Nations Commission for Human Rights. He has published several books, book chapters, articles, and reviews in African, European and U.S. journals. He holds a doctorate from Harvard Law School and had been Visiting Professor there and at other law schools in the U.S. and Africa. He has done work for the Lawyers' Committee for Human Rights in New York, and has advised other human rights organizations and United Nations agencies. He has also served as a member of the editorial boards of journals devoted to human rights and related issues.

Catherine O'Regan
Catherine (Kate) O'Regan was born in Liverpool, England but grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. She obtained a BA and an LLB at the University of Cape Town, an LLM at the University of Sydney in Australia and a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. During the 1980s, she worked as an attorney in Johannesburg specialising in labour law and land rights law. At the end of that decade, she joined the faculty of the University of Cape Town where she taught civil procedure, evidence and labour law. In 1994, she was appointed a judge of the newly established Constitutional Court of South Africa. Her fifteen year term of office came to an end in 2009. Since then she has served as an ad hoc judge of the Namibian Supreme Court, chairperson of the United Nations Internal Justice Council (since 2008), President of the International Monetary Fund Administrative Tribunal and as a visiting professor at the University of Oxford and an honorary professor at the University of Cape Town.

Hisashi Owada
Professor Hisashi Owada is President of the Japan Institute of International Law in Tokyo. Previously, he was the Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations. He was educated at the University of Tokyo and at Cambridge University, and has had a long and distinguished career both as a scholar and as a diplomat. Early in his career, he had postings to the Soviet Union and the United Nations. He has also served as Private Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Director of the U.N. Political Affairs Division and Director of the Treaties Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister in charge of foreign affairs during the Fukuda Government, Ambassador of Japan to the OECD in Paris as its Permanent Representative, and Deputy Minister and Vice Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Owada has also taught International Law and International Organizations at the University of Tokyo since 1963 and Harvard University (1979-1981, 1987, 1988). He is the author of numerous books and articles on international political, legal, and economic affairs.

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Pasquale Pasquino
Born in Naples, Italy (1948), Pasquale Pasquino is currently a Global Distinguished Professor of Politics at NYU. Dr. Pasquino is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique-Centre de Théorie et Analyse du Droit, Paris (CNRS). He obtained a PhD in Philosophy and Classics from the University of Naples and a PhD in Political Science from Paris I-Sorbonne. Dr. Pasquino has been working in different research and teaching institutions, notably the Collège de France; Ecole Normale Supérieure; Université de Paris I, Sorbonne; Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris; Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichte, Göttingen; Universität Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany; King's College, Cambridge; The University of Chicago; Universities of Turin, Milan and Rome I, Italy. Since 1995, he has been a Visiting Professor at NYU in the Politics Department and in the Global Law School Program. Dr. Pasquino published 3 books, including Sieyes et l'invention du constitutionalisme en France (Editions Odile Jacob, Paris, 1998), and eighty articles on constitutional and political theory and history of European countries. He is currently writing a book entitled The Divided Power on the role of courts in the Athenian democracy and in contemporary constitutional systems. Dr. Pasquino's fields of interest and expertise are the constitutional theories of Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, German Staatslehre in the 17th and 18th centuries, political and constitutional theory of the French Revolution, the Weimar Republic, and contemporary constitutional adjudication in comparative perspective.

Ariel Porat
Ariel Porat is the former Dean of Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law. He is Alain Poher Professor of Law at Tel Aviv University and Fischel-Neil Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Chicago (on an annual basis). He was also a Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, Columbia University, and the University of Virginia. He is a member of the American Law Institute, a board member of the American Law and Economics Association and a former president of the Israeli Law and Economics Association. From 1997-2002, Ariel Porat was the Director of the Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Law. He is the founder of the journal Theoretical Inquiries in Law and was its editor in chief in the years 1999-2003, author of Contributory Fault in the Law of Contracts (1997), co-author (with Alex Stein) of Tort Liability under Uncertainty (Oxford University Press 2001), and author of many articles in torts and contracts, most recently, "Total Liability for Excessive Harm" 36 Journal of Legal Studies (2007) (with R. Cooter), "Offsetting Risks" 106 Michigan Law Review (2007), "A Comparative Fault Defense in Contract Law" 107 Michigan Law Review (2009) and "Private Production of Public Goods: Liability for Unrequested Benefits" 108 Michigan Law Review (2009).

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Carlos Rosenkrantz
Professor Carlos Rosenkrantz is a professor at the University of Palermo Law School, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a visiting professor at Universidad Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. He also is affiliated with the Centro de Estudios Institucionales, a legal and political policy institute. For more than ten years, Rosenkrantz has been integrally involved in the Argentinean constitutional reform process and the reform of private law and private procedure. In the 1980s he served on the commission headed by the late Carlos Nino, the chief architect of constitutional reform in Argentina. In 1994 he served as Chief Advisor to former President Alfonsin at the Argentine Constitutional Convention.

Ruth Rubio-Marin
Ruth Rubio-Marin is global visiting professor of law at NYU School of Law, and associate professor of constitutional law at the University of Seville, Spain. She has held several visiting positions in North America, having been a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley Law School, a fellow at Princeton University, a visiting scholar at Queen's University, Canada, and an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School. She has published three books and several articles and chapters, and she has presented papers at conferences in Europe, North America, and Latin America. She has also done work as a consultant in the area of gender, human rights, and antidiscrimination. Her primary research interests are immigration law and policy, gender studies, citizenship theory, nationalism, language rights, and minority rights.

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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

Andras Sajo
Professor Andras Sajo is Professor of Law and Chair of the Constitutional Law Institute at the Central European University in Budapest. He was the founding dean of Legal Studies at that University. In addition to his stature as a prominent constitutionalist, he also is distinguished in market economy fields, including media regulation that post-communist regimes must confront. Fluent in six languages, Sajo has been deeply involved in the drafting of constitutions throughout Eastern Europe. His honors include the Hungarian Academy Book Prize in 1986 and serving as the Blackstone Lecturer at Oxford University. He has served as Counsel to the President of the Republic of Hungary, as chair of the Media Codification Committee of the Hungarian Government, and as Deputy Chair of the National Deregulation Board of Hungary. He also was the principal draftsman of the Environment Code for the Hungarian Parliament, as well as the founder and speaker of the Hungarian League for the Abolition of the Death Penalty.

Philippe Sands
Professor Philippe Sands is the director of the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development, London University. Since 1988, he has lectured on public international law, EEC law, and international environmental law, at London University's Kings College and the School of Oriental and African Studies. Earlier, he was a Research Fellow in international law at Cambridge University. For several years, he has performed advisory work for governments, non-governmental organizations, and corporations. He has appeared as a barrister before the English High Court, the European Court of Justice, the European Commission of Human Rights, the International Court of Justice, and the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal.

Wolfgang Schön
Born in 1961; Education in law and economics at Bonn University. Dissertation on partner-ship taxation in 1985. Postdoctoral lecturing qualification (Habilitation) in 1992. Full Pro-fessor at Bielefeld University 1992 - 1996. From 1996 – 2002 Full Professor at Bonn University. Since 2002 Director at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law (Department of Accounting and Taxation) in Munich and Professor at Munich University; Member of the board of the German Lawyers Association (since 1998).Member of the Scientific Advisory Board to the German Federal Ministry of Finance (2003 – 2006); Chairman of the German Law Professors’ Working Group on Accounting Law (since 2002) and Chairman of the Scientific Council to the German Tax Law Association (since 2003). Member of the Research Board of Munich University (since 2007).

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.

Sang-Hyun Song
Professor Sang-Hyun Song of the Seoul National University in Korea is an authority on the subject of Korean law and society. He received his LLB from Seoul National University in 1963, LLM from Tulane University in 1968 (Fulbright Fellow), a Diploma from Cambridge University in 1969, and JSD from Cornell Law School in 1970. He has been a Humboldt Fellow at Hamburg University and an ACLS Fellow at Harvard Law School. Professor Song was an attorney with a New York City law firm for two years and has been a member of the Korean Bar since 1964. He has also been a visiting lecturer at the University of Melbourne Law School and a visiting professor at Harvard Law School. Professor Song is the president of Korean Intellectual Property Research Society, Inc. and a member of the Advisory Committee to the Korean Supreme Court. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Korea Stock Exchange and an arbitrator for the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes of the World Bank. He has published widely in English and Korean.

Brigitte Stern
Professor Brigitte Stern is a professor at both University of Paris I and the Institute of Political Studies in Paris and is the director of the CEDIN-Paris I (Centre de Droit International de Paris I). An expert in international dispute resolution, Professor Stern's work examines the jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice, the U.S.-Iran Claims Tribunal, and the Iraqi Compensation Commission. She has a parallel interest in commercial arbitration in which a state is a party. Stern has also written about collective security and peacekeeping operations, producing important works on the juridical aspects of the Gulf crisis, dispute settlement following the Iran crisis, and the legal character of emerging norms in the new international economic order.

Rolf Sturner
Rolf Stürner, Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for German and Comparative Civil Procedure at the University of Freiburg, Germany, will visit the NYU School of Law in spring and teach a seminar on Comparative Civil Procedure together with Oscar Chase. Stürner has published numerous books and articles in the fields of comparative and national civil procedure, insolvency and real property law and the law of financial products in German, English, French and Spanish. Important publications in English are the books “German Civil Justice” (2004, Carolina Press) and the “Principles of Transnational Civil Procedure” (2006, Cambridge University Press), where he served as a co-reporter of the first joint project of the ALI and Unidroit. Furthermore he wrote English articles on comparative civil procedure published in the International Lawyer, RabelsZeitschrift, the Unidroit Law Review and congress volumes. Stürner served as a judge of the State Court of Appeal of the German state Baden-Württemberg for more than 20 years. He is a member of the American Law Institute, a corresponding member of Unidroit, Rome, a member of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities of Heidelberg and a member of the Council of the International Association of Procedural Law. As a visiting professor at Harvard Law School (2001, 2003, 2005) and many other universities he taught International Civil Litigation.

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Alan Tan
Alan Tan is Associate Professor and Vice-Dean at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Law School. Born in Penang, Malaysia, Alan obtained his LLB from NUS and his LLM and JSD from Yale Law School. His doctoral thesis at Yale was on the law and politics of shipping regulation. Alan has clerked for the Supreme Court of Singapore and also interned at the International Maritime Organization in London. He researches into Aviation Law, Maritime Law and Environmental Law, particularly in the context of Asian countries. In 2006, his book Vessel-Source Marine Pollution: The Law and Politics of International Regulation, was published by Cambridge University Press. Alan has also taught at the University of Sydney and served as consultant to various governments and donor agencies, including the Vietnamese government and the UNDP. His work on liberalizing the aviation industry in Asia has resulted in studies for the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) forum and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). He is currently in charge of the graduate programs at NUS Law, and helps to run the NYU@NUS dual LLM program.

Yasuhei Taniguchi
Professor Yasuhei Taniguchi is Professor Emeritus at Kyoto University. He is a distinguished authority on comparative law, an expert in European and American laws, and a specialist in dispute resolution, both domestic and international. His teaching experience includes visiting professorships at several law schools in Europe and America. He holds degrees from Kyoto University, University of California at Berkley and Cornell Law School. A prolific scholar, Professor Taniguchi has published many books and articles in Japanese and English on a variety of topics. His professional affiliations include Chairman of the Kyoto Prefectural Labor Relations Commission and membership on the Law Revision Commission of the Ministry of Justice of Japan as well as membership in many international and domestic academic organizations such as the International Association of Procedural Law.

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.

Michael Trebilcock
Professor Michael Trebilcock is Chairman of the International Business and Trade Law Program at University of Toronto School of Law. He has advised the Canadian government on a variety of issues and has served as the vice-president of the Consumer Association of Canada (CAC) and Research Director of the Professional Organizations Committee of the Government of Ontario. Trebilcock also has been a member of the Academic Advisory Panel of the Department of Consumer and Corporate Affairs as well as the Presidential Advisory Committee on Institutional Strategy. He won the Walter Owen Prize for Best English Legal Text in Canada for his book The Common Law of Restraint of Trade.

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Janine Ubink
Janine Ubink is a Senior Lecturer at the Van Vollenhoven Institute, Leiden Law school, the Netherlands. She holds a Bachelor of Law together with a Master of international Law from Leiden University, the Netherlands. Her doctoral thesis was on customary land management in Ghana, for which she spent a total of sixteen months in the field. Her areas of specialization include customary law; traditional leadership; land tenure; legal anthropology; and legal empowerment. Her regional focus is on Africa, but she has also been involved in comparative research in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She has worked as an advisor to the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the rule of law in developing countries. She currently coordinates a research project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on change processes in customary law, which tries to bring together academics, policymakers and development specialists working in rule of law strengthening programs. This project includes fieldwork in Namibia to study the promotion of gender equality among a Traditional Authority in northern Namibia. She has published several edited volumes and articles in prominent journals, including the ‘Journal of African Law’, ‘Africa’, and ‘Land Use Policy’. She has taught courses on law and governance in Africa, legal systems worldwide, law and culture, and legal anthropology. She is the executive secretary of the international Commission on Legal Pluralism.

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Anne van Aaken
Prof. Dr. iur. et lic. rer.pol. Anne van Aaken is a Professor for Law and Economics, Legal Theory, Public International Law and European Law at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Before that she was a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Research of Collective Goods as well as at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Germany. She holds a Master in Law from the University of Munich, a PhD in Law from the University of Frankfurt/Oder, a master degree in Economics from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland and is admitted to the bar in Germany.

She has been a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley and Yale Law School and a guest professor at several universities in Europe, Latin America, the United States, Africa and Asia. In 2010/11, she was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin. She is the Vice-President of the European Society in International Law (since 2014, board since 2012), was the Vice-President of the European Association of Law and Economics (2008-2013), was the Chair of the Programmatic Steering Board of the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (2012-2015), and is member of the board of the Society of International Constitutional Law (I-Con-S) as well as the ILA Committee on Non-State Actors and the ILA Study Group on Sanctions. She is i.a. a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Journal of International Law and of the Editorial Board of International Theory. She has been an expert consultant for the World Bank, UNCTAD, OECD and GIZ.

Her main research areas are international law with a special focus on international economic law and its interaction with other areas of international law, (international) legal theory, (behavioural) law and economics, state responsibility and liability as well as corruption. She has published widely on those topics in peer-reviewed journals and top US law journals and currently has a book on “Behavioral International Law and Economics” under contract with Oxford University Press (with Tomer Broude).

Kees van Raad
Kees van Raad is a professor of law at Leiden University in The Netherlands. He also serves as director of the International Tax Center Leiden (LLM Program in International Taxation). Currently he is a member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Association and chairman of the Academic Committee, and also a board member of the European Association of Tax Law Professors. He further serves as an adjunct judge in two tax courts in The Netherlands and is of counsel to Loyens and Loeff, a law firm. One of the leading academics in the international tax area, van Raad has published widely in multiple languages.

Roger Van Den Bergh
Professor Roger Van den Bergh is Director of the Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics (RILE). Prior to his current position as a Professor of Law and Economics at the Faculty of Law of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, he held positions as an associate professor at the University of Antwerp and as a professor at the Universities of Utrecht and Hamburg. He has been a visiting professor at many universities, including Aix-en-Provence, Oslo, Moscow, LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, Bologna and Haifa. From 1987 until 2001 he was the President of the European Association of Law and Economics. From 2000 onwards, he is the Coordinator of the “European Master Programme in Law and Economics”, which has been awarded the Erasmus Mundus quality label by the European Commission. Professor Van den Bergh’s publications cover a wide range of topics in Law and Economics. He published extensively in both books and leading scientific journals on Competition Law and Economics, European Law and Economics, Tort Law and Insurance, and Harmonisation of Laws. He is a member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals, including the Review of Law and Economics and the Journal of Consumer Policy.

Dirk van Zyl Smit
Dirk van Zyl Smit holds an LLB degree from the University of Stellenbosch, a PhD from the University of Edinburgh and an honorary doctorate in law from the University of Greifswald. He is currently Professor of Comparative and International Penal Law at the University of Nottingham. Until the end of 2005 he was Professor of Criminology at the University of Cape Town, where he was also Dean of the Faculty of Law from 1990-1995. In recent years he has also been a visiting professor at the Humboldt University in Berlin, the Paul Cezanne University in Aix en Provence and the Catholic University of Leuven. His publications include Principles of European Prison Law and Policy: Penology and Human Rights (with Sonja Snacken) (Oxford University Press, 2009) and Taking Life Imprisonment Seriously in National and International Law (Kluwer, 2002). His current research addresses both indeterminate sentences and non-custodial sanctions in comparative perspective. Professor van Zyl Smit has acted as an expert adviser to the Council of Europe on the new European Prison Rules and on the Rules on Juvenile Offenders subject to Sanctions and Measures, and to the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime for its Handbooks on Alternatives to Imprisonment and the International Transfer of Sentenced Prisoners. He has also advised the governments of Bangladesh, Malawi and Bosnia and Herzegovina on new prison legislation. In South Africa he was actively involved in law reform as a member of the Goldstone committee on public violence and public demonstrations in 1992, as the primary consultant for the Correctional Services Act 1998 and as a member of the National Council on Correctional Services from 1995 to 2004. In addition, he was project leader of the committee of the South African Law Commission investigating sentencing and author of its report and draft legislation: a New Sentencing Framework (2000).

Richard Vann
Richard J Vann is Challis Professor of Law at University of Sydney where he has taught since 1976. Vann has been William K Jacobs Jr Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, on the Hauser Global Faculty at New York University School of Law and taught in the MA (Taxation) at the School for Advanced Studies, University of London. His specialisation is in international, corporate and comparative taxation law and policy. Vann holds Bachelor of Arts and Law degrees from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Civil Law from Oxford University. He is admitted as a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Vann has advised the Australian Treasury and Australian Taxation Office on international and corporate taxation since 1995. He was Counsel (Taxation) in the Legal Department of the IMF, 1990-1991, and Head, Central and Eastern Europe and NIS Program, OECD, 1992-1995. He has advised governments and trained government officials on international taxation in over 50 countries.

Vann was a member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Association and the inaugural chair of the IFA Asia Pacific Regional Committee and is an International Research Fellow of the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation

Benjamin Van Rooij
Benjamin van Rooij is Professor of Chinese law and Regulation at Amsterdam Law School and director of the Netherlands China Law Center. His expertise covers Chinese law, law enforcement, compliance, regulation, law and development and socio-legal theory. Van Rooij studied Law and Chinese language and culture at Leiden University. He obtained his PhD with honors (cum laude) in 2006 in Leiden, with his dissertation Regulating Land and Pollution in China: Lawmaking, Compliance and Enforcement, Theory and Cases. Van Rooij worked at Leiden University's Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Development from 2000, where he was lecturer/researcher and - from 2006 onwards -university lecturer. Over the past years he has served as an adviser to the Netherlands Prime Minister, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment. He regularly publishes in international academic journals and has co-edited an edition of Law & Policy on regulatory enforcement in emerging economies set to appear in early 2010. Since 2000, Benjamin van Rooij has lectured in the Netherlands and abroad on topics related to Chinese Law, Environmental Law, Sociology of Law, Comparative Law, Legal Anthropology, and Law and Development. Benjamin van Rooij currently supervises and conducts research on the formation and functioning of law and regulation in China, as well generally on law and development. Areas of research include land management and zoning, pollution regulation, occupational health, and food and drugs safety. In all this research key aspects of investigation are lawmaking, law enforcement, compliance, regulatory instruments and access to justice. The research is interdisciplinary, combining legal with social-scientific methods and theories. It is also comparative, relating findings from China to data from Europe, the US, Australia, Asia and Latin America. His work has been published in leading journals including Law & Policy, Environment and Planning A, the Journal of Contemporary China and Development and Change.

Vincenzo Varano
Vincenzo Varano, professor and former dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Florence, is a highly respected European comparative lawyer. A graduate of the University of Florence Law School, he completed his legal education at Stanford Law School in 1966. He has been a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, and a Visiting Professor at Cornell Law School, Brooklyn Law School, Northwestern Law School, and the European University Institute. As a member of the Global Faculty, he visited NYU in 1994, 1998, 2004, 2009, and 2011. He is a Titular Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law. His main research interests include comparative methodology, comparative legal systems, and comparative civil procedure. He has written extensively on these areas. His most important recent publications include: Manuale di diritto processuale civile europeo (with M. Taruffo, Torino, Giappichelli, 2011); the 4th edition of La Tradizione giuridica occidentale (with V. Barsotti) (Torino, Giappichelli, 2010); Civil Litigation in Comparative Context (St. Paul, Thomson/West, 2007), co-authored with O. G. Chase, H. Hershkoff, L. Silberman, Y. Taniguchi, and A. Zuckerman; and Chapter 10 on Comparative Civil Justice (co-authored with O. G. Chase) of the Cambridge Companion to Comparative Law (M. Bussani & U. Mattei eds.), due to be published by Cambridge University Press in the Summer of 2012.

Stefan Vogenauer
Stefan Vogenauer has been a Co-Director at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt/Main (Germany) since October 2015. For the twelve preceding years he held the established Chair in Comparative Law at the University of Oxford where he also served as a Fellow of Brasenose College and as Director of the Institute of European and Comparative Law.

Professor Vogenauer received his legal education in England (Oxford), France (Paris) and Germany (Kiel and Regensburg). He has lectured in many different countries and has held formal visiting positions in Australia, France, India, South Africa and the United States.

Apart from comparative law and legal history his research interests lie mainly in the areas of private law, international uniform law and legal method. He has published extensively in all these areas. His recent work has centered on comparative and transnational contracts law, where he edited or co-edited substantial publications on the reform of French law, the proposal for a Common European Sales Law and the UNIDROIT Principles of Commercial Contracts. He is a co-author of the leading student text in the field (Ius Commune Casebooks on the Common Law of Europe: Cases, Materials and Text on Contract Law, 2nd edn, Oxford 2010) and he is currently involved in a major research project comparing the contracts laws of Asia. Professor Vogenauer advised both the United Kingdom Ministry of Justice and the European Parliament on the proposed Common European Sales Law.

Armin von Bogdandy
Armin von Bogdandy is the Director of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law and a Professor of Law at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He also teaches at the University of Frankfurt, Main. Previously, he taught at the Humboldt University in Berlin. After completing his studies in law at the University of Freiburg and philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin, he earned a doctorate in law from the University of Freiburg. In 2001, he was appointed to the bench of the OECD Nuclear Energy Tribunal, Paris, and became its president in 2006. He served as a member of the German Science Council from 2005 to 2008.

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Janet Walker
BA (Hons.), MA, LLB (Osgoode), D.Phil. (Oxford), member of the Ontario Bar, former Associate Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School.

Professor Walker teaches Conflict of Laws and International Commercial Arbitration at Osgoode, where she has also taught Civil Procedure and International Business Transactions, and has served as the Director of the Part-time LLM Program in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and the Convener of the LLB Litigation and Dispute Resolution Stream. She also enjoys teaching Conflict of Laws in other law schools: as a special lecturer in Wuhan and X'ian (2000); as a visitor in Monash (2002), Haifa (2006), and the University of Toronto (2006); and in the Masters Program in Common Law at Tunis II as a Foreign Research Professor each year since the inception of the Program in 2001. In 2005, she gave a series of Special Lectures at The Hague Academy on "Federalism, Regionalism and the Evolution of the Conflict of Laws." This will form the focus of her work in the Global Visitors Program. Professor Walker is the author of Castel and Walker: Canadian Conflict of Laws and the General Editor of The Civil Litigation Process (6 ed). Other publications can be found at

Professor Walker was an International Advisor to the American Law Institute in its project with Unidroit to develop Principles and Rules of Transnational Civil Procedure (1998-2004) and she was a member of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada Committee on National Class Actions (2005-2006). She has been elected a member of the American Law Institute, the International Association of Procedural Law and the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council on International Law, and she has been appointed the common law Advisor to the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal Rules Committee. She is also a member of the International Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Panel of Arbitrators and the American Arbitration Association, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Panel of Arbitrators, and she has served as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and chair in ICC Arbitrations. She is a member of Arbitralwomen and the Arbitration Roundtable of Toronto; and she has been a coach and arbitrator at the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna since 2001. She was the Co-Chair of the 72nd Biennial Conference of the International Law Association in June 2006.

Neil Walker
Neil Walker is currently the Regius Professor of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations at Edinburgh University. He returned to Edinburgh in 2008 after 8 years as the Professor of European Law at the European University Institute in Florence, Europe's leading posttgraduate centre in Law, Humanities and Social Sciences. He was also the inaugural Dean of the European University Institute. He has written extensively on questions of national, European and global constitutional law and theory, and also on the relationship between law and security, including fifteen authored or edited books. Last year he conducted an inquiry on behalf of the Scottish government into the future of final appellate jurisdiction in Scotland in the increasingly decentralized constitutional framework of the UK. He has been a visiting professor at a number of leading institutions in Europe and United States.

Chenguang Wang
Dean Wang is a prominent academic and Law Professor from Tsinghua University in China where he teaches Comparative Law and Legal Philosophy while simultaneously serving as Dean of the School of Law. In addition, he is an arbiter of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), as well as serving as Vice-President of the China Association on Legal Theory. Dean Wang is the author of numerous publications on Chinese law and his most recent publications include a book entitled Trends in Comparative Law and an article entitled "Law-making functions of the Chinese Courts: Judicial Activism in a Country of Rapid Social Change." Dean Wang holds advanced degrees from Beijing University (LLM), Harvard (LLM) and Peking University (PhD).

Thomas Weigend
Professor Thomas Weigend is Professor of Law at Koln University, Germany. Before taking up this position, he was a Researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law. He holds a doctorate in law from the University of Freiburg and a masters in comparative law from the University of Chicago. He is co-author of one of Germany's most authoritative criminal treatises. His international reputation rests on his work in comparative criminal procedure and various aspects of criminal justice, some of which has been published in English.

Patrick Weil
Patrick Weil is a Senior Research Fellow at the French National Research Center in the University of Paris1, Pantheon-Sorbonne. Professor Weil's work focuses on comparative immigration, citizenship, and Church States law and policy. Dr. Weil has worked with the French government including participation in a 2003 French Presidential Commission on secularism, established by Jacques Chirac, and writing a report on immigration and nationality policy reform for Prime Minister Lionel Jospin in 1997 which led to the implementation of new immigration laws adopted the following year. Dr. Weil also holds an appointment as Professor at the Paris School of Economics.

Manfred Weiss
Professor Manfred Weiss is Professor of Law at J.W. Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, where he has also served as dean of the law school. He is well-known for his writings on German and European Economic Community labor and employment law. He has been the President of the German Association of Industrial Relations since 1990 and serves on the executive committees of the International Industrial Relations Association and the German Law Association. In addition, he has been the German correspondent for the International Labor Law Reports, for the International Encyclopedia on Labour Law and Industrial Relations, and for the United States Academy of Arbitrators. Since 1986, he also has been a consultant to the EEC Commission.

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Michael Zander
Professor Michael Zander is a member of the law faculty of the London School of Economics, United Kingdom. He graduated from Cambridge University, U.K., and Harvard Law School. Author or editor of thirteen books, numerous chapters and more that a hundred journal articles, Zander is a prolific and highly regarded scholar. From 1967-1982, he also served as legal correspondent of The Guardian in London. In addition to his scholarship, Zander has been highly influential in the reform of criminal justice and of the legal profession. He was a member of the Royal Commission on Criminal Justice from 1991-93 and was also a key figure in the Commission's study of Crown Courts.

Su Li Zhu
Suli Zhu, the most cited legal scholar in China, is a professor of law of Peking University Law School. He obtained his LL.B from Peking University, LL.M from McGeorge School of Law, and M.A and Ph.D from Arizona State University. His research focuses on law and society, judicial process in China, and law and literature. His major books include Rule of Law and Its Native Resources (1996, 2003), How the Institution Evolves (1999, 2007), Sending Law to Countryside (2000, 2010), Roads Lead to Cities, Legal Transformation in China (2004), Something May Have Happened, Legal Academic Transformation in China (2004), and Law and Literature, A Study of Drama in Yuan Dynasty (2006), and other articles and book reviews. He also translated many American legal works into Chinese. Professor Zhu served as vice dean (1999-2000) and then dean (2001-2010) of Peking Unversity Law School. And he has been visiting scholar of Harvard-Yenching Institute (1999), and Yale Law School (2000); and visiting professor of Cornell Law School (fall, 2011).

Sami Zubaida
Sami Zubaida is emeritus professor of Politics and Sociology at Birkbeck College, University of London, and research associate of the London Middle East Institute. He has held visiting positions in Cairo, Istanbul, Aix-en-Provence, Paris and Berkeley, California. His research and writing are on religion, culture and law in the politics of Middle Eastern societies, and on food and culture. Publications include: Law and Power in the Islamic World (2003); Islam, the People and the State (1993); and A Taste of Thyme: Culinary Cultures of the Middle East (co-edited with Richard Tapper, 2000). His current interests include the drawing of social boundaries in the modern Middle East, law and ideology in the politics of the region, and cultural themes in modern Iraqi history.

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