Mary Beloff (Spring)
Senior Global Research Fellow

Bio coming soon.

Center Affiliation: Center for Human Rights and Global Justice
Research Project: The multiple meanings of criminal punishment in international human rights law 


Global Fellow Gina ChoiGina Choi
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow
South Korea

Gina J. Choi is a Global Fellow affiliated with the Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy, and Land Use Law of NYU.  Her current research is focused on the institutional design for energy and climate change policies at global, regional, national, and sub-national levels and international trade law including issues concerning environment, climate change, and intellectual property. 

Gina recently co-authored the South Korea chapter in Oxford Handbook on Comparative Environmental Law which is forthcoming in 2018.  Prior to academia, she was a partner at the regulatory affairs group of a prestigious law firm based in Seoul and advised multinational companies on complex cross-border regulatory disputes and compliance issues.  She also served as guest lecturer at several institutions in South Korea including Seoul National University School of Law, Korea University School of Law, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and Judicial Research and Training Institute operated by Korean Supreme Court. 

She received her LL.B. from Seoul National University School of Law with honors, her LL.M. from NYU School of Law, and her J.S.D. from the U.C. Berkeley School of Law.

Center Affiliation: Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy, and Land Use Law
Research Project: Institutional design for carbon pricing


Global Fellow Matthew ErieMatthew S. Erie (Fall)
Global Research Fellow
United States

Matthew S. Erie is an Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Studies and Associate Research Fellow of the Socio-Legal Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. Professor Erie’s interdisciplinary work stimulates conversations between law and anthropology to study the procedural aspects of domestic and cross-border commercial dispute resolution. In particular, he investigates the emergence and reconciliation of conflicts of law and normative pluralism in the course of increasing intersections of non-liberal values and Anglo-American common law.

His current research, funded by a European Research Council Starting Grant, examines the changing landscape of international commercial dispute resolution against the backdrop of protectionist movements in the U.S., UK, and Europe and increasing Chinese outbound investment. One specific focus is “legal hubs,” sub-national jurisdictions that develop and implement their own procedural law for cross-border commercial dispute resolution. Legal hubs, including those in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai, invite re-evaluation and sharpening of the orthodox understanding of international private law, including, in particular, concepts such as governing law, jurisdiction and enforcement. His article “Anticorruption as Transnational Law: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, PRC Law, and Party Rules,” forthcoming in the American Journal of Comparative Law, marks an initial foray into this project. During his time at NYU Law School, Professor Erie will further develop the project into a law review article.

His current project builds on his previous work on disputing and plural normative systems in China. His book China and Islam: The Prophet, the Party, and Law (Cambridge University Press, 2016), based on two years of ethnographic fieldwork in northwest China, is the first ethnography of Islamic law in China with a focus on the substantive and procedural conflicts between shari’a and Chinese state law. China and Islam earned a 2017 Asian Law and Society Association Distinguished Book Award Honorable Mention and was listed as one of the “Books of the Year 2017” by both the Times Literary Supplement and Times Higher Education. His articles on dispute resolution, property rights, and the legal profession have appeared in law reviews and peer-review journals including the Hong Kong Law Journal, Journal of Legal Education, Law and Social Inquiry, Islamic Law and Society, Journal of Law and Religion, and American Ethnologist.

Professor Erie previously held academic positions at Princeton University, NYU Law School, and the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU, and was a visiting scholar at the National University Singapore Law Faculty. He practiced law in the New York and Beijing offices of Paul Hastings LLP where he focused on corporate real estate transactions and white-collar investigations (e.g., FCPA). He holds degrees from Cornell University (Ph.D., Anthropology), University of Pennsylvania (J.D.), Tsinghua University Law School (LL.M.), and Dartmouth College (B.A). Professor Erie is a member of the New York Bar, the American Society of International Law, the Law and Society Association, the Society of International Economic Law, and the Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration.

Center Affiliation: Institute for International Law and Justice
Research Project: Legal Hubs: Resolving International Commercial Legal Disputes in the age of Illiberalism


David Frydrych
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Bio coming soon.

Center Affiliation: Center for Law and Philosophy
Research Project: Blockchain: Legal definitions, Regulatory response 


Global Fellow Lingyun GaoLingyun Gao (Spring)
Senior Global Research Fellow

Lingyun Gao is Professor of Law in Fudan University School of Law, Shanghai, China. Prof. Gao earned a J.D. from Willamette University College of Law, an LL.M. in Comparative Law from the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law, and an LL.B. in International Law from East China University of Political Science & Law.

Prof. Gao has been a visiting scholar or professor at Ghent University (Belgium), University of Michigan, Case Western Reserve University, Harvard Law School, University of California – Irvine, New York University, Tulane University, St. John’s University, East Finland University, and Lapland University (Finland). Prof. Gao is a member of Oregon State Bar and New York State Bar Associations and China Law Society (Shanghai Chapter).

Her research, teaching, and publication areas include comparative civil and commercial law, especially on how to regulate and develop commercial trusts and how to promote private trusts in China.

Center Affiliation: US-Asia Law Institute
Research Project: Regulating Trust Relationship through China’s Civil Code-Choice of Approaches in Comparison with US Trust Law


Global Fellow Sabine GlessSabine Gless (Spring)
Senior Global Research Fellow

Dr Sabine Gless, Dr. iur. (Bonn, Germany), Dr. iur. habil (Münster, Germany), is Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Basel in Switzerland where she holds a Chair for Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. Her research interests include international criminal law, evidence law and the impact of digitalization on criminal justice. Dr. Gless’ work covers issues of criminal liability for autonomous cars, predictive policing and protection of crypto-currencies under criminal law.

Her research at NYU will focus on potential limitations on the use of data generated by technologies that monitor biometric data in “smart traffic”. The handling of data generated by highly automated driving cars, for instance, provides an excellent example of new legal problems for fact-finding in criminal proceedings that can only be understood with a specialized technical background, yet affect the broader public. Solutions will need new legal approaches, particularly with regard to balancing individual and public interests in criminal law and procedure.

Dr. Gless is on the editorial board of several law journals and acts as an expert with the European Commission as well as with Swiss government authorities. She served as a member of the Swiss Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Review Board of Legal Studies of the German Research Association.  

Center Affiliation: Information Law Institute
Research Project: Machine Monitoring Men—Use of Data (in criminal proceedings)


Global Fellow David GoddardDavid Goddard
Senior Fellow from Practice & Government 
New Zealand

David Goddard is a leading New Zealand barrister.  He specialises in appellate advocacy, appearing frequently in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2003.

David also has a longstanding involvement in law reform in New Zealand and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region, advising ministers, government agencies and Parliamentary committees on a wide range of policy issues. He has represented New Zealand in bilateral and multilateral treaty negotiations. David has a particular interest in cross-border legal issues, and has been chairing a series of Special Commission meetings at the Hague Conference on Private International Law, working towards a new multilateral treaty on recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. 

David’s current research focuses on legal design: the many different ways in which written laws can be structured; the implications of those choices for the practical operation and effectiveness of those laws; and the significance for those choices of the institutional setting within which those laws are intended to operate.

Center Affiliation: Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law
Research Project: Legal Design: Making Law Work


Soterios Loizou (Spring)
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Bio coming soon.

Center Affiliation: Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law 
Research Project: International Business Transactions in the USA 


Global Fellow Hadassa NoordaHadassa Noorda
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow
The Netherlands 

Hadassa Noorda studied law and philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and Columbia University, and obtained her PhD degree from the University of Amsterdam. As part of her PhD project, she was a visiting researcher at Georgetown (2012), UC Berkeley (2014), and the EUI (2014). In her PhD thesis, she developed a theory of war applicable to conflicts with non-state actors. Her aim was to bring philosophy of war in accord with the reality of conflicts involving non-state actors such as the “Islamic State.” In 2015-2016, she was a Dworkin Balzan Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU’s Center for Law and Philosophy under the supervision of Jeremy Waldron.

Dr. Noorda works in the area of philosophy of law and, primarily, philosophy of criminal law and of the laws of war. Her work has appeared in international refereed journals and she has spoken at a number of conferences and workshops. Dr. Noorda has taught courses at the bachelor and master level both at law schools and philosophy departments at the University of Amsterdam and Leiden University. She is on the editorial board of The Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy.
Her current research aims to provide tools to secure the rule of law in times where we continue to be plagued by terrorism. She will be affiliated with the Center for Law and Philosophy.

Center Affiliation: Center for Law and Philosophy
Research Project: The Rule of Law in Times of Terrorism


Global Fellow Stefano OsellaStefano Osella 
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Stefano Osella, LLM (Turin; EUI), MJur (Oxon), is a Post-Doctoral Global Fellow specialising in queer legal theory. During his stay at NYU, Stefano will concentrate on the interrelations between redistribution and identity recognition for gender diverse people, with a close eye on international law. His research explores the redistributive potentials of queer legal theory and discusses how the legal construction of discrete gender identities may be an obstacle to the full socio-economic inclusion of gender diverse people.

Primarily an academic, Stefano carries out his research in the field of LGBTI+ rights and queer legal theory, fields in which he authored and co-authored several publications. Moreover, convinced of the importance of being a socially involved academic, Stefano is a member of the Scientific Committee of Rete Lenford – Avvocatura per i Diritti LGBTI, a leading Italian organisation of lawyers and professionals committed to the protection of LGBTI fundamental rights. Also, he actively cooperates with Collettivo Intersexioni, a pioneering group devoted to foster the intersectional protection of minority, especially intersex and trans, rights.

As for his legal education, Stefano is a PhD researcher at the Law Department of the European University Institute, Florence, where he works under the supervision of Prof. Ruth Rubio-Marín. His doctoral research provides a doctrinal and philosophical analysis of the constitutional status of the gender binary in Europe, as evolving under the push of human rights law. Previously, Stefano received a bachelor of laws, as well as a master of laws, from the University of Turin, Italy (2008; 2010), a Magister Juris from University of Oxford (2014), and an LLM from the European University Institute (2015).

Center Affiliation: Center for Law and Philosophy
Research Project: A human right to gender identity: post-identity, recognition and redistribution for trans persons


Elena Pribytkova
Post-Doctoral Global Fellows 

Bio coming soon.

Center Affiliation: Center for Human Rights and Global Justice
Research Project: Towards a World of Accountability: Extraterritorial Obligations in the Area of Socio-Economic Rights from Philosophical, Legal and Practical Perspectives


Francisco Saffie 
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Bio coming soon.

Center Affiliation: Center for Law and Philosophy
Research Project: A philosophy of tax law


Global Fellow Gerry SimpsonGerry Simpson (Fall) 
Senior Global Research Fellow
United Kingdom

Gerry Simpson was appointed to a Chair in Public International Law at LSE in January 2016. He previously taught at the University of Melbourne (2007-2015), the Australian National University (1995-1998) and LSE (2000-2007) as well as holding visiting positions at Harvard Law School (1999) and the State University of Tbilisi where he was a Soros-funded Research Fellow and adviser to the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is the author of Great Powers and Outlaw States (Cambridge, 2004) and Law, War and Crime: War Crimes Trials and the Reinvention of International Law (Polity 2007), and co-editor (with Kevin Jon Heller) of Hidden Histories (Oxford, 2014) and (with Raimond Gaita) of Who’s Afraid of International Law? (Monash, 2016).

Gerry’s current research projects include an ARC-funded project on Cold War International Law (with Matt Craven, SOAS) and Sundhya Pahuja, (Melbourne) and a counter-history of International Criminal Justice. He is currently also writing about the literary life of international law; an exploratory essay – “The Sentimental Life of International Law” –  was published in The London Review of International Law.  A book of the same name will be published in 2019. He is an editor of The London Review of International Law and an occasional essayist and contributor for Arena Magazine.

Center Affiliation: Institute for International Law and Justice
Research Project: Cold War International Law


Global Fellow Tleuzhan ZhunussovaTleuzhan Zhunussova
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Tleuzhan is a Ph.D. candidate at the Law Department of the European University Institute in Florence, expecting to obtain her doctoral degree in Fall 2018. She also holds LL.M in International Law (with distinction) from the University of Edinburgh and LL.B (with Honours) from Karaganda State University (Kazakhstan). Previously, Tleuzhan was a visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg (2018) and at the GlobalTrust project held at the University of Tel Aviv (2014).

Tleuzhan taught public international law and human rights law at the University of Passau and the University of Florence in 2015. In addition, she served as an assistant editor of the European Journal of International Law in 2014-2015 and interned at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva in 2014. Her awards include scholarships from the Kazakh Ministry of Education and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as visiting research grants from the Max Planck Society and the European Research Council.

Tleuzhan’s main research interests lie in the field of public international law, in particular, international institutional law, international legal theory and international human rights law. Her doctoral dissertation addresses individual responsibility of states for their voting behavior and other instances of participation in the decision-making process in international organizations. Tleuzhan’s post-doctoral project an NYU will build upon the core findings of her doctoral thesis and examine the value of legal argumentation in enhancing the legitimacy of decision-making process in international organizations.

Center Affiliation: Institute for International Law and Justice
Research Project: Legal Argumentation and Legitimacy of International Organizations