NYU Law Abroad

NYU Law Abroad Staff in Paris

Emmanuel Gaillard

On-Site Paris Program Director

Emmanuel Gaillard

Emmanuel Gaillard is a Professor of Law at Sciences Po Law School in Paris and Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. From 1986 to 2012, he was a Professor of Law at Paris XII University. He is also a member of the Faculty of the Master in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) at University of Geneva.

He was the first President and one of the co-founders of the International Academy for Arbitration Law (Arbitration Academy). He chairs the International Arbitration Institute (IAI).

Professor Gaillard also is a prominent practitioner in the field of international arbitration, acting both as counsel and arbitrator. Through his practice, extensive writing and teaching, he has contributed to the shaping of contemporary international arbitration law. He has published widely in the area of international arbitration, in French and in English. He is a co-author of Fouchard Gaillard Goldman on International Commercial Arbitration, a reference treatise in the field, a second and fully revised edition of which is underway. He also published, in English and in French, Legal Theory of International Arbitration, the first essay on the theory of international arbitration based on his 2007 course at The Hague Academy and now also published in Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, Hungarian, and Portuguese. In 2010, Professor Gaillard was appointed as expert by UNCITRAL for the drafting of the UNCITRAL Guide on the New York Convention, which will be published in early 2014.

Emmanuel Gaillard teaches and researches in the area of international commercial arbitration, international investment arbitration, and private international law.

Agrégation en droit privé, 1982
PhD in Private Law, Panthéon-Assas University (Paris II), 1981
DEA in Criminal Law, Panthéon-Assas University (Paris II), 1977
DEA in Private Law, Panthéon-Assas University (Paris II), 1976

Daria Sartori

Executive Director, EU Public Interest Clinic

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Dr. Daria Sartori is a human rights lawyer, admitted to the Italian Bar in 2018. She is specialized in actions before the European Court of Human Rights, with a specific focus on the protection of people on the move and asylum seekers.
Daria holds a PhD and Doctor Europaeus in Comparative and European Legal Studies from Trento University (Italy) and has been Michigan Grotius Research Scholar at the University of Michigan Law School. After having worked as a case-processing lawyer for the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights, Daria is currently Supervising Lawyer of The Rule 39 Pro Bono Initiative (CILD), a project promoting and sustaining the effective use of applications to the European Court of Human Rights in the interest of vulnerable foreigners.

In addition to her appointment at NYU Law in Paris, Daria teaches two courses on migration and human rights at Science Po Toulouse. She also regularly holds consultancy positions in the field of human rights protection within international organizations such as UNHCR and the Council of Europe

Ajla Demir

On-Site Program Assistant

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Ajla Demir is the NYU Law in Paris Program Assistant. Originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ajla moved to Paris to pursue her Master’s degree in Economics and Psychology at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Université Paris Cité. Having previous experience in peer mentoring and program organization, with a dedication to seamless execution of academic programs, Ajla joined NYU Paris to support the NYU Law student group arriving in January 2024.