Global Faculty

The Global Faculty expand NYU Law's faculty by inviting leading law professors from around the world who teach regularly at NYU while retaining their affiliation with their home institutions.  They specialize in diverse fields of law, not just international law, and are renowned scholars in their countries and areas of interest. Their courses provide an extraordinary opportunity for NYU students to learn from and interact with these eminent scholars and to gain a new perspective on important legal issues. Along with our Global Fellows and Hauser Global Scholars, the Global Faculty represent the heart of the Hauser Global Law School Program and a key element in the intellectual life of the Law School.

NYU School of Law's relationship with many global faculty is continuing and intimate over several years, rather than single one-semester or one-year arrangements. The global faculty are thereby integrated fully into the fabric of the Law School, both its academic programs and the collateral activities that largely define the institution.

Academic Year 2021-2022

Fall Semester

Global Professor David Dyzenhaus

David Dyzenhaus

David Dyzenhaus is a professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of Toronto, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.  He holds the Albert Abel Chair of Law and was appointed in 2015 to the rank of University Professor.  In 2014-15, he was the Arthur Goodhart Visiting Professor in Legal Science in Cambridge. In 2016-17 he was a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. In 2020-21 he was a Guggenheim Fellow and a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. He is the author of Hard Cases in Wicked Legal Systems: South African Law in the Perspective of Legal Philosophy; Legality and Legitimacy: Carl Schmitt, Hans Kelsen, and Hermann Heller in Weimar; Judging the Judges, Judging Ourselves: Truth, Reconciliation and the Apartheid Legal Order; The Constitution of Law: Legality in a Time of Emergency; and The Long Arc of Legality: Hobbes, Kelsen, Hart (forthcoming). He has edited and co-edited several collections of essays. He is editor of the University of Toronto Law Journal and co-editor of the series Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law.

Legal & Political Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes Seminar


Global Professor Hélène Tigroudja

Hélène Tigroudja

Hélène Tigroudja is Professor of International Public Law at Aix-Marseille University (France). Former Senior Hauser Fellow at NYU and former co-director of the Center for International Research and Studies of The Hague Academy of International Law, she holds a PhD in Public International Law. She currently serves as an Independent Expert of the United Nations Human Rights Committee. Her research is focused on international human rights law (regional and universal systems), international litigation, international criminal law and humanitarian law. She is the author or co-author of several books, articles and chapters on gender issues, remedies in international law, human rights litigation and international criminal justice. Among her recent work, she is the co-author of The American Convention on Human Rights. A commentary, to be published in 2021 by Oxford University Press. She is currently pursuing her systematic research on the fragmentation and harmonisation of international human rights law, through the adaptation in English of her monograph Traité de droit international des droits de l'homme (first published in French in 2016 and 2018). The English version will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2022.

European Human Rights Law Seminar
International Criminal Law Seminar


Spring Semester

Global Professor Stefan Bechtold

Stefan Bechtold

Stefan Bechtold is Professor of Intellectual Property at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. His research interests include intellectual property, Internet, privacy, telecommunications, and antitrust law, law & technology, as well as law & economics. He has held visiting teaching or research appointments at NYU, Amsterdam, Berkeley, Chicago, Haifa, Munich, and Singapore.

Stefan Bechtold is a board member of the Society for Empirical Legal Studies and an Advisor to the Copyright Project of the American Law Institute. He served as Head of the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences at ETH Zurich from 2018 to 2021. He is a member of the foundation board of the Study Center Gerzensee (a foundation of the Swiss National Bank), where he is involved in the organization of law & economics courses for doctoral students, as well as member of the Academic Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, advising the ministry on all issues of economic policy.

Stefan Bechtold is a graduate of the University of Tübingen School of Law, Germany, and of Stanford Law School (JSM 2002). He has published in journals such as the American Journal of Comparative Law; Communications of the ACM; HotNets Proceedings; Journal of Empirical Legal Studies; Journal of Behavioral Decision Making; Indiana Law Journal; Journal of Law, Economics & Organization; Southern California Law Review; and various European law journals. In his youth, Stefan Bechtold composed numerous orchestral and chamber music works which have been awarded several composition prizes and have been repeatedly performed and broadcast.

Antitrust and Intellectual Property Seminar
Big Data, Law and Policy Seminar


Global Professor Frédéric Jenny

Frédéric Jenny

Frederic JENNY holds a Ph.D in Economics from Harvard University (1975), a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Paris (1977) and an MBA degree from ESSEC Business School (1966).

He is Emeritus Professor of Economics at ESSEC Business School in Paris and Academic Director of its Generation Africa Executive Program. He is Chairman of the OECD Competition Committee (since 1994), and Co-Director of the European Center for Law and Economics of ESSEC (since 2010). 

He was previously Non Executive Director of the Office of Fair Trading in the United Kingdom (2007-2014 ), Judge on the French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation, Economic Commercial and Financial Chamber) from 2004 to August 2012, Vice Chair of the French Competition Authority (1993-2004) and President of the WTO Working Group on Trade and Competition (1994-2003). 

He was visiting professor at Northwestern University Department of Economics in the United States (1978), Keio University Department of economics in Japan (1984), University of Capetown Business School in South Africa (1991) and Haifa University School of Law in Israel (2012), University College London Law School (2005-2010), Senior Fellow  in the Online Global Competition and Consumer Law Masters Program, University of Melbourne (2016-2018) and Global Professor of Antitrust in the New York University School of Law’s Hauser Global Law School Program (2014  and 2017). 

He is a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals (“Concurrences”, “Journal of Competition Law and Economics”,  “World Competition”), member of the advisory board of the “Interdisciplinary Center for Competition Law and Initiative, Middle East Initiative” and Chairman of the scientific board of Consumer Unity Trust of India (CUTS), the largest consumer organization in India. 

Frederic Jenny was the recipient of the 2016 Global Competition Review Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Frederic Jenny has written extensively about trade, competition and economic development and has served as an adviser to many developing countries on competition and trade issues.

Antitrust: International and Comparative Seminar
Globalization and Law: An Economic Perspective on International Trade and Competition Seminar


Global Professor Ruth Rubio-Marín

Ruth Rubio-Marín

Ruth Rubio-Marín is Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Sevilla, adjunct Professor at the School of Transnational Governance of the European University Institute, Florence and Director of the UNIA UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Interculturalism.  She has taught in many other prestigious academic institutions including NYU (where since 2003 she is invited as Global Professor), Columbia Law School and Princeton University where she was part of the first cohort of fellows in the Law and Public Affairs Program. Her research, focused on comparative constitutionalism, law and gender, immigration and citizenship, as well as transitional justice, represents an attempt to understand how public law creates categories of inclusion and exclusion around different axis including gender, citizenship, nationality and ethnicity. Professor Rubio is the author of over 50 articles and author, editor and co-editor of the following books: Immigration as a Democratic Challenge, Cambridge University Press, 2000; The Gender of Constitutional Jurisprudence, with Baines (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2004; What Happened to the Women? Gender and Reparations for Human Rights Violations, Rubio-Marín (ed.), Social Science Research Council, New York, 2006; The Gender of Reparations: Subverting Sexual Hierarchies while Redressing Human Rights Violations, Rubio-Marín (ed.) Cambridge University Press, 2009; The Battle for Female Suffrage in the EU: Voting to Become Citizens, with Rodriguez Ruiz (eds.) Brill, 2012; Human Rights and Immigration (ed.) Oxford University Press, 2014; Transforming gender citizenship: The irresistible rise of gender quotas in Europe, with Lépinard (eds.) Cambridge University Press, 2018; Gender Parity and Multicultural Feminism: Towards a New Synthesis (with Will Kymlicka, eds) Oxford University Press, 2018; and Women as Constitution Makers: Case Studies from the New Democratic Era (with Helen Irving, eds.) Cambridge University Press, 2019. As a consultant and activist, Prof. Rubio has worked for several national and international institutions and agencies including with the UN and the EU, as well as with several NGOs including the International Center for Transitional Justice. She has extensive in country experience in dealing with reparations in post-conflict societies including in Morocco, Nepal and Colombia. She assisted UN Special Rapporteur, Rashida Manjoo, in drafting her report on Violence against Women on Reparations for Women Subjected to Violence. Prof. Rubio has given talks and keynote speeches in over 25 countries around the world. She speaks 5 languages fluently.  She is an occasional contributor to public opinion formation through editorials in national and international press. Currently, she is finishing her new monograph Gender in global constitutionalism and the construction of women´s citizenship (Cambridge University Press, 2022 forthcoming).

Gender in Constitutional Law