Law School welcomes Spring 2009 visitors

January 28, 2009

Sixteen professors are visiting the Law School this Spring, from as nearby as Brooklyn and as far away as Hong Kong. The subjects they are teaching are equally wide-ranging, from Antitrust to Clinical Law to the Tax Policy Colloquium. Here's a who's who of the new arrivals.

(Longer profiles of the Spring 2009 visitors and others spending time at NYU Law in 2008-09 can be found in the 2008 Law School magazine, available online here.)

Visiting Faculty

  Albert Alschuler will teach Criminal Law during his visit from Northwestern University School of Law. Alschuler is the author of Law Without Values: The Life, Work and Legacy of Justice Holmes (2000) and the coauthor of The Privilege Against Self-Incrimination: Its Origins and Development (1997). He was the Julius Kreeger Professor of Law and Criminology at the University of Chicago, and has also taught at the University of Colorado Law School, the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the University of Texas School of Law. Alschuler was a Guggenheim Fellow and has taught criminal law, criminal procedure, constitutional law, feminist legal theory and professional responsibility, among other subjects.
  Sara Sun Beale will teach Criminal Law during her visit from Duke University, where she is the Charles L.B. Lowndes Professor of Law. Her scholarship encompasses the federal criminal justice system, federal procedural law, corporate criminal liability and the political and psychological forces influencing criminal justice policymaking. Beale is the coauthor of Federal Criminal Law and Its Enforcement (2006, fourth edition), Federal Criminal Law and Related Civil Actions: Forfeitures, the False Claim Act, and RICO (1998) and Grand Jury Law and Practice (1997, second edition). She is the reporter for the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules.
  Kristin Henning is an associate professor and deputy director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center. She will coteach the Juvenile Defender Clinic with Professor Randy Hertz, and Civil Litigation with Professor Paula Galowitz. Henning was previously the lead attorney of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia’s Juvenile Unit. She serves on the oversight and advisory committees of the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, as well as the boards and committees of several family and juvenile law organizations.
  R. Anthony Reese, the Arnold, White & Durkee Centennial Professor of Law at the University of Texas at Austin, will teach Copyright Law during his visit. He is the coauthor, with Paul Goldstein, of the new edition of Copyright, Patent, Trademark and Related State Doctrines (2008, sixth edition), and coauthor as well of the casebook Internet Commerce: The Emerging Legal Framework (2006). He has recently joined Jane Ginsburg and Robert Gorman as coauthor of their casebook Copyright (2007, seventh edition). Before law school, Reese taught English for the Yale-China Association in Tianjin and Hunan. He also worked as an associate at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco, and continues to serve as special counsel to the firm.
  Christopher Serkin will teach a course on land use and coteach the Colloquium on the Law, Economics and Politics of Urban Affairs during his visit from Brooklyn Law School, where he is an associate professor. He also plans to work on a number of articles as part of a project concerning the constitutional protection of private property. Serkin worked as a litigation associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, and was subsequently an acting assistant professor in the NYU School of Law’s Lawyering Program. At Brooklyn Law School he has taught in the areas of property, land use, and trusts and estates.
          Howard Shelanski, a professor and associate dean at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and an affiliated faculty member of Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, will be the Visiting Professor in Regulatory Law and Policy. He will teach Antitrust Law and a seminar on antitrust in high technology markets. Shelanski, who is codirector of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, also plans to spend time working on a book concerning the current debate over how merger enforcement should proceed in industries that are characterized by rapid technological change. Shelanski is the coauthor of Antitrust Law, Policy, and Procedure: Cases, Materials, Problems (2008, sixth edition) and coeditor of Antitrust and Regulation in the EU and US (2008).   


Multi-Year Returning Faculty

  Alan Auerbach is the Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law at the University of California, Berkeley, where he directs the Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance. He will coteach the Tax Policy Colloquium with Professor Daniel Shaviro. Auerbach is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and was deputy chief of staff of the U.S. Joint Committee on Taxation. Auerbach currently serves on the International Tax Policy Forum’s Board of Academic Advisors and the Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. He edits the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy and has edited, coedited and coauthored numerous books, including Institutional Foundations of Public Finance: Economic and Legal Perspectives (2009, forthcoming), Taxing Corporate Income in the 21st Century (2007).
         Peter Schuck (LL.M. ’66) will teach advanced torts and the seminar Groups, Diversity and Law. He will also conduct research on topics including student suspensions from the New York City school system and the law and politics of inefficiency. The Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law and former deputy dean at Yale Law School, Schuck is the author, coauthor, editor or coeditor of numerous books, including Understanding America: The Anatomy of an Exceptional Nation (2008), Targeting in Social Programs: Avoiding Bad Bets, Removing Bad Apples (2006), Meditations of a Militant Moderate: Cool Views on Hot Topics (2006), Foundations of Administrative Law (2004, second edition), Diversity in America: Keeping Government at a Safe Distance (2003).


Global Faculty


Annette Kur is a senior member of the research staff and unit head at the Max Planck Institute for intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in Munich, and an associate professor at the University of Stockholm. She serves as president of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property, and has advised the American Law Institute’s project Intellectual Property: Principles Governing Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, and Judgments in Transnational Disputes. Kur has lectured on trademark law, intellectual property law and private international law at Munich University and the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center. Kur is a member of the foreign faculty at Santa Clara University and the author of books and numerous articles in the fields of national, European and international trademark, international jurisdiction, and unfair competition and industrial design law.

  A professor at King’s College London, University of London, Tunde Ogowewo teaches corporate finance law, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions law, and is recognized as a leading expert on U.K. takeover law. Ogowewo has written three books and numerous articles, has been coeditor of the Journal of African Law, and serves on the editorial boards of the African Journal of International and Comparative Law and the Securities Market Journal. He has been cited in numerous legal cases. Ogowewo has consulted for the U.K. Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, the Presidency of Nigeria, the Queen’s Proctor and the Commonwealth Secretariat. In 2003 he cochaired an international conference of legal experts in association with the U.S. Department of Commerce, leading to the adoption of the Model Law on Investment in Africa. Ogewewo belongs to the U.K.’s Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
  Wolfgang Schön, managing director in the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law’s Department of Accounting and Tax and a professor at Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, is an expert in private law, trade and corporate law, accounting law and fiscal law. He is chair of the German Law Professors’ Working Group on Accounting Law as well as of the German Tax Law Association’s Scientific Council; an international research fellow at the University of Oxford’s Center for Business Taxation; a member of the French Institute for Tax Policy’s Scientific Committee as well as the International Fiscal Association’s Permanent Scientific Committee, and the managing editor of Zeitschrift für das gesamte Handelsrecht und Wirtschaftsrecht, the oldest German-language journal on commercial and corporate law. Schön has delivered the David R. Tillinghast Lecture on International Taxation at the NYU School of Law and has been the Anton Philips Professor at Tilburg University’s Center for Company Law in the Netherlands.
  Roger Van den Bergh is the director of Erasmus University Rotterdam’s Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics (RILE). Prior to his current position as a professor of law and economics at RILE, he held positions as an associate professor at the University of Antwerp and as a professor at the University of Hamburg and Utrecht University. Van den Bergh has been a visiting professor at many universities. From 1987 until 2001 he was the president of the European Association of Law and Economics. Since 2000 he has been the coordinator of the European Master in Law and Economics program. Van den Bergh’s publications cover a wide range of topics in law and economics. He has published extensively in both books and leading journals on competition law and economics, European law and economics, tort law and insurance, and harmonization of laws. Van den Bergh is a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals, including the Journal of Consumer Policy and the Review of Law & Economics.
  A professor at the University of Florence Faculty of Law, where he was also a dean, Vincenzo Varano is a prominent European comparative lawyer. His main research interests include comparative methodology and comparative civil procedure, and he has written extensively on the subject of civil justice. Varano is coauthor of Civil Litigation in Comparative Context (2007), and the editor of L’altra giustizia: I metodi alternativi di soluzione delle controversie nel diritto comparato (2007) and The Reforms of Civil Procedure in Comparative Perspective (2005). He has also written dozens of articles in Italian and English. A member of the editorial board of the Rivista di diritto civile, a former member of the Italian Association of Comparative Law’s steering committee, and director or codirector of several publication series, Varano is also the director of the University of Florence’s Ph.D. program in comparative law. He has been a visiting professor at institutions including Brooklyn Law School, Cornell Law School, the European University Institute and Northwestern University School of Law.
  Armin von Bogdandy is the director of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law and a professor of law at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Von Bogdandy also teaches at the University of Frankfurt. Previously, he taught at the Humboldt University in Berlin. After completing his studies in law at the University of Freiburg and philosophy at the Free University of Berlin, von Bogdandy earned a doctorate in law from the University of Freiburg. In 2001, he was appointed to the bench of the OECD Nuclear Energy Tribunal, Paris, and became its president in 2006. Von Bogdandy served as a member of the German Science Council from 2005 to 2008, and is currently a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.
  An assistant professor at the City University of Hong Kong’s School of Law, He Xin earned his LL.B. and LL.M. from Peking University, and his J.S.M. and J.S.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was an Asia-Pacific Scholar; he was also a Hauser Research Scholar at the NYU School of Law. He has published widely in the fields of the Chinese legal system and law and society. His research interests include legal enforcement, law and court, law in transition economies and property law.


Faculty in Residence


A specialist in antitrust law, Christopher Leslie, a professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, has taught antitrust law and a seminar on antitrust law and intellectual property rights during previous visits to the NYU School of Law. He clerked for Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and worked as a litigation associate at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro and Heller Ehrman, both San Francisco firms. The coauthor of Gilbert Law Summaries: Antitrust (2004), Leslie has also published articles in numerous publications, and is the author of the casebook Antitrust Law and Intellectual Property Rights (2008). Leslie has been a visiting professor of law at Stanford Law School and the University of Texas School of Law.