Giulio AllevatoGiulio Allevato
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Dr. Giulio Allevato is currently lecturer of Tax Law at Università Bocconi School of Management (SDA Bocconi) and adjunct professor of Tax Law at Università Bocconi Law School.

At Università Bocconi, Dr. Allevato regularly teaches at post-graduate programs such as the Master in Corporate Finance, the Executive MBA and the LLM in Law of Internet Technology. He is the coordinator of the SDA Bocconi Tax Policy Unit (Osservatorio Fiscale e Contabile – OFC) and the coordinator of several executive and custom education programs. He regularly conducts research and training projects with important national and multinational enterprises.

Dr. Allevato's research activities focus on international corporate taxation, regulatory taxation, financial taxation and the taxation of the digital economy. Recently, he has worked on four key topics: the implementation of cooperative tax compliance programs and the design and implementation of tax control frameworks, the evolution of the tax director's role, the anti-tax abuse policies, and the study of regulatory tax policies and their role in the rise of State sovereignty.

Dr. Allevato is the author of numerous articles in the field of taxation, which have been published by important journals, such as the Michigan Journal of International Law, and by prestigious publishers, such as Routledge.  

Dr. Allevato earned a PhD in International Law and Economics degree from Università Bocconi and the International Tax LL.M from the University of Michigan Law School.

Before joining the Università Bocconi faculty, he was Ernst Mach Scholar at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).

He also practices as a certified tax attorney, assisting multinational enterprises in complex and multi-jurisdictional business transactions.

Center Affiliation: Graduate Tax Program
Research Project: The Relationship between Tax Sovereignty’s Regulatory Function and State Sovereignty: From the Rise of Nation States to Globalization


Severine DusollierSéverine Dusollier (Fall)
Senior Global Research Fellow

Severine Dusollier is Professor of Intellectual Property and Head of the Master in Innovation Law in the Law School of SciencesPo Paris. From 2006-2014, she was Professor at the University of Namur (Belgium), where she taught intellectual property, IT law, property, competition law and media law. From 2010 to 2014, she was the Director of the CRIDS (Research Centre in Information, Law and Society), gathering more than 40 researchers engaged in a wide area of technology-related issues, from sociology, philosophy, communication to law and economy. Recognised as an academic expert of copyright and IP, she has carried out research for the Belgian Government, WIPO, the Council of Europe, UNESCO, the European Commission and Parliament. She is the holder of an ERC (European Research Council) research Grant (2014-2019) on commons and inclusivity in property.

She has been a visiting Fellow or Professor at the University of California, Berkeley (2001), at the European University Institute of Florence (2005-2006), at the University of Versailles (2007), and at the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts of the University of Columbia (2011). She also teaches at the CEIPI (University of Strasbourg) and is a member of the Belgian Council of Intellectual Property. With other European professors, she has founded the European Copyright Society to voice the opinion of academics on copyright in the European Union. She is a Member of the Executive Board of ATRIP (International Association of Teachers and researchers in IP). Her current research relates to copyright, IP limitations and exceptions, European copyright and IT regulations, the notion of the author, contractual protection of authors and creators, the public domain and the commons.

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Center Affiliation: Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy
Research Project: Inclusivity in Property


NYU Law Global Research Fellow Zhiyu LiZhiyu Li
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Prior to joining NYU as a Post-Doctoral Fellow, Zhiyu Li received her JSD from the University of California, Berkeley, where she served as a teaching assistant for the Legal Research and Writing course.

Her primary research interests are in legislation and statutory interpretation, administrative law, judicial decision-making, and comparative law. Her scholarly work has appeared in U.S. and international journals, including the Washington International Law Journal and the Review of Law & Economics. Her co-authored article on the positive political theory of comparative administrative law received an honorable mention for the Colin B. Picker Prize, awarded by the American Society of Comparative Law. She is also a member of the P.R.C. bar.

Zhiyu is currently engaged in a project that describes and accounts for the diffusion of judicial innovation in Chinese courts. To elucidate the lawmaking function of the Chinese judiciary, she employs both qualitative methods, such as doctrinal analysis, case studies, and interviews, and quantitative methods, such as traditional surveys, and survey experiments. The fruits of this inquiry should be of interest to researchers who are seeking a theoretical understanding of the development of Chinese law and to practitioners who are trying to predict legal and regulatory trends in China.

Center Affiliation: US-Asia Law Institute
Research Project: Innovation through Interpretation:  How Judges Make Policy in China


NYU Law Global Research Fellow Nicola SelvaggiNicola Selvaggi (Spring)
Global Research Fellow

Prof. Dr. Nicola Selvaggi is Associate Professor of Criminal Law and Director of the Research Center on preventive measures and organized crime (CeRPEC) at the Department of Law and Economics of the “Mediterranea” University of Reggio Calabria (Italy).

He has been Gastwissenschaftler at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law of Freiburg i. Br. and worked on numerous international research projects, collaborating with Italian and foreign Universities such as Paris “Sorbonne”, “Castilla-La Mancha” of Toledo, “Waseda” of Tokio and the Max Planck Institute.

Nicola Selvaggi has extensively carried out studies, enquiries and published books, articles and essays on criminal law, with a particular focus on the liability of corporations and economic crimes. He also devoted studies, lectures and essays in other relevant areas, such as international criminal law, antitrust sanctions, confiscation of crime proceeds, and organized crime, both from a domestic, European and international perspective.

Nicola Selvaggi is advisor to the Italian Senate Committee on Justice Affairs (since 2016) and has also been several times appointed as expert in meetings and intergovernmental working groups at UNODC (United Nations on Drugs and Organized Crime), OECD and the European Commission. Nicola Selvaggi is lawyer and consultant, with particular focus on white collar crime and corporate compliance.

Center Affiliation: Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement
Research Project: Closely-held Firms, Publicly-held Firms and the Criminal Law. Looking for a Rational Scope of Corporate “Criminal” Liability


NYU Law Global Research Fellow Martin SenftlebenMartin Senftleben (Fall)
Senior Global Research Fellow

Martin Senftleben is Professor of Intellectual Property and Director of the Kooijmans Institute for Law and Governance at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Of Counsel at Bird & Bird, The Hague. His activities focus on the reconciliation of private intellectual property rights with competing public interests of a social, cultural or economic nature. Current research topics concern flexible fair use copyright limitations, trademark law and the preservation of the public domain, the international debate on the seizure of counterfeit goods in transit, the EU copyright reform and the liability of online platforms for infringement.

Mr. Senftleben studied law at the University of Heidelberg. He worked as a researcher at the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. In 2004, he was awarded a doctorate by the University of Amsterdam. From 2004 to 2007, he was a legal officer in the trademarks, industrial designs and geographical indications law division of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva. Mr. Senftleben is a member of the Copyright Advisory Committee of the Dutch State. He provided advice to WIPO in several trademark and copyright projects. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Association littéraire et artistique internationale (ALAI) and the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property Law (ATRIP). As a guest lecturer, he provides courses at the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), Strasbourg, the EBS University of Business and Law, Wiesbaden, the HANKEN School of Economics, Helsinki, the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC) and the Universities of Vienna and Catania.

Center Affiliation: Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy
Research Project: Protecting Mickey Mouse and the Mona Lisa in Perpetuity? How to Prevent Trademark Rights From Impeding Cyclic Cultural Innovation


Amr Shalakany
Senior Global Research Fellow

Bio coming soon.

Center Affiliation: Center for Human Rights and Global Justice
Research Project: Law and Revolution Revisited


NYU Law Global Research Fellow Paulina StarskiPaulina Starski (Fall)
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow
DAAD Visiting Fellow

Paulina Starski is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg as well as a postdoctoral fellow at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg. She holds degrees from Bucerius – LL.B. as well as Ph.D. (summa cum laude) ‒ and conducted a part of her law studies at the University of Sydney Law School as a grant recipient of the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes). Her Ph.D. on the “Interfederal Administrative Act” (Mohr Siebeck, 2014) focuses on constitutional and administrative challenges of German federalism viewed from a comparative perspective and was funded inter alia by the Friedrich Naumann and the FAZIT Foundation. She passed her First and Second State Examination in law ‒ both with high distinction ‒ at the Hanseatic Higher Court of Appeals in Hamburg and was admitted to the bar in 2013. During her judicial clerkship (Referendariat) she worked at various courts in Hamburg (Civil and Criminal Court of Appeals, Administrative Court) and – amongst others – the law firm Freshfields in its Hamburg and New York office advising on a wide range of international disputes.

Her research project on the “Unwilling or Unable State as a Challenge to International Law” encompasses her postdoctoral thesis (Habilitation) and is funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. She has also been awarded a postdoctoral scholarship by the Daimler and Benz Foundation for her research activities. After her research stay at the NYU School of Law she will be a Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of Sydney Law School and a Kathleen Fitzpatrick Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School within the Laureate Project in International Law “Civil War, Intervention and International Law” directed by Professor Anne Orford.

Her academic interests lie in the field of public international law, in particular, the regime on the use of force, international legal theory, the notion of state sovereignty, international human rights law, but also European law as well as German and comparative constitutional law (recently with a particular focus on Polish constitutional law). Paulina has widely published in these fields in various national and international law journals. Being passionate about teaching Paulina has lectured on a wide range of subjects within her research fields in Germany and abroad inter alia at the Bucerius Law School, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, University of Paderborn, University of Hamburg as well as Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile.

Paulina is a member of the Coordinating Committee of the European Society of International Law’s Interest Group on Peace and Security, of the Editorial Board of the Heidelberg Journal of International Law and the Advisory Board of the

Center Affiliation: Institute for International Law and Justice
Research Project: The Unwilling or Unable State as a Challenge to International Law


NYU Law Global Research Fellow Theodosia StavroulakiTheodosia Stavroulaki
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Theodosia Stavroulaki is a funded PhD researcher at the Law Department of the European University Institute. Theodosia’s research lies in the intersection between health policy and economics, competition law and human development. Under the supervision of Professor Monti, Theodosia has explored the question of how and to what extent healthcare quality can be taken into account under EU competition law. In 2015 Theodosia spent several months at the London School of Economics as a visiting scholar, as a result of a research grant she secured from the European Commission and the European University Institute. During the same year, she also received a prestigious award from the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association in order to pursue competition policy research in the field of healthcare antitrust at Georgetown Law School, present her work at the Federal Trade Commission, and conduct interviews with numerous scholars and experts in her area of research. As a result of her research in the US, her peer review article entitled ‘Integrating healthcare quality concerns into the US hospital merger cases, A mission impossible?’ has been recently published in World Competition Law & Economics Review. In March 2016, Theodosia’s research article entitled ‘The notion of an undertaking in the healthcare sector according to the European Courts’ case law: to what extent is healthcare quality taken into account?’ also won a prize for the best paper in Law & Economics by the Greek Association of Law and Economics.

Theodosia holds three masters degrees: an LLM in Law and Economics (Utrecht University), an executive MSc in European Economic Studies (Athens University of Economics and Business) and an LL.M. in Comparative, European and International Laws (European University Institute). Before commencing her PhD at the European University Institute, Theodosia worked as an antitrust associate in a leading law firm in Greece in EU competition Law. In addition, in March of 2009, she interned at the Private Enforcement Unit of DG Competition of European Commission.

As a Fulbright Scholar at NYU Theodosia aims to examine how competition law and regulation should be applied in the Higher Education sector so that the multiple public policy objectives this sector aims to achieve are considered as a whole. Her research will answer this research question by examining the marketization of the Higher Education sector in the UK and in the US. Research Project: ‘The role of antitrust law and regulation in ensuring the public policy objectives of Higher Education: Some thoughts on the UK and US Higher Education Markets’.

Center Affiliation: Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy
Research Project: The Role of Antitrust Law and Regulation in Ensuring the Public Policy Objectives of Higher Education: Some Thoughts on the UK and US Higher Education Markets


NYU Law Global Research Fellow Peter SzigetiPeter Szigeti
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Dr. Peter Szigeti will begin teaching at the Faculty of Law of the University of Alberta in July 2018, following appointments as a Global Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU Law (2017-2018), the Boulton Fellow at McGill University (2016-2016), and a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (2015-2016).

Dr. Szigeti received his SJD from Harvard Law School in 2015. His dissertation, entitled “Text and Territory: Jurisdictional Conflict and Territorial Language in Law”, investigates the use of spatial terms in legal language, and the effects that such language has on the regulation of physical/geographical territory. Part of the dissertation is about to be published in the Texas International Law Journal, entitled “The Illusion of Territorial Jurisdiction”. He also holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School (2008), a Master 2 recherche from Universite Paris I (2006), and a bachelor’s degree in Hungarian law from ELTE University, Budapest (2005).

During his Fellowship at NYU, Dr. Szigeti will work on examining the interactions between property law and environmental protection, and developing a more geographically situated conception of environmental law.

Center Affiliation: Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy, and Land Use Law
Research Project: Towards a Law of Biogeochemical Cycles


NYU Law Global Research Fellow Helene TigroudjaHélène Tigroudja
Senior Global Research Fellow

Prof. Dr. Hélène Tigroudja is Law Professor at Aix-Marseille University (France), Co-Director of the Law School’s Master Program of International Law, Director of the Summer School on Practice of Human Rights and Expert on reparations before the International Criminal Court. She is the co-author with Prof. Ludovic Hennebel of a treatise in international human rights law published in French (Pedone, Paris) in 2016.

Prof. Tigroudja has conducted research and taught in various universities such as Science Po Law School (Paris), Ecole Nationale de l’administration (Paris), Brussels University, Abomey-Calavi University (Cotonou, Benin), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Universidad Catolica de Buenos Aires and she has been a visiting professional at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. In 2014, she was appointed by The Hague Academy of International Law (The Netherlands) to co-lead the Center for International Research and Studies dedicated to 'Women’s Rights and Elimination of Discrimination’ and edited a volume on this issue with her colleague Prof. Dr. Maarit Jänterä-Jareborg (Brill Publishers, 2016).

Her focus in teaching and research ranges from international law, european law, international human rights law, international criminal law, and international migration law, with special focus on comparative approaches of regional and universal human rights mechanisms; States’ and International Organizations' immunities; States’ responsibility for wrongful acts; law of armed conflicts; domestic implementation of international legal obligations and EU’s fight against terrorism.

Since 2002, she has acted regularly as an expert for the Council of Europe (implementation of the ECHR; protection of Internally Displaced Persons; freedom of religion and protection of religious minorities; improvement of domestic judicial institutions; protection of migrants); the United Nations (UNODC programs on fight against terrorism) and the European Union (esp. on international humanitarian law and on domestic judicial system of States’ candidates to the integration to EU). Prof. Tigroudja is also Faculty Director of the Legal Clinic Aix Global Justice focusing on international human rights law.

Center Affiliation: Center for Human Rights and Global Justice
Research Project: Reparation before the International Criminal Court [Fixing the ICC Reparation Process?] 


NYU Law Global Research Fellow Milos VecMiloš Vec (Fall)
Senior Global Research Fellow

Miloš Vec is a Professor of European Legal and Constitutional History at Vienna University and a Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, IWM, Vienna). He received his Habilitation for the book “Law and Standardization in the Industrial Revolution” in Legal History, Philosophy of Law, Theory of Law, and Civil Law from the Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main in 2005.

His main research interests are the history of international law and multi-normativity. He is the co-editor of Transformations of Foreign Policy (OUP 2016), Paradoxes of Peace (OUP 2015), Constructing International Law – The Birth of a Discipline (V. Klostermann 2012) and has recently published Sources in the 19th Century European Tradition. The Myth of Positivism in the Oxford Handbook of the Sources of International Law (2017) and From the Congress of Vienna to the Paris Peace Treaties in the Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law (2012).

Before his appointment at the University of Vienna in 2012, Miloš Vec worked at the Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt and taught at the Law Faculty there. He held seminars and taught classes in Legal History, Legal Philosophy, Family Law, Tort Law, Law of Obligations also at the Universities of Bonn, Hamburg, Konstanz, Lyon, Tübingen, and Vilnius.

His awards include: German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes); Otto Hahn Medal of Max-Planck-Society; Appointment as founding member of The Young Academy at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina, Walter Kalkhof-Rose Memorial Award of the Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz; Academy Award of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities,; Fellow to the Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Study, WiKo), Berlin; UNIVIE Teaching Award of Vienna University. Miloš Vec has been an associate member of the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders” at Frankfurt University since 2013.

Since 1989, Miloš Vec has also contributed to various publications as a free-lance journalist, particularly for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Center Affiliation: Institute for International Law and Justice
Research Project: Principles of International Order. The Science of the European Law of Nations, 1789 – 1914


Diego Werneck ArguelhesDiego Werneck Arguelhes (Fall)
Global Research Fellow

Since 2011, Diego Werneck Arguelhes has been Professor of Law at the Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (FGV Direito Rio), where he had previously been assistant professor (2006-2011).

His research focuses on judicial politics, the comparative design of judicial institutions, and the relationship between constitutional change and judicial behavior. Mr. Arguelhes is a member of the Seminario en Latinoamérica de Teoría Constitucional y Política (SELA) and a regular contributor to the Brazilian press on issues of constitutional law and Supreme Court decision-making, having been one of the founding editors (2015-2016) of the blog  Supra: o Supremo Interpretado.

In January and February of 2016, Mr. Arguelhes was a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public and International Law (Heidelberg, Germany). Before joining the Hauser Global Law program at NYU Law School in the Fall of 2017, he was a visiting fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School (Spring 2017).

Mr. Arguelhes holds an LL.B. and a M.A. (Public Law) from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), and LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees from Yale Law School. 

Center Affiliation: Center for Law, Economics, and Organization
Research Project: The Open Court and its Enemies:  A Contingent Defense of Publicity in Judicial Deliberations