Global & Senior Global Research Fellows
Global Research Fellows are post-doctoral or tenured academics with a record of strong legal scholarship. More senior academics (for example, faculty members tenured for 10 years or more) at the discretion of the selection committee may be designated as Senior Global Research Fellows.
All Global and Senior Global Research Fellows are actively integrated into the Law School community through various academic and social programs, including the Global Fellows Forums where they are required to present their research. Additionally, they will be treated as much like members of the NYU School of Law Faculty as practicable for the duration of their residency. By the conclusion of their year at the Law School, all Global & Senior Global Research Fellows will have produced a major publishable piece of scholarly work and a report on their experience in the Global Fellows Program.
An applicant who performs research in comparative constitutional law, comparative civil procedure, Access to Justice, the sociology of law or European integration may, at the discretion of the selection committee, be named the Mauro Cappelletti Global Fellow in Comparative Law. The Neil MacCormick Fellowship in Legal Theory may be appointed to a fellow who is researching in legal theory, European law and theory, or public law. Finally, New York University is affiliated with the Scholars at Risk Network. Scholars at Risk Network offers a limited number of fellowships to support temporary visits to NYU of up to one year by professors, lecturers, researchers and other intellectuals who have shown potential as important contributors to their discipline and community, and who suffer intimidation or persecution in their home country or country of residence. Those applications that are selected by the Global Fellows Program's selection committee for participation in the Global Fellows Program and that wish to be considered for Scholars at Risk Network program will be forwarded to the Scholars at Risk Network for further consideration.
Benefits of Participation
Participating in the Global Fellows Program as a Global or Senior Global Research Fellow will include the following benefits:
- Participation in all Law School events including those especially for Global Fellows
- Inclusion, as much as practicable, in Faculty events and activities, for example, the weekly Faculty Workshops
- A comfortable work space with telephone & computer
- Access to the NYU School of Law Library, including WestLaw and LEXIS
- An email account
- Consideration for a post-doctoral stipend up to a maximum award of US$30,000 for one academic year, subject to eligibility requirements.
Post-Doctoral Stipend Information
Certain Global Fellows meeting eligibility requirements may be considered for a merit-based post-doctoral stipend of US$15,000 per academic semester (subject to tax) during the appointment period, at the sole discretion of the selection committee. In order to be considered for a merit-based post-doctoral stipend, the Global Fellow must be a recent post-doctoral fellow (having received the doctorate degree within the past 3-4 years) without a tenure-track academic appointment at an institution. Please note that we offer a very limited number of these merit-based post-doctoral stipends per year. All applicants are encouraged to supplement their participation in the Global Fellows Program by seeking scholarships and grants from other organizations. More information will be provided following admission to the program.
The invitation to join the Law School in either of these positions is also an invitation to a life-long relationship with the Global Fellows Program, one that will continue to foster excellence in legal scholarship. If you are interested in the Global Fellows Program, please view the Application Instructions for further information.
If you are interested in participating in the Global Fellows Program in another capacity, you may wish to view information regarding our Global Fellows from Practice & Government or Emile Noël Fellows. For doctoral candidates enrolled in a doctoral degree program at another institution abroad who wish to benefit from spending one year of their research at NYU School of Law, please refer to the Visiting Doctoral Researchers program information.
Current Global and Senior Global Research Fellows
Academic Year 2012-2013
Global Research Fellow
Violeta Beširević is a Professor of Law at Union University Law School Belgrade. She holds an L.L.M. and an S.J.D. in Comparative Constitutional Law from the Central European University (CEU), which is an American graduate institution based in Budapest and incorporated in the State of New York. She works in the field of comparative constitutional law, human rights law, medical law and international criminal law. Her recent research includes the issues of transitional constitutionalism in Serbia, militant democracy in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and a study of improving the effectiveness of the organ trade prohibition in Europe, written together with researchers working under the Coordination Action on ‘Living Organ Donation in Europe’, funded by the European Commission.
Professor Beširević is also a member of the Board of Directors of the European Public Law Organization, a member of the Pardon Committee appointed by the President of the Republic of Serbia and a Research Associate at the CEU Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine, Budapest. Her previous posts include Research Coordinator at the CEU Center for Human Rights, Senior Diplomat and Head of the Consular Department at the Embassy of Serbia in Hungary, Staff Attorney at the Constitutional and Legislative Policy Institute affiliated with the Open Society Fund and CEU in Budapest, and Senior Legal Adviser at the Ministry of Justice of the former Yugoslavia.
Global Research Fellow
Hagit Bulmash completed her doctorate studies at the Faculty of Law's Zvi Meitar Center for Advanced Legal Studies, after graduating her LL.B. and LL.M. (both magna cum laude) at Tel Aviv University's Faculty of Law. Following her graduation and until 2008 she practiced law as an antitrust and corporate lawyer in Israeli leading law firms. In 2007 she was selected as Deputy of the Chairman of The Israel Bar, Antitrust Committee. During her LL.M. she was the Editor of the Antitrust Section in the professional corporate site – www.4balance.com and provided legal opinions and articles concerning Antitrust Law.
The title of her dissertation is “Empirical Analysis of Secondary Line Price Discrimination According to the Antitrust Law". In her dissertation, Hagit uses a new methodology which she developed based on empirical research of court files using electronic databases. Her doctorate was conducted under the supervision of Professor David Gilo, TAU Law faculty who was recently appointed as the Head of the Israeli Antitrust Authority. Her recent article got published in the Oxfords' Journal of Competition Law and Economics. Her research is currently of utmost importance considering the emergence of the controversy around competitiveness in Israeli economy.
Along with her research work, Hagit serves as a lecturer at Tel Aviv University's Faculty of Law. Her course - Contracts and Competition Law deals with antitrust and contract law issues relating to contractual relationships between corporations. In light of her academic achievements, Hagit was awarded a Meitar Fellowship, and she was awarded as the 2011 doctorate representative of the Law and Economic workshop in Siena – Toronto -Tel Aviv law and economic workshop. She was invited to present her doctorate thesis in faculty workshops at Tel Aviv University, Haifa University and Hebrew University and The Israeli Law and Economic Association 2011 yearly conference.
Global Research Fellow & Mauro Cappelletti Global Fellow in Comparative Law
Lorenzo Casini is an Associate Professor at the University Sapienza of Rome, where he teaches Town and Country Planning Law and Cultural Property Law at the Faculty of Architecture since 2002. He also teaches Legislation on Cultural Heritage and Landscape in the Ph.D. Program in Management and Development of Cultural Heritage at the IMT-Institute for Advanced Studies (Lucca, Italy).
After graduating in Law cum laude in 1999, he obtained a Ph.D. in European and Comparative Administrative Law from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 2004. From 2008-2009 he was a Research Fellow here at NYU for the Global Administrative Project. He is currently serving as a law clerk to Justice Professor Sabino Cassese at the Constitutional Court of Italy. He is also Secretary general of the Institute for Research on Public Administration (IRPA).
He has written over 70 articles on cultural property, urban planning law, and comparative and global administrative law. His publications include three books: on Town and Country Planning (L’equilibrio degli interessi nel governo del territorio, Giuffrè, 2005), on Global Sports Law (Il diritto globale dello sport, 2010), and on the Globalization of Cultural Properties (editor, La Globalizzazione dei beni culturali, il Mulino, 2010). He is co-editor of Global Administrative Law: Cases, Materials, Issues (2nd edition, 2008; 3rd edition 2012) and special editor (with Laurence Boisson de Chazournes and Benedict Kingsbury) of the Symposium on "Global Administrative Law in the Operations of International Organizations", 6:2 International Organizations Law Review (2009).
Global Research Fellow
David Chekroun is a Tenured Professor of Business Law at ESCP Europe and is the co-faculty chair for the "Law & Finance" major. He is based in the campuses of London and Paris. Doctor of Law of the Sorbonne Law School, obtaining a Postgraduate degree in Business Law and a Master in European Business, he lectures International Arbitration and Litigation, European Civil Procedure, Comparative Business Law, International Business Law and Energy Law.
At ESCP Europe, he is the co-director of the Law & Finance major, that offers students an unparalleled combination of legal and financial education. Prior to joining ESCP Europe, he was an assistant professor at University of Paris XI – Jean Monnet where he taught Private International Law, Business Law, International Business Law. He continues to lecture International Arbitration at the Sorbonne Law School on Doctoral programs.
David Chekroun was involved in workshops with legal experts that aimed to improve the systems of Judicial Review in Civil and Criminal proceedings of several European countries. He trained Afghan judges and legal experts at the Max Planck Institute & the Institut International of Paris. He trains qualified Judges at the French National School for the Judiciary on the Common law system and organizes conferences on Criminal & Civil justice in Europe.He is a member of the Editorial Committee of the Think Tank « Conventions » from the French Ministery of Foreign and European Affairs & the Institut des hautes études sur la justice. He is a member of the Sorbonne Law School Institute of judicial studies & the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.
He is admitted to the Paris Bar and worked in the Litigation and Arbitration department of Herbert Smith LLP. In addition he was Scholar-in-Residence to the International Arbitration Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (London office). He also advised, as a legal consultant, law firms and companies in international arbitration proceedings in the field of finance and energy.
His research interests are mainly, International Business Law, Law & Finance, Judicial Studies, Energy Law and Arbitration Law. He completed his Doctorate in Law at on the “arbitral imperium” and he is the editor-in-chief of the Energy law section of the International Business Law Journal / IBLJ. He is currently writing a book on “International Business Dispute Resolution in France.”
Valéria Guimarães de Lima e Silva
Global Research Fellow
Dr. Valéria Guimarães de Lima e Silva, a Brazilian national, is a Global Research Fellow at the NYU Hauser Global Law School Program. Valéria was previously an Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, and at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. She holds a Ph.D. degree in International Law from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and a Masters in International Law and Economics from the World Trade Institute, Switzerland.
More recently, she was in charge of the International Department of the Brazilian competition authority CADE, where she has previously held the position of Chief of Staff. She also worked as a Bluebook Trainee at the European Commission, DG Competition. She has previously worked as an attorney for the second largest Intellectual Property law firm of Latin America, as well as branch manager of a law firm in the city of Rio de Janeiro. While living in Taiwan she has worked as legal counsel for a Taiwanese biotechnology company.
Her fields of research are International Economic Law, Global Economic Governance, Intellectual Property Rights, Competition Policy, Health and Development. She has published a book on international aspects of competition laws, as well as papers in specialized journals in Brazil and abroad. Her current research focuses on soft power dynamics at various multilateral organizations to advance intellectual property rights enforcement.
Global Research Fellow
Ariel Katz is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, where he holds the Innovation Chair in Electronic Commerce and the Director of the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy. Professor Katz received his LL.B. and LL.M. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and his SJD from the University of Toronto. His general area of research involves economic analysis of competition law and intellectual property law, with allied interests in electronic commerce, pharmaceutical regulation, the regulation of international trade, and particularly the intersection of these fields. Prior to joining the University of Toronto Professor Katz was a staff attorney at the Israeli Antitrust Authority. While there, he litigated several merger appeals and restrictive arrangements cases before the Antitrust Tribunal and negotiated regulatory settlements. Professor Katz currently teaches courses on intellectual property, cyberlaw, and the intersection of competition law and intellectual property.
Global Research Fellow
Gianluca P. Parolin is assistant professor of law in the American University in Cairo, Egypt, where he teaches comparative law, comparative constitutional law, and Islamic law reform. Gianluca earned his LL.B./LL.M. (University of Torino, Italy) in comparative public law with a thesis on the caliphate and contemporary forms of government in Muslim-majority countries, and his Ph.D. (University of Torino, Italy) in public law with a dissertation on the multiple levels of membership and political participation in Arab states (Citizenship in the Arab World, Amsterdam University Press, 2009).
Fascinated by the first constitutional transition of the 21st century in the region, Gianluca contributed to the debate on the new Bahraini constitution and was invited to observe the first parliamentary elections in thirty years. Gianluca has followed Bahrain ever since, and has recently published a comparative study of the role of parliament in 1973-75 and after the 2002 constitution in an edited book titled: Political Change in the Arab Gulf states: Stuck in Transition (Lynne Rienner, 2011).
Asked to be the rapporteur on constitutional provisions on shari‘ah to the Second Conference of the International Consortium on Law and Religion Studies (ICLARS) in 2011, Gianluca has started developing a coherent comparative overview of such provisions within the overall trajectory of legal systems in Muslim-majority countries.
Since 25 January 2011, Gianluca has offered special courses on the constitutional transition in Egypt and has actively participated in the public debate over a variety of issues associated with the transition and constitutional design.
Global Research Fellow & Neil MacCormick Fellow in Legal Theory
Re’em Segev is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He earned his LL.B. (summa cum laude), LL.M. (magna cum laude) and Ph.D. from the Hebrew University and was a visiting researcher at the University of California-Berkeley, Harvard University and New-York University. Dr. Segev received various awards, including the Fulbright Post-Doctoral Award. His research interests are moral philosophy and philosophy of law, and specifically distributive justice, moral justification under uncertainty, the moral foundation of criminal law (especially the implications of distributive justice and uncertainty for justificatory defenses), the moral foundation of public law (balancing, discrimination, freedom of expression and counter-terror measures), and legal interpretation. Dr. Segev has published articles on these topics in philosophical, legal and interdisciplinary journals, including Philosophical Studies, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Utilitas, Law & Philosophy, Criminal Law & Philosophy, Ratio Juris, and the Journal of Medicine & Philosophy.
Global Research Fellow
Professor Stewart joined UBC law in August 2009, after spending two years as an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School in New York. Prior to his time at Columbia, Professor Stewart was an Appeals Counsel with the Prosecution of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He has also worked for the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Prosecution of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. His research focuses on corporate responsibility for international crimes, drawing on international criminal law, the laws of armed conflict, international human rights, comparative criminal law, theory of criminal law, public International law, and corporate criminal liability.
Professor Stewart initially graduated from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand with degrees in both law and philosophy. He has since completed an Diplôme d'études approfondies in international law at the Université de Genève and is currently finishing a JSD at Columbia University in New York. He has taught at Columbia Law School, Queens University's summer program on international law, and the University of Geneva. Professor Stewart was also the Chair of Editorial Board of Journal of International Criminal Justice between 2007 and 2010, and is presently an appointed member of the Institute of International Humanitarian Law.
In 2006, Professor Stewart received the La Pira Prize for his article on unlawful confinement at Guantanamo. In 2010, he was awarded the Cassese Prize for his ongoing work on the liability of corporate actors for international crimes. In 2011, he was a Fellow with the Open Society Initiative in New York for an aspect of this work that deals with the accomplice liability of arms vendors. As part of this project, he was also a Visiting Fellow at Oxford's Centre for Criminology. In 2011, he was awarded the Aurora Prize from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) as "an outstanding new researcher who is building a reputation for exciting and original research in the social sciences or humanities.
Global Research Fellow
Dr. Mingyuan Wang is a Professor of Law at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He is also the Executive Director of the Center for Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Law, an inter-faculty research institute at Tsinghua University, and the Vice President of the Environmental Law Society under the Chinese Academy of Environmental Sciences.
He works in the fields of energy law, environmental and natural resources law, infrastructure and urban planning law, and law for technology, in particular biotechnology regulation. He obtained his B.S. and LL.M. at Peking University (1988 and 1992), and Ph.D. at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (1999).
Before he joined Tsinghua University Law School, he had worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University (1999-2001). During 2002-2003, he was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School and Harvard University Center for the Environment.
Global Research Fellow
Nicolo Zingales is a senior Ph.D. researcher in International Law and Economics at Bocconi University. Prior to coming to NYU, he was a teaching fellow at Bocconi and scholarship holder (“Stipendiat”) at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition. His research focuses on the incorporation of economics into law in a number of areas, including antitrust, WTO and international arbitration.
During his academic career, Nicolo has been an exchange student at Universidad Abat Oliba and UC Berkeley, a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School and a research assistant at the College of Europe in Bruges. He has also gained practical experience as a trainee at the European Commission (Directorate General for Competition) and at the Cabinet of Judge Moavero Milanesi at the EU General Court.
His project as a Global Research Fellow concerns a comparison on the role of presumptions in WTO and competition law.