Law School welcomes Fall 2010 visitors

Twenty visiting professors will teach at the Law School for the fall term, including visitors from Hungary, Italy, and the Netherlands. The visiting faculty have expertise in areas as diverse as venture capital, Latin American law, cyberlaw, and food and drug safety. Read more about the lineup below.

(Detailed profiles of the Fall 2010 visitors and others spending time at NYU Law in 2010-11 can be found in the 2010 issue of The Law School, which will soon be available online.)

Visiting Faculty

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Kenneth Ayotte

Associate Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
When: Fall 2010
Course: Corporate Finance
Research: Bankruptcy; corporate finance; economics of property law and legal entities
Representative publications: Co-author, “Asset-Backed Securities: Costs and Benefits of Bankrupcty Remoteness,” Review of Financial Studies (forthcoming); co-author, “Creditor Control and Conflict in Chapter 11,” The Journal of Legal Analysis (2009); co-author, “Bankruptcy and Entrepreneurship: The Value of a Fresh Start,” Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization (2007)
Education: Ph.D. in economics, Princeton University

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Jonathan Barnett
Associate Professor of Law, University of Southern California Law School
When: Fall 2010
Courses: Contracts
Research: Intellectual property, with a focus on technology, organization, and political economy
Representative publications: Co-author, “The Fashion Lottery: Cooperative Innovation in Stochastic Markets,” Journal of Legal Studies (2010); “Property as Process: How Innovation Markets Select Innovation Regimes,” Yale Law Journal (2009); “Is Intellectual Property Trivial?” University of Pennsylvania Law Review (2009)
Education: J.D., Yale Law School
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Michal Barzuza

Associate Professor, University of Virginia School of Law
When: 2010-11
Courses: Corporations; Current Issues in Corporate Governance Seminar
Research: Corporate law; corporate finance; securities law; law and economics
Representative publications: “Delaware’s Compensation,” Virginia Law Review (2008); co-author, “The Market for Corporate Law,” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (2006); “Price Considerations in the Market for Corporate Law,” Cardozo Law Review (2004)
Education: LL.B., Tel Aviv University; S.J.D. and LL.M., Harvard Law School

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Victor Fleischer
Associate Professor, University of Colorado Law School
When: Fall 2010
Course: Deals
Research: Tax policy; venture capital; private equity
Representative publications: “Regulatory Arbitrage,” Texas Law Review (forthcoming, 2010); “A Theory of Taxing Sovereign Wealth,” NYU Law Review (2009); “Two and Twenty: Taxing Partnership Profits in Private Equity Funds,” NYU Law Review (2008); “Taxing Blackstone,” Tax Law Review (2008)
Education: J.D., Columbia Law School
Clerkships: Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Judge M. Blane Michael of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

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James Forman Jr.

Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
When: Fall 2010
Courses: Juvenile Defender Clinic; Juvenile Defender Clinic Seminar
Research: Civil rights and criminal justice
Representative publications: “Why Care About Mass Incarceration?” Michigan Law Review (2010); “The Rise and Fall of School Vouchers: A Story of Religion, Race and Politics,” UCLA Law Review (2007); “Community Policing and Youth Assets,” Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (2004)
Education: J.D., Yale Law School
Clerkships: Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court; Judge William Norris of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Related experience: Co-founder, Maya Angelou Public Charter School, Washington D.C.; Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
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Maximo Langer

Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
When: 2010-11
Courses: Criminal Law; Global Perspective on Criminal Procedure; International Criminal Law
Research: Criminal law and procedure; comparative and international criminal law; Latin American law; globalization of law
Representative publications: “Revolution in Latin American Criminal Procedure: Diffusion of Legal Ideas from the Periphery,” American Journal of Comparative Law (2007); “The Rise of Managerial Judging in International Criminal Law,” American Journal of Comparative Law (2005); “From Legal Transplants to Legal Translations: The Globalization of Plea Bargaining and the Americanization Thesis in Criminal Procedure,” Harvard International Law Journal (2004)
Education: LL.B., University of Buenos Aires Law School; S.J.D., Harvard Law School
Clerkships: Public Defender Service, Washington, D.C.; Federal District Court No. 2, Buenos Aires
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Dotan Oliar

Associate Professor, University of Virginia School of Law
When: 2010-11
Courses: Copyright Law; Survey of Intellectual Property; Intellectual Property Theory Seminar
Research: Intellectual property; property; cyberlaw; economics
Representative publications: “The (Constitutional) Convention on IP: A New Reading,” UCLA Law Review (2009); co-author, “There’s No Free Laugh (Anymore): The Emergence of Intellectual Property Norms and the Transformation of Stand-Up Comedy,” Virginia Law Review (2008); “Making Sense of the Intellectual Property Clause: Promotion of Progress as a Limitation on Congress’s Intellectual Property Power,” Georgetown Law Journal (2006)
Education: LL.B., Tel-Aviv University; S.J.D. and LL.M., Harvard Law School
Clerkship: Justice Jacob Kedmi of the Supreme Court of Israel

Adam Samaha
Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
When: Fall 2010
Courses: Second Amendment; Religion and the Constitution
Research: Constitutional law; constitutional theory; courts and society
Representative publications: “On Law’s Tiebreakers,” University of Chicago Law Review (forthcoming, 2010); “Dead Hand Arguments and Constitutional Interpretation,” Columbia Law Review (2008); “Undue Process,” Stanford Law Review (2006)
Education: J.D., Harvard Law School
Clerkships: Justice John Paul Stevens of the U. S. Supreme Court; Chief Justice Alexander M. Keith of the Minnesota Supreme Court

 

Senior Fellows

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Senior Golieb Fellow

Sir John Baker

Downing Professor of the Laws, Cambridge University
When: Fall 2010
Course: English Legal History
Research: English legal history, especially the early modern period; early history of the inns of court; legal manuscripts
Representative publications: Baker and Milsom’s Sources of English Legal History (second edition, 2010); editor, Oxford History of the Laws of England, Vol. VI (2003); An Introduction to Legal History (fourth edition, 2002)
Education: LL.B. and Ph.D., University College of London
Related experience: Literary Director of the Selden Society

Anne Milgram

Senior Fellow

Anne Milgram '96

When: 2010-11
Course: Human Trafficking Seminar
Education: J.D., New York University; M.A. in social and political theory, University of Cambridge
Clerkship: Judge Anne E. Thompson of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Related experience: Attorney General for the State of New Jersey; Federal Prosecutor, Criminal Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice; Assistant District Attorney, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office



Multi-Year Returning Faculty

Charles Cameron

Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
When: Spring 2011
Course: Political Environment of the Law Seminar
Research: Political institutions and policy making
Representative publications: Co-author, “Strategic Defiance and Compliance in the U.S. Court of Appeals,” American Journal of Political Science (2010); “Changing Supreme Court Policy Through Appointments: The Impact of a New Justice,” Minnesota Law Review (2009); co-author, “Bargaining and Opinion Assignment on the U.S. Supreme Court,” Journal of Law, Economics & Organization (2007)
Education: Ph.D. in public affairs, Princeton University
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Daniel Rubinfeld

Robert L. Bridges Professor of Law and Economics, University of California, Berkeley
When: Fall 2010
Courses: Antitrust Law and Economics; Quantitative Methods
Research: Antitrust; economics of litigation; federalism
Representative publications: “Econometric Issues in Antitrust Analysis,” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (2010); co-author, “Empirical Study of the Civil Justice System,” Handbook of Law and Economics (Volume 1, 2007); co-author, Econometric Models and Forecasts (2002)
Education: Ph.D. in economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Related experience: Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
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Geoffrey Stone
Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
When: Fall 2010
Courses: Constitutional Decision-Making Seminar; First Amendment Rights of Expression and Association
Research: Constitutional law
Representative publications: War and Liberty: An American Dilemma: 1790 to the Present (2007); Top Secret: When Our Government Keeps Us in the Dark (2007); Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism (2004)
Awards: Robert F. Kennedy Book Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism (2004)
Education: J.D., University of Chicago Law School
Clerkships: Justice William J. Brennan Jr. of the U.S. Supreme Court; Judge J. Skelly Wright of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

 

Global Visiting Faculty

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Eyal Benvenisti

Anny and Paul Yanowicz Professor of Human Rights, Tel Aviv University
When: Fall 2010
Courses: Humanitarian Law of Armed Conflicts; Law and Global Governance
Research: Constitutional law; international law; human rights and administrative law
Representative publications: The International Law of Occupation (second edition, forthcoming, 2010); “Reclaiming Democracy: The Strategic Uses of Foreign and International Law by National Courts,” American Journal of International Law (2008); co-author, “The Empire’s New Clothes: Political Economy and the Fragmentation of International Law,” Stanford Law Review (2007)
Education: LL.B., Hebrew University of Jerusalem; LL.M. and J.S.D., Yale Law School
Clerkship: Justice M. Ben-Porat of the Supreme Court of Israel
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Sabino Cassese

Justice of the Italian Constitutional Court
When: Fall 2010
Course: Law and Global Governance
Representative publications: “Private Participation in Public Decisions: Essay in Comparative Law,” Quarterly Journal of Public Law (2007); Beyond the State (2006); “The Globalization of Law,” Journal of International Law and Politics (2005)
Education: J.D., University of Pisa
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János Kis

University Professor of Philosophy and Political Science, Central European University
When: Fall 2010
Courses: Colloquium on Law, Economics, and Politics; Introduction to Political Philosophy
Research: Distributive justice; democratic theory
Representative publications: Politics as a Moral Problem (2009); “Constitutional Precommitment Revised,” Journal of Social Philosophy (2009); “Popular Sovereignty,” Fundamentum (2006)
Education: Diploma in philosophy, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Related experience: Co-founder and chairman, Alliance of Free Democrats (Hungarian Liberal Party)

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Martti Koskenniemi
Academy Professor, University of Helsinki, Finland; Director, Erik Castrén Institute of International Laws and Human Rights
When: Fall 2010
Course: Intellectual History of International Law
Research: History of international legal thought
Representative publications: La Politique de Droit International (2007); From Apology to Utopia: The Structure of International Legal Argument (2005); The Gentle Civilizer of Nations: The Rise and Fall of International Law 1870-1960 (2001)
Education: LL.M., LL.B., and Doctor of Laws, University of Turku, Finland; Diploma in Law, University of Oxford
Related experience: U.N. International Law Commission; Counsellor and Attaché to the First Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland; Justice, Administrative Tribunal of the Asian Development Bank
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Ariel Porat
Former Dean and Alain Poher Professor of Law, Tel Aviv University
When: Fall 2010
Course: Tort Theory
Research: Torts; contracts; remedies; economic analysis of law
Representative publications: “Private Production of Public Goods: Liability for Unrequested Benefit,” Michigan Law Review (2009); co-author, “Total Liability for Excessive Harm,” Journal of Legal Studies (2007); co-author, Tort Liability under Uncertainty (2001)
Education: LL.B., LL.M., and J.S.D., Tel Aviv University
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Janine Ubink

Senior Lecturer, Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Development, Leida Law School, Netherlands
When: Fall 2010
Course: Law and Governance in Africa
Research: Legal anthropology; land law; customary law; traditional authorities; gender; legal empowerment; rule of law, with a focus on Africa
Representative publications: “Negotiated or Negated? The Rhetoric and Reality of Customary Tenure in an Ashanti Village in Ghana,” Africa (2008); co-author, “How to Combine Tradition and Modernity? Regulating Customary Land Management in Ghana,” Land Use Policy (2008); “Customary Tenure Security: Wishful Policy Thinking or Reality? A Case from Peri-Urban Ghana,” Journal of African Law (2007)
Education: Ph.D. in international law, Leiden University, Netherlands
Related experience: Executive Secretary, Commission on Legal Pluralism; Advisor, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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Benjamin Van Rooij

Professor of Chinese Law and Regulation, Amsterdam Law School; Director, Netherlands China Law Center
When: Fall 2010
Courses: Enforcing Regulation for Emerging Markets Seminar; Law & Society in China: Access to Justice
Research: Compliance; law and development; land management and zoning; pollution regulation; occupational health; food and drug safety
Representative publications: “Pollution Law Enforcement in Emerging Markets (Journal Special Edition),” Law & Policy (2010); co-author, Lawmaking for Development, Explorations into the Theory and Practice of International Legislative Projects (2008); Regulating Land and Pollution in China, Lawmaking, Compliance, and Enforcement; Theory and Cases (2006)
Education: Ph.D., Leiden University, Netherlands


Posted on August 12, 2010