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Staff Biographies

José Espinosa Machado

Program Assistant for the Hauser Global Law School Program

José Espinosa Machado assists with administration of the Global Faculty, Global Fellows, Distinguished Global Fellows, GlobaLex, and Hauser Scholars programs, providing guidance on the onboarding and visa application processes, and trouble-shooting issues. José also plans events, fields inquiries from prospective applicants, and performs day-to-day office duties. 

José has served as the program assistant since January 2012. Prior to coming to NYU, he was the Office Manager for Academic Programs for Excellence, an educational program serving under-represented students at the University of Kansas, his alma mater. At NYU, he became involved in the collegiate/amateur ballroom dance scene, competing in amateur dance competitions throughout the northeast as part of the NYU Latin and Ballroom Dance Team and Five Borough Ballroom. He also enjoys web design, drum & bugle corps shows, and Japanese food.

Colleen Johnson

Associate Director for the Hauser Global Law School Program and Global Programs

Colleen Johnson manages the administration of Global Faculty appointments and Distinguished Global Fellows visits and works closely with the Hauser team on matters related to the Global Fellows Program and Hauser Global Scholars. She coordinates events for Hauser and Graduate Affairs, oversees funding for international moot court competitions, and collaborates regularly on GlobaLex. She is a resource for Global Faculty, Fellows, and for our LLM students on academic matters, and acclimating to the Law School, University, and NYC.

Colleen holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an MS in Counseling and Student Development from Eastern Illinois University, and a certificate in Events and Convention Management from the NYU School of Professional Studies. She previously worked for the Office of Career Services, where she assisted with the coordination of on- and off-campus interview programs.

Barbara Landress

Barbara Landress

Senior Director of Graduate Affairs and Global Programs

Barbara oversees the Office of Graduate Affairs which provides academic services and student affairs programming to LLM and Exchange students, and collaborates on Law Abroad and other global programming. She advises students on course selection, bar eligibility requirements, opportunities for scholarly work, student life, and resources at the Law School and University. 

Barbara came to the Law School in 2009 from Hunter College of the City University of New York, where as Director of Pre-Law Programs she worked to enhance opportunities for undergraduate students interested in law and public policy. Earlier in her career, she served as a Trial Attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice, and as a Law Clerk to Judge Norma L. Shapiro of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Barbara holds a doctoral degree in Hebrew and Comparative Literature, and has taught modern Hebrew literature in translation at NYU’s College of Arts and Science. She has translated a memoir and literary criticism to English, and is the author of Her Glory All Within (Academic Studies Press 2012) on Israeli and American literary feminism.

Un Kyung Park

Director of the Global Visitors Program

Un Kyung Park is part of the Hauser Global Law School Program team that welcomes four distinct and important groups to NYU Law every year: the Hauser Global Scholars, Global Fellows, Global Faculty and Distinguished Global Fellows. Un Kyung is primarily responsible for the Global Fellows Program and serves as special adviser for the Hauser Global Scholars. In addition, she is also happy to work with international law students and occasional global visitors. 

Prior to joining NYU School of Law, she worked as a corporate lawyer in Chicago and San Francisco. Un Kyung enjoys learning about different cultures and especially sampling cuisines from all around the world. 

Calvin Tsang

Calvin Tsang

Administrative Aide to the Office of Graduate Affairs

Calvin Tsang provides administrative support to LLM and exchange students. He can answer your questions about the LLM degree program, LLM student life, mechanics of course registration, and connect you to various resources around NYU and NYC. 

Calvin has been with OGA since the Spring of 2019. After earning a BA in dance, Calvin moved to New York City to pursue a performing career. Since 2011, Calvin has performed all over NYC with companies including Beth Liebowitz and Artists, Brendan Drake Choreography, Tiny Trip, and Linked Dance Theatre. While performing and choreographing, Calvin also worked in arts education as an administrator and most recently ran the Dancing Classrooms program in NYC before joining the Office of Graduate Affairs at NYU School of Law.

Amy Wilson

Amy Wilson

Associate Director for Law Abroad and Global Programs

Amy Wilson manages the operation of NYU Law Abroad programs in Buenos Aires and Paris, as well as all inbound and outbound international exchange programs, which span JD and LLM populations. She also coordinates the non-credit courses Spanish for Lawyers and Haitian Creole for Lawyers, and handles ABA compliance for study abroad and externships.