Hauser Research Scholars
PLEASE NOTE: The Hauser Research Scholars Program will be consolidated with the Global Fellows Program starting with the 2013-14 academic year. For more information regarding the Global Fellows Program, please click here.
The primary mission of the Hauser Research Scholars Program is to facilitate the production of original, publishable legal scholarship by junior academics at the beginning of their university careers. Our aim is to provide funding and support to such people so that they can dedicate themselves in an academic environment towards completing a significant scholarly project. The Hauser Global Law School Program plans to integrate the scholarly projects of Hauser Research Scholars with the work of colloquia, centers and seminars which are at the core of the intellectual life of the Law School.
Current Hauser Research Scholars
Hauser Research Scholar
Fulbright Scholar in Law
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.
Hauser Research Scholar
DAAD Deutsches Haus Visiting Fellow 2012
Emile Noel Fellow (courtesy appointment)
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 Ph.D. in law from the University of Frankfurt and an M.A. 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.