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

Global Professor Susan Emmenegger

Susan Emmenegger (Summer)

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).

Financial Regulation: International and US


Global Professor Wojciech Sadurski

Wojciech Sadurski (Spring)

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