Distinguished Global Fellows

Many leading intellectual figures on the international legal stage are judges or government officials whose duties prevent them from spending more than a week or so away from home.  To gain the benefit of such people in our community, some of whom are former academics, the Hauser Global Law School invites them to campus as Distinguished Global Fellows.  During their brief visits, the distinguished fellows lecture to groups of NYU School of Law faculty and students.  Additionally, they participate in selected classes, seminars and colloquia.

Coupled with their participation in the goings-on of the Law School, distinguished fellows participate in the Distinguished Fellows Lecture Series.  The lecture series convenes each academic year to offer a community-wide welcome to fellows, an opportunity to gain insight from their experiences, and a moment to reflect on their impact in the international legal community.  Each lecture has been conducted as an informal conversation with ample time alotted for questions and discussion involving the audience.

Biographical Information

Below is a complete list of former and current Distinguished Global Fellows who have visited the Law School over the years.

2013-2014 Fellow

March/April 2014 Nicola Lacey
School Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy, London School of Economics

2012-2013 Fellows

April 2013 Albie Sachs
Former Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
October 2012

Ramachandra Guha
Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs
London School of Economics


Previous Fellows

  • Giuliano Amato, Vice-President of the Convention for the Future of Europe, 2009
  • Georges Abi-Saab, Judge of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization, 2008
  • Hon. Chief Justice Ronan Keane, Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ireland, 2006
  • Judge Hisashi Owada, International Court of Justice, 2005
  • Mr. Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe, Member of the French Conseil d'Etat and Justice of the French Constitutional Council, 2005
  • Judge Bruno Simma, International Court of Justice, 2005
  • Justice Beverley McLachlin, Supreme Court of Canada, 2004
  • Professor Antonio Cassese, Former Judge and President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, 2004
  • Justice Fidelma Macken, Court of Justice of the European Communities, 2003
  • Justice Richard Goldstone, South African Constitutional Court, 2002
  • Professor Giuliano Amato, Italian Senator and former Prime Minister
  • Professor Jose Zalaquett, University of Chile Law School and human rights activist
  • Professor Robert Badinter, French Senator and former president of the French Constitutional Court
  • Lord Slynn of Hadley, Law Lord, British House of Lords
  • Arthur Chaskalson, member of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
  • Albie Sachs, member of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

While our Distinguished Global Fellows are limited in the time they are able to spend at NYU School of Law, the Global Visitors Program brings academics and professionals from around the world to the campus for one semester or one academic year. Biographical information is also available on our Global & Senior Global Research Fellows and Global Fellows from Practice & Government