Global Fellows

Current Global Fellows 2018-19

Global Fellow Mary BeloffMary Beloff (Spring)
Senior Global Research Fellow

Dr. Mary Beloff is Professor of Law at the University of Buenos Aires where she became the first woman to hold a Chair in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure in 2013. She regularly teaches courses and seminars on theory of punishment and human rights, criminology, gender and criminal justice, and child rights and juvenile justice. As visiting professor in different Latin-American Universities, Prof. Beloff was delegated with the responsibilities of providing continuing education to judges, prosecutors, public defenders and NGOs’ members for years; and as a legal advisor on criminal justice and human rights matters to various Latin American governments and international organizations (UNICEF, IDB, UNOPS, ILANUD, OAS, UNDP), she has been involved in the process of adopting international human rights law at the domestic level through legal and institutional reforms all over the region. Prof. Beloff is responsible for drafting many of the modern Latin-American legislations on child protection and juvenile justice, as well as adversarial criminal procedure codes in several countries.

Her research at NYU will focus on the justification of punishment in international human rights law.

Center Affiliation: Center for Human Rights and Global Justice
Research Project: The Multiple Meanings of Criminal Punishment in International Human Rights Law 


Gina ChoiGina Choi
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow
South Korea

Gina J. Choi is a Global Fellow affiliated with the Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy, and Land Use Law of NYU.  Her current research is focused on the institutional design for energy and climate change policies at global, regional, national, and sub-national levels and international trade law including issues concerning environment, climate change, and intellectual property. 

Gina recently co-authored the South Korea chapter in Oxford Handbook on Comparative Environmental Law which is forthcoming in 2018.  Prior to academia, she was a partner at the regulatory affairs group of a prestigious law firm based in Seoul and advised multinational companies on complex cross-border regulatory disputes and compliance issues.  She also served as guest lecturer at several institutions in South Korea including Seoul National University School of Law, Korea University School of Law, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and Judicial Research and Training Institute operated by Korean Supreme Court. 

She received her LL.B. from Seoul National University School of Law with honors, her LL.M. from NYU School of Law, and her J.S.D. from the U.C. Berkeley School of Law.

Center Affiliation: Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy, and Land Use Law
Research Project: Connecting the Dots:  Institutional Design for Linking Carbon Markets


Global Fellow Marco Dell'ErbaMarco Dell'Erba
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Marco Dell’Erba is a Post-Doctoral Global Fellow affiliated with NYU’s Institute for Corporate Governance and Finance and the Center for Financial Institutions. His primary research interests are in securities law, corporate law, international banking and financial regulation.

He held research positions at the Groningen Center for Financial European Financial Services (University of Groningen, Netherlands), teaching in the course of European law; the Financial Regulation Laboratory of Excellence (University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris), where he currently Research Associate; the National University of Singapore (Singapore); and at the London School of Economics (UK) as a Research Assistant in the Department of law during his PhD. He practiced law in the departments of Banking & Finance and Litigation & Dispute Resolutions at Clifford Chance LLP (Rome) and as an independent consultant (Paris).

Marco Dell’Erba holds a JD summa cum laude from the University of Rome La Sapienza and is a fellow of the Lamaro Pozzani University College of Excellence (Rome) where he was awarded a five year full merit-based scholarhip. He obtained his LL.M in Corporation Law at the New York University School of Law, where he was Global Hauser Scholar and served as Graduate Editor in the NYU Journal of Law & Business. He holds a PhD in private law and financial regulation from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and a PhD in corporate and securities law from the University of Rome Tor Vergata. He also holds an LL.M in Corporation Law from New York University School of Law, where he was Global Hauser Scholar and served as Graduate Editor in the NYU Journal of Law & Business.

His current research investigates the regulation of blockchain in capital markets and corporate governance. It explores the theoretical issues related to the role of definitions in designing the regulatory response in these areas. It also assess the different types of intervention (private and public regulation), the enforcement of securities authorities in capital markets and their initiatives related to the corporate governance of public companies.

Center Affiliation: Center for Financial Institutions, Institute for Corporate Governance and Finance
Research Project: Blockchain in financial law and corporate governance: Legal definitions, Regulatory response


Matthew ErieMatthew S. Erie (Fall)
Global Research Fellow
United States

Matthew S. Erie is an Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Studies and Associate Research Fellow of the Socio-Legal Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. Professor Erie’s interdisciplinary work stimulates conversations between law and anthropology to study the procedural aspects of domestic and cross-border commercial dispute resolution. In particular, he investigates the emergence and reconciliation of conflicts of law and normative pluralism in the course of increasing intersections of non-liberal values and Anglo-American common law.

His current research, funded by a European Research Council Starting Grant, examines the changing landscape of international commercial dispute resolution against the backdrop of protectionist movements in the U.S., UK, and Europe and increasing Chinese outbound investment. One specific focus is “legal hubs,” sub-national jurisdictions that develop and implement their own procedural law for cross-border commercial dispute resolution. Legal hubs, including those in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai, invite re-evaluation and sharpening of the orthodox understanding of international private law, including, in particular, concepts such as governing law, jurisdiction and enforcement. His article “Anticorruption as Transnational Law: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, PRC Law, and Party Rules,” forthcoming in the American Journal of Comparative Law, marks an initial foray into this project. During his time at NYU Law School, Professor Erie will further develop the project into a law review article.

His current project builds on his previous work on disputing and plural normative systems in China. His book China and Islam: The Prophet, the Party, and Law (Cambridge University Press, 2016), based on two years of ethnographic fieldwork in northwest China, is the first ethnography of Islamic law in China with a focus on the substantive and procedural conflicts between shari’a and Chinese state law. China and Islam earned a 2017 Asian Law and Society Association Distinguished Book Award Honorable Mention and was listed as one of the “Books of the Year 2017” by both the Times Literary Supplement and Times Higher Education. His articles on dispute resolution, property rights, and the legal profession have appeared in law reviews and peer-review journals including the Hong Kong Law Journal, Journal of Legal Education, Law and Social Inquiry, Islamic Law and Society, Journal of Law and Religion, and American Ethnologist.

Professor Erie previously held academic positions at Princeton University, NYU Law School, and the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU, and was a visiting scholar at the National University Singapore Law Faculty. He practiced law in the New York and Beijing offices of Paul Hastings LLP where he focused on corporate real estate transactions and white-collar investigations (e.g., FCPA). He holds degrees from Cornell University (Ph.D., Anthropology), University of Pennsylvania (J.D.), Tsinghua University Law School (LL.M.), and Dartmouth College (B.A). Professor Erie is a member of the New York Bar, the American Society of International Law, the Law and Society Association, the Society of International Economic Law, and the Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration.

Center Affiliation: Institute for International Law and Justice
Research Project: Legal Hubs: The Emergent Landscape of International Commercial Dispute Resolution


Global Fellow David FrydrychDavid Frydrych
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

A Post-Doctoral Global Fellow affiliated with NYU’s Center for Law & Philosophy, David Frydrych’s primary research interests are in legal philosophy and private law. David read for a DPhil (PhD) in Law at the University of Oxford (Somerville College). He also earned a BA (Honors) with Distinction and LLM from the University of Toronto, and a JD from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Previously, David was a postdoctoral fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Law. He has taught law and jurisprudence courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

David’s doctoral research concerned analytic models and theories of rights (e.g., Wesley Hohfeld’s schema of jural relations). His scholarship, which focuses mostly on the “nature” of rights, has appeared in several peer-reviewed journals of some repute. Continuing in that vein, his research at NYU will explore the use and abuse of secondary and tertiary rights. David is also admitted to practice in the State of New York.

Center Affiliation: Center for Law and Philosophy
Research Project: Rights Exercise & Enforcement 


Lingyun GaoLingyun Gao (Spring)
Senior Global Research Fellow

Lingyun Gao is Professor of Law in Fudan University School of Law, Shanghai, China. Prof. Gao earned a J.D. from Willamette University College of Law, an LL.M. in Comparative Law from the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law, and an LL.B. in International Law from East China University of Political Science & Law.

Prof. Gao has been a visiting scholar or professor at Ghent University (Belgium), University of Michigan, Case Western Reserve University, Harvard Law School, University of California – Irvine, New York University, Tulane University, St. John’s University, East Finland University, and Lapland University (Finland). Prof. Gao is a member of Oregon State Bar and New York State Bar Associations and China Law Society (Shanghai Chapter).

Her research, teaching, and publication areas include comparative civil and commercial law, especially on how to regulate and develop commercial trusts and how to promote private trusts in China.

Center Affiliation: US-Asia Law Institute
Research Project: Regulating Trust Relationship Through China’s Civil Code-Choice of Approaches in Comparison with US Trust Law


Sabine GlessSabine Gless (Spring)
Senior Global Research Fellow

Dr Sabine Gless, Dr. iur. (Bonn, Germany), Dr. iur. habil (Münster, Germany), is Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Basel in Switzerland where she holds a Chair for Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. Her research interests include international criminal law, evidence law and the impact of digitalization on criminal justice. Dr. Gless’ work covers issues of criminal liability for autonomous cars, predictive policing and protection of crypto-currencies under criminal law.

Her research at NYU will focus on potential limitations on the use of data generated by technologies that monitor biometric data in “smart traffic”. The handling of data generated by highly automated driving cars, for instance, provides an excellent example of new legal problems for fact-finding in criminal proceedings that can only be understood with a specialized technical background, yet affect the broader public. Solutions will need new legal approaches, particularly with regard to balancing individual and public interests in criminal law and procedure.

Dr. Gless is on the editorial board of several law journals and acts as an expert with the European Commission as well as with Swiss government authorities. She served as a member of the Swiss Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Review Board of Legal Studies of the German Research Association.  

Center Affiliation: Information Law Institute
Research Project: Robots Monitoring Humans – Digital Shifts in the Administration of Criminal Justice


 David GoddardDavid Goddard
Senior Fellow from Practice & Government 
New Zealand

David Goddard is a leading New Zealand barrister.  He specialises in appellate advocacy, appearing frequently in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2003.

David also has a longstanding involvement in law reform in New Zealand and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region, advising ministers, government agencies and Parliamentary committees on a wide range of policy issues. He has represented New Zealand in bilateral and multilateral treaty negotiations. David has a particular interest in cross-border legal issues, and has been chairing a series of Special Commission meetings at the Hague Conference on Private International Law, working towards a new multilateral treaty on recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. 

David’s current research focuses on legal design: the many different ways in which written laws can be structured; the implications of those choices for the practical operation and effectiveness of those laws; and the significance for those choices of the institutional setting within which those laws are intended to operate.

Center Affiliation: Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law
Research Project: The Law-Making Process:  Legal Design


Global Fellow Patryk LabudaPatryk Labuda
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Patryk I. Labuda received his Ph.D. in international law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva in February 2018. He is a visiting lecturer at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.

Patryk's research lies at the intersection of international law, international relations and transitional justice. His post-doctoral research will examine the scope and nature of the evolving protection of civilians norm in United Nations peacekeeping. His Ph.D. on ‘The Complementarity Turn in International Criminal Justice’ explored how various international criminal tribunals influence(d) the accountability policies of governmental actors in conflict-affected countries. His teaching interests include international criminal law, public international law, transitional justice and empirical methods.

Patryk has several years of work experience in human rights, security sector reform and transitional justice. Prior to joining NYU, he was a legal reform advisor to the European Union’s border assistance mission in Libya. At the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, Patryk trained and advised officials from the Sudanese Ministry of Justice, the Bar Union and parliamentarians from South Sudan. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Patryk worked on transitional justice and rule of law reform with the Ministry of Justice, Parliament and the National Police. Patryk is a member of the UN Security Council Roster of Experts.

Center Affiliation: Center for Human Rights and Global Justice
Research Project: Capture or Kill? The Protection of Civilians and the Use of (Non-Lethal) Force in United Nations Peacekeeping


Global Fellow Inbar LevyInbar Levy (Spring)
Global Research Fellow

Dr Inbar Levy completed her DPhil in Law at University College, Oxford, where she was awarded the Modern Law Review Doctoral Scholarship and the Oxford Faculty of Law Scholarship. Her doctoral project, titled 'Behavioural Analysis of Civil Procedure Rules', written under the supervision of Professor Adrian Zuckerman, investigated the implications of findings derived from empirical behavioural psychology for legal reasoning and practice.

Inbar had been awarded a Joint Law and Psychology LLB with Magna Cum Laude honours and subsequently an LLM with similar honours from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Before going to Oxford, She served as a legal advising officer in the Military Advocate General unit of the Israeli Defense Forces. Inbar has previously held a Visiting Research Fellow position at Columbia Law School in the City of New York and a Visiting Researcher position at Harvard Law School.

Inbar joined Melbourne Law School as a Lecturer in 2015, after a short period as a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for the Study of Rationality and the Sacher Institute in Jerusalem. Her primary research areas are procedural justice and empirical legal research, with a particular interest in behaviour and decision-making, access to justice and institutional design.

Center Affiliation: Center on Civil Justice
Research Project: Judicial Policy, Public Perception and the Science of Bias


Soterios LoizouSoterios Loizou (Spring)
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Soterios Loizou completed undergraduate and postgraduate legal studies at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, NYU School of Law, the Institute of International Commercial Law (IICL), and Harvard Law School. He is currently finalizing his PhD thesis at the University of Cambridge, where he conducted research on international sales law, conflict-of-laws, and comparative law issues. His research interests include also international litigation & arbitration and maritime law.

Soterios has taught international commercial law and international arbitration at King’s College London, where he was nominated for a Teaching Excellence Award in the categories “Rising Star” and “Education Experience.”

For his research, Soterios has been awarded numerous awards and prizes, including the prestigious Colin B. Picker Prize at the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) Young Comparativists Committee (YCC) Fifth Annual Global Conference (2016), the first prize at the international competition organized in conjunction with the MU Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution-American Society of International Law (ASIL), Dispute Resolution Group works-in-progress conference (2017), and the Trandafir International Business Writing Competition (2017).

As Post-Doctoral Global Fellow, affiliated with the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law, he will explore the legal framework of international business transactions in the USA.

Center Affiliation: Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law 
Research Project: UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG, 1980): 40 Years of Going Americano


Hadassa NoordaHadassa Noorda
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow
The Netherlands 

Hadassa Noorda studied law and philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and Columbia University, and obtained her PhD degree from the University of Amsterdam. As part of her PhD project, she was a visiting researcher at Georgetown, UC Berkeley, and the EUI. In 2015-2016, she was a Dworkin Balzan Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU’s Center for Law and Philosophy under the supervision of Jeremy Waldron.

Dr. Noorda works in the area of philosophy of law and, primarily, philosophy of criminal law and of the laws of war. Her work has appeared in international refereed journals and she has spoken at a number of conferences and workshops. Dr. Noorda has taught courses at the bachelor and master level both at law schools and philosophy departments at the University of Amsterdam and Leiden University. She is on the editorial board of The Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy.

Her current research aims to provide tools to secure the rule of law in times where we continue to be plagued by terrorism. Professor Jeremy Waldron and Professor Liam Murphy are her faculty co-sponsors.

Center Affiliation: Center for Law and Philosophy
Research Project: The Rule of Law in Times of Terrorism


Stefano OsellaStefano Osella 
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Stefano Osella, LLM (Turin; EUI), MJur (Oxon), is a Post-Doctoral Global Fellow specialising in queer legal theory. During his stay at NYU, Stefano will concentrate on the interrelations between redistribution and identity recognition for gender diverse people, with a close eye on international law. His research explores the redistributive potentials of queer legal theory and discusses how the legal construction of discrete gender identities may be an obstacle to the full socio-economic inclusion of gender diverse people.

Primarily an academic, Stefano carries out his research in the field of LGBTI+ rights and queer legal theory, fields in which he authored and co-authored several publications. Moreover, convinced of the importance of being a socially involved academic, Stefano is a member of the Scientific Committee of Rete Lenford – Avvocatura per i Diritti LGBTI, a leading Italian organisation of lawyers and professionals committed to the protection of LGBTI fundamental rights. Also, he actively cooperates with Collettivo Intersexioni, a pioneering group devoted to foster the intersectional protection of minority, especially intersex and trans, rights.

As for his legal education, Stefano is a PhD researcher at the Law Department of the European University Institute, Florence, where he works under the supervision of Prof. Ruth Rubio-Marín. His doctoral research provides a doctrinal and philosophical analysis of the constitutional status of the gender binary in Europe, as evolving under the push of human rights law. Previously, Stefano received a bachelor of laws, as well as a master of laws, from the University of Turin, Italy (2008; 2010), a Magister Juris from University of Oxford (2014), and an LLM from the European University Institute (2015).

Center Affiliation: Center for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
Research Project: Is There a Right to Gender Recognition?


Global Fellow Elena PribytkovaElena Pribytkova
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow 

Elena Pribytkova graduated from St. Petersburg State University with a First Class degree in Law and received a Candidate of Legal Sciences degree from the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences. She is a J.S.D. candidate at Columbia Law School and a Habilitation candidate at the Faculty of Law of the University of Basel.

Elena’s main areas of expertise are human rights law, legal and political philosophy, public international law, comparative public law, law and sustainable development, and comparative history of legal and political ideas. She worked a lot in individual and collective multidisciplinary research projects on theories of justice, law and morality, human dignity, human rights, and in particular socio-economic rights, and has written more than fifty papers and books in English, German, French, and Russian. Her J.S.D. research explores global obligations of multiple actors corresponding to basic socio-economic rights and pays special attention to global obligations presupposed by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Her book project A Decent Social Minimum in the Language of Human Rights focuses on a set of territorial human rights guarantees aimed at protecting persons from extreme poverty and enabling them to lead a decent life.

Elena held various research and teaching appointments at University of Basel, Radboud University Nijmegen, Ruhr-University Bochum, Institute of State and Law of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow University for Industry and Finance “Synergy”, and Columbia Law School. She was also a visiting fellow at Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, Heidelberg University, and Oxford University. She organized the first Human Rights Clinic at the University of Basel with a focus on the human rights guarantees of poverty reduction and supervised collaborative human rights projects with local and international NGOs. As an intern with the Rule of Law Unit in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General of the UN, she was involved in work on the draft of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and provided suggestions on the interrelation between human rights, the rule of law, and development.

As a Post-Doctoral Global Fellow affiliated with the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, Elena will analyze extraterritorial obligations of states, international organizations and non-state actors in the area of socio-economic rights. Her multidisciplinary project will emphasize the interrelation between philosophical discourse, normative legal order, and legal practice and demonstrate how contemporary theories of global justice can contribute to justifying, conceptualizing, allocating and implementing extraterritorial obligations.

Center Affiliation: Center for Human Rights and Global Justice
Research Project: Towards a World of Accountability: Extraterritorial Obligations in the Area of Socio-Economic Rights from Philosophical, Legal and Practical Perspectives


Francisco SaffieFrancisco Saffie 
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Dr. Francisco Saffie is currently assistant professor at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez Faculty of Law, were he teaches at undergraduate and post-graduate programs. From 2012 until 2016 he was the Academic Director of the Master in Taxation at the same university. From 2014 until 2016, while on academic leave, he worked as tax policy advisor for the Chilean Ministry of Finance.

Dr. Saffie’s research focuses in legal theory, political theory, and tax law. His research focuses in the moral and political justification of the legal duty to pay taxes, with special concern on its institutional structure in local and global tax law. He is particularly interested in developing legal answers to tax avoidance.

He is a member of the Seminario en Latinoamérica de Teoría Constitucional (SELA), of the Chilean branch of Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP), and part of the research project “Tributación para la Equidad en Latinoamérica” organized by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Colombia.

Dr. Saffie holds a PhD in Law from The University of Edinburgh. He obtained a Master in Taxation from the Faculty of Economics and Business at Universidad de Chile, and an LLB from the Law Faculty of the same university.

Center Affiliation: Center for Law and Philosophy
Research Project: A Legal Philosophy of Tax Law


Gerry SimpsonGerry Simpson (Fall) 
Senior Global Research Fellow
United Kingdom

Gerry Simpson was appointed to a Chair in Public International Law at LSE in January 2016. He previously taught at the University of Melbourne (2007-2015), the Australian National University (1995-1998) and LSE (2000-2007) as well as holding visiting positions at Harvard Law School (1999) and the State University of Tbilisi where he was a Soros-funded Research Fellow and adviser to the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is the author of Great Powers and Outlaw States (Cambridge, 2004) and Law, War and Crime: War Crimes Trials and the Reinvention of International Law (Polity 2007), and co-editor (with Kevin Jon Heller) of Hidden Histories (Oxford, 2014) and (with Raimond Gaita) of Who’s Afraid of International Law? (Monash, 2016).

Gerry’s current research projects include an ARC-funded project on Cold War International Law (with Matt Craven, SOAS) and Sundhya Pahuja, (Melbourne) and a counter-history of International Criminal Justice. He is currently also writing about the literary life of international law; an exploratory essay – “The Sentimental Life of International Law” –  was published in The London Review of International Law.  A book of the same name will be published in 2019. He is an editor of The London Review of International Law and an occasional essayist and contributor for Arena Magazine.

Center Affiliation: Institute for International Law and Justice
Research Project: Cold War International Law


Tleuzhan ZhunussovaTleuzhan Zhunussova (Fall)
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Tleuzhan is a Ph.D. candidate at the Law Department of the European University Institute in Florence, expecting to obtain her doctoral degree in Fall 2018. She also holds LL.M in International Law (with distinction) from the University of Edinburgh and LL.B (with Honours) from Karaganda State University (Kazakhstan). Previously, Tleuzhan was a visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg (2018) and at the GlobalTrust project held at the University of Tel Aviv (2014).

Tleuzhan taught public international law and human rights law at the University of Passau and the University of Florence in 2015. In addition, she served as an assistant editor of the European Journal of International Law in 2014-2015 and interned at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva in 2014. Her awards include scholarships from the Kazakh Ministry of Education and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as visiting research grants from the Max Planck Society and the European Research Council.

Tleuzhan’s main research interests lie in the field of public international law, in particular, international institutional law, international legal theory and international human rights law. Her doctoral dissertation addresses individual responsibility of states for their voting behavior and other instances of participation in the decision-making process in international organizations. Tleuzhan’s post-doctoral project an NYU will build upon the core findings of her doctoral thesis and examine the value of legal argumentation in enhancing the legitimacy of decision-making process in international organizations.

Center Affiliation: Institute for International Law and Justice
Research Project: Legal Argumentation and Legitimacy of International Organizations