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 2020-2021


Spring Semester

Global Professor Susan Emmenegger

Susan Emmenegger

Susan Emmenegger is a full professor of law and the director of the Institute of Banking Law at Bern University. Her research focus is on financial markets law, contracts, comparative contract law, corporate governance and legal methods.

Emmenegger served in the advisory board to the Swiss government on financial policy and regulation (2013-2019) and as vice president of the Swiss Takeover Board (2005-2017). She holds a law degree, a doctorate and a habilitation from Fribourg University (Switzerland) as well as an LL.M. from Cornell Law school.

Emmenegger regularly teaches at Cornell Law School. She has held visiting teaching or research appointments at various universities, including the European University Institute in Florence, the Vienna University of Economics and Business, the Max-Planck-Institute (Hamburg) and NYU Law School.

Emmenegger has written books on Contract Law (3rd edition 2020), on Legal Methodology (2012), on Non-Performance (2020) and on the Internal Governance of Banks (2004). Recent articles include: Fortress Europe: EU Equivalence Procedures in Financial Services (2019); Biometric Data in Bank Customer Transactions (2019); The Extraterritorial Application of US Sanctions Law (2018); The Influence of Foreign Tax Regulation on the Bank/Client relationships: Do Tax Evaders have contractual rights? (2015).

Contract Law in the Global Economy Seminar
International Financial Regulation


Global Professor Martti Koskenniemi

Martti Koskenniemi

Martti Koskenniemi is Professor of International Law at the University of Helsinki and Director of the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights. He was a member of the Finnish diplomatic service 1978-1994, Judge with the Administrative Tribunal of the Asian Development Bank (1997- 2002) member of the International Law Commission (UN) in 2002-2006.

He has worked with several UN agencies and bodies and pleaded with the International Court of Justice. He has held lengthier visiting professorships in, among other places, NYU, Columbia University, University of Cambridge, London School of Economics, Melbourne University and Universities of Brussels, Paris, Sao Paulo and Utrecht. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has a doctorate h.c. from the Universities of Uppsala, Frankfurt and McGill. His main publications include From Apology to Utopia; The Structure of International Legal Argument (1989/2005), The Gentle Civilizer of Nations: The Rise and Fall of International Law 1870-1960 (2001) and The Politics of International Law (2011). He is currently working on a history of international legal thought from the late medieval period to the 19th century.

History of International Legal Thought: A Critical View


Global Professor Ruth Rubio-Marin

Ruth Rubio-Marín

Ruth Rubio-Marín is Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Sevilla, Part-time 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 here 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.

Gender in Constitutional Law 


Global Professor Wojciech Sadurski

Wojciech Sadurski

Wojciech Sadurski is Challis Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Sydney Law School and Professor at the University of Warsaw, Centre for Europe. His interests include jurisprudence, legal theory, philosophy of law, political philosophy, constitutional theory, and comparative constitutionalism.  His most recent books include Poland’s Constitutional Breakdown (OUP 2019), Constitutionalism and the Enlargement of Europe (OUP 2012), Equality and Legitimacy (OUP 2008), and Rights before Courts (Springer 2005 and 2014). Currently he is working on a new monograph, Constitutional Public Reason. In 1999-2009 he was Professor of Legal Theory at the European University Institute, and in 2003-2006, Head of the Department of Law there. He has taught at Yale Law School, New York University School of Law, Cardozo Law School, Fordham Law School, University of Toronto Law School, Cornell Law School, National University of Singapore, University of Parma and the University of Trento. Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board of the Community of Democracies, he is member of a number of boards of think tanks and NGOs, including the Institute of Public Affairs (Poland) and Helsinki Foundation of Human Rights (Polish branch).

Comparative Constitutional Law Seminar
Introduction to Political Philosophy Seminar