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Tim W. Dornis

Global Professor of Law

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Tim W. Dornis holds the Chair of Private Law and Intellectual Property Law at Leibniz University in Hannover. His scholarship examines questions of market regulation and policymaking in private international law, international economic law, and intellectual property law, with a special focus on economic analysis, socio-legal theory, and comparative perspectives.

Tim studied law and economics at the Eberhard-Karls University of Tuebingen (JD equivalent, PhD/Dr. iur.), Columbia Law School (LLM, Kent Scholar), Stanford Law School (JSM, SPILS Fellow), and Zurich University (Habilitation). His post-doctoral thesis, Trademark and Unfair Competition Conflicts: Historical-Comparative, Doctrinal, and Economic Perspectives, was published in 2017 by Cambridge University Press.

Before joining the Institute of Law and Technology at Leibniz University, Tim spent several years practicing in an international law firm and as a tenured civil-law judge in Germany, where he held a number of different positions on the bench and in the Department of Justice. In 2011, he was a Global Hauser Fellow from Practice & Government at NYU Law.

In addition to being a Global Professor of Law at the NYU Law in Paris program, Tim is a visiting professor at the Università di Verona and a honorary professor at the University of Zurich. He is also admitted to practice law in New York.


Lamin Khadar

Global Adjunct Professor of Law

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Lamin Khadar is an in-house human rights lawyer at Statkraft, Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy. Based in Statkraft’s Oslo headquarters, Lamin advises on aspects of environmental, social and governance (ESG) regulation, in particular, with respect to business and human rights due diligence and reporting.

On an on-going basis, Lamin also advises on pro bono projects related to equality and non-discrimination for international NGOs, international organizations and leading law schools. Lamin is also the co-founder of The Good Lobby, a Brussels-based civic start-up operating across Europe and a contributor to Rights CoLab, a New York based think tank contributing to research into business, rights, technology and finance.

Lamin is a qualified lawyer (England and Wales, 2012), and has practiced in the fields of ESG compliance and corporate governance, international and European human rights law. 


Francesca Ragno

Global Professor of Law

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Professor Francesca Ragno is Full Professor of International Law at the Department of Political and Social Science of the University of Bologna. She graduated in Law (J.D.) with honors at the University of Bologna and obtained her PhD from the University of Verona. Throughout her career, she has researched and lectured in Italy and in several Universities abroad, such as the University of Heidelberg, Paris Nanterre and the University of Pittsburgh (as a Fulbright Distinguished Chair). Her scholarship spans international litigation, conflict of laws and international commercial arbitration. She is a qualified attorney in Italy.


Friedrich Rosenfeld

Global Adjunct Professor of Law

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Prof. Dr. Friedrich Rosenfeld is partner at the arbitration boutique Hanefeld in Hamburg, Germany. He regularly acts as counsel in international arbitration proceedings. Besides, he has been arbitrator in cases involving a range of applicable substantive laws and seats (Austria, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Northern Macedonia, Switzerland, United States). Before joining his current firm, Friedrich worked as a consultant for the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia.

Friedrich is Global Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU Law in Paris, a lecturer for investment arbitration at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg as well as Honorary Professor at the International Hellenic University in Thessaloniki. In spring 2020, he was invited to teach arbitration as Global Professor from Practice at NYU School of Law.

Friedrich studied at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg and at Columbia Law School in New York. He earned his PhD summa cum laude and speaks German, English, French and Spanish.


Marco Torsello

Global Professor of Law

JD cum laude (Bologna, Italy, 1994), LLM in European Business Law (Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 1998), admitted to the Bar in 1997 (top 1%), Marco is Professor of Law at the University of Verona, School of Law and Visiting Professor at Bucerius Law School, in Hamburg (Fall 2017).

His teaching activity covers several subjects, including Comparative Private Law, International Contracts, European and International Business Transactions. His previous Visiting Professorships include those at NYU Law School (Fall 2011 and Fall 2015), Sciences Po (Paris), Fordham Law School, Columbia Law School, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, the University of Paris Ouest – Nanterre La Défense (France), the University of Western Ontario (Canada), Loyola Law School Los Angeles, Loyola University Chicago, as well as at several Italian Universities.

Marco was also a Guest Researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut für Ausländisches und Internationales Privatrecht in Hamburg (Germany) and a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School, and served as the Italian Delegate at UNCITRAL (the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law), Working Group on International Contract Practices (2000). He is the author of several books and articles in English and Italian dealing with comparative law, international business transactions, international contracts and other issues.