Global Fellows

Past Global & Senior Global Research Fellows

Below is a list of our past Global and Senior Global Research Fellows from 2003 through 2012. Additionally, you may view the biographical information of our past Global Fellows from Practice & Government and Visiting Doctoral Researchers.

2012-2013 Global Research Fellows

Global Research Fellow BesirevicVioleta Beširević
Global Research Fellow
Serbia

Violeta Beširević is a Professor of Law at Union University Law School Belgrade. She holds an LLM and an SJD 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.

Research Project: The Politics of the Constitutional Court in Serbia

Global Research Fellow BulmashHagit Bulmash
Global Research Fellow
Israel

Hagit Bulmash completed her doctorate studies at the Faculty of Law's Zvi Meitar Center for Advanced Legal Studies, after graduating her LLB and LLM (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 LLM 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.

Research Project: Using Secondary Line Price Discrimination to Prevent Free Ride – Empirical Research

Global Research Fellow CasiniLorenzo Casini
Global Research Fellow & Mauro Cappelletti Global Fellow in Comparative Law
Italy

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 PhD 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 PhD 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).

Research Project: Public Law and Private Law Beyond the State

Global Research Fellow ChekrounDavid Chekroun
Global Research Fellow
France

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.”

Research Project: Transnational Discovery Conflicts: Will the EU Data Protection Reform Proposals Change the Balance?

Global Research Fellow GuimaraesValéria Guimarães de Lima e Silva
Global Research Fellow
Brazil

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 PhD 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.

Research Project: How to Reshape Treaties without Negotiations: Intellectual Property Enforcement as a Case Study

Global Research Fellow KatzAriel Katz
Global Research Fellow
Israel

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 LLB and LLM 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.

Research Project: The Rebirth of Fair Dealing: From the University of London to the University of British Columbia (and from Oxbridge to Georgia State)

Global Research Fellow ParolinGianluca Parolin
Global Research Fellow
Egypt

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 LLB/LLM (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 PhD (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.

Research Project: (Re)arrangements of šariʿah and Secular Law in Constitutional Transitions

Global Research Fellow SegevRe'em Segev
Global Research Fellow & Neil MacCormick Fellow in Legal Theory
Israel

Re’em Segev is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He earned his LLB (summa cum laude), LLM (magna cum laude) and PhD 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.

Research Project: Making Sense of Discrimination

Global Research Fellow StewartJames Stewart
Global Research Fellow
New Zealand

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.

Research Project: Atrocity, Commerce and Accountability: The International Criminal Liability of Corporate Actors

Global Research Fellow WangMingyuan Wang
Global Research Fellow
China

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 LLM at Peking University (1988 and 1992), and PhD 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.

Research Project: Legal Aspects of Climate Change: Is There any Inspiration from the US and Europe for the Development of Carbon Market in China?

Global Research Fellow ZingalesNicolo Zingales
Global Research Fellow
Italy

Nicolo Zingales is a senior PhD 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.

Research Project: Safeguarding Due Process in Presumptive Adjudication

2011-2012 Global & Senior Global Research Fellows

Nicholas Bamforth
Senior Global Research Fellow
UK

Nicholas Bamforth is a tenured member of the Law faculty at Oxford University, where he is Fellow in Law at The Queen's College. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of constitutional and administrative law (including comparative constitutional law), legal theory, human rights law and sexuality and law. His two most recent books are Patriarchal Religion, Sexuality and Gender: A Critique of New Natural Law (with David A.J. Richards, Cambridge University Press 2008) and Discrimination Law: Theory and Context (with Maleiha Malik and Colm O'Cinneide, Thomson/Sweet & Maxwell 2008). During 2011-2, he will be working on a book on English human rights law (with Laura Hoyano) for publication by Oxford University Press, on a single-authored book on the public law-private law distinction, and on a project on imperialism, sexuality and law, with David Richards. He also has an active interest in higher education policy, academic freedom and university governance, and has published in the Times Higher Education, Times and Guardian on topics within this field, as well as serving as a member of Oxford's University Council between 2006 and 2011.

Graham Mayeda
Senior Global Research Fellow
Canada


Graham Mayeda is an associate professor of law at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He began his academic career in philosophy, in which he received both MA and PhD degrees from the University of Toronto. His current research focuses on the impact of international trade and investment law on developing countries. He has begun a new project on theories of global justice, which aims at articulating a concept of global justice that takes into account the diverse perspectives of developing countries, as well as a project on the impact of the anti-terrorism policy of Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom on developing countries. He is also interested in the impact of cultural, socio-economic, racial and gender difference in Canadian criminal law. In the area of legal theory, he has written about the nature of common law reasoning and on theories of judgment.
Prof. Mayeda is also very involved in legal advocacy. In November, 2006, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC). ISAC is a legal aid clinic established by Legal Aid Ontario in 2001 to conduct test-case litigation for low-income residents of Ontario (http://www.incomesecurity.org/). Graham has also been involved in litigation with dimensions of both criminal and environmental law. He is currently doing legal consulting for the Commonwealth Secretariat on international investment agreements and developing countries.


Rephael Ben-Ari
Global Research Fellow & Neil MacCormick Fellow in Legal Theory
Israel

Dr. Har'el R. Ben-Ari, PhD (Bar-Ilan University, Israel); LL.M (Public International Law) (cum laude) (Leiden University, Holland); LL.B (cum laude) (Tel-Aviv University, Israel), currently teaches courses and seminars in Public International Law and International Criminal Law, within the LL.B and LL.M programs at the Law Faculty of the Bar-Ilan University. His past professional record also includes the unique positions of an Assistant to the Legal Adviser to the Israel MFA and the Legal Adviser to the Israel Mission in The Hague. When he held these positions, Dr. Ben-Ari was exposed first hand to major international legal developments at their inception, and he took part in the formulation of official policy in various international legal matters. His doctoral research was conducted under the auspices of the Doctoral Fellowships of Excellence Program at Bar-Ilan University – the University's most distinguished doctoral fellowship, under the supervision of the Head of the Political Science Department and the Program on Conflict Management and Negotiation. Dr. Ben-Ari's book, entitled 'The Normative Position of International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) Under International Law – An Analytical Framework', was recently published (2012) under the auspices of Martinus Nijhoff publishers. Based on his PhD dissertation, the book engages in a contextual-historical and interdisciplinary evaluation of the potential of contemporary juridical theories regarding the position of INGOs vis-à-vis the subjects of international law to generate solutions for the exercise of unregulated authority outside the state-system.


Congyan Cai
Global Research Fellow
China

Cai Congyan is a professor of international law at Xiamen University School of Law, China. He also is a member of Editorial Board of Journal of East Asia and International Law (JEAIL) published in Korea. His research fields cover public international law, international investment law, and WTO law. His recently focuses on risk society and the evolution of international legal process, “private/public law division” in international law, Great Powers issue in international law from the rising China’s perspective, and structural transformation of investment treaties. His recent articles have been published at such journal as Journal of International Economic Law (JIEL), Chinese Journal of International Law (CJIL), Journal of World Investment & Trade (JWIT), and Manchester Journal of International Economic Law (MJIEL). He sometimes is consulted by China’s Government concerning investment treaty affairs. He may be contacted at caicongyan@xmu.edu.cn

Jasper Finke
Global Research Fellow
Germany

Jasper Finke is a senior researcher and lecturer at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany). He works in the fields of public international law, international economic law, and legal theory. His current research project focuses on crisis and law, in particular the relation between crisis and the re-interpretation of existing laws. In addition, he has recently worked on issues of sovereign immunity with regard to the pending case of Germany v. Italy and on the legal controversy over the banning of the veil in France. He holds a PhD in Public International Law from the University Kiel (2003). His thesis on parallel dispute settlement procedures in public international law was published in 2004. Still, upon completion of his graduate studies, he decided that it was time to leave academia for a while. For three years, he worked as a lawyer in a Berlin-based law firm that advises energy companies. His responsibilities included the implementation of European energy regulation and the drafting of energy contracts – but while he enjoyed advising clients and getting to know a more hands-on perspective on law, drafting energy contracts soon lost its attraction. A year spent at Columbia University convinced him that he wanted to return to academia and ever since receiving the LLM degree, he has worked as a senior researcher and lecturer.

Jennifer Koshan

Global Research Fellow
Canada

Jennifer Koshan is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Calgary, Canada. Before joining the Faculty, Professor Koshan practiced law for several years in the Northwest Territories as a Crown prosecutor, and she worked as the Legal Director of the British Columbia branch of the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), a non-profit equality rights organization. Her teaching and research interests are in the areas of constitutional law, equality and human rights law, criminal law, violence against women, and public interest advocacy. In 2004 Professor Koshan was awarded The University of Calgary Faculty Association's Community Service Award for her contributions to the equality seeking community, and in April of 2010 she received a Students' Union Teaching Excellence Award for Constitutional Law. Her recent research has included a study of the judicial treatment of marital rape in Canada over the past 27 years for the Equality Effect, and evaluations of civil and criminal domestic violence regimes in Alberta, Canada. Professor Koshan is also a founding member of the Women’s Court of Canada, a group of academics, activists, and litigators who are rewriting the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms equality jurisprudence.


Choong-Kee Lee
Global Research Fellow
Korea

Dr. Choong Kee Lee is a Professor of Law at Hongik University in Seoul. He works in the fields of commercial, financial, corporate and trust law. He obtained his LLB and LLM at Seoul National University (1986 and 1988), LL.M at Cambridge University (1991) and PhD at Sheffield University (1994). He produced in-depth research on financial regulation, focusing in particular on the British establishment of a single, unified financial regulator and influenced on Korean establishment of a single financial regulator. He participated as an expert adviser in drafting Consolidated Asset Management Act 2003 and other financial Acts. He has also conducted groundbreaking research regarding the introduction of Anglo-American concept of fiduciary law and trusts in Korea, and advised Korean government on introducing/amending Trusts and Trusts-related Acts and served on a number of related government committees. He authored Trusts Law (2007), the most-read and authoritative trusts law text book in Korea and wrote numerous articles and chapters in books.


Federico Parmeggiani
Global Research Fellow
Italy

Federico Parmeggiani has completed a PhD in Law and Economics at University of Siena, defending a thesis about the economic function and the regulation of credit rating agencies. In 2011 he has been appointed as lecturer of Corporate Law at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Faculty of Economics. His main research interests encompass economic analysis of corporate law, securities and financial markets regulation, corporate governance and the economic and legal structure of cooperative companies. His research works have so far related to the effects and the regulation of credit ratings, internal and external controls in corporate governance and shareholders rights. Federico also attended courses on economic and corporate topics at Fordham University School of Law, University of Trento and Gerzensee Study Centre in Bern, Switzerland. Before getting a PhD in Law and Economics, Federico Parmeggiani obtained a Master Degree in Law cum laude at University of Bologna, where after the graduation he started to work as assistant at the Corporate Law Chair.During his academic career Federico has also collaborated with several institutions on corporate and securities law topics. In 2010 he was part of a task force of academics and legal professionals appointed by the TAIEX Office of the European Commission to teach european securities regulation at financial institutions in Turkey and Libya. Such project was aimed at providing those countries’ institutions with a better knowledge about recent european legal developments and about the solutions adopted by member states in implementing EU regulation. At NYU he will be working on a research project on the use of rating triggers in bond indentures, assessing the need for a specific regulation in such sector.


Francesca Romanin-Jacur
Global Research Fellow & Mauro Cappelletti Global Fellow in Comparative Law
Italy

Francesca Romanin Jacur is Researcher in International Law at the University of Milano, Italy. She is a qualified lawyer, admitted to the Milan Bar. In 2007 she obtained her PhD in International Law from the University of Milano. In 2003 she achieved a Diplôme des Haute Etudes Supérieurs (DESUP) at the Paris University (Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne/ Collège des Hautes Etudes Européennes Miguel Servet) in EU Law. Her research and her publications are on international environmental law. She has been working as legal adviser to the Italian Ministry of the Environment providing assistance in environmental and climate change law. She was responsible for supervising and facilitating the implementation of greenhouse gases emission reductions projects in the Western Balkans. Since 2003 she holds teaching activities on international law in Italian Universities and abroad. She held capacity-building workshops in Northern Africa (Morocco, Tunisia) and in the Balkans on environmental and climate change law.


Melanie Samson
Global Research Fellow
France

Dr. Mélanie Samson is a public international lawyer specializing in global health Law. She holds a Master’s degree in public law from the Paris VIII University and an LLM and PhD in international law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. In October 2010, she defended her PhD thesis on “Public Health Protection and International Economic Law: Health Security under the Challenges of Globalization”. During her doctoral studies, she worked as a research and teaching assistant at the Graduate Institute of Geneva. Dr. Samson’s areas of research and professional interest are international economic law, global health Law and public health. She has published on various aspects of International Law and health law, including the issue of access to medicines in developing countries and her PhD dissertation is currently under preparation for publication. She has previously worked with the World Health Organization, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Health Law Research Network of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie and the French Delegation to the World Trade Organization. More recently, she worked for the French National Cancer Institute (“INCa”) as Head of Projects for more than three years on developing and implementing regulations and standards on the quality of cancer care at the national level and participated in numerous cancer-related international conferences. During her residency at NYU Law School, she will focus on global health standards and the transformation of the international regulatory landscape.

2010-2011 Global & Senior Global Research Fellows

Ola Mestad
Senior Global Research Fellow
Norway

Ola Mestad has been Professor of law at the University of Oslo, Norway, since 2000. He works mainly in contract law, oil and gas law, international economic law, company law, legal history and legal method. For ten years he was in private practice as a lawyer and partner of the law firm Bugge, Arentz-Hansen & Rasmussen (BA-HR) in Oslo. i.a. as head of the oil and gas law group of the firm. Previously, he has been research fellow at Leopold-Wenger –Institut fur Rechtsgeschichte at the University of Munich and Recruitment Professor at the University of Bergen, Norway.

Since its inception in 2004 he has been a member of the Council on Ethics for the Norwegian Government Pension Fund – Global, see http://www.regjeringen.no/en/sub/styrer-rad-utvalg/ethics_council.html?id=434879. The Fund is a government owned investment vehicle with a capital of app. USD 430 Billion. This is part of the background for the research that he wants to do at NYU on Emerging regimes governing multinational corporations and other related corporate law issues. Mestad is one of the editors of Corporate Complicity in Human Rights Violations (with Gro Nystuen & Andreas Follesdal), forthcoming, Cambridge UP, 2011.

Mestad is also an ad hoc judge at the EFTA Court in Luxembourg and Member of the Panel of Conciliators, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Washington, DC. He chairs the National Research Committee for the Bicentennial of the Norwegian Constitution in 2014 and has recently been appointed as a leader (together with Professor Dag Michalsen) of an international research group on The Transformation of International Law and Norwegian Sovereignty in 1814 the at Centre for Advanced Study in Oslo for the academic year 2012-2013. More information: http://www.jus.uio.no/nifs/personer/vit/olame/

Ralph Wilde
Senior Global Research Fellow
UK

Dr Ralph Wilde is a member of the Faculty of Laws at University College London, University of London. He works in the fields of international law and international relations, and his current research focuses on the administration of territory by international organizations and foreign states, the concept of trusteeship in international law and public policy, and the extraterritorial application of human rights norms. His book addressing the first two of these topics, International Territorial Administration: How Trusteeship and the Civilizing Mission Never Went Away was published by OUP in 2008 and won the Certificate of Merit (book prize) of the American Society of International Law in 2009. At the International Law Association (ILA) Ralph is a member of the international Executive Council and the International Committee on Human Rights Law, and serves as Rapporteur of the Study Group on UN Reform and Joint Honorary Secretary of the British Branch. He was formerly a member of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law. More information: www.ucl.ac.uk/laws/wilde

Antonina Bakardjieva Engelbrekt
Global Research Fellow
Sweden

Antonina Bakardjieva Engelbrekt is Professor of European Law and Director of the Institute of European Law at the Faculty of Law of Stockholm University. She holds an LLM degree from Sofia University, Bulgaria, an LLM in International, European and Comparative Law from the European University Institute (EUI), Florence and a doctorate in private law from the Faculty of Law of Stockholm University (2003). Earlier appointments include the position of Deputy Secretary of the Committee of Legal Affairs and Human Rights at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg (1994-1995), and Senior Lecturer at Örebro University (2005-2007). She has been Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Munich, and a Jean Monnet and STINT Fellow at the EUI, Florence (2005/2006).

Antonina has numerous publications in the area of European and comparative consumer law, competition law and intellectual property law. Her PhD thesis "Fair Trading Law in Flux?" analyzed the institutional legacies of Swedish and German commercial practices law and the differential impact of European integration on this area of law and regulation. Subsequent publications were devoted to the eastward enlargement of the European Union and its role for market and institutional reform in the accession countries from Central and Eastern Europe. More recent research projects and publications have addressed the choice between public and private enforcement in consumer law, theoretical and methodological aspects of comparative law (co-editor of New Directions in Comparative Law with Edward Elgar, 2010), as well as European and global governance of intellectual property rights. At the NYU she will work on a project approaching European copyright law from an institutional perspective that focuses on actor participation and institutional design

Andreas Heinemann

Senior Global Research Fellow

Switzerland


Andreas Heinemann is Professor of Commercial, Economic and European Law at the University of Zurich and Permanent Visiting Professor at the University of Lausanne. After having studied economics and law he participated at the 'Cycle International' of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration in Paris. He passed his bar exam in Berlin and received his PhD in Law and his habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) from the Faculty of Law of the University of Munich. He is member of the board of the Europa Institute Zurich, of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC) and of the Antitrust Committee of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR). The focus of his research lies on European and International Economic law with special interest in antitrust and intellectual property law. Recent publications deal with the private enforcement of competition law (Co-Editor of the project 'The Enforcement of Competition Law in Europe' within the Trento Project on the Common Core of European Private Law, and consultant to the Swiss Government), the European Internal Market, cartel procedure, the role of intellectual property rights in merger control and generally the particularities of the IT sector. At NYU, he will work on the public control of cross-border M&A between the poles of protectionism and legitimate regulation.


Christian Hofmann
Global Research Fellow
Germany

Christian Hofmann received his “Habilitation” (postdoctoral degree qualifying to lecture at law schools) from Humboldt University to Berlin in 2009, his PhD and his LLM from Martin Luther University Halle/Wittenberg in 2000 and his law degree from the University of Freiburg in 1998. In 2009 and 2010 he was a visiting professor at Goethe University in Frankfurt, at the University of Cologne and at Vilnius University (Lithuania). He worked as an assistant professor from 2004-2006 and again from 2008 to 2009 at Humboldt University to Berlin and was at the same time the assistant editor of the European law journal “European Review of Contract Law”. From 2002 to 2004 he was a research and teaching assistant at the University of Saarbruecken and from 2000 to 2002 a judicial clerk at the district court of Saarbruecken. From 2006 to 2008 he focused on US law as a visiting scholar and Humboldt Fellow at UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall). His main research interest is in Company Law, Banking Law and Securities Regulation, Contract Law, Antitrust Law and European Law. He published a book on cashless payment systems, and his second book on company law is in print. He has published numerous papers in various German and European law journals and contributed to several books.

Tsvi Kahana

Global Research Fellow
Israel

Tsvi Kahana is an Associate Professor of Law at Queen?s University in Kingston, Ontario. His research areas include legislative studies, constitutional theory, and comparative constitutional law, and he has published and taught in these areas. He is the co-editior of The Least Examined Branch: Legislature in The Constitutional State (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and Feminist Constitutionalism (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming). At NYU, he will be working on a project examining the constitutional performance of Canadian legislatures in relation to various constitutional matters. Professor Kahana received his doctorate from the University of Toronto. Prior to assuming his current position at Queen?s University, he taught or held research appointments at the University of Alberta, Tel Aviv University, the University of Toronto and Yale University.

 

Rafael Leal-Arcas

Global Research Fellow

United Kingdom

Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas is a senior lecturer in International Economic Law and European Union Law, Queen Mary University of London (Centre for Commercial Law Studies), United Kingdom. Author of more than 60 publications on international trade law, WTO law, international investment law, international environmental law, and EU law. Among his publications are the books International Trade and Investment Law: Multilateral, Regional and Bilateral Governance (Edward Elgar, 2010) and Theory and Practice of EC External Trade Law and Policy (Cameron May, 2008). For electronic access to some of his publications, see http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=327976

Member of the Madrid Bar, he has been a Visiting Scholar at Georgetown University Law Center, Fellow at Georgetown’s Institute of International Economic Law, Fellow at the American Society of International Law, Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School, Visiting Doctoral Researcher at New York University School of Law, Fellow at the Australian National University, and Visiting Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School. Dr Leal-Arcas completed his graduate legal education at Stanford, Columbia, the London School of Economics, and the European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

Federico Mucciarelli
Global Research Fellow
Italy


Federico M. Mucciarelli is tenured associate professor of business law at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy), where he teaches general business law and advanced company law. After graduating in law at the University of Bologna (1996), he obtained a LLM from the University of Heidelberg (2001) and a doctorate in business law at the University of Brescia (2003). After his doctorate he was appointed as research fellow (2003 – 2005) and then as assistant professor of business law (2005 – 2007) at the economics faculty of the University of Bologna (Italy). During his academic career, he spent several research periods in European universities: during 2002 he was Visiting Scholar at the law faculty of the University of Oxford (UK), in 2003 and 2006 he was visiting fellow at the Max-Planck Institut für Privatrecht of Hamburg (Germany), sponsored by the Max-Planck Society, and during 2007 he was Academic Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), London (UK), sponsored by the University of Bologna. He lectured and held presentations in several Universities, such as Bologna, Trento, Tirana and Oxford.Beside his academic activities, Federico Mucciarelli have had several job experiences: he worked at the Italian Central Bank (Banca d’Italia: 2000 – 2001), was legal advisor for the Lower House of the Italian Parliament (Camera dei Deputati: 2003 – 2005) and then he has been active as consultant for the Rome office of the law firm Shearman & Sterling. His main research areas are domestic and international topics of takeover regulation, corporate and insolvency law, companies’ freedom of establishment on the EU. He has written two books: the first one, on defensive measures against hostile takeover, was published in 2004, and the second one, on international mobility of corporation, is forthcoming in 2010. His research goal as NYU Global Research Scholar is to assess which is the optimal law-making body to regulate insolvencies in multi-jurisdictional or federal legal systems.

Christoph Paulus
Global Research Fellow
Germany

Christoph G. Paulus is professor of law at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin/Germany since 1994 – holding a chair for Civil Law, Civil Procedure Law, Insolvency Law and ancient Roman Law. Before that he was teaching i.a. at the university of Heidelberg and of Saarbrücken. He had studied law at the university of Munich and has done his LLM at the University of California in Berkeley. Being an expert primarily in insolvency law, Prof. Paulus has worked several times as a consultant of the IMF and of the World Bank. Moreover, since 2006, he worked as an adviser of the German delegation on the UNCITRAL insolvency law sessions.
 


Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito
Global Research Fellow
Colombia


César Rodríguez-Garavito is Associate Professor of Law and founding Director of the Program on Global Justice and Human Rights at the University of the Andes (Bogota, Colombia). He is a founding member of the Center for Law, Justice, and Society (Dejusticia) and an Affiliate Professor of the Law, Societies and Justice Program at the University of Washington.He holds a PhD and an M.S. (Sociology) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MA from NYU’s Institute for Law and Society, an MA (Philosophy) from the National University of Colombia, and a J.D. from the University of the Andes. He is the author of numerous books and journal articles on law, globalization, human rights, and social movements. His recent books include The Global Expansion of the Rule of Law; Socio-Economic Rights: Justice, Politics and Economics in Latin America (coed.); Race, Racism and Human Rights in Colombia; Beyond Displacement: Human Rights, Public Policies and Forced Displacement in Colombia (ed.); and Law and Globalization from Below: Toward a Cosmopolitan Legality (coed.). His recently completed projects include a global study on the impact of judicial activism regarding socio-economic rights, a socio-legal analysis of the transnational movement for labor rights in the Americas, and a theoretical and empirical study on indigenous peoples’ right to prior consultation. He is currently undertaking a comparative study of the law and politics of intellectual property and access to medicines in Latin America (with Rochelle Dreyfuss).

Fuad Zarbiyev
Global Research Fellow
Azerbaijan

Fuad Zarbiev holds an LLM from Harvard Law School (2010), a Ph.D in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva (2009), the Diploma of the Hague Academy of International Law (2002) and the Diploma on International and Comparative Human Rights Law from the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg (2004). He is the author of various publications in international law journals and books on general international law, theory of international law and human rights. He worked for a number of international-law-related cases in Switzerland and before the European Court of Human Rights. He also served as Legal Advisor to the Costa Rican Government before the International Court of Justice in the Dispute regarding Navigational and Related Rights case. At NYU School of Law he will focus on « Judicial Activism in International Law.


Tal Zarsky
Global Research Fellow
Israel

Dr. Tal Zarsky is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Haifa - Faculty of Law. His research focuses on Information Privacy, Internet Policy, Telecommunications Law and Online Commerce, Reputation and Trust. He has also taught Contract and Property law. He has written and presented his work on these issues in a variety of forums, both in Israel and worldwide. In addition, he has advised various Israeli regulators and legislators on related issues. Dr. Zarsky is also a Fellow at the Information Society Project, at Yale Law School. He completed his doctorate dissertation, which focused on Data Mining in the Internet Society, at Columbia University - School of Law.

2009-2010 Global & Senior Global Research Fellows

Wolfgang Kerber
Senior Global Research Fellow
Germany

Wolfgang Kerber is a professor of economics and holds the chair of Economic Policy at the Department of Business Administration and Economics at Philipps-University Marburg, Germany. After receiving his PhD at the University Erlangen-Nürnberg, he was director at the Walter-Eucken-Institut in Freiburg and 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 (1) European and international competition policy and (2) 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, and Journal of Competition Law and Economics.

 

Richard Macrory

Senior Global Research Fellow

United Kingdom

 

Richard Macrory is one of the most distinguished and experienced environmental lawyers in Europe , who has pioneered the development of the subject in the United Kingdom. He was a founding member and the first chairman of the UK Environmental Law Association in 1989, now the country’s leading environmental law group spanning both practitioners and academics. He was the first editor of the Journal of Environmental Law (Oxford University Press), a post he continued for almost twenty years. In 1991 he was appointed the UK’s first professor of environmental law, and in 2008 was awarded an Hon. Q.C. for his contribution to the development of environmental law.
Professor Macrory read law at Oxford and qualified as a barrister in 1974. For a number of years he was the London in-house lawyer for Friends of the Earth Ltd before moving to Imperial College of Science and Technology where he worked with environmental scientists to develop interdisciplinary research and teaching in the field of the environment. He was professor of law and director of the Environmental Change Unit, Oxford University 1994-5, and in 1999 moved to his current position at University College, where he is professor of environmental law and director of the Centre for Law and the Environment within the Law Faculty.

Miriam Aziz
Global Emile Noel Fellow
United Kingdom

Miriam Aziz studied law at Manchester University (1989-1992). She then became a member of the Inner Temple and was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1994 after which she completed a PhD on the Regulation of Human Experimentation in the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States at the Faculty of Law of the University of Edinburgh (1993-1997). She was a research assistant at the Faculty of Law of the Free University of Berlin from May 1995 until January 1996. She returned to Berlin in October 1997 after having completed her PhD and was based at the Department for Political and Social Sciences of the Free University of Berlin (at the Chair for Public Law and Politics at the Otto Suhr Institut) for three years where she conducted research on European Union and German Citizenship and Comparative Constitutional Law and Theory and also taught courses in both English and German on the Law of the European Union. She acted as chief co-ordinator for Professor U.K. Preuss for the Framework 5 project, 'European Citizenship and the Social and Political Integration of the European Union' (EURCIT) funded by the European Commission. She also worked as a legal consultant for a number of law firms in Berlin during this time. Her last engagement as a consultant for Coudert Schurmann's Berlin office in cases on European Community (EC) law and German law which have included some cases on EC citizenship and EC and German commercial law. She was awarded a Jean Monnet Fellowship (2000-2001) from the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence and a Marie Curie Fellowship (2001-2003) from the European Commission to conduct research on the impact of EC law on the national legal orders and cultures of the member states which she documented in The Impact of European Rights on National Legal Cultures (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2004). She has published mainly in the areas of European Community law, German law and Medical law, concentrating primarily on constitutional issues in, among others, the European Law Journal, the Columbia Journal of European Law, European Public Law, the Medical Law Review, Medical Law International and Santé Publique. Between 2005 and 2009, she was an associate Professor in Public and Administrative Law at the Law Department of the University of Siena, Italy. During this time, she also taught courses on European Union Law at Cornell Law School and at Saint Louis University Law School. Miriam Aziz is also an accomplished musician and composer and is currently working on a research project on global law and the arts, which will be the focus of her Emile Noël fellowship at the Jean Monnet Center at New York University Law School (2009-2010).




Sadaf Aziz

Global Research Fellow
Pakistan

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Maurizia De Bellis
Global Research Fellow
Italy


Maurizia De Bellis is tenured Assistant Professor in Administrative Law at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. She also teaches Administrative Sciences at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. After graduating in Law cum laude (2002) at the University of Pisa, she received a Diploma in Law Studies (2003) from the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa and went on to obtain a PhD in Law and Economics (2007) in University of Rome “La Sapienza”. In 2005 she has been Jemolo Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University, and from 2006 to 2008 she has been research fellow at the University of Siena. In 2008, she obtained the Academy of European Public Law Diploma from the European Public Law Organization (EPLO). She is a Fellow of the Institute for Research on Public Administration (IRPA). From 2005 to 2008, she participated in a European research group on “The evolution of a polycentric administrative space”, within the Connex Network, Mannheim (Germany). She’s working on a book about global financial standards, near completion. She has written essays and articles on regulation of public services, with particular reference to energy and education. For the book Global Administrative Law: Cases, Materials, Issues (2nd edition, 2008), she wrote about international accounting and auditing standard setting, credit rating agencies and due process in WTO case law. Currently, her research interests focus on private regulation in the environmental field.

Paula Gaido
Global Research Fellow
Argentina

Paula Gaido is Assistant Professor at Cordoba University in Cordoba, Argentina. She obtained her LL.M in Fundamental Rights at Carlos III University in Madrid. She visited as researcher and visiting scholar Christian Albrecht University in Kiel, Germany, and Genova University, Italy, and Columbia University. She has edited three books: La pretensión de corrección del derecho. La polémica Bulygin/Alexy sobre la relación entre derecho y moral, Externado University, Bogotá, 2001; Relevancia normativa en la justificación de las decisiones judiciales. El debate Bayón/Rodríguez sobre la derrotabilidad de normas jurídicas, Externado University, Bogotá, 2003; Una discusión sobre la teoría del derecho: Joseph Raz, Robert Alexy, Eugenio Bulygin, Marcial Pons, Madrid, 2007. She has translated into Spanish articles by Robert Alexy, Joseph Raz and Brian Bix. At the end of 2008 she concluded the writing of her doctoral thesis, entitled “Law’s Normative Claim. A Conceptual Debate”, at Cordoba University. In this work, she explores and criticizes the answers given by Robert Alexy and Joseph Raz to the question about the normativity of law, and evaluates the insight of their philosophical approaches. Her research activity at NYU will be focused on the study of the impact of these different conceptions of law on recent human right cases. Her main purpose is to re-examine the underlying rationality of these decisions, and critically evaluate their legal character.


Asem Khalil
Global Research Fellow
Palestine


Asem Khalil, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Public Law. He teaches at the Faculty of Law and Public Administration (BA and Master Programs) and at the Master Program in Democracy and Human Rights, in Birzeit University, in the West Bank - occupied Palestinian territory. He also teaches at the Master Program in International Cooperation and Development in Bethlehem University. He is member of the network of experts in the Euro-Mediterranean Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration, at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). Dr. Khalil received his doctorate (PhD) in Public Law from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), Dottorato in Utroque Iure (Lateran University, Rome) and Master in Public Administration (National School of Administration, France). Dr. Khalil was the main researcher and supervisor of several research projects and published several books, Reports and Articles in English, Arabic, French and Italian, covering the following topics: constitutional law, constituent power, Palestinian constitutional development, Palestinian refugees, migration law in Palestine, Palestinian nationality, security sector reform, legal protection of women, and methodology of legal research.

Moran Ofir
Global Research Fellow
Israel

Moran Ofir is a PhD candidate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Center for Rationality in its program for outstanding students. Moran holds both an LLB degree from the Hebrew University’s Law School, where she graduated magna cum laude, and an MBA in Finance from the Hebrew University, where she graduated summa cum laude and ranked first among all MBA honors students. Moran is completing her PhD in Law and Finance under the co-direction of Professor Uriel Procaccia and Professor Zvi Wiener. Her dissertation deals with “Investment in Financial Structured Products from a Rational Choice Perspective”. Moran’s main research interests are in Law and Finance, Law and Economics, Behavioral Finance, Corporate Law and Securities Law. Moran received several awards and scholarships, including the Kahneman Fellowship for outstanding doctoral students at the Center for Rationality. Moran is a lecturer in Introduction to Finance and Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance at The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya and at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Vlad Perju
Global Research Fellow
Romania

Vlad Perju is an assistant professor at Boston College Law School. He received his legal education in Europe and the United States. He has a law degree from the University of Bucharest (Romania), a maîtrise in European Law from the Sorbonne, and an LLM summa cum laude from the European Academy of Legal Theory (Brussels). He attended the LLM program at Harvard Law School and received a doctoral degree (S.J.D.) from Harvard in 2007 for a dissertation titled “The Province of Cosmopolitan Jurisprudence: Constitutional Foundations”. He is currently at work to turn the dissertation into a book. At Harvard, he served as a Byse Fellow, a Safra graduate fellow in ethics and a fellow in the Program on Justice, Welfare and Economics. At Boston College, he teaches in the areas of European law, American and comparative constitutional law and legal theory. He currently serves as the professor of theory of the state at the European Academy of Legal Theory. Perju was appointed by the President of Romania to an advisory commission on constitutional reform.
Perju has published in the areas of comparative constitutional law, legal theory and EU law. His latest article, “Reason and Authority in the European Court of Justice”, was published in the Virginia Journal of International Law in 2009. He is currently working on a number of
projects: a comparative study of disability rights in the US, EU and the UN; a project that uses Amartya Sen’s work on positional objectivity to conceptualize the judicial standpoint in proportionality analysis in constitutional law; and a critique of binary approaches to legitimacy in political liberalism.


Mira Sundara Rajan
Global Research Fellow
Canada

Dr. Mira T. Sundara Rajan, DPhil (Oxon), currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Intellectual Property Law, and is a tenured Associate Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She received her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, and her undergraduate degrees from McGill University and the University of Paris (X). She moved back to Canada in 2004 after 5 years of research and teaching in the UK, at the Universities of Oxford and London.
Mira has been a Visiting Professor at law schools in India, Italy, Canada, and the United States. She acts as a consultant on copyright and law reform matters around the world, including countries such as India, Russia, Japan, and Hungary. Mira has published a book exploring a human rights model of copyright law - Copyright and Creative Freedom: A Study of Post-Socialist Law Reform (Routledge 2006) - and she has been appointed Editor of an Oxford University Press Series - Intellectual Property: Eastern Europe and the CIS (2008-). Mira has a special interest in the attribution and integrity aspects of authors’ rights in their work, known as “moral rights.” Her work has helped to pioneer recognition for moral rights as human rights, shaping a seminal Indian case establishing the responsibility of the Indian government for protecting works of culture in its care, Amar Nath Sehgal v Union of India (Delhi High Court, 2005). Mira is actively involved in representing the rights and interests of creators. She has written a policy on totem poles for the British Columbia municipality of Duncan, and has advised leading representatives of South Indian Carnatic (classical) music, Inuit intellectual property, and the literary legacies of classic European authors. She is currently at work on a new book in this area, Moral Rights and New Technology, to be published by Oxford University Press in 2010. The project deals with the moral rights implications of digital phenomena from music downloading to the copyright protection of software, and includes a unique exploration of the legal issues surrounding the digitization of museum collections which has grown out of a collaboration with the Pitt Rivers Museum at the University of Oxford. Mira’s interest in copyright is part of her family history. She is a great-granddaughter of Indian National Poet, C Subramania Bharati (1882-1921), whose copyright was purchased by the Indian government and given as a gift to the people of India in 1949.

Antonello Tancredi
Global Emile Noel Fellow
Italy

Antonello Tancredi is a Full Professor of International Law in the School of Law of the University of Palermo. Since 2002, he has been scientific co-ordinator of the PhD Programme in EC Law, Department of Public Law, University of Palermo. He holds a PhD in International Law from the University of Napoli “Federico II”. Before joining the School of Law in Palermo, he worked at the University of Trento and Roma “La Sapienza”. He was several times a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institut, Heidelberg, Germany and was invited, inter alia, to deliver a training course on WTO law at the Chinese National School of Administration, in Beijing (April 2006).
His research interests covers generally public international law and its relationship to EU law. His current research focuses on the denial of direct effect to the WTO law in the EC legal system as a matter of institutional balancing.

Tetsuya Watanabe
Global Research Fellow

Japan

Dr. Watanabe is currently a Professor at the Faculty of Law, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, where he has been since 2003. He received a doctoral certificate from Kyoto University in 1995 and became Ph. D candidate. He received a PhD from Kyoto University in 2000. He also received an LL.M from Fukuoka University in 1989 and an LL.B from Kyushu University in 1987. Professor Watanabe teaches in the areas of Tax law (Basic Income Taxation, Corporate Taxation and International Taxation as well as other fields of public and constitutional law). His principal research interests are in comparative corporate tax law and tax avoidance (especially in M&A transactions including international aspects) with a focus on US and UK law. He has published numerous articles and papers on this topic. He is also the author of two monographs and co-author of two famous text books. Professor Watanabe was a Visiting Scholar at U.C. Berkeley School of Law (Boalt) in 1998-1999 and at Harvard Law School in 1999-2000. He was a Visiting Professor at University of Munich in 2007 and National University of Singapore (Asian Law Institute) in 2009. He also teaches in Duke University Law School Summer Program (at Hong Kong) in 2009. Professor Watanabe is a board member of the Japan Tax Jurisprudence Association and the Japanese Society for Tax Law. He is a research member of various non-profitable organizations, such as the Japan Tax Research Institute. He is also a member of several important governmental tax committees in Japan, at the Ministry of Finance (MOF), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC).Professor Watanabe is a Fulbright Scholar in 2009-2010 academic year.

Siobhan Wills
Global Research Fellow
Ireland

Dr Siobhán Wills is a lecturer in law at University College Cork, Ireland and is also on the Executive Board of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, which is based in the law department. Her field of research is International Humanitarian Law. Her current research focuses on the consequences for ‘protected persons’ of a change in the nature of a an armed conflict from international to non-international. She is also exploring the progress and implications of Security Council Resolution 1325 on the protection of women in armed conflict, which has its tenth anniversary in 2010. She has written a book Protecting Civilians: The Obligations of Peacekeepers which was published by Oxford University Press in March 2009.

2008-2009 Global & Senior Global Research Fellows

Benjamin Geva
Senior Global Research Fellow
Canada

Dr. Benjamin Geva is a Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He specializes in commercial, financial and banking law, particularly in payment and credit instruments, electronic banking and the regulation of the payment system. He obtained his LLB (cum laude) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1970) and his LLM and S.J.D. at Harvard. He held visiting positions, in the United States, at the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois, the University of Utah and Northwestern University as well as taught in the summer program of Duke university in Hong Kong; in Israel at Tel Aviv University; in Australia in Monash, Deakin and Melbourne Universities; and in France at the faculté de droit et de science politique d'Aix-Marseille. He was a Visitor at the law faculties of Oxford and Cambridge Universities in England and at Max-Planck Institute for Comparative and Private International Law, Hamburg, Germany. He practised with Blake, Cassels and Graydon in Toronto and under the IMF technical assistance program, has advised and drafted key financial sector legislation for the authorities of several countries, particularly, on missions for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Haiti, Yugoslavia, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Timor-Leste, and Sri Lanka. In Canada he has been on legislative drafting working groups in the areas of personal property security, securities transfers, and standby credits & independent guarantees. He has been on the Osgoode faculty since 1977. He is the founding editor in chief of the Banking and Finance Law Review (BFLR) and has written extensively in his areas of expertise, including a monograph on Financing Consumer Sales and Product Defences in Canada and the US (Toronto: Carswell, 1984), a treatise on the Law of Electronic Funds Transfer (New York: Matthew Bender, 1992, with annual updates with contributors to 2007) and a comparative law text on Bank Collections and Payment Transactions (Oxford: OUP, 2001). He is a member of various professional domestic and overseas committees and institutions involved in research and law reform. His current research is on the legal history of the payment order, negotiable instruments and funds transfers, and payment and settlement systems.


Iris Canor
Global Emile Noel Research Fellow
Israel

Dr. Iris Canor received her LLB from Tel-Aviv University (Israel), her LLM from the College of Europe (Brugge, Belgium) and a Doctorate in law from the Europa-Institute (University of Saarland, Germany). She also held visiting positions at the Max-Planck Institute of Public International Law, Heidelberg (Germany), and Columbia Law School. She is currently teaching at the College of Management Law School in Israel and at the Europa-Institute in the University of Saarland, Germany. In addition she is a member of the executive committee of Concord (Research Center for Integration of International Law in Israel). Her fields of research and teaching include European law, human rights, public international law and private international law with a special emphasis on the interplay between public international law and private international law. She published inter alia on institutional aspects of European law, on questions of sovereignty and occupation, on diplomatic protection and the right to citizenship, and on theories of private international law.

Dr. Jose Luis Diez-Ripollés
Global Research Fellow
Spain

Professor Dr.Díez-Ripollés is a full time Professor of Criminal Law at Málaga University in Spain, and Head of the Andalusian Institute of Criminology. He teaches courses on criminal Law. general part., particular crimes, and criminal justice policy. His publications comprise a wide range of topics, from criminal justice policy issues -such as the consolidation of the law and order approach in different countries, or cross-national comparisons on the criminal law-making process-, and criminology –such as urban planning corruption practices or drug offences prosecution enforcement-, to foundations of criminal law –e.g. methodological foundations of subjective elements of crime-, and particular crimes –mainly, drug offences, money laundering, assisted suicide and euthanasia or crimes against minors' safety. He has also published legal commentaries and handbooks on criminal law. general part, and particular crimes. He has taught and/or conducted research as Visiting Professor at the Universities of Freiburg, Switzerland and Mainz, Germany, and as Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley. His research activity at NYU will be focused on “Criminal Justice Policy in Western Europe: The influence of the USA and Nordic European Criminal Justice Policy Approaches”.

Joel González
Global Research Fellow
Chile

Joel González is a Professor of Law at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile where he teaches courses on Tort Law and Civil Law. He holds a JD from Universidad de Concepción Law School (Chile). He has also received an LLM in European Union Law from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), and LL.M in Bussiness Law from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He is the author of several books: “Comfort Letters” (LexisNexis Press, 2002), “Limited Liability Sole Proprietorship” (LexisNexis Press, 2003), “Chilean Index of Private Law” (Editorial Jurídica de Chile, 2006). He has published numerous articles in specialized journals. In addition to his academic duties, Professor González is a practicing attorney-at-law in civil and commercial cases.
While in residency at NYU, his research will focus on Products Liability.

Dr. Xiuli Han
Global Research Fellow
China

Dr. Xiuli Han received her LL.D. from Xiamen University in international law, P.R.C., in September of 2006. Because of her excellent performance during her PhD candidate studies, in July 2006 she became one of the faculty members at the Law School of Xiamen University. Currently, Dr Han is an Assistant Professor of International Law as well as a member of the Society of International Economic Law of China and the Society of International Law of China. She is also the editor of Chinese Journal of International Economic Law and a part-time attorney at the United Xinshi Law Firm in Xiamen City. Dr Han’s academic area focuses on international economic law and international environmental law. Within the field of international economic law she has published one monograph: "The Principle of Proportionality in WTO", and more than forty articles and book chapters, including articles in theChinese Journal of International Law and James Cook University Law Review, and translated the famous book "General Principles of Law as Applied by International Courts" and "Tribunals" written by Professor Bin Cheng. She won the research project entrusted by the Ministry of Justice of China in 2007. Dr Han’s recent interest is international environmental law issues. As a global research fellow at the NYU Law School, her research proposal is entitled “International Dispute Settlement Bodies and Environmental Protection from a Chinese Lawyer’s Perspective”.

Koichi Inamori
Japanese Federation Bar Association Fellow
Japan

Koichi Inamori has devoated a significant portion of his career to international human rights law, with a specific research interest in the interface of international and domestic law and how mechanisms for treaty enforcement can play a role in introducing international norms of human rights into domestic jurisprudence. His efforts have not been solely devoted to academics, as he has taken an active part in promotiong human rights, both at home and abroad, through various committees of his local bar association, the Aichi Bar Association, as well as with various committees of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA).
Moreover, his past research activities as a graduate student and active membership in various human rights committees of the JFBA and the Aichi Bar Association place him in a strong position to the advancement of research in international human rights law, as well as to the learning environment of his future classmates.

Jacob Nussim
Global Research Fellow
Israel

Dr. Jacob Nussim is an assistant professor of law at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, where he teaches courses on tax (income taxation, VAT, corporate taxation, tax policy), law and economics, regulations, and microeconomics. Dr. Nussim holds a BA (econ.) magna cum laude, LL.B and LLM magna cum laude from Tel-Aviv University (Israel) and LLM and J.S.D. from the University of Chicago.Dr. Nussim’s main research interest is in the fields of tax and law and economics, and he has published articles in various journals such as the Yale law review, Virginia tax law review, International review of law and economics, Supreme Court economic review, European journal of law and economics, Review of law and economics. Dr. Nussim was a visiting professor at UCLA during the fall semester of 2008 and joined the Hauser global program for the spring semester of 2009.

Mario Savino
Global Crystal Eastman Research Fellow
Italy

Dr. Mario Savino is associate professor of administrative law in the Tuscia University of Viterbo (Italy). He also teaches European administrative law in the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, where he got a law degree with honours (1999) and a doctorate in administrative law (2004).
He has been UE Law Poros Chair Professor at National Law School of India University, Bangalore (2005) and Global Crystal Eastman Research Fellow at NYU School of Law, New York (2006). He has been team-leader of a European research group on "The evolution of a polycentric administrative space," within the Connex Network, Mannheim (Germany), from 2005 to 2008.
He is member of the European Group of Public Law (since 2007) and of the Italian Aspen Institute (since 2008).
He has published a book on the EU committee system (I comitati dell’Unione europea, Milano, Giuffrè, 2005, 572 pp.), and has written essays and articles on topics related to Italian, European and global administrative law. Currently, his main research interests concern public security and the protection of aliens’ rights, with specific reference to the fields of immigration and terrorism.

Yehuda Septimus
Gruss Scholar in Residence
USA

Yehuda Septimus is a doctoral candidate in Religious Studies at Yale University.Yehuda Septimus received his doctorate in Religious Studies at Yale University. He is currently working on a book entitled, "On the Boundaries of Prayer: Rabbinic Ritual Texts with Addressees Other Than God", which examines the rhetorical, ritual, and definitional limits of rabbinic prayer based on ritual recitations preserved in talmudic texts addressed to non-divine beings such as humans and angels. He received a BA in English Literature from Yeshiva University, an MA in Classical Jewish History and Literature from Yale University, and rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. His research interests include Jewish Law; Talmud and Midrash; Jewish Ritual and Synagogue Culture; and the intersection of early Christianity and Judaism.

Filippo Valguarnera
Global Research Fellow
Italy

Filippo Valguarnera (born 1977) has earned a law degree (summa cum laude) and a PhD in Comparative Law at the University of Florence, Italy. Since 2007, Dr. Valguarnera has been a research fellow in Comparative Law at the same university, where he also teaches Comparative Legal Systems at the Faculty of Economics. During the academic year 2007-08, Dr. Valguarnera has taught European Law at New York University's Florence Center, in the Political Science program. He has also worked as a research fellow at the University of Uppsala (Sweden), pursuing a research funded by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency on the right of the public to access private land (the so called “allemansrätt”).

His main research interests concern access to justice, with particular reference to class action, as well as land ownership, with particular reference to the access of the public on privately owned land.

His research proposal is entitled “Opt-in or opt-out? A comparative study” and deals with the legal and cultural factors that prevent the European legislators from a generalized adoption of the opt-out system for the determination of the class in class action lawsuits.

Raphael Van Steenberghe
Global Research Fellow
Belgium

Dr. Raphaël van Steenberghe received his PhD in Law from the University of Louvain (Belgium, 2008). He also holds an LLM in International Law from the University of Cambridge (UK, 2004) and a BA and MA in Law (2001) as well as in Philosophy (2002) from the University of Louvain.

His doctoral research considers the matter of Self-Defence in Public International Law. Dr. Raphaël van Steenberghe is also the author of various articles in the Revue générale de droit international public (RGDIP) or the Revue belge de droit international (RBDI) on questions pertaining to use of force between States. He contributed to the third edition of the commentary of the United Nations Charter as well. He was a correspondent for the Bulletin of Legal Developments published by the British Institute for International and Comparative Law. He was also involved in research on criminal law issues and published a couple of papers on the subject.

Dr. van Steenberghe Raphaël has taught International Law at the University of Louvain for three years where he has been in charge of seminars and examination. He has also taken part in several conferences where he delivered speeches. He was an intern with the legal department of the International Court of Justice (The Hague, 2001) and the Codification Division of the United Nations (New York, 2006). As a Global Research Fellow at NYU School of Law, he is engaged in a research on the aut dedere aut judicare issue.

Wai Yee Wan
Global Research Fellow
Singapore

Wai Yee Wan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Law at the Singapore Management University. She graduated with an LLB (First Class Honors) from the National University of Singapore in 1996. She also holds a BCL from the University of Oxford, where she was in residence at St Edmund Hall in 1996/97. After obtaining her BCL, she joined the Singapore Legal Service and served as a Justices’ Law Clerk, Assistant Registrar and Deputy Public Prosecutor. Immediately prior to joining academia, she was a partner at Allen & Gledhill, Financial Services Department, where she practised in the areas of mergers and acquisitions as well as equity capital markets. She is currently on the Law Reform Committee of the Singapore Academy of Law.

Wai Yee’s fields of research are in corporate and securities regulation, and she has published, inter alia, in the Company and Securities Law Journal, Company Lawyer, Journal of Business Law, Singapore Journal of Legal Studies and Singapore Academy of Law Journal. She was awarded the Lee Foundation Fellow for Research Excellence in 2007. At NYU, her research proposal will be on the validity of deal protection devices in negotiated acquisition or merger transactions under Anglo-American law.

Xu, Duoqi
Global Research Fellow
China

Ms Xu is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of Economic Law Center at Shanghai Jiaotong University, and a Secretary-general of Tax Law Center of Shanghai Law Society, Shanghai, China. She received double Bachelor's Degrees in International Trade and Law from Hubei University School of Law in 1997 and her PhD in Finance Law from Wuhan University School of Law in 2003. Her major fields of research and teaching are Tax Law, Financial Law, Bank Law and Economic Law. Moreover, she published extensively in some of the nation’s most outstanding law reviews and her scholarship has been reprinted in specialized journals. Ms. Xu's book, Legal Aspects on Credit-right Finance, was published by the Law Press in 2005. She was rewarded a grant on her cutting-edge research on securitization issues by the China Social Science Fund in 2006, which is the highest level of government support in China academics. During her residency, Ms. Xu will focus her research on Legal Issues of Tax Planning: A Sino-US Comparison, which involves promoting rights-awareness of taxpayers and advocating democratic control of public finance.

Any questions regarding the Global Fellows Program should be directed to GlobalVisitors@exchange.law.nyu.edu

2007-2008 Global & Senior Global Research Fellows

Dr. Joseph David
Berkowitz Fellow
Israel

Dr. Joseph (Yossi) David has received a BA in philosophy and Jewish history from the Open University and a LLB from Bar Ilan University, Israel. His MA and PhD are in philosophy and Jewish thought from the Hebrew University, Israel. He is the editor of The State of Israel: Between Judaism and Democracy (Israel Democracy Institute, 2003), and Questioning Dignity: Human Dignity as Supreme Modern Value, (Magnes Press, 2006). He is also the author of the forthcoming Between Logos and Nomos – Studies in Jewish Comparative Jurisprudence. Professor David's research and teaching have focused on various topics in the Jewish legal tradition from historical and jurisprudential perspective. His recent studies have focused on Jewish-Islamic comparative theories of adjudication (judicial analogy and judicial error), epistemology of law in pre-modern legal systems (memory and transmission), nature and law, violence and ethics of weapons of mass destruction. He has published numerous articles and book chapters, including articles in Ratio Juris and The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence. His research proposal is entitled "Legal Imagination and Religious Identity in Jewish and Islamic Jurisprudential Thought."

Dr. Ludovic Hennebel
Global Research Fellow
Belgium

Dr. Ludovic Hennebel holds a PhD in Law (ULB, 2005), the Diploma on International Protection of Human Rights from the Institut Rene Cassin in Strasbourg (2001), an LLM in human rights and civil liberties (University of Leicester, UK, 1999), and a BA and MA in law (ULB, 1998). He has been a member of the Perelman Center for Legal Philosophy of the Law Faculty of the Universite Libre de Bruxelles since 2000, where he conducts his research and acts as director of the Brussels based academic association Magna Carta - Human Rights Network International. His research focuses on international human rights law. He has worked on the inter-American system of human rights, the UN system of human rights, business and human rights, global justice and global law. He is the author and editor of various publications, including, inter alia, 'Classer les droits de l¹homme' (Book with Emmanuelle Bribosia, Bruylant, 2004), 'Responsabilite des entreprises et coregulation' (Book with Thomas Berns and others, Bruylant, 2006), and 'La Convention americaine des droits de l'homme' (Bruylant, 2007) among others. At NYU, he will work on "Towards global justice: How to ensure an access to justice for the human rights violations' victims?" at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice.

Professor Johanna Hey
Senior Global Emile Noel Fellow
Germany

Professor Hey is a German professor of tax law living in Cologne. In 1996 she received her Doctor Juris summa cum laude, at the University of Cologne with her thesis on "Harmonization of Business Taxation in Europe". After completing two years of a Senior Research Fellowship at the Institute of Tax Law of the University of Cologne as an assistant to Professor Joachim Lang in 2001 she finished her Postdoctoral Thesis (Habilitation) on "Tax Planning Reliability as a Legal Problem". Professor Hey is currently the Director of the Institute of Tax Law and a full professor at the University of Cologne where she teaches courses on Principles and Constitutional Framework of Taxation, Personal Income Tax, Business Taxation, Value Added Tax, Tax Procedure, European Tax Law, Administrative and Constitutional Law. In addition to her academic duties, Professor Hey is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry of Finance, the Expert Group for Tax Codification of the Stiftung Marktwirtschaft; Head of Business Tax Integration Working Group as well as a member of the Board of the German Professors’ Association, where she was elected Vice President in 2006. She has published approximately 70 academic publications on various aspects of German, European and international tax law and German public and constitutional law. Professor Hey’s research proposal is entitled "United States Experiences with Tax Competition: Potential Answers for Germany and the European Union." Professor Hey will be affiliated with the Tax Program and the Jean Monnet Center.

Dr. Job Jindo
Gruss Scholar in Residence
Japan

Dr. Job Y. Jindo received a BA in the Bible and Talmud from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, in 1997. In 1999, he earned a MA in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University, United States. He then completed a PhD in the Department of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 2006, with a dissertation entitled: “Biblical Metaphor Reconsidered: A Cognitive Approach to Poetic Metaphor in Biblical Prophecy” (awarded distinction). His research interests include: ancient cosmology, poetics of ancient literature, biblical law, New Testament in light of rabbinic literature, Jewish Biblical Exegesis, and history of modern biblical scholarship. While in residency at NYU, his research focuses on the cognitive approach of the poetics and the Weltanschauung of ancient literature as set forth in his dissertation.

Dr. Thomas Krebs
Global NYU-Oxford Research Fellow
United Kingdom/Germany

Educated in Germany, Dr. Krebs earned his LLB at the University of Kent at Canterbury (English and German Law), then earned the postgraduate Bachelor of Civil Law degree followed by doctorate at Christ Church, University of Oxford where his thesis, supervised by Professor Peter Birks, focused on the comparative law of restitution. His book 'Restitution at the Crossroads' was awarded the Cavendish Book Prize at the Annual Dinner of the Society of Legal Scholars 2001. After three years as Norton Rose Lecturer in Commercial Law at University College London, Dr. Krebs took up his present post as University Lecturer in Commercial Law at Oxford University and his Fellowship of Brasenose College. Dr. Krebs is also a practicing barrister with an associate tenancy at Serle Court, Lincoln's Inn.

During his residency at NYU, Dr. Krebs will be working on a book on agency that plans to look at the use of intermediaries from a business/management perspective, evaluating the relevant law against this background.

Dr. Junjiao Liang
Global Research Fellow
China

Dr. Liang is an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of the School of Taxation, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Economics (in finance) from the Central University of Finance & Economics in 1987 and her PhD in Economics (in taxation) from the same University in 2002. Her major fields of research and teaching are taxation administration, the taxation system of China, taxation auditing and planning. Before becoming an academic, Dr. Liang was an accountant at China Sigma Limited Corporation. Dr. Liang has an impressive academic background that includes having been awarded the San Hao Scholarship and receiving first-class honors each year of her undergraduate education. In addition, Dr. Liang has a significant publication record that includes ten books, three of which are widely used textbooks, and over 40 academic papers and articles. Her research proposal, an extension of her PhD thesis, is titled "Taxpayer Compliance and Incentive Mechanism" and examines tax administration and compliance interests in China. During her residency, Dr. Liang will be affiliated with the Tax Program.

Professor Yixin Liao
Senior Global Research Fellow
China

Professor Yixin Liao received his degree of Master of Law in International Law from Xiamen University, P.R.C., in December of 1984. Because of his excellent performance during his post-graduate studies, in early 1985 he became one of the faculty members at the Law School of Xiamen University. Currently, Professor Liao is a Professor of International Law as well as the Dean of the Law School of Xiamen University, a member of the Advisory Committee of National Legal Education of the Ministry of Education of China, vice-president of the Society of International Economic Law of China and vice-president of the Educational Society of Finance and Tax Law of China. In addition to being a legal scholar, Professor Liao also has rich legal practice experience. Since 1985 he has been a part-time attorney at the United Xingshi Law Firm in Xiamen City and an arbitrator of both the China International Economic & Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), and since 1997 an arbitrator at the Xiamen Arbitration Commission. Prof. Liao's academic area focuses on international economic law and tax law. Within the field of international tax law he has published some influential textbooks, monographs, articles, and completed six research projects entrusted respectively by the National Social Science Fund, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Justice of China. Between September 1993 and August 1994, Professor Liao was invited to conduct research as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School, and in February 2002 he was a senior visiting scholar at the Faculty of Law of Cambridge University, U.K. In recent years Professor Liao interests have turned to international tax issues such as taxation on electronic commerce and harmful tax competition, in addition to the comparative study on income tax laws of China and foreign countries. As a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar and a Senior Global Research Fellow at NYU Law School, Professor Liao will conduct his research project on "Comparative Study on Corporate Income Tax Laws between China and the United States."

Dr. Amparo Martinez
Global Research Fellow
Spain

Dr. Amparo Martinez Guerra is a member of the research project Reforms, Universal Jurisdiction and Fundamental Rights Criminal Protection of Madrid directed by Dr. Luis Rodriguez Ramos and supported by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhems Universitat (Bonn), Max Planck-Institut fur auslandisches und internationales Strafrecht (Freiburg am Breisgau) and the Ortega and Gasset Foundation. She is also a consultant at the Center for Political and International Studies. Amparo received her LL.B from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid in 2001. In 2002, she became a PhD candidate and predoctoral fellow in the Criminal Law Department, Universidad Complutense of Madrid. She completed her PhD in Law cum laude in 2006 with her dissertation on Criminal Law and consumer protection in the EU and the U.S.A. She has been a visiting researcher at the European Law Research Center Harvard Law School under the supervision of Prof. David. W. Kennedy (2003); at the Institut fur Kriminologie und Wirtschaftsstrafrecht, Albert-Ludwig Universitat with Dr. Prof. h.c Klaus Tiedemann (2004); at the European University Institute, Department of Law, in Florence (2005) and at the New York University Law School Library in 2006. Before joining the University, she was trainee at the Investment Promotion Bureau, Spanish Ministry of Economy. In her research proposal, "International Criminal Jurisdiction" Dr. Martinez will focus on the role of the International Criminal Court Prosecutor and national Prosecutors applying the Universal Jurisdiction Principle investigating international crimes and crimes against humanity.

Dr. Makane Mbengue
Global Crystal Eastman Research Fellow
Senegal

Dr. Makane Moise Mbengue, a native of Senegal, is a Teaching Assistant and Researcher at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva, Switzerland. In 1997, he received his LLB from the University Gaston Berger of Saint-Louis (Senegal) in Public Law. In 1998, he received a Masters degree (Maitrise in the French system) in Public Law from the University of Saint-Louis. In 1999, he received an LLM in Business and Economic Law from the same University. In 2001, he obtained the Certificate of the Center for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations. Dr. Mbengue completed his PhD in international law, summa cum laude, from the University of Geneva in June 2007. Dr. Mbengue is also the author of a number of articles in widely respected and cited scientific journals and books on trade and environment, international dispute-settlement, the law of treaties, law of international watercourses and WTO law. From 2001 to 2005, he worked as a researcher for the Swiss National Science Foundation on a project entitled "Trade, the Environment and the International Regulation of Biotechnology". From September 2004 to June 2005, he was a law clerk at the International Court of Justice (The Hague, Netherlands). He has been a consultant for the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the Nile Basin Initiative and the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health. At NYU School of Law, he will focus on the relationship between Globalization and Regionalism in the Protection of the Environment and of Health. The research will identify and describe the various types of relations between multilateralism and regionalism in the field of natural resources management and health protection. Dr. Mbengue's research proposal is entitled "Globalization and Regionalism in the Protection of the Environment and of Health." During his residency, Dr. Mbengue will be affiliated with the Institute for International Law and Justice.

Dr. Ronen Perry
Global Research Fellow
Israel

Dr. Perry is currently serving as an Associate Professor at the University of Haifa where he has received two awards for excellence in teaching. Dr. Perry received his LLB magna cum laude from Tel Aviv University in 1996. He was admitted to the special program for excellent students (top 0.5% of undergraduate students in all disciplines), and the IDF academic reserve (top undergraduate students in select disciplines). In 1997, he completed with distinction his LLM studies, as part of the direct doctoral track requirements, at the Hebrew University. He then served for three years in the IDF JAG Corps. He received his LL.D. summa cum laude from the Hebrew University in 2001. In addition, Dr. Perry is one of the founding editors, and a senior editor (one of six) of the Journal of Tort Law, a University of California-Berkeley Publication, and the editor-in-chief of the Haifa Law Review. Dr. Perry has published more than twenty articles on tort, insurance, remedies, jurisprudence, and legal education and his book, Economic Ricochets, discusses the problem of relational purely economic loss from historical, comparative, and theoretical perspectives. His research proposal is entitled "A Critical Study of the Consequential/Relational Economic Loss Dichotomy in Tort Law."

Professor Michelle Ratton-Sanchez
Global Crystal Eastman Research Fellow
Brazil

Professor Ratton-Sanchez is a professor at the Law School of Getulio Vargas Foundation (DireitoGV/ FGV-EDESP), in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and researcher at the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Research (CEBRAP), for the project entitled "Democracy and Law in Brazil." She earned a PhD with distinction from the Law School of the University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil, Department of Philosophy and General Theory of Law (2004). She was a visiting scholar at the International Law Department of the Graduate Institute of International Studies (GIIS), in Geneva, Switzerland (2001) and she has a Bachelor in law from the Law School of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, with a specialization in Business Law (1998). She received a fellowship from the State of Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) during her PhD studies (2001-2004) and, during her undergraduate studies (1995-1998), as well as a fellowship from the Brazilian Governmental Foundation in the Special Program Trainee for Undergraduate and Graduate Students (PET-CAPES). Her areas of interest include international economic law, recent changes in international regulation and how non-state actors influence and participate in international fora and policies. Since 2003, she has worked together with other researchers on the creation of an innovative course on global law for the DireitoGV Law School, this course was started for undergraduates in 2005. Professor Ratton-Sanchez's research proposal is entitled, "The Incorporation of OECD Rules and Practices by the Brazilian Legal System: Intergovernmental System vs. Transnational Regulation." During her residency, Professor Ratton-Sanchez will be affiliated with the Institute for International Law and Justice's Global Administrative Law project.

Dr. Yofi Tirosh
Global Research Fellow
Israel

Dr. Yofi Tirosh received her LLM and S.J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, and her LL.B from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She clerked for Hon. Justice Cheshin of Israel's Supreme Court, and served as a fellow at Michigan's Institute for the Humanities. Tirosh will join the Tel Aviv Law Faculty as an Assistant Professor in fall 2008. Since 2004, she has been teaching at the College of Management Law School, where she was named best lecturer. Her fields of research and teaching include antidiscrimination law, employment law, human rights, gender and law, and contemporary legal theory, with a special emphasis on body, identity, culture, and language. Her article, "Adjudicating Appearance: From Identity to Personhood" is forthcoming at the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. In Israel, Tirosh publishes articles on the discrimination of Arab citizens of Israel, on the rhetoric of judicial opinions in rape cases, on women and the military, and on affirmative action in Israel's civil service. In her research proposal entitled “Protecting Unclassifiable Identities: A Contemporary Challenge for Antidiscrimination Law” Dr. Tirosh proposes to examine discrimination against people whose identity defies clear classification on bases such as sex, race, age, religion, etc. With this in mind, Dr. Tirosh hopes to develop a new theoretical basis and doctrinal model that would enable courts to recognize a new type of discrimination claim within existing antidiscrimination laws.

Professor Stavros Tsakyrakis
Senior Global Emile Noel Fellow
Greece

Professor Tsakyrakis is an Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at Athens University where he teaches courses on Human Rights, General Theory of the State, and Legal Ethics while simultaneously serving as a practicing attorney where he has successfully argued cases before the European Court of Human Rights. Dr. Tsakyrakis has published extensively on numerous Human Rights issues including terrorism, hate speech and the death penalty. Professor Tsakyrakis has had various sabbaticals in Paris, Harvard University, and Columbia University, and while at NYU Law he will spend his time conducting on a research project entitled "The Balancing Approach on the Balance: Human Rights Limitations in the ECHR" which will provide research for another book he will write on the general theory of human rights law. During his residency, Professor Tsakyrakis will be affiliated with the Jean Monnet Center.

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2006-2007 Global & Senior Global Research Fellows

Dr. Marian Angeles Ahumada
Global Research Fellow
Spain

Dr. Marian Angeles Ahumada, a native of Santander, Spain, is Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. In 1988, she received her LLB from the Universidad de Valladolid, Spain. In 1990 she was conferred her Diploma of Specialization in Constitutional Law and Political Science from the Centro de Estudios Constitucionales, Spain, and received the Constiutional Law Prize. Dr. Ahumada completed her PhD in law (doctor europeus), cum laude, premio extraordinario, from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, in 2004.

She has being visiting researcher at Max-Planck-Institut in Heidelberg, Harvard Law School and NYU School of Law, and visiting scholar at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and the University of Essex. Since 1998 she has been Guest Professor at the Universidad Externado de Colombia as a member of the Faculty teaching the Master Course on Constitutional and Parliamentary Law in Bogotá. During the academic years 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 she taught the course Introduction to Civil Law and Comparative Constitutional Law in the William & Mary Summer Law Program in Madrid. She is Tutor and Professor at the Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales, Madrid, Spain, and in 2004 was named collaborator of the Global Law Garrigues Chair at the Universidad de Navarra. She has lectured in various countries in Europe and Latin America and taken part in the Doctoral Program organized by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the Beijing University of Foreign Studies. From 2001 to 2004, Dr. Ahumada was Academic Director of the EU-China Legal and Judicial Program (Lawyers’ Training) in Madrid.

Dr. Ahumada has published a number of legal articles in the fields of constitutional law, law of constitutional courts and comparative constitutionalism. Her PhD research was focused on the comparison between the American and European approaches to constitutional review. This research was awarded the “Nicolás Pérez Serrano” Prize for doctoral dissertations in constitutional law and political science in 2005, and served as the basis for two books: La Jurisdicción Constitucional en Europa. Bases teóricas y políticas (Constitutional Jurisdiction in Europe. Political and Theoretical Foundations), published in 2005, and Judicial Review: el control de constitucionalidad en los Estados Unidos (forthcoming).

At NYU School of Law, she will embark on research on the relationships among state and federal courts and the way “judicial federalism” influences and is influenced by the performance of federalism in broader sense. For a variety of reasons she thinks that United States is a unique laboratory for this work, even if she plans not confining the research to the American case. To spend time at the Law School, she was granted a fellowship by the Caja Madrid Foundation and obtained a permission of leave from her university.

Dr. Leora Batnitzky
Berkowitz Fellow
United States of America

Dr. Leora Batnitzky is Associate Professor of Religion at Princeton University. She received a BA in philosophy from Barnard College, Columbia University and a BA in biblical studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Her MA and PhD are in religion from Princeton University. She is the author of Leo Strauss and Emmanuel Levinas: Philosophy and the Politics of Revelation (Cambridge, 2006) and Idolatry and Representation: The Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig Reconsidered (Princeton, 2000). She is also the editor of the forthcoming Martin Buber: Schriften zur Philosophie und Religion (Gütersloher) and, since 2004, the co-editor of Jewish Studies Quarterly.

Professor Batnitzky's research and teaching have focused on modern religious thought and on Jewish thought particularly. Increasingly, she has focused on the historical and philosophical continuities between religious thought and political theory as they relate to the development of modern legal theory. She has published numerous articles and book chapters, including articles in Oxford Journal of Legal Studies and Cardozo Law Review.

At NYU School of Law, Professor Batnitzky's work will focus on the conceptual relation between one of the first proponents of legal positivism Hans Kelsen (1881-1973) and the neo-Kantian Jewish philosopher Hermann Cohen (1842-1918) to show some of the ways in which Kelsen's theory of law in general and his theory of international law in particular may be conceptually related if not indebted to Cohen's Jewish theological corrective of Kant. This research aims to demonstrate the common philosophical and political endeavor of modern Jewish thinkers and modern legal theorists influenced by Kelsen to define a concept of law that denies that coercion is an intrinsic part of law. This work is part of a larger project that examines the concept of law in modern religious thought (Jewish and Christian) and modern legal theory (Anglo-American and Continental). Professor Batnitzky's project is supported by a New Directions Fellowship from the Andrew Mellon Foundation.

Rabbi Naftali Cohn
Gruss Scholar in Residence
United States of America

Rabbi Naftali Cohn received a BA from Harvard University, United States, in 1996. In 2001 he earned an MA in Talmudic Studies from Yeshiva University, United States, and in 2002 was ordained by the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University. He is currently pursuing a PhD in the department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania, United States. In addition, since 2002, he has served as an Adjunct Instructor in Judaic Studies at Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University.

His current research, on the ancient Jewish legal work known as the Mishnah, combines the perspectives of narrative theory and ritual theory to read ritual narrative texts as cultural documents. He is also exploring the cultural construction of women's lives in the Mishnah and in other ancient Jewish legal and narrative texts.

Dr. Catriona Drew
Global Crystal Eastman Research Fellow
United Kingdom

Dr. Catriona Drew holds an LLB from the University of Aberdeen and a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She lectured in public international law at the Universities of Dundee and Glasgow in Scotland before joining the School of Oriental and African Studies, of the University of London, in 2003. She has been a Visiting Fellow at the Human Rights Program of Harvard Law School, and is co-founder of the Centre for International Law and Colonialism at SOAS. Her principal research interest relates to the international law of self-determination. She is currently working on an international legal history of the relationship between the principle of self-determination and population transfer.

Dr. Dimitrios Kyritsis
Global Research Fellow
Greece

Dr. Dimitrios Kyritsis graduated from the University of Athens earning a degree in Law in 2000. One year later he was awarded the M.Jur. from Mansfield College, University of Oxford. He then received the M.Phil. and D.Phil. from Brasenose College, University of Oxford. His thesis, entitled "Divided Authority: Separation of Powers and Legal Theory," addressed the controversy over the nature of law through an account of the ideal of separation of powers. After completing his thesis, Dr. Kyritsis returned to Greece and was actively involved in teaching and research in legal philosophy at the University of Athens.

Dr. Kyritsis's primary research interests range from analytic jurisprudence to constitutional theory. In his current research he aims to step back into moral philosophy and advance a theory of practical authority that can be applied to law as well as to other systems of authoritative guidance more generally.

Dr. Michael Likosky
Global Crystal Eastman Research Fellow
United States of America

Dr. Michel B. Likosky teaches in the Law School of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. In 2006, he published Law, Infrastructure, and Human Rights (Cambridge University Press) with the underlying research supported by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. A second book, The Silicon Empire (Ashgate 2005), was based upon doctoral work completed in the Law Faculty of Oxford University examining the continuities and discontinuities between colonial and present-day high technology-based transnational legal orders. He has edited two books: Transnational Legal Processes (Cambridge University Press 2002) and Privatising Development (Martinus Nijhoff 2005). He has twice contributed to the Oxford Amnesty Lectures (Oxford University Press 2003, 2006). He teaches International Economic Law, Law and Globalization, and Public International Law. Dr. Likosky has held fellowships at the University of Oxford, the University of Bonn, and the Center for Media Education in Washington, D.C. He has consulted for corporation and worked with non-governmental organizations.

Dr. Nicola Lucchi
Global Engelberg Research Fellow
Italy

Dr. Nicola Lucchi is a lecturer at the Law Faculty of the University of Ferrara, Italy, and research associate at the Department of Legal Studies of the University of Ferrara. He is a Fellow of the Center for Internet and Society at the Stanford Law School and he is currently a Global Engelberg Research Fellow at the NYU School of Law.

Dr. Lucchi was a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, and at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Law.

His current research focuses on intellectual property issues and rights in digital media. At NYU School of Law, he will work on a project concerning the management of digital intellectual property rights and its impact on consumer protection.

His awards include the European Commission's Kaléidoscope Programme scholarship and the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship to the University of Texas at Austin.

From June 2001 to May 2005 he worked as Honorary Judge at the Court of Ferrara. Before joining the academia, Dr. Lucchi was a public relations assistant to one of Italy's foremost classical music conductors Claudio Abbado and also to the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

He has published on legal informatics, comparative intellectual property, information society and cyberlaw. Among his recent publications are: "Intellectual Property Rights in Digital Media: A Comparative Analysis of Legal Protection, Technological Measures and New Business Models under E.U. and U.S. Law" (Buffalo Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 4, Fall 2005); "The Supremacy of Techno-Governance: Privatization of Digital Content and Consumer Protection in the Globalized Information Society" (International Journal of Law and Information Technology, forthcoming 2006) and Digital Media & Intellectual Property (Berlin, Springer-Verlag, forthcoming 2006).

Professor Patrick Macklem
Senior Global Human Rights and Global Justice Research Fellow
Canada

Patrick Macklem is a Professor of Law at University of Toronto, a Permanent Visiting Professor at Central European University, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He holds law degrees from Harvard and Toronto, and an undergraduate degree in political science and philosophy from McGill. He served as Law Clerk for Chief Justice Brian Dickson of the Supreme Court of Canada and as a constitutional advisor to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. He was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford Law School in 1988 and at U.C.L.A. School of Law in 1992. In 2003, he was selected as a Fulbright New Century Scholar, taught at the European University Institute, and was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School.

Professor Macklem is the author of Indigenous Difference and the Constitution of Canada (2001) (awarded the Canadian Political Science Association 2002 Donald Smiley Prize for best book on Canadian governance and the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences 2002 Harold Innis Prize by for the best English-language book in the social sciences), co-editor of Canadian Constitutional Law (2003), The Security of Freedom: Essays on Canada's Anti-terrorism Bill (2001), and Labour and Employment Law (2004), and has published numerous articles on international human rights law, cultural minorities, constitutional law, indigenous peoples and the law, and labour law.

Prof. Dr. C.W. Maris
Senior Global Research Fellow
The Netherlands

Prof. Dr. C.W. Maris has been a professor of legal philosophy at the University of Amsterdam since 1988. Since 1992, he has been avisiting professor at the Universities of Surinam and the Dutch Antilles. He is the editor of several journals in the fields of jurisprudence and philosophy. His main fields of research concern the concept of liberty and its practical applications, multiculturalism, love, art, law and literature, and epistemology. Among his publications are A Critique of the Empiricist Explanation of Morality (doctoral dissertation, cum laude); Letters on Liberty; Law, Order, and Freedom; and Twelve Loves. He also wrote and brought on stage the philosophical oratorio Horror Vacui (in cooperation with the composer José-Luis Greco) and the philosophical dialogue The Dance of Zarathustra.

Mr. Ben McFarlane
Global NYU-Oxford Research Fellow
United Kingdom

Mr. Ben McFarlane is the University Lecturer in Property Law & Trusts at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford. He holds MA and B.C.L. degrees from Oxford, having graduated first in his undergraduate class. He has published articles on contract law and the law of restitution, but his primary current research interest is property law. He is the Convenor of the Land Law teaching group at Oxford and is currently preparing a textbook on Land Law. He also has an interest in French law and was a Visiting Professor at the University of Paris II in 2005-6.

Mr. McFarlane has written widely on the doctrine of proprietary estoppel, and spoke on comparative aspects of that topic at the Obligations III conference in Brisbane in July 2006. His particular interest is in the possible expansion of that doctrine in English law, and he is therefore keen to examine the application of the related doctrine of equitable estoppel in the law(s) of the United States. He wishes to use his time in New York to explore the practical application of equitable estoppel, especially in relation to commercial disputes, and hopes to use the American experience as a means of finding some valuable lessons for the future development of English law. He has undertaken such comparative research before, when writing an article entitled "The Recovery of Money Paid On Judgments Later Reversed" which looked extensively at American law.

Dr. Mario Savino
Global Crystal Eastman Research Fellow
Italy

Dr. Mario Savino is a researcher at the Tuscia University of Viterbo, Italy. He received his PhD in Administrative Law from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 2004. In 2005, he was UE Law Poros Chair Professor at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India. He teaches European Administrative Law at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and is coordinator of the research team on "Evolution of a polycentric administrative space," within the Connex Network (Connecting Excellence on European Governance), at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research-Mzes, University of Mannheim, Germany.

His fields of research interest are global and European administrative law. He has published a monograph on the EU committee system (I comitati dell’Unione europea, Milano, Giuffrè, 2005). He has also written on international transgovernmental bodies, the European Commission, Italian administrative reforms and other topics related to domestic administrative law. He is currently researching on public order, public security and immigration at national, European and global levels. At NYU School of Law he will work on the specific issue of the accountability of transgovernmental networks.

Dr. Pierpaolo Settembri
Global Emile Noel Fellow
Italy

Dr. Pierpaolo Settembri holds a degree in Political Science from LUISS "Guido Carli" University, Rome (2001), a master in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe, Bruges (2002), and a doctorate in Political Science from the University of Florence and the IEP of Paris (2006). He is a researcher in EU Institutions and Decision-Making at the European Institute of Public Administration, Maastricht, and assistant to the chair of Political Science at LUISS "Guido Carli" University. His research interests lie in various aspects of European politics, including the role of political parties and interest groups at the European level, transparency and accountability issues, and institutional evolution and dynamics. Presently, he is working on the publication of his doctoral dissertation and a co-authored monograph on the European Parliament. At the Jean Monnet Center at NYU School of Law, he will mainly focus on the impact of the enlargements of the European Union on its institutions, exploring in particular the complex relationship between widening and deepening.

Dr. Noam Sher
Global Law and Economics Research Fellow
Israel

Dr. Noam Sher is an Assistant Professor of Law (Lecturer) at Radzyner School of Law, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel. He received his J.S.D. in 2004, LLM in 2000 and LLB in 1991 from Tel-Aviv University; and his MA in 1992 and BA in 1989 both in economics from Tel-Aviv University. The subject matter of his doctoral dissertation is: Underwriters' Civil Liability for IPO's.

After his LLB and economics studies, Dr. Sher practiced law with Efraty-Galili and Co., Law-Office and then he joined the Radzyner School of Law, IDC. Dr. Sher's main areas of research and teaching are: corporate law, securities regulation, economic analysis of law, property law and bankruptcy law. Dr. Sher served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Law & Business, and the IDC Law Review, in the period of its establishment. Dr. Sher has been a member of the Israeli Bar Association since 1992.

For the period of academic year 2006-2007 Dr. Sher is a Global Law and Economics Research Fellow at New York University School of Law. His main projects are in the areas of economic analysis of medical malpractice, securities regulation and intellectual property law.

Dr. Jichun Shi
Global Research Fellow
China

Dr. Jichun Shi is a professor at Renmin University of China School of Law, Beijing. He received a Bachelor of Law majoring in politics education from Anhui Normal University, P.R. China, in 1982. He then continued into Anhui University Department of Law and, a few years later, went to Renmin University of China, specialized in civil law, earning his Master of Law in 1985 and Doctor of Law in 1991. He has written and lectured on companies and enterprises law, competition law, consumer law, intellectual property law, and the theory of civil, business and economic law, etc.

He currently focuses on the Chinese anti-trust legislation, paying attention to privatization of, and anti-monopoly on public utilities. He has been appointed as one of the Expert Consultants of the Legislative Committee on Chinese Antimonopoly Law by the Legislative Affairs Office of the PRC State Council. He is also interested in the thinking and institutions of Anglo-Saxon law compared with that of continental law, and wishes to develop comprehensive first-hand experience in the U.S. legal system.

Dr. Yan'an Shi
Global Crime and Justice Research Fellow
China

Dr. Yan'an Shi is an associate professor at the School of Law of Renmin University of China (RUC), and the fellow of the Research Center for Criminal Jurisprudence at RUC, one of the key national research institutes of humanistic and social sciences in universities of China. He is a part-time fellow of the College for Criminal Science at Beijing Normal University. He is also the editor of the criminal law part of Jurists Review, which is one of the most influential law journals in China.

He received his master degree in July of 2000, and his doctorate in July of 2003 from RUC. From August of 1994 to August of 1997, he worked in Mudanjiang Procuratorate of Heilongjiang Province, China, and he received the title of associate procurator in May of 1996.

His major interest is criminal law, and his favorite field is criminal policy and international cooperation in criminal matters. He has published one book entitled Inter-regional Concurrent Criminal Jurisdiction in China, and cooperated with another young scholar in writing a book on the offences against decency. Since 2000, he has published more than 40 papers on criminal law.

Dr. Benjamin Straumann
Global Research Fellow
Alberico Gentili Fellow in the Program in the History and Theory of International Law
Switzerland

Dr. Benjamin Straumann completed his doctoral dissertation (insigni cum laude) on the classical foundations of Hugo Grotius' natural and international law in 2005 at the University of Zurich after studies in Zurich and Rome. He is currently a Global Research Fellow in the Hauser Global Law School Program. He is also an Alberico Gentili Fellow in the Program in the History and Theory of International Law. Previously, Benjamin has worked for the Swiss Mission to the United Nations and was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University. His research interests include the history of natural and international law, natural rights and social contract theories as well as the early modern reception of Roman law and classical political thought.

His publications include "'Ancient Caesarian Lawyers' in a State of Nature: Roman Tradition and Natural Rights in Hugo Grotius' De iure praedae," Political Theory 34, 3 (June 2006), pp. 328-50; "The Right to Punish as a Just Cause of War in Hugo Grotius' Natural Law," Studies in the History of Ethics 2 (February 2006), pp. 1-20, available at http://www.historyofethics.org/022006/022006Straumann.shtml; and an article on Rome and her influence in modern culture and scholarship in Brill's New Pauly. Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World, ed. M. Landfester (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, forthcoming).

Prof. Dr. Michael Tumpel
Global Tax Research Fellow
Austria

Prof. Dr. Michael Tumpel was born in 1964 in Vienna, Austria. He holds a M.BA and a doctoral degree from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. After receiving venia docendi (Habilitation) for Tax Law and Tax Management from Vienna University he became an associate professor of the Vienna University. In 2000, he was appointed full professor at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria.

Professor Tumpel's research interests include various aspects of Austrian, international and European tax law. He has authored or edited several books and has published articles in national and international journals. His current research focuses on the reform of the EU Value Added Tax system to combat tax fraud.

He has been awarded the Albert Hensel Award of the German Tax Law Association 1998, Münster 1998 and the Scientific Award of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), Austrian Branch, Vienna 1998 for his habilitation thesis on Value Added Tax on Intra-Community Trade.

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2005-2006 Global & Senior Global Fellows

Marian Angeles Ahumada
Global Research Fellow
Spain

Dr. Marian Angeles Ahumada, a native of Santander, Spain, is Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. In 1988, she received her LLB from the Universidad de Valladolid, Spain. In 1990 she was conferred her Diploma of Specialization in Constitutional Law and Political Science from the Centro de Estudios Constitucionales, Spain, and received the Constiutional Law Prize. Dr. Ahumada completed her PhD in law (doctor europeus), cum laude, premio extraordinario, from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, in 2004.

She has being visiting researcher at Max-Planck-Institut in Heidelberg, Harvard Law School and NYU School of Law, and visiting scholar at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and the University of Essex. Since 1998 she has been Guest Professor at the Universidad Externado de Colombia as a member of the Faculty teaching the Master Course on Constitutional and Parliamentary Law in Bogotá. During the academic years 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 she taught the course Introduction to Civil Law and Comparative Constitutional Law in the William & Mary Summer Law Program in Madrid. She is Tutor and Professor at the Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales, Madrid, Spain, and in 2004 was named collaborator of the Global Law Garrigues Chair at the Universidad de Navarra. She has lectured in various countries in Europe and Latin America and taken part in the Doctoral Program organized by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the Beijing University of Foreign Studies. From 2001 to 2004, Dr. Ahumada was Academic Director of the EU-China Legal and Judicial Program (Lawyers’ Training) in Madrid.

Dr. Ahumada has published a number of legal articles in the fields of constitutional law, law of constitutional courts and comparative constitutionalism. Her PhD research was focused on the comparison between the American and European approaches to constitutional review. This research was awarded the “Nicolás Pérez Serrano” Prize for doctoral dissertations in constitutional law and political science in 2005, and served as the basis for two books: La Jurisdicción Constitucional en Europa. Bases teóricas y políticas (Constitutional Jurisdiction in Europe. Political and Theoretical Foundations), published in 2005, and Judicial Review: el control de constitucionalidad en los Estados Unidos (forthcoming).

At NYU School of Law, she will embark on research on the relationships among state and federal courts and the way “judicial federalism” influences and is influenced by the performance of federalism in broader sense. For a variety of reasons she thinks that United States is a unique laboratory for this work, even if she plans not confining the research to the American case. To spend time at the Law School, she was granted a fellowship by the Caja Madrid Foundation and obtained a permission of leave from her university.

Alicia Cebada-Romero
Global Emile Noel Fellow
Spain

Dr. Alicia Cebada-Romero received her Master in European Union Law from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, in 1995. In 2000, she received her Doctor in Law, cum laude, from the the same institution. She was awarded with the “premio extraordinario” for her doctoral thesis and with an award from the Spanish Royal Academy of Doctors for the best thesis in the Legal and Social Studies Area. Recently she was the Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, Italy.

Dr. Cebada-Romero's areas of research interest are external action of the European Union, international organizations, and international responsibility. At NYU School of Law she will be researching trade policy as a means to promote development from the perspective of the European Union.

Cathryn Costello
Global Emile Noel Fellow
Ireland

Ms. Cathryn Costello holds a BCL from University College Cork, Ireland; a LLM from the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium; and a BL from the Honorable Society of King's Inns, Ireland. In October 2003, she took up a Senior Research Fellowship in Public and EC Law at Worcester College, Oxford University, United Kingdom. She is currently working on a monograph on EU immigration law. From 1998 to 2003, she was Lecturer in European Law at the Law School, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, where she taught the mandatory general course on EU law as well as advanced courses in various other aspects of EU law and WTO law. From 2000 to 2003, she also held the position of Director of the Irish Centre for European Law. She has published on EU equality, immigration and constitutional law, and has co-edited a major volume on the new equality directives titled Equality in Diversity: The New Equality Directives, ed. Costello and Barry, Dublin: ICEL No 29, 2003.

Jean d'Aspremont Lynden
Global Crystal Eastman Research Fellow
Belgium

Dr. Jean d’Aspremont Lynden received his PhD from the University of Louvain, Belgium, in August. He received his LLM from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. His doctoral research was devoted to the topic of Non-Democratic States and International Law, a research conducted in an empirical perspective (publication in 2006). He is also the author of various articles in the Revue générale de droit international public (RGDIP) or the Revue belge de droit international (RBDI) on questions pertaining to unilateral acts of States or normativity in International Law. He contributed to the third edition of the commentary of the United Nations Charter as well. Dr. d'Aspremont Lynden has also been a correspondent for the Bulletin of Legal Developments published by the British Institute for International and Comparative Law for several years. At a domestic level, he has written a couple of articles on issues related to the exercise of universal jurisdiction or the relation between international law and municipal law.

Dr. d'Aspremont Lynden has taught International Law at the University of Louvain for 4 years where he has been in charge of seminars and examination. He has also taken part in several conferences where he delivered speeches. At the last research forum of the European Society of International Law (ESIL), he made a contribution on the Creation of Democratic States through International Administration of Territory. In 2004, he was a member of the International Law Seminar (ILS) set up under the auspices of the United Nations International Law Commission. In August 2003, he was a visiting researcher at McGill University, Canada. During the summer of 2005 he was invited by the National Univeristy of Burundi to be a professor of a general course in International Law. As a Global Crystal Eastman Research Fellow at NYU School of Law, he is engaged in a research on the Effects of War on International Treaties.

Rabbi David Flatto
Gruss Scholar in Residence
United States of America

Rabbi David Flatto received a BA from Yeshiva University, United States, in 1994. He then continued into law school earning a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, United States, in 1997. In 1998 he obtained Ordination from Yeshiva University and is currently pursuing a PhD in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University, United States. He has written and lectured on Maimonides, Jewish legal philosophy and the critical and historical study of rabbinics.

His current research focuses on the interdisciplinary field of law and Jewish studies, and particularly topics in rabbinic jurisprudence. This research entails analyzing various aspects of the rabbinic judicial system, including issues of legal procedure and governance, as theoretically envisioned and actually implemented in late antiquity. A comparative perspective, assessing the rabbinic system alongside other early imperial and religious legal systems, is also employed in his study.

Frank Haldemann
Global Research and Center for Human Rights and Global Justice Fellow
Switzerland

Dr. Frank Haldemann is a Global Research Fellow and Center for Human Rights and Global Justice Fellow. His research encompasses international human rights law, international criminal law, constitutional law, legal history, legal philosophy and bioethics. He is particulary interested in exploring issues at the border between law and ethics. At NYU School of Law, he will work on the question of transitional justice as an emerging field of international law.

In 1999, Dr. Haldemann received his lic.iur., cum laude, from University of Fribourg, Switzerland, after completing a year in the Erasmus Exchange Program at the University of Vienna, Austria. From 1999 to 2001, he worked as a legal researcher for the Independent Commission of Experts: Switzerland–Second World War. In 2002, he obtained his LLM degree in Legal Theory and History, with merit, from the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom, where he was awarded the British Chevening Scholarship. He wrote a doctoral thesis in the field of legal philosophy and constitutional law titled Responsibility as a Constitutional Principle and, in February 2004, earned his PhD in Law, magna cum laude, from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. In 2003, he became a research assistant/junior lecturer (maître assistant) at the Bioethics Center of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Haldemann has carried out several research and consulting projects for the Swiss Federal Administration. He is a committee member of the Swiss Society for Biomedical Ethics.

Changyin Han
Senior Global Research Fellow
China

Professor Changyin Han is Professor of Law at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Law School, China. He received his PhD in law from Renmin University of China in 2001. His major fields of research and teaching are bankruptcy law, corporate law and commercial law. Before joining the Shanghai Jiao Tong University faculty, he was dean of the Henan University Law School, China. To date he has published more than 40 academic papers and articles, and chief-authored or co-authored more than ten books on various legal areas.

Dr. Shahar Lifshitz
Berkowitz Fellow
Israel

Dr. Shahar Lifshitz is a senior lecturer, Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. He received a Bachelor Degree in Law and Psychology from Bar-Ilan University in 1996, and his PhD in Law from the same institution in 2002. His doctoral dissertation, which received a distinction, is titled Contractual Regulation of Spousal Relationship in Civil Law. Dr. Lifshitz's areas of academic interest are contractual law and family law especially the philosophical basis of these fields. In 2004, he won the Alon scholarship for the "excellent scientist," awarded by the Higher Council for Academic Studies in Israel which fully sponsors young scholars in their university positions for three years. In 2005, he won the Rothschild Fellowship for post-doctorate program as well as the Fulbright Award.

Dr. Lifshitz is a researcher in the Israeli Institute for Democracy, which advances a process of legislation for an accepted constitution for Israel. His specific task is to suggest a version for a law which will regulate the registration of secular spouses in Israel to the civil spousal register. He participates in the meetings of the legislative committee of the "Kneset" and counseling of the legislators in family law issues. He is Legislative Committee Member of the Ministry of Justice on the Israeli law for the rights of children. He lectures at seminars for judges and lawyers in the fields of family law and contract law. Finally, Dr. Lifshitz was appointed to a judge of the special court of adhesion contracts

Recently, his first book Cohabitation Law in Israel from the Perspective of a Civil Law Theory of the Family, written in Hebrew and published by Haifa University Press in 2005, was awarded The Bahat Prize. Dr. Lifshitz is currently editing his second book Civil Regulation of Spousal Regulation for publication by The Harry and Michael Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. His publication list includes, among others:

"The Future of Secular Family Law in the Next Fifty Years: Classical Liberalism vs. Commuinitarian Liberalism," Bar-Ilan Law Studies 17 (1) 2001 159.

"A Civil Reorientation in Israeli Family Law," ed. By Prof. Yedidia Z. Stern & Dr. Yaffa Zilbershats, Tzivyon (3) 2002.

"Equality in Marriage, the Right to Divorce and Autonomy of Communitarian–," Tel Aviv University Law Review, 27 2003, 139. (Hebrew)

"The External Rights of Cohabitations," Israel Law Review, 37 (2) 346.

At NYU School of Law, he will work on projects in the subjects of cohabitation law and property relationship between spouses as well as on project deals with "Unconscionability Contracts: A Jewish Law Perspective."

Julie Ringelheim
Global Research and Center for Human Rights and Global Justice Fellow
Belgium

Dr. Julie Ringelheim has been a researcher at the Center of Philosophy of Law of the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, since 2003. In 1998, she graduated with a degree in law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, and was awarded an LLM in 1999 from Trinity Hall College, Cambridge University, United Kingdom, where she specialized in international law and jurisprudence. Between 1999 and 2005, she wrote her PhD thesis at the European University Institute, Italy, on Cultural Diversity in the European Court of Human Rights’ Case Law. She also was a visiting researcher at the University of Paris XI in Spring 2003. Her areas of interests include international human rights law, minority protection, anti-discrimination law, public international law, legal and political theory.

Her current research focuses on the tension between the promotion of equality and the protection of personal data. It is based on a comparative study of the legislation and policies adopted by the U.S. and several European countries to combat racial, ethnic or religious discrimination in the fields of employment, education and housing. The project seeks to define ways in which the sometimes conflicting imperatives of the affirmative pursuance of equality and the protection of personal data may be reconciled.

Tracy Robinson
Mauro Cappelletti Global Fellow in Comparative Law
Jamaica

Ms. Tracy Robinson is Jamaican and received her LLB in 1991 from the University of the West Indies, Cavehill Campus, Barbados. In 1994 she received her B.C.L. from Balliol College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, and one year later her LLM from Yale Law School, United States. She returned to the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, as a lecturer in 1996. At UWI she teaches family law, gender and the law, constitutional law and human rights law, and, until recently, was the editor of the Caribbean Law Bulletin.

In her research and publications, she has been most concerned with questions of gender, citizenship and constitutionalism, gender-based violence, and family law reform in the Caribbean. She has been involved with a number of regional initiatives that have family law and family policy reform in mind, including the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Family Law and Domestic Violence Judicial and Legislative Reform Project and the UNIFEM/UWI Child Support, Poverty and Family Responsibilities Research Project in the Caribbean. She is also a member of the Barbados Family Law Council and a member of a Barbados women's advocacy group established in 2003 to press for legislation dealing with sexual harassment.

Benjamin Straumann
Global Research Fellow
Alberico Gentili Fellow in the Program in the History and Theory of International Law
Switzerland

Dr. Benjamin Straumann completed his doctoral dissertation (insigni cum laude) on the classical foundations of Hugo Grotius' natural and international law in 2005 at the University of Zurich after studies in Zurich and Rome. He is currently a Global Research Fellow in the Hauser Global Law School Program. He is also an Alberico Gentili Fellow in the Program in the History and Theory of International Law. Previously, Benjamin has worked for the Swiss Mission to the United Nations and was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University. His research interests include the history of natural and international law, natural rights and social contract theories as well as the early modern reception of classical antiquity.

His publications include "'Ancient Caesarian Lawyers' in a State of Nature: Roman Tradition and Natural Rights in Hugo Grotius' De iure praedae," Political Theory (forthcoming); "The Right to Punish as a Just Cause of War in Hugo Grotius' Natural Law," Studies in the History of Ethics (forthcoming); and an article on Rome and her influence in modern culture and scholarship in Brill's New Pauly. Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World, ed. M. Landfester (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, forthcoming).

Michal Tamir
Global Research Fellow
Israel

Dr. Michal Tamir graduated in 1995 with her LLB, magna cum laude, from the University of Haifa, Israel. She then became a clerk for Israeli Supreme Court Justice Itzhak Zamir. After her admission to the Israeli Bar, she served a short time as a legal assistant in the Supreme Court. In 1999, she received her LLM, summa cum laude, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and, in 2005, her LL.D. from the same institution. The topic of her doctoral dissertation is Selective Enforcement. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Shaárei Mishpat College of Law, Israel.

Throughout her studies Dr. Tamir has won numerious prizes. Among the courses she currently teaches are Administrative Law, Criminal Procedure, Law of Tenders, Human Rights in Private Law, Equality in Law, and Freedom of Occupation. Her main work focuses on issues concerning administrative and constitutional law. She published several articles in the leading Israeli law journals, and wrote the entry "Israel" for an international encyclopedia.

Eyal Zamir
Senior Global Research Fellow
Israel

Professor Eyal Zamir was born in 1961 in Moshav Hayogev, Israel. He holds an LLB (1982) and Dr.Jur. (1989) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. After spending one year at Harvard Law School as a Visiting Researcher (1990-91), he was appointed Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University. In 1996-97 he was a Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School. In 1998 he became full professor and in the same year was appointed Augusto Levi Professor of Commercial Law at the Hebrew University; he then served as Dean of the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University from 2002 to 2005.

Professor Zamir’s research interests include contract law and contract theory, economic analysis of law, and proprietary aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict. He authored or edited ten books and published more than twenty articles in Israeli and American law reviews, including The American Journal of International Law, the Columbia Law Review, and the Virginia Law Review.

Since 1987, Professor Zamir has been a member of the Israeli Codification of Private Law Committee, headed by Chief Justice Aharon Barak. In 1995 he participated in the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations on the Interim Agreement concerning the West Bank and Gaza Strip ("Oslo B"). In 2004-05 he chaired a Committee (appointed by Israel’s Attorney General) that examined the Land Registry in the West Bank.

Professor Zamir has been awarded numerous fellowships and awards, including the Y. Sussman Law Prize (1988) and the Hebrew University President’s Prize for Excellent Young Scholar named after Y. Ben Porat (1994, first recipient).

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2004-2005 Global & Senior Global Fellows

Alexander Boraine
Senior Global Research Fellow
South Africa

Dr. Alexander Boraine was born and educated in Cape Town, South Africa. He was awarded 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. In 1999, he was appointed Professor of Law at the NYU School of Law and is now a Visiting Professor at the Law School.

Raphael De Coninck
Global Research Fellow
Belgium

Raphaël De Coninck (PhD in Economics, University of Chicago) specializes in the fields of Empirical Microeconomics and Law and Economics, and is particularly interested in providing empirical evidence for key legal issues. In his most recent research papers, he estimated the effect of laws reducing the length of the workweek in France and analyzed retroactivity in criminal law from an economic point of view. His next research projects include evaluating the returns on spending in judicial systems across the world, and estimating the factors affecting legal dispute settlements.

In addition to his PhD, Raphaël holds degrees in economics and law from the University of Liège in Belgium , and has spent a semester as an Erasmus exchange student at the Faculty of Law at Humboldt University in Berlin. He has also taught the course Economic Analysis of Law at the University of Chicago, and has spent a summer as an intern at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C.

Raphaël is a native French speaker, and is also fluent in English and Spanish. Find him here: http://www.crai.com/ecp/staff/deconinck_r.htm

Li Luo
Global Research Fellow
China

Dr. Li Luo is an associate professor at the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPSL) in Beijing, China. She started her teaching career after receiving her LLB and LLM in 1993 and 1996, respectively, from CUPSL. In 2003 she finished her doctoral studies at the University of Cologne, Germany with honors magna cum laude. From January to June 2004 she taught at the College of Staten Island, the City University of New York. Her research interests include corporation law and economic reform in China and intellectual property law. Presently she is very interested in information and technology law and policy, with a focus on the intersection of information technology and intellectual property law. She has published books and articles mostly in Chinese and German.

Avishai Margalit
Senior Global Research Fellow
Israel

Avishai Margalit was born in Israel (Palestine) in 1939, and was raised and educated in Jerusalem. After high school, army service and a stay in a kibbutz, he began his university studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. While a student, he spent several years as an educator in a youth village for new immigrant children.He obtained his BA in philosophy and economics in 1963 and an MA in philosophy (summa cum laude) in 1965. His doctoral dissertation, on TheCognitive Status of Metaphors, was written under the supervision of the late Yehoshua Bar-Hillel, whose assistant and associate he was for several years. He received his PhD, summa cum laude, in 1970. He joined the faculty of the department of philosophy at the Hebrew University in 1970, where he stayed ever since (serving as its Chairman twice), and where he is the Schulman Professor of Philosophy.

Abroad:

Avishai Margalit was a British Council Scholar at Oxford University, and a Tutor at The Queens College, Oxford (1968-70); a visiting Scholar at Harvard University (197405); a Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford (1979-80); a Visiting Professor at the Free University of Berlin and a Fellow at the Max Planck Institute, Berlin (1984-5); a Visiting Fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford (1990); a Rockefeller Fellow at the Center for Human Values, Princeton University (1995-6), and a Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York (2001-2002). In addition, he held short-term visiting professorships at the Central European University in Prague, and at the European University in Florence.

In May 1999 he delivered the Horkheimer Lectures, at the University of Frankfurt, on The Ethics of Memory.

On December 14, 2001 Avishai Margalit received the Spinoza Lens Prize, awarded by the International Spinoza Foundation, for "a significant contribution to the normative debate on society."

In 2001-2002 he delivered the inaugural lectures at Oxford University as the first Bertelsman Professor there.

In the summer of 2005 he shall be the Tanner Lecturer at Stanford University.

In addition to a number of books, Margalit has published widely in various philosophical journals, on a variety of philosophical topics, including philosophy of language, logical paradoxes and rationality, social and political philosophy, and the philosophy of religion. His most recent book is Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of Its Enemies (with Ian Buruma), New York: The Penguin Press, 2004.

He is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books. Margalit was among the founders of Peace Now, of which he still is an active member. He is married (to the philosopher Edna Ullmann-Margalit); they have four children.

Ana Peyro Llopis
Global Crystal Eastman Fellow
Spain

Ana Peyro is an international lawyer whose research focuses on the law of international organizations, enforcement of international law, peacekeeping, international criminal law and international environmental law. At NYU School of Law, she will work on questions of international law dealing with enforcement (The Position of International Law in Recent Supreme Court Decisions, The Role of the Private Sector in the Observance Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol, etc.)

A native of Spain, Peyro received her education in Switzerland, Italy and in her home country, where she obtained a Master's Degree in Law at University of Valencia in 1998. She then moved to France to do a Master's Degree in International Law and Law of International Organizations at University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne). At the same time, she completed a Master's Degree in Constitutional Rights and Duties in Spain.

In 1999, she became an Assistant Researcher and, in 2001, an Assistant Professor at Sorbonne University and prepared, from 1999 to 2004, a Doctoral thesis on "The Relations between the United Nations and Regional Organizations Regarding Enforcement Action" which will be published in 2005 (Bruylant). She has taught international law, constitutional law, juridical methodology and international relations.

In the field of international law, Peyro has published a book on "Universal Jurisdiction for Crimes Against Humanity" and several articles on other international law topics. She has obtained various distinctions and grants. She is a member of the French Society for International Law (SFDI), of the Centre de droit international de Paris I (CEDIN-Paris I) and the Centre de Recherches et d'études sur les droits de l'Homme et le droit humanitaire (CREDHO-Paris XI), of the Editorial Committee of the Bancaja Euromediterranean Courses of International Law (CEBDI, Castellón, Spain) and of the journal Actualité et Droit International (ADI).

Eva Pils
Global Research Fellow
Germany

Eva studied law, philosophy and sinology at Heidelberg University, Germany, and graduated from there with a law degree in 1996. After obtaining her professional qualification as a German lawyer she practiced law for a while at Baker & McKenzie, Frankfurt, and then went to London to do research. After taking an LLM degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, in 2000, she began writing a PhD at University College London, on rights protection and justice in contemporary China. In 2003, Eva was one of eight European participants in the EU-China judicial and legal co-operation programme in Beijing. She gained her PhD degree from the University of London in January 2005, having passed the examination in September 2004.

Her main research interests are Chinese law and legal philosophy. With her current research project at NYU, a case study on land seizures, she is exploring how property law and constitutional rights protection could be combined in China to address problems of legal certainty, social deprivation and justice.

Boris Rotenberg
Global Emile Noel Fellow
Belgium

Boris Rotenberg's research interests include media law, competition law (antitrust), free speech theory, intellectual property rights, and e-government; mainly in the European context. For the Jean Monnet Center and Hauser Global Law School Program, he will further develop his ideas on the intriguing relation between European software regulation and the right to freedom of expression.

He received his basic legal education at Leuven (Belgium). He then read for the Magister Juris degree at Oxford (Freshfields & Artal scholarships - Honours & Clifford Chance Prize (best performance)). Between 2000 and 2004, he wrote a PhD thesis at the European University Institute ( Italy), on "The Legal Regulation of Communications Bottlenecks in the European Digital Broadcasting Market." During these doctoral studies, he was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University (Spring 2002).

Boris is an editor of the International Journal of Communications Law and Policy(www.ijclp.org ), of the European Political Economy Review, and a contributing editor to the monthly European Current Law. In addition, he was a 'stagiaire' with the European Commission, DG Information Society (2004), and a trainee with the BBC (2001), Clifford Chance (1999), and PricewaterhouseCoopers (1998).

Marta Torre-Schaub
Global Research Fellow
France

She is a Full Tenured Researcher Fellow at CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), and at the Law School of the University Paris I-La Sorbonne (France), since 2001. She is Visiting Professor at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan-Paris since 2004, and International Lawyer at Paris and Madrid Bars. Marthe Torre-Schaub has a PhD in private law from the Université Paris X-Nanterre. She is a Global Researcher Fellow and a Fulbright Grantee.

She is working on Global Climate Change risks and Precautionary Principle (Europe and US comparison). She is studing as well new law perspectives in the implementation of the flexibility mechanisms and economic tools in Environmental law (Europe and US comparison), and on the different perspectives of the notion of responsibility, property and public goods between US and Europe.

Her PHD summa cum laude has been published as a book in 2002 " Essai sur la construction juridique de la catégorie de marché », Paris, éd LGDJ. She published also several papers in international scientific reviews (« La protection juridique du climat : entre sécurité juridique et négociation économique », Revue Thémis , Universidad Nueva Lisbonne, avril- mai 2003, p. 47-71 ; « Le marché : entre ordre et désordre », Revista UMB , Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, juin 2003, p. 4-12 ; « La construction du principe de précaution à la lumière des négociations internationales dans la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique », Revue européenne de l'environnement, forthcoming, septembre-octobre 2003 ; « UK Emissions trading system : a new market has born », Revue Internationale de droit économique , Belgium, forthcoming, june 2004; « Mouvement citoyen et risques environnementaux : l'exemple de l'amiante en France », in Démocratie citoyenne et gouvernance des techniques , Odile Jacob, 2004 ; « Les biens environnementaux : qualification juridique» in Bicentenaire du Code civil français . Université Paris I, Panthéon-La Sorbonne, éd La Sorbonne, 2004).

She received her education in Spain, England and France. She obtained her LLMsumma cum laude in Law at the University of Oviedo (Spain in 1990). She then moved to France as an Erasmus Grantee to obtain a Master's Degree in Bussiness and Economic Law in 1991. In 1992, she obtained another Master's Degree in Property rights and Intellectual Property at the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) as a FYCIT Fondation Grantee. At the same time, she obtained a Master's Degree summa cum laude in Contemporay History and History of Economic ideas at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She became, in 1993, a Junior Researcher and Junior Professor Assistant at the University of Paris X. The same year, the French Agency of the Research, give her a Graduate Scholarship.

In 1996 she became Full Assistant Professor at Cergy Pontoise University (Paris). In 2001 she obtained an Academic Prize of the "Chancellerie des Universités de Paris", the Dupin Aîné Prize, for her PhD and a French Ministry of Research Grant for the publication of the PhD The same year, she became a Full tenured Rechercher and Professor at the CNRS of Paris and the University of Paris I.

She is presently teaching Theory of Economic Law and Environemental Economic Perspectives and heading a research about new market-based solutions and new contractual environmental legal instruments in US and Europe Environmental Law in a comparative perspective in collaboration with the Center of Environmental Law at the Law School of New York University.

Rasmus Wandall
Global Research Fellow
Denmark

Rasmus Wandall is from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Master of Law, 2000; PhD, 2004). He has previously been a visiting scholar at Boalt Hall School of Law, UC Berkeley (2001) and at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Warsaw (2003). He has worked for the Danish Parliamentary Ombudsman (1997-1999) and recently arrives from a position in the Danish Court Administration (2004).

His main areas of interest and experience lie within the realm of criminal and sentencing law, and punishment theories and practices. But he also holds a strong interest in the study of courts and in socio-legal theory. Wandall recently completed an empirical study of sentencing decision-making in Danish county courts (Wandall, 2004). Presently he is carrying out a comparative study of legal techniques of structuring the discretion of judges in sentencing decision-making. The main purpose is to further the understanding of how principles of consistency in sentencing and of equality before the law are implemented through different techniques of structuring sentencing decision-making.

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2003-2004 Global & Senior Global Fellows

Keiji Aoyama
Global Research Fellow
Japan

Mr. Keiji Aoyama is a senior official at the National Tax Agency (NTA) in Japan. He graduated from Tokyo University with a Master of Laws degree in 1973. He passed the highest level examination for Japanese National Government Service and joined NTA as a junior administrator. Since then, he has been engaged in a variety of jobs at NTA, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). He has been with NTA for over twenty years.

In his early years at NTA, he was engaged in planning and middle management at headquarters. After having served seven years at MOF and three years at MOFA, he returned to NTA as a senior official in charge of international taxation. Since then, he has served seven years in representing some international units in NTA, which include competent authority in charge of tax treaty issues as well as Japanese permanent delegate to the Committee on Fiscal Affairs (CFA) OECD, etc. Furthermore, he was vice chairman of the Working Party No. 6, CFA OECD, from 1998 to 2000.

Alessandra Arcuri
Global Research Fellow
Italy

Ms. Alessandra Arcuri's academic work focuses on Environmental Law and Law & Economics. Alessandra holds a law degree with honors from Rome's La Sapienza University (1997) and a LLM in Law and Economics with honors from Utrecht University (1998). On September 1999, after having trained for a short period as an acting lawyer in civil law at the Rome bar, she joined the Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics (RILE). She is currently finalizing a PhD thesis on the legal tools for the governance of catastrophic risks, next to which she teaches in the Erasmus Master Programme in Law and Economics. During this period she has also spent a term (Spring 2001) at Hamburg University as a Marie Curie Fellow.

Ms. Arcuri has published on topics of safety regulation (Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, 1999); environmental liability in Europe (Tijdschrift voor Milieu en Recht, 2001); the use of cost-benefit analysis in regulatory contexts (Mercato, Concorrenza, Regole, 2001); and the history and methodology of Law and Economics (Enciclopedia Giuridica, 2002). Her most recent work deals with the Precautionary Principle. Ms. Arcuri regularly lectures in the (post) graduate courses Economics of Public Law and Law and Economics before the Courts at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. She has also lectured on environmental law and policy at The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund University, Sweden, at the Maastricht University in cooperation with the University of Benin, Lomè, Togo, and at the LUISS Management University of Rome, Italy.

Nicholas Bamforth
Global Research Fellow
United Kingdom

Fellow in Law, The Queen's College, Oxford; University Lecturer in Law, Oxford University, 1999 to date. Previously: Cambridge University 1996-9; University College London 1994-6. Degrees: B.C.L., First Class, and MA, First Class (Oxford).

Research and teaching interests lie in public (constitutional and administrative) law, human rights law, anti-discrimination law and philosophy of law.

Books to date: Sexuality, Morals and Justice (London, Cassell, 1997); Public Law in a Multi-layered Constitution (ed. with P. Leyland, Oxford, Hart, 2003). Articles in Law Quarterly Review, Cambridge Law Journal, Public Law, Modern Law Review. Cited in Aston Cantlow PCC v. Wallbank [2001] EWCA Civ 713 (English Court of Appeal).

Currently completing work on textbooks for Oxford University Press (human rights law) and Thomson/Sweet & Maxwell (comparative UK/European anti-discrimination law; co-authors G.Bindman & M.Malik) and on a monograph for Hart Publishing on property and the public law-private law distinction. Also editor of the 2002 series of Oxford Amnesty Lectures concerning human rights, gender and sexuality (Oxford University Press, 2004).

Annyssa Bellal
Global Research Fellow
Switzerland

Ms. Annyssa Bellal was born in 1973 and is of Swiss nationality. She obtained a first degree in international relations at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. As she became more interested in human rights law, she received a second degree in Law from the University of Geneva, and a Masters Degree in Philosophy of Law from the Universities of Lyon/Grenoble, France. After some experience in a human rights NGO in Colombia, she came back to the Graduate Institute of International Relations where she obtained her Masters Degree in Public International Law. Ms. Bellal began her doctoral thesis in 2000, on the influence of human rights on the evolution of public international law, while working as a research and teaching assistant at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva.

Kyoungkyu Choi
Global Research Fellow
Republic of South Korea

Mr. Kyoungkyou Choi graduated from the Police University with an LLB in 1991. He then received his LLM from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1996 as a Korean Government Fellow.

As a police lieutenant, he led a local police sub-station from 1994 to 1995, and taught at Police Academy from 1997 to 1999 as an Instructor. After being promoted to a Police Captain, he worked at a local police station as a deputy-chief of police for a year and a half. Then he joined the Police University as a Professor in January 2002.

After joining the Police University, he wrote the textbooks Crime Prevention (co-author with Professor Kim), Community Policing (co-author with Professor Park), Human Rights and Policing. He also authored many articles: "Juvenile Crimes," "Gun Use," "Civilian Crime Prevention Unit," "Miranda Warnings in US and Korea," etc.

Mr. Choi visited Japan, Australia and New Zealand police agencies in 2003 with the President of the University and 12 chiefs of police. He is an advisory member of Student 'Go' Club (Amateur 5 dan), and previously was head of University Faculty Tennis Club.

Jean Marc Coicaud
Global Research Fellow
France

Dr. Jean Marc Coicaud is acting head of the United Nations University Office to the United Nations in New York. From 1996 to 2003 he served as senior academic officer in the Peace and Governance Program at the United Nations University (UNU) in Tokyo. Before joining the UNU, he served in the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General as speechwriter for Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali.

A former fellow at Harvard University (Center for International Affairs, Department of Philosophy and Harvard Law School 1986-1992), Dr. Coicaud has held appointments as cultural attaché with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, legislative aide with the European Parliament, associate professor at the University of Paris and visiting professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. He holds a PhD in political science-law from the Sorbonne and a Doctorat d'Etat in Philosophy from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Paris.

He is the author of books in French on authoritarian democracy and political legitimacy (the latter published in English by Cambridge University Press in 2002). His latest books in English include, as a co-author, Power in Transition: The Peaceful Change of International Order (2001), and as a co-editor, Ethics and International Affairs: Extent and Limits (2001), The Legitimacy of International Organizations (2001), and The Globalization of Human Rights (2003). His book Beyond the National Interest. The United Nations' Response to Humanitarian Crises in the Era of US Supremacy, which he wrote whilst on sabbatical with the United States Institute of Peace (Washington D.C.), was published in 2004.

Andrew Hurrell
Global Research Fellow
United Kingdom

Mr. Andrew Hurrell is University Lecturer in International Relations at Oxford University and a Fellow of Nuffield College. Recent publications include: (co-editor with Ngaire Woods), Inequality, Globalization and World Politics (Oxford University Press, 1999); Hedley Bull on International Society (Macmillan 2000); and (co-editor with Rosemary Foot and John Gaddis), Order and Justice in International Relations (Oxford University Press, 2003). Current research interests cover two areas: first, the relationship between international law and institutions on the one hand and power and hegemony on the other; and, second, the history of international law.

Marisa Iglesias
Global Research Fellow
Spain

Dr. Marisa Iglesias is Associate Professor of Legal Philosophy at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. She holds a law degree from the Universitat de Barcelona (1990), and a PhD in law from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1997). She has been a visiting scholar at the European Humanities University of Minsk (Belarus), Oxford University (Balliol College), and the Law Faculty of Puerto Rico University. She has worked several times as expert-evaluator for the European Commission, and has briefly practiced law as substitute judge. Most of her research and publications focus on legal epistemology and theory of interpretation. Her main publication in those fields is the book Facing Judicial Discretion. Legal Knowledge and Right Answers Revisited, Kluwer (2001). She is now researching the moral and legal scope of individual responsibility in a global age.

Akitsu Kida
Global Japanese Federation of Bar Fellow
Japan

Ms. Akitsu Kida graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the Tokyo University in 1999. In the same year, she passed the Bar Exam and was admitted to the Judicial Research and Training Center established by the Supreme Court of Japan. After completing the program, she was admitted to the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA) in 2000.

As a lawyer she has been involved in several human rights issues, with particular focus on the rights of children. She has been an active member of the International Committee on Human Rights of the JFBA and the Committee of the Children's Human Rights and Juvenile Law of the Tokyo Bar Associations. She contributed to the Second World Congress on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children as a member of the working team formed by JFBA. She also represented JFBA at the 12th session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, United Nations, the theme of which was "Trafficking in Human Beings, especially Women and Children."

Alyona Kucher
Global Research Fellow
Russia

Dr. Alyona Kucher is a Professor at the Moscow State University, School of Law. She received her PhD from Moscow State University and specialized in contract law (with concentrations in contract formation and precontractual relations) and international private law.

Dr. Kucher has authored several articles and a book on contract formation and foreign investments in Russia.

Tatsuya Murata
Global Research Fellow
Japan

Mr. Tatsuya Murata graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1990. He passed the First-rank National Public Service Examination of Law in 1989 and, following graduation, he worked for the National Police Agency (NPA) which is an administrative law enforcement agency working on criminal investigation, crime prevention, national security, protection of traffic safety, etc. While at NPA, he gave legal advice on investigative activities to local police and played an important role in making a draft to amend the Criminal Law and the Criminal Procedure Act against high-tech crimes as an assistant manager of the Investigative Planning Section. He also passed the National Bar Exam in 1995 and finished the professional legal training.

Mitsuhiru Nagai
Global Japanese Federation of Bar Fellow
Japan

Mr. Mitsuhiro Nagai graduated from Chuo University with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1986. After passing the National Law Examination, he joined the Kobe Bar Association in 1995. That same year, Kobe suffered a massive earthquake and Mr. Nagai was active in promoting tort litigation for victims of "defective housing" in the Kobe region. He has also been active in promoting pro bono projects that relate to environmental issues. Additionally, he has an interest in medical malpractice, having been a lawyer for plaintiffs in several cases. In 2001, he joined the Wetland research project instituted by the JFBA and is very interested in conserving the wetlands. At NYU, he planned to research environmental and land use regulation, and also investigated the actual conditions of "ecosystem management" in the U.S.

Janneke Elisabeth Nijman
Global Research Fellow
The Netherlands

Ms. Janneke Elisabeth Nijman is a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for International Law and Justice in the History and Theory of International Law Program and a PhD candidate at Leiden University, The Netherlands. Her research currently focuses on questions of corporate responsibility addressed from a legal-historical angle. This research builds to some extent on her dissertation which deals with the concept of international legal personality. She is the author of "Sovereignty and Personality: a process of inclusion," in G. Kreijen (et al.), State, Sovereignty, and International Governance (OUP, 2002). After studies in law at Leiden University, she was a research fellow at the T.M.C. Asser Institute (The Hague) in the Asser Dissertation Program.

Xavier Oberson
Global Research Fellow
Switzerland

Mr. Xavier Oberson is Professor of Swiss and International Tax Law at the University of Geneva. He received his PhD from the University of Geneva and completed the International Tax Program at Harvard Law School where he also obtained an LLM

His main research interests are Swiss and international fiscal law, as well as administrative litigations. He published several books and articles in these subjects. Worth mentioning are the books Droit fiscal suisse (Bâle 1998, Helbing & Lichtenhahn) and Switzerland in international tax law, Amsterdam 2nd edition (IBFD) 2001 (co-author Howard R. Hull).

Professor Oberson is partner in a Geneva-based law firm specifying in tax matters and member of various commissions of experts, associations or foundations in fiscal law as for example the Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Association (IFA).

Jun Oshino
Global Research Fellow
Japan

Mr. Jun Oshino graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Tokyo, receiving the degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1994. While working as an Ishikawa Prefectural official, he passed the Bar Exam and then was admitted to Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan as a legal intern.

After completing the training program, he was appointed by the Cabinet of Japan to be an assistant judge in 2000. He heard civil trial cases as an assistant judge in a panel at Tokyo District Court. The cases which he was hearing included mass litigation, medical malpractice, defamation. Recently, he was also handling prejudgment remedy cases including issues such as privacy or nuisance. His main interest is comparative analysis of civil procedure, such as planned proceeding in trials, and measures to cope with the cases which require professional knowledge.

Gideon Rosen
Global Research Fellow
United States of America

Gideon Rosen is Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University. He is the author of A Subject with No Object: Strategies for Nominalistic Reconstrual in Mathematics (Oxford 1997) and numerous articles in metaphysics, epistemology and the philosophy of mathematics. His year at NYU School of Law is supported by a New Directions Fellowship from the Mellon Foundation. His project for the year is a philosophical study of moral and legal responsibility.

Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein
Gruss Scholar in Residence
United States of America

Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein has served as a congregational rabbi and an educator while completing a PhD in Post-Biblical Jewish History and Literature. His main area of interest is the intersection of text and practice, both in terms of reading texts to find new insight into practice and ideals of the religion as well as studying how Jews have read and continue to derive practical guidance on building a spiritual relationship with God from their readings of earlier texts. He has published, on-line, a series of e-mail classes on the Book of Samuel, the third section of Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed, as well as several other seminal texts in Jewish law and thought. In print, he has articles forthcoming arguing that Jews have for hundreds of years misunderstood what medieval texts meant by sunset, by reincarnation, and by the prohibition against coercing divorce. On the academic side, he combines an interest in hermeneutics with one in Jewish thought. His dissertation, "Writing Midrash Avot," showed that fifteenth century interpreters of Ethics of the Fathers--a third century Rabbinic text--began to treat it as they would a Biblical text, reading into it the multiplicity and fluidity of meaning heretofore reserved for the Divine Word. His current research on the Noahide laws seeks to show that this corpus teaches about the Jewish worldview as a whole, while also offering insight into how societies can and should manage the differences between citizens, foreigners, and lawful permanent residents.

Jeffrey A. Segal
Global Research Fellow
United States of America

Jeffrey Segal is professor of political science at Stony Brook University. His articles include "Predicting Supreme Court Cases Probabilistically: The Search and Seizure Cases, 1962-1981" (American Political Science Review, 1984), which won the Wadsworth Award (2002), for book or article, ten years or older, that has had a lasting influence on the field of law and courts. His books include Majority Rule or Minority Will: Adherence to Precedent on the U.S. Supreme Court (Cambridge University Press, 1999, with Harold Spaeth), which won the C. Herman Pritchett Award of the American Political Science Association for best book in law and judicial politics. His most recent book, again with Spaeth, is The Supreme Court and the Attitudinal Model Revisited (Cambridge University Press, 2002).

Jingxia Shi
Global Research Fellow
China

Dr. Jingxia Shi earned her LLB in 1992 from Wuhan University and then continued her graduate education at the same institution. She received a PhD in law in June 1998. Thereafter, she served as a lecturer in the Law School, China University of International Business & Economics (UIBE). In July 2001, she was promoted to associate professor. In December 2002, she took up a full professorship at the Law School of UIBE. She is also a research fellow at the China National Institute of WTO Studies.

During 2000, she was in residence at the Center for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary College, University of London as a visiting scholar. She has been one of members in the Drafting Committee of the Enterprise Bankruptcy and Reorganization Law of the PRC (organized by Fiscal and Economic Committee of NPC) since 2000. She also practices law at Beijing Zhongyin Law Firm as a part-time lawyer.

Dr. Shi has taught in the fields of WTO law, transnational corporation law and private international law. Her research interests focus on various aspects of international trade in services, cross-border insolvency, and international investment. Dr. Shi also takes charges in several national research projects on cross-border insolvency and international trade in services, which are subsidized by the State Fund. Dr. Shi has published numerous articles in the INSOL International Insolvency Review, Social Sciences in China, China Legal Science, CASS Studies in Law and other professional journals in China and abroad. She was awarded the "National Prize for 100 Excellent PhD Dissertations" (the only such prize in the legal subject) jointly by The Ministry of Education and The Degree Committee of State Council of China for her PhD dissertation entitled "Legal Issues in Cross-border Insolvency" in 2000.

Viktor Soloveytchik
Global Research Fellow
Bulgaria

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, 1965. After graduation from law school at the Sofia University, Professor Soloveytchik completed his legal traineeship and worked as a legal adviser in commercial law and banking. In 1992-93, he spent a year at the George Washington University, Washington D.C. completing an LLM in international and comparative law. Upon his return to Sofia he was admitted to the Bulgarian Bar and practiced for a year.

Since the end of 1994 Professor Soloveytchik has been living and working in Strasbourg, France. He started initially at the former European Commission of Human Rights and, after 1998, continued at the European Court of Human Rights. In 1997-98, he attended an advanced studies program (D.E.A.) in public international law at the Robert Schuman University, Strasbourg.

Since 1996 he has travelled to many countries in Central and Eastern Europe where he gave talks and conducted training sessions on the European Convention of Human Rights. In the last several years, Professor Soloveytchik has given seminars for students at the summer school of the International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg. He speaks English, French, Russian and Bulgarian.

Hang Wu Tang
Global Research Fellow
Singapore

Hang Wu Tang is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. Mr. Tang is currently in residence at Magdalene College, Cambridge as a PhD candidate where he is writing a dissertation on unjust enrichment focusing on mistaken transfers of wealth under the supervision of Mr. Graham Virgo of Downing College, Cambridge.

While at NYU, he researched the following areas: the American modern legal history of the law of restitution; the boundary between contract law and restitution; and the issue of restitution for mistaken gifts. Mr. Tang graduated on the Dean's List from the National University of Singapore in 1995 and obtained his LLM from Cambridge University in 1999 where he was the top student of his class. Prior to joining NUS, he was in practice as a commercial litigator in Singapore. He also did several work attachments with numerous leading law firms and barristers' chambers in London.

Xiemei Wang
Global Research Fellow
China

Dr. Xiumei Wang is Associate Professor of Renmin University of China. After she obtained her first degree of law in 1988, she went to the court and was promoted to the position of judge in 1995. Later, she discovered that it would be beneficial for her to do further study of law and for this purpose went to Renmin University Law School receiving her LLM and PhD separately in 1997 and 2000.

Presently, she is very interesting in the field of criminal law, environmental criminal law and international criminal law especially the international criminal court. Recent publications include: Criminalizing and Sentencing on Environmental Crime (Supreme People's Court Press, 1999); and Study on International Criminal Court (Renmin University Press, 2002). Additionally, she has translated Manual for Ratification and Implementation of Rome Statute of International Criminal Court (Zhongxin Press, 2002); and Resources and Concept of International Criminal Law (Law Press, 2003).

2012-2013 Hauser Research Scholars

Hauser Research Scholar FlanaganBrian Flanagan
Hauser Research Scholar
Fulbright Scholar in Law
Ireland

Dr Brian Flanagan is a graduate of University College Dublin, Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) and Oxford University. His work on legal interpretation and judicial decision-making has been published in the International & Comparative Law Quarterly, the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, the Journal of Moral Philosophy and Ratio Juris. While a Hauser Research Scholar, Dr Flanagan will undertake research into the notion of collective legislative intentionality and the role of conceptual analysis in general jurisprudence. Dr Flanagan is a lecturer at the School of Law, National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

http://law.nuim.ie/staff/dr-brian-flanagan

Hauser Research Scholar PetersenNiels Petersen
Hauser Research Scholar
DAAD Visiting Fellow
Emile Noel Fellow (courtesy appointment)
Germany

Niels Petersen is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods. His main areas of research are international law, comparative constitutional law and constitutional theory. He holds a PhD in law from the University of Frankfurt and an MA in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences from Columbia University. Furthermore, he worked as a legal advisor for the GIZ Legal Advisory Service in Beijing in 2005/06 and was a Visiting Professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin in spring 2012. At NYU, Niels will be working on a project on the Rationality of balancing in constitutional adjudication. The aim of the project is to compare different approaches of constitutional courts with regard to the resolution of conflicting constitutional values.

2011-2012 Hauser Research Scholars

Georgios Dimitropoulos
Greece

Georgios Dimitropoulos completed his PhD at the University of Heidelberg, Germany in 2011 under the supervision of Prof. Eberhard Schmidt-Aßmann with the grade summa cum laude. The title of his thesis is “Zertifizierung und Akkreditierung im Internationalen Vewaltungsverbund” (“Certification and accreditation in the context of international integrated administration”) and his monograph with the same title will be published by Mohr Siebeck Publishers. Georgios’ doctoral research was supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Georgios studied law at the Universities of Athens and Heidelberg. He also holds an LLM from the University of Heidelberg. In 2008, he obtained the Academy of European Public Law Diploma from the European Public Law Organization (EPLO).During his PhD studies, Georgios was a research assistant to Prof. Schmidt-Aßmann at the Institute for German and European Administrative Law of the University of Heidelberg and at the interdisciplinary research institute FEST e.V., Heidelberg. He also performed independent research at the library of the European Commission in Brussels and the Italian Constitutional Court. Georgios has published in the fields of Global and EU administrative law and the theory of public law in English, German and Greek. During his stay at NYU Law School, Georgios will be conducting research on peer reviews of administrative bodies in global and EU law, focusing on the fields of conformity assessment, finance, nuclear safety and OECD law. He will be furthermore exploring the rising phenomenon of global administrative self-regulation. Prof. Richard Stewart will be his sponsor at NYU.

Emanuel Towfigh
Germany

Dr Emanuel V. Towfigh is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn, Germany. He studied Law, Economics and Chinese at the Universities of Münster (Germany) and Nanjing (PR China), and subsequently completed his Legal Clerkship. He earned his PhD with an award-winning dissertation on the legal constitution of religious communities under state and religious legal regimes at the University of Münster in 2005, where he worked as a Research Fellow between 2003 and 2007. Since 2011, he is an elected member of the German Young Academy at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and at the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. His present research focuses on constitutional law and constitutional theory, applying a behavioral law and economics perspective, and heavily drawing on empirical methods. Currently, he works on questions of political parties, democratic representation, and legitimacy.

2010-2011 Hauser Research Scholars

Josephine Van Zeben
Netherlands

Josephine van Zeben is in the final stages of her PhD research at the University of Amsterdam under the supervision of Prof. Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci and Prof. Marc Pallemaerts. Her research uses law & economics methodology to consider the creation, implementation and enforcement of environmental regulation at different regulatory levels – global, regional and local – and the changing role of national governments in this context.

Before starting her PhD research, Josephine obtained a BA in Social Sciences from University College Utrecht (Hons.), an LL.B in Scots Law at the University of Edinburgh and an LL.M in European Private Law at the University of Amsterdam. During her studies, Josephine was a research assistant to several professors at the University of Amsterdam and preformed independent research for Oxford University. She was also a visiting researcher at the Economic Development Foundation (Iktisadi Kalkinma Vakfi) in Istanbul during the summer of 2008.

She also attended courses at the University Institute in Florence, the Gerzensee Institute in Florence and spent a semester studying at the University of Bologna. Since starting her PhD, she has published extensively in international journals, including the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, the Review of European Community & International Environmental Law and the Carbon & Climate Law Review.
During her stay at NYU Law School, Josephine will be conducting comparative research regarding federalized methods of enforcement, focussing on the United States and the European Union and their use of market-based regulatory instruments, specifically emission trading systems. Her sponsor at NYU is Prof. Richard Stewart.

Ingo Venzke
Germany

Ingo Venzke is completing his PhD “On Words and Deeds. How the Practice of Legal Interpretation Develops International Norms” at the University of Frankfurt under the supervision of Armin von Bogdandy. His thesis builds on considerations of semantic pragmatism and it elucidates the agency of international actors in processes of communicative lawmaking. At NYU he will now focus on the power of international courts, on how their authority can be justified, and on how it may be dealt with in the interaction between different levels of governance.

Ingo has been a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg and a Visiting Scholar at Tel Aviv University. He holds a LLM with distinction from the University of London (SOAS) and a BA in International Relations from the School of International Studies in Dresden. The German Academic Exchange Service also supports Ingo’s post-doctoral research.

2009-2010 Hauser Research Scholars

Conrado Mendes
Brazil

Conrado Hübner Mendes is a lecturer (on leave) at the Law School of Getulio Vargas Foundation, São Paulo. He received a Master (cum laude) and a PhD (cum laude) in political science from the University of São Paulo and is now a PhD candidate in legal theory at the University of Edinburgh. He participated, from 2002 to 2004, of the research team that helped to launch the Law School of Getulio Vargas Foundation in São Paulo, and had been the Coordinator of Teaching Methodology in 2005 and 2006. His research is mainly focused on theories of rights, democracy and constitutionalism. His new PhD thesis tries to develop normative standards to assess the deliberative quality of constitutional courts.

Martins Paparinskis
Latvia

Martins Paparinskis, LL B (University of Latvia) (2004), M Jur (Dist) (Oxon) (2005), M Phil (Dist) (Oxon) (2006) is a D Phil candidate at the Queen’s College, University of Oxford. While in Oxford, he has been a Chevening Scholar, Clifford Chance Prize winner, Freshfields Bruchaus Deringer Scholar and Commercial Bar Scholar (twice). Martins is finishing his thesis on the customary minimum standard of investment protection law, discussing the historical development, sources aspects and comparative arguments in investment protection law. He has been a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Public International Law and International Economic Law at the University of Oxford. His research concentrates on investment protection law, particularly in the broader context of sources of law, treaty interpretation, State responsibility and international dispute settlement. Martins has published and spoken in conferences about investment protection law. As a Hauser Scholar, Martins will research the operation of systemic integration in investment protection law.

2008-2009 Hauser Research Scholars

 

Nehal Bhuta
Canada

Nehal Bhuta , BA 1999 (Melbourne), LLB 1999 (Hons) (Melbourne), MA 2004 (Poli. Sci., New School for Social Research), LLM 2005 (NYU), is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Toronto. He has previously worked with the International Justice Program of Human Rights Watch and as a consultant for the International Center for Transitional Justice in New York. His areas of interest are human rights law, humanitarian law, political theory and political economy. He is admitted to practice in Victoria, Australia, and has worked as a clerk in the Federal Court of Australia.

As a Hauser Research Scholar, he will be working on a book manuscript under contract for Columbia University Press, entitled "Between Power and Principle: International Law and Politics after Iraq". He will consider the extent to which the Iraq war and certain aspects of its aftermath may be considered a crucible for certain tensions and contradictory developments in the international legal order after 1989.

Tally Kritzman
Israel

Tally Kritzman will receive her PhD from Tel Aviv University School of Law's direct PhD Program. Her thesis was written on socio-economic refugees under the Supervision of Eyal Benvenisti. She completed her LLB (Cum Laude) at the Tel Aviv University School of Law.

Tally's main research and teaching interests are refugee law, immigrants rights and international human rights. She has taught at the Tel Aviv University School of Law, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Ramat Gan College. She has also been a part of the Refugee Rights Clinic in Tel Aviv.

Tally was a Fox International Fellow at the Yale Macmillan Center in the academic year of 2006-7, and received the Fulbright Doctoral Researchers Fellowship for that year. Tally also received the Yad Hanadiv Foundation Fellowship for her post-doctoral studies in NYU.

Tally worked as a clerk for the Deputy President of the Israeli Supreme Court Mishael Cheshin (retired), and has been a member of the Israeli bar since 2004.

2007-2008 Hauser Research Scholar

tuoriDr. Kaius Tuori
Finland

Dr. Kaius Tuori holds a doctorate in Law and a MA in History from his studies at the universities of Helsinki, Finland, and La Sapienza in Rome, Italy. His research interests include legal history, Roman law, legal anthropology, and classical archaeology. In his work on intellectual history he studied how modern law affected the history of ancient Roman law. During his stay with the Hauser Global Law School Program, he shall pursue a similar chronologically challenged project on how Americal Legal Realism influenced the study of early law during the mid-20th century.

Last year Dr. Tuori was the University Lecturer in Legal History at the Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki. In 2008, he shall continue his post-doctoral project at the Center of Excellence of Global Governance Research at the Erik Castren Institute of International Law and Human Rights in Helsinki. His work has been published in The Journal of Legal History, Revue Internationale des Droits de l'Antiquite and the Legal History Review.

http://blogs.helsinki.fi/kaiustuori/

2006-2007 Hauser Research Scholar

Rios Figueroa
Dr. Julio Ríos-Figueroa
Mexico

Dr. Julio Ríos-Figueroa holds a PhD and MA in Politics both from New York University. His research focuses on constitutional adjudication, judicial independence, and corruption with an emphasis in Latin America. While at the Hauser Global Law School Program he plans to expand his dissertation work on the effects of judicial independence on corruption, and to analyze the factors that determine variation in the institutional structure of judiciaries and prosecutorial organs across Latin America.

Dr. Ríos-Figueroa will become Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at CIDE, in Mexico City. His work has been published in Comparative Political Studies, Latin American Politics & Society, and the Journal of Latin American Studies.

2005-2006 Hauser Research Scholars

Bateup Christine Bateup
Australia

Ms. Christine Bateup is a J.S.D. Candidate at NYU School of Law from Australia. She specializes in comparative constitutional law and constitutional theory, with a particular interest in theories of constitutional dialogue. Her doctoral dissertation explores how a clearly defined form of constitutional dialogue between courts, the political branches of government and the people might be institutionalized if a Bill of Rights is incorporated into Australian law, building on existing forms of institutional interaction that exist in the Australian setting.

Ms. Bateup completed her BA/LLB degrees at the University of Melbourne, Australia, in 1997, graduating with first class honors in Law. She subsequently was employed as a legal clerk at the Federal Court of Australia in Melbourne. In 2001, she graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom, receiving an LLM degree with Distinction.

HeXin He
Hong Kong

Dr. Xin He is a lecturer in the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong, China. He obtained his LLB and LLM from Peking University, China, and his J.S.M. and J.S.D. degrees from Stanford University, United States, where he was an Asia-Pacific Scholar. He has published in Law & Society Review, The International Journal of the Sociology of Law, Canadian Journal of Law and Society, Stanford Journal of International Law, Columbia Journal of Asia Law, Australian Journal of Asian Law, and many Chinese journals.

His research interests include legal enforcement, law and court, law in transition economies, and property law. At NYU School of Law, he will conduct empirical research into the Chinese court system, including caseload change, litigants’ confidence toward the courts, and the relation between the courts and enterprises.

Krishnachar Nanda Kumar Krishnachar
India

Mr. Nanda Kumar Krishnachar has served as a faculty member in law for four years. For the academic year 2004-05 he was a serving on the faculty at Gujarat National Law University, India. His area of interest is environmental law; he has presented his papers in national level seminars and workshops, and has published articles in a variety of journals and web pages on various topics of interest.

Mr. Nanda Kumar Krishnachar was born in the Bangalore District, Karnataka State, India. He completed his schooling in Bangalore and holds a graduation degree (BAL.), professional degree (LLB) and a post-graduate degree (LLM) in Law from, Bangalore University, India. For post-graduation degree in law he focused on environment law. Having been introduced to the subject in post-graduate studies, he now aspires to study and understand environmentalism. With the exposure and experience he received from the past four years of studying the domain of environmental science in various capacities, he has formulated a fundamental hypothesis that all efforts in protecting the environment are in vein because mankind has not ascertained the clear and specific areas of interdependence of regional and global environment.

During his career as an academician, he would like to pursue his studies in the field of the environment in order to plan and coordinate the development of a knowledge bank which provides a basis to understand the intrinsic dependence of various factors in the global environment. A step towards these career objectives is the current proposal for research as a Hauser Research Scholar at NYU School of Law, 'A Study of Regional and International Factors Causing Impediments for Transfer of Safe and Eco-friendly Technology.'

2004-2005 Hauser Research Scholars

Baykal Sanem Baykal
Turkey

Dr. Sanem Baykal was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1969. She obtained her LLB in 1990 from Ankara University, Law Faculty and her LLM in European Law from University of London in 1994 with the Jean Monnet Scholarship of the European Commission. In 2001 she received her PhD from Ankara University in European Union Law. During her PhD studies she conducted research in Queen Mary College, University of London due to the award she received from Turkish Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Sanem Baykal is Assistant Professor of European Union Law at Ankara University, Faculty of Law since November 2003. Prior to her appointment she was a research assistant at the European Studies Department of Ankara University, Institute of Social Sciences.

Dr. Baykal has published articles, book chapters and monographs mainly on EU Institutional/Constitutional Law and Turkey-EU Relations. Her current fields of research are constitutionalization process, legitimacy and democratic deficit in the European Union. Among her most recent works, an article entitled "Significance of the Charter of Fundamental Rights in Context of the Emerging European Polity" in Maria Gavouneli and Vangelis Kyriakopoulos (eds.), Olympia III: Human Rights in the 21 st Century, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishers, Athens, 2003 and her paper presented in the ECSA-C 6th Biennial Conference "A Constitution for Europe? Governance and Policy Making in the European Union" in Montreal, Canada on 27-29 May 2004 can be cited. She is also the co-author of the book chapter "Turkey-European Union Relations: 1990-2001" in Baskin Oran (ed.), Turkish Foreign Policy, Vol. II, Iletisim Publications, Istanbul, 2001, with Professor Tugrul Arat.

DufresneRobert Dufresne
Canada

Robert Dufresne is an NYU School of Law J.S.D. student from Canada, specializing in international law. His academic interests include public international law, international law of human rights, the law of the use of force, history and theory of international law, and globalization. His dissertation focuses on the involvement of foreign corporations in commercial transactions embedded in internal or transboundary conflicts and examines the forms of responsibility under international law entailed thereby. It deals for instance with the extractive industry's exploitation of resources located in regions under guerrilla control (e.g. as has occurred in Liberia or the Democratic Republic of the Congo) or in close collaboration with state authorities of an oppressive regime. He studies under the supervision of Professor Benedict Kingsbury.

Robert holds an LL.B/B.C.L. (Distinction) from McGill University in Montreal. After having clerked with Justice André Brossard of the Quebec Court of Appeal, he graduated on top of NYU's LLM (International Legal Studies) program in 2000. In 2000-2001, he served as a law clerk with the International Court of Justice in The Hague, The Netherlands. Robert has also worked as a research assistant for Professor Alain Pellet during the 2001 session of the International Law Commission. He has recently published articles on international IP rights regimes and distributive justice, as well as on the difficulty to attach international legal responsibility to oil corporations more or less directly involved in patterns of organized violence instrumental to their activities.

LeshemShmuel Leshem
Israel

Shmuel Leshem is a J.S.D. Candidate at New York University School of Law. His main area of academic interest is law and economics, focusing on game theory and the law. Shmuel received a joint degree in Law and Economics (magna cum laude) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1997. In addition, he has an M.BA in Finance from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an LLM degree from New York University School of Law.

MalksooLauri Mälksoo
Estonia

Lauri Mälksoo is currently the head of international and EC law lectureship at the University of Tartu, Estonia. He studied law in Tartu (LLB) and Göttingen and got his masters degree at Georgetown University Law Center. He defended his doctoral thesis "Illegal Annexation and State Continuity: the Case of the Incorporation of the Baltic States by the USSR" at Humboldt University Berlin. The thesis was published in 2003 in Erik Castrén Institute's monography series of Martinus Nijhoff. Beside working at the university, he has also served as the international and EC law adviser of the Legal Chancellor (ombudsman) of the Republic of Estonia. He is also serving as a member of the EU Network of Independent Experts on Fundamental Rights.

At NYU, he is pursuing a project on history and theory of international law. On the basis of the works and lives of five consequent international law professors at the university of Dorpat/Jur'ev/Tartu, he is studying the use of historical argument in international law discourse for the formation of political identities.

RadwanArkadiusz Radwan
Poland

Dr. Arkadiusz Radwan obtained Master and Doctoral degrees from Cracow (Uniwersystet Jagiellonski) and LLM form the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Germany).

He also had numerous study and research stays in Bonn (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität), Cologne (Rechtszentrum für Europäische und Internationale Zusammenarbeit), Copenhagen (Copenhagen Business School), Florence (European University Institute) and Ghent (Universiteit Gent).

Since 2003 Arkadiusz Radwan has been assistant professor at the Frycz Modrzewski Cracow College and the Centre for European Studies, Jagiellonian University Cracow. He was also visiting professor at the University of Rzeszow and the Fachhochschule für Medienmanagement, St. Pölten (Austria). His major fields of research are European, International and Comparative Company Law, International Contract Law, Broadcasting Law, and Legal Education. He attended numerous national and international conferences on the above-mentioned topics giving speeches and presenting papers. He also authored one monograph and several journal articles.

Since April 2004 he has managed an international research project under the running title "European Company Law after Inspire Art and EU-Enlargement." At NYU he pursued a research project on corporate law federalism in the EU-U.S. comparison.

2003-2004 Hauser Research Scholars

Neus Torbisco CasalsNeus Torbisco Casals
Spain

 

 

Neus Torbisco Casals is Associate Professor at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain, where she teaches legal and political philosophy. She completed her first law degree at the University of Barcelona in 1993 and a doctorate in law at the University of Pompeu Fabra in 2000. Neus has held several visiting positions at Ottawa University and Queen's University, Canada, and at the Centro di Ricerca e Formazione sul Diritto Costituzionale Comparato, Università Degli Studi di Siena, Italy. She has also been stagiaire at the European Court of Human Rights. She has published several articles and chapters, and has presented papers at conferences in Europe and South America. More recently, she has conducted research on cultural rights, immigrants integration and European citizenship for some private and public Catalan institutions like the Jaume Bofill Foundation. At NYU, she will be pursuing research on cultural diversity and models of political inclusion in supranational democracies.

Piibe Jogi Piibe Jogi
Estonia

Piibe Jogi graduated with the highest distinction from the Faculty of Law of Tartu University, Estonia, in 1994. She received a Magister iuris degree in 1996, also from Tartu University, an M.Phil. in philosophy from Cambridge University, England, in 1999, and an LLM from NYU in 2000. She has also been a visiting student at Helsinki University, Finland, and Oxford University, England. She taught Comparative Legal History at Uppsala University, Sweden, in 1993 and 1997, and courses in European Legal History and Legal Philosophy at Tartu University in 1994-1997. She is author of a textbook of legal philosophy which won an award as the best legal textbook published in Estonia in 1997. During her tenure as a Hauser Research Scholar, Piibe was also a J.S.D. candidate at NYU School of Law, writing a dissertation on the moral justifiability of post-socialist property restitution. She is interested in legal philosophy.

Nico KrischNico Krisch
Germany

Nico Krisch is a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for International Law and Justice at NYU and a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, Germany. Previously, he was a Visiting Senior Fellow at NYU Law's Center for International Studies, and a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for International Law in Heidelberg, Germany. After studies in law and international relations in Berlin, Geneva and Heidelberg, he has received a PhD in law from the University of Heidelberg. He also holds the Diploma of European Law of the Academy of European Law in Florence, Italy. Nico is the author of "Selbstverteidigung und kollektive Sicherheit" (Self-defense and Collective Security, 2001) and of several articles on the United Nations collective security system, on the use of force in international law, on international and European human rights law, and on the role of the United States in international law. He is currently pursuing projects on the role of constitutionalism in a fragmenting legal order, on hegemony in international law, and on global administrative law.

Yigal MerselYigal Mersel
Israel

Yigal Mersel graduated in 1996 with an LLB degree from Hebrew University, summa cum laude, while winning numerous prizes for outstanding achievements. He then took part in a research project of the European Union on international law and the status of Jerusalem in future peace negotiations. He later became law clerk for the president of the Israeli Supreme Court, Justice Aharon Barak. After his admission to the Israeli bar, Yigal worked from 1997 until 2003 as senior assistant to Justice Barak, in charge of numerous judicial and managerial issues, including comparative law research in a large variety of legal issues. He was also in charge of international relations of the Israeli Supreme Court as well as the Israeli representative to the Venice Commission at the Council of Europe.

At the same time, he continued his legal education, receiving in 1998 an LLM from the Hebrew University, summa cum laude. In 2000 he was a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg, Germany. He also won the Wolf foundation prize for outstanding achievements. In 2002 he received a doctorate degree in law from the Hebrew University. His doctoral thesis was entitled "The Constitutional Status of Political Parties." Since 2002 he has been a lecturer of constitutional law at the Hebrew University. His main focus is institutional constitutional law, including political parties, parliamentary law and election law. Yigal is a Fulbright Scholar and will also be serving as an Emile Noel Fellow.

PeelJacqueline Peel
Australia

Jacqueline Peel is a lecturer-in-law at the University of Melbourne, Australia where she teaches in the graduate and undergraduate environmental law program. Jackie earned an LLM degree from NYU School of Law as an Australian Fulbright Scholar. Her graduate studies focused on international environmental law and its linkages with other areas of international law, including trade law and human rights.

In 1996, she completed a joint Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws program at the Universtiy of Queensland, Australia, graduating with First Class Honors and a University Medal in law. Following her time at New York University, Jackie received a scholarship to undertake an internship at the United Nations International Law Commission in Geneva, where she assisted the Special Rapporteur on State Responsibility, Professor James Crawford, in drafting commentaries for the Commission's Articles on the Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts. Jackie has also worked as a solicitor in the planning and environmental division of the Australian legal firm of Allen, Allen and Hemsley Solicitors.

Gila StoplerGila Stopler
Israel

Gila Stopler graduated magna cum laude from Tel Aviv University in 1994. In 1995, she joined the Israeli Bar and began working as substitute legal counsel at the National Counsel for the Defense of the Child. She then became a staff lawyer for the Israeli Union for Environmental Defense, doing primarily environmental litigation. During this time, Gila was accepted to the New Israel Fund Fellowship for Human Rights Lawyers and, in 1997, completed an LLM degree in International Legal Studies at the American University in Washington, DC. She then returned to Israel to work for the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), one of Israel's premiere public interest organizations. At ACRI, Gila litigated several cases before the Israeli Supreme Court and wrote a position paper on behalf of a coalition of NGO's advocating for the establishment of an Equal Employment Opportunities Commission in Israel, that was distributed to Israeli Parliament members.

In the academic year 2000-2001 Gila was a Global Public Service Scholar at NYU School of Law pursuing an LLM degree in Public Service Law. She graduated first in her class and received the David H. Moses Memorial Prize to the member of the LLM class with the highest cumulative average. In the fall 2001 semester Gila began her J.S.D. degree at the NYU School of Law. The topic of her dissertation is the conflict between women's rights and culture and religion in a liberal state. She has recently published an article in the Columbia Journal of Gender and the Law entitled "Countenancing the Oppression of Women: How Liberals Tolerate Religious and Cultural Practices that Discriminate Against Women."