Panelists

 

Kerry Abrams is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School, where she has taught since 2005. She teaches family law, immigration law, feminist legal theory, and an interdisciplinary colloquium on marriage in law and culture. She also co-directs the Center for Children, Families, and the Law, a joint project with the UVA Department of Psychology.

Rawia Abu-Rabia is a Palestinian Bedouin and a citizen of Israel.  In 2003 she received a Bachelor of Social Work from Ben Gurion University of the Negev and in 2006 she received her LL.B. from One College in Israel.  Rawia is currently completing her LL.M. as a New Israel Fund U.S-Israel Civil Liberties Law Fellow at the American University Washington College of Law and is focusing her research on gender studies, ethnic minorities and human rights.  Rawia is a member of the Israeli Bar Association and is a practicing lawyer.  Rawia has been an active member of the international legal community having worked with Bedouin women for the last 8 years on issues of empowerment, leadership and conflict resolutions. From 2000 -2003, Rawia worked as the director of “Yedid” a community right center in the Bedouin city Rahat in Israel.  In 2007, she interned at the Office of the Attorney General in Beer-Sheva, Israel and also worked as a lecturer for the Ministry of Justice on the issue of the Palestinian minority in Israel.  Rawia is presently working as an intern with Human Rights Watch where she is developing the advocacy strategy for the Off the Map Report dealing with land and housing rights violations in Israel’s unrecognized Bedouin villages.  Rawia is the recipient of the Grossman Scholarship for a considerable contributions using international law to promote public interest. She has also been awarded the Social Activist Award for promoting coexistence in Israel and is listed in the Index of Women's Team for Peace Negotiations, "Isha lisha" Association.

Libby Adler is a Professor of Law at Northeastern University. She teaches Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Sexuality, Gender and the Law and (beginning in 2010) Family Law. Her scholarship focuses on sexuality, gender, family and children, including foster care. She is a co-editor of the casebook Mary Joe Frug’s Women and the Law (4th ed.).

Pamela D. Bridgewater is a lawyer, reproductive rights advocate and activist. She teaches property law, inheritance law and reproduction and the law. She has been involved in the women's health movement for many years providing legal defense of reproductive health care clinics, service providers and activists. Professor Bridgewater also assisted federal and state law makers on issues ranging from clinic violence to contraceptive and sterilization abuse. Prior to teaching law, Professor Bridgewater worked as a legal aid lawyer, a judicial law clerk and an advocate for indigenious property rights. Professor Bridgewater currently provides pro bono legal service and consultation on matters such as estate planning for poor people and people living with HIV/AIDS as well as legal services for peace activists and activists within the fair trade and globalization movements. Her work in the area of reproduction, sexuality, identity, poverty and women's health care has led her to work with leading legal scholars, policymakers, activists and advocates from North America, Europe, Latin America and South Africa. Professor Bridgewater is on a number of advisory boards including the Our Bodies Ourselves (formerly Boston Women's Health Book Collective), WAGADU: Journal for Transnational Feminisms, and the Kopkind Project for Journalists and Activists. Her past committee service includes the Law School Admissions Sub Committee on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues, the Law and Society Association's Student Writing Competition Committee. She is a member of Law and Society, the Society of American Law Teachers, Critical Legal Studies Association and the National Lawyers' Guild. Her book, Breeding A Nation: Reproductive Slavery and the Pursuit of Freedom (exploring the practice and legacy of slave breeding during the American slavery era) will be published by South End Press in 2006.

Mary Anne Case is Arnold I. Shure Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. A graduate of Yale College and the Harvard Law School, she studied at the University of Munich, litigated for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison in New York, and was Professor of Law and Class of 1966 Research Professor at the University of Virginia and a visiting professor at NYU before joining the University of Chicago law faculty and the Board of its Center for Gender Studies. In the spring of 2004, she was Bosch Public Policy Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, examining the German law of abortion. For the 2006-07 academic year she was the Crane Fellow in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University, continuing work on the role of the state in marriage and beginning work on feminist fundamentalism. She has taught, among other subjects, feminist jurisprudence, constitutional law, European legal systems, sex discrimination, marriage, and the regulation of sexuality. Her scholarship to date has concentrated on the regulation of sex, gender, sexuality, and family and on the early history of feminism.

Yun-Ru Chen (ychen@law.harvard.edu) is a doctoral student at Law School interested in the nexus of law, colonial governance and family in the contexts of legal globalization and modernization. Prior to being an S.J.D. candidate, she received an AB and MA from National Taiwan University, as well as an LL.M. from HLS. She has worked on an archival research of litigations in late imperil China and the globalization of US feminist legal reform in post-war Taiwan. She is currently working on a comparative study about emergence of modern family law in the era of colonial Empires.

Adrienne Davis is the William M. Van Cleve Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research is on howprivate law affectsthe economics of intimacy; feminist legal theory;andphilosophy and reparations. She is the recipient of two grants from the Ford Foundation, the first administered through the African-American Studies Department at University of Maryland to explore black women and labor, and the most recent administered through Brandeis University’s Feminist Sexual Ethics Project to research, slavery, sexuality, and religion.She has taught at the University of North Carolina and American University, where she was Co-Director of the Gender, Work & Family Project.She is currently serving her second term as a Distinguished Lecturer with the Organization of American Historians.

Pascale Fournier (Pascale.Fournier@uottawa.ca) is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa and a Research Associate at the Human Rights Research and Education Centre. She obtained an LL.B from Laval University, an LL.M. from the University of Toronto and an S.J.D. from Harvard Law School, and served as Law Clerk to Madame Justice Claire L’Heureux-Dubé at the Supreme Court of Canada. She teaches and writes on comparative family law, law and religion, legal regulation of culture, and Islam in Europe and North America. She has recently published articles in these areas with the Osgoode Hall Law Journal, the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, Cambridge University Press, Palgrame MacMillan, UBC Press and Les éditions des Archives contemporaines. She has also completed policy reports for the Canadian Council of Muslim Women and more recently the United Nations Development Fund, for which she served in 2008 as an expert consultant on issues of gender and Islamic law. Her current project, funded by the Quebec Bar Foundation and Bordner Ladner Gervais, investigates the migration of two forms of religious divorces (the Jewish Get and the Islamic Talaq) in Western Europe and North America and the effects of such migration on Jewish and Muslim women. Pascale has lectured at the State University of Haiti, McGill University, the University for Peace in Costa Rica and the Institute for Women’s Studies and Research in Iran. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Canada World Youth, la Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie and the National Network on Environments and Women’s Health

Domenico Francavilla is Research Fellow in Comparative Law at the Department of Law of the University of Turin. He holds a Laurea in Giurisprudenza from the Catholic University of Milan and a doctorate in Legal Theory from the University of Padova. He also worked at the University of Florence and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Law, Queen Mary, University of London. He teaches Hindu law at the Master in Comparative Law of Religions in Lugano and collaborates with CESMEO, International Institute of Advanced Asian Studies, managing the Research and Training Programme on Contemporary India.  Among his publications: “Normative coherence and legal reasoning in the Hindu tradition”, Indian Socio-Legal Journal, 28, 2002, pp. 1-16, the book The Roots of Hindu Jurisprudence, Corpus Iuris Sanscriticum et Fontes Iuris Asiae Meridianae et Centralis, vol. 7, Torino 2006, and several entries on Indian law in the OUP Encyclopedia of Legal History and Sage Encyclopedia of Law and Society.

Aya Gruber is currently a Visiting Professor at University of Colorado Law School and will join the University of Iowa College of Law faculty as a Professor of Law in Fall 2009.  Prior to her appointment at Iowa, she was an Associate Professor of Law and founding faculty member at Florida International University College of Law, South Florida’s first public law school.  Professor Gruber teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Advanced Criminal Procedure, Torts, and International Criminal Law.  Professor Gruber earned her undergraduate degree in Philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley, graduating summa cum laude, with departmental honors, and Phi Beta Kappa.  She then attended Harvard Law School, from which she graduated magna cum laude, and served as an editor on the Women’s Law Journal and International Law Journal.  After law school, Professor Gruber clerked on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and then served as a felony trial attorney with the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C. and Federal Public Defender in Miami.  Professor Gruber’s main research areas are substantive criminal law (emphasizing victim’s rights, race, and gender); critical race and feminism; and national security and constitutional law.  She has published her work in prominent law reviews and presented scholarship at several academic conferences and colloquia.  A frequent public speaker on criminal justice, Professor Gruber has appeared on Fox News International, ABC, and PBS, and is quoted in various newspapers, including the Miami Herald and Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel.

Havva G. Guney-Ruebenacker is an SJD candidate at Harvard Law School. Her dissertation focuses on traditional Islamic law and modern Islamic legal reforms in the area of slavery, property and family law, with a comparative examination of modernization of family law in Western legal systems, especially in the area of no-fault divorce and shared marital property regime. In particular, she examines the ways in which the institution of slavery and property law influenced the structure and content of traditional Islamic family law, develops a new theory of Islamic Legal Realism that challenges the historical legitimacy of both slavery and women’s inequality in traditional Islamic law, and advances a concrete reform proposal for divorce and post-divorce economic rights of women in Islamic law. Havva is currently a graduate fellow at the Center for Ethics at Kennedy School of Government. She studied both major schools of Islamic law (Sunni and Shiite) at a Qur’anic studies school in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and received a BA in Law from the University of Tehran. Havva holds an LL.M degree from Harvard and was a teaching fellow for classes in American constitutional history and comparative family law. She also holds an LL.M in European Union law and European legal history from Cambridge University. She was a researcher at the European Court of Human Rights and the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva, and was a graduate fellow at the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies. She is fluent in Turkish, Arabic and Persian.

Janet Halley is the Royall Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where she teaches family law, comparative family law, discrimination and legal theory.  This year she and Professor Jeannie Suk will launch a Law and Humanities Colloquium, and in 2008-09 she will teach a course on Governance Feminism in the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Harvard.  She has a Ph.D. in English from UCLA and taught English literature at Hamilton College before going to Yale Law School.    She has taught at Stanford Law School, and in the law schools of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University Buchmann Faculty of Law and the American University of Cairo.  She is the author of Split Decisions: How and Why to Take a Break from Feminism (Princeton 2006), and Don’t: A Reader’s Guide to the Military’s Anti-Gay Policy (Duke 1999).  With Wendy Brown, she coedited Left Legalism/Left Critique (Duke 2002), and with Andrew Parker she coedited  After Sex? New Writing Since Queer Theory (South Atlantic Quarterly 106:3 (2007)).  She has two books nearing completion. Rewriting Rape will assess recent feminist law reform in international humanitarian and criminal law.  What is Marriage?: Lessons from the Same-Sex Marriage Campaign will offer a legal realist analysis of marriage as an antidote to images crafted by both sides of the same-sex marriage debate.

Lisa Jabaily is an adjunct professor at Washington College of Law, where she teaches Family Law and Local Government Law. Her scholarship focuses on regulation and administration, with an emphasis on the racial stratification and familialization effects of different state, local, and private nexuses in the provision of social services. Her current research examines how family law supplemented public law in the maintenance of Jim Crow. She is also an attorney in the General Counsel's Office at the Johns Hopkins University, where she works primarily on labor/employment, discrimination, compliance, and sponsored research issues.

Isabel C. Jaramillo-Sierra is an associate professor at Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, where she teaches jurisprudence and family law. Her scholarly research focuses on the role of law in the creation of sexual and racial identities and in the distribution of resources among the subjects that inhabit it. In 2008 she published a book on the abortion litigation in Colombia with Tatiana Alfonso Sierra in which they argue for a multi-method two pronged approach to the issue of the impact of changes in the rules related to women’s power to negotiate sex and control risks to their life and health.

Sylvia Wairimu Kang’ara grew up in Kenya and received a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University Nairobi, Kenya in 1996. She left Kenya for the United States in 1997 to pursue advanced legal education, and received a Master of Laws degree in 1998 and a Doctor of Juridical Sciences degree in 2003 from Harvard Law School. A recipient of several graduate student research fellowships, she wrote her doctoral dissertation in comparative property law and legal theory on the question of mainstream misconceptions about the incompatibility of African and Western thinking about property. Her current research discusses the impact of twentieth century legal discourse, specifically pragmatic international institutionalism and economic development theory, on African women’s identity. Professor Kang’ara currently teaches Property Law, International Law, and Theories of Justice at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle.

Lisa Kelly graduated with a J.D. from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law in 2006 where she was a Fellow of the International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Programme.  In 2007, she completed the LL.M. program at Harvard Law School where she wrote her thesis on inter-country adoption.  Lisa is currently clerking for Mr. Justice Marshall Rothstein of the Supreme Court of Canada.  She will return to HLS in September, 2009 to begin her S.J.D. under the supervision of Professor Janet Halley.  Her research interests include international law, comparative family law, and the legal regulation of the child.   

Duncan Kennedy is the Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence at Harvard Law School, where he has taught, among other things, Globalization of Law, Low Income Housing Law, Israel/Palestine Legal Issues, and Private Law Theory.  He was one of the founding members of the critical legal studies movement.

Ummni Khan is an Assistant Professor at Carleton University in Ottawa.  Professor Khan received her S.J.D. from the University of Toronto on the topic of sadomasochism in law and culture. Her broad research interests focus on the overlapping ways that sexuality, gender, and the racialized body are constructed, policed, and put into discourse in law and society. In particular, she has scrutinized the socio-legal construction of sexual deviancy, transgendered subjects, the emotive underpinnings of law, the racial logic of law, and media and pop cultural representations of law.

Daniela Kraiem is the Associate Director of the Women and the Law Program and a Practitioner-in-Residence. She teaches Gender Perspectives Across the World, a course in which students have the opportunity to write publishable quality papers on subjects relating to gender and international or comparative law. Prior to joining WCL, she represented labor unions and employees as an associate at the law firm of McCarthy, Johnson and Miller. She started her legal career as a staff attorney at the non-profit Child Care Law Center, where she specialized in workforce development, supporting women-owned small businesses, and increasing the availability of high quality child care for all children.

Kathleen Lahey is an expert on the Charter of Rights (women, lesbians, gays and other minorities) and property-related issues related to marital status, gender, and sexuality. Law professor Kathleen Lahey is an outspoken advocate for the legal recognition of same-sex partnerships. She appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada in the Same-Sex Marriage Reference argued on Oct. 6-7 2004, as counsel for the BC Couples who won the marriage case in the BCCA Recent publications include: Same-Sex Marriage: The Personal and the Political, (Insomniac Press, 2004), with Dr. Kevin Alderson; Removing fiscal barriers to women's labour force participation (Status of Women Canada, in publication) and "Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Relationships in Canada" in Robert Wintermute, ed., Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Relationships in Domestic and International Law (Harper Press, 2001).

Maria Rosaria Marella is a Full Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Perugia, where she lectures on Private Law, Biotechnologies Legal Regulation and Feminist Legal Theory (co-teaching with Professor Tamar Pitch).  She graduated in Law (J.D. at ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome, Italy in 1983) and later completed a Ph.D. in Comparative Law (Ph.D at the University of Florence, Italy in 1991).  Between 1985 and 1997 she carried out postgraduate studies at Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (Visiting Researcher 1985–86) and at Harvard, U.S.A. (Visiting Researcher 1996-1997).  In 2008 she was awarded the Canadian Studies Faculty Research Grant to undertake a research project at the Faculty of Law, McGill University, Canada. Her main areas of interest are comparative law, family law, legal theory, tort law and contract law.  Her publications include a book on remedies in tort law (La riparazione del danno in forma specifica, Padova, Cedam, 2000) a book on the legal regulation of unmarried couples in Europe (Grillini F. and Marella M.R. eds., Stare insieme. I regimi giuridici della convivenza tra status e contratto, Napoli, Jovene, 2001) and several articles concerning family law, succession law, contract law and European private law published in Italian and International legal journals and books [among others: The Family Economy vs. the Labour Market (or Housework as a Legal Issue), in Conagan J. & Rittich K. (eds.), Labour Law, Work and the Family. Critical and Comparative Perspectives, Oxford University Press, 2005; The Non-Subversive Function of European Private Law: The Case of Harmonisation of Family Law, European Law Journal, 16, No. 1, January 2006, 78 – 105; The Old and the New Limits to Freedom of Contract in Europe, in European Review of Contract Law, 2006; Radicalism, Resistance & Family Law, Unbound, 4:70, 2008, 70-81; Human Dignity in a Different Light: European Contract Law, Social Dignity and the Retreat of the Welfare State in Grundmann S. (ed.), Constitutional Values and European Contract Law, Kluwer Law International, 2008, 123-147]. Her current research interests include the legal regulation of sexual relations and the definition of the boundaries between family law and other areas of patrimonial law, including contract, tort and labour law. Since 1998 she has been managing editor of the Italian legal journal “Rivista Critica del Diritto Privato” and the member of the managing boards of the Italian journals of law, politics and culture “Cosmopolis” and “Polemos”.  In 2006 she was appointed by the Italian Parliament as Giudice Aggregato (Adjunct judge) to the Constitutional Court. Professor Marella presented several papers at international conferences and workshops held at American University, Washington College of Law (Washington, U.S.A.), Harvard Law School (Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.), Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany), McGill University (Montreal, Canada), Université Paris 1 – Panthéon – Sorbonne (Paris, France), University of Girona (Girona, Spain) and University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada).

Michelle McKinley is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Oregon. She teaches Law, Culture & Society, Immigration Law, Public International Law, and Refugee & Asylum Law. She is also the founder, and former director, of the Amazonian Peoples' Resources Initiative, a community based reproductive rights organization in Peru, where she worked for nine years as an advocate for global health and human rights.Professor McKinley has published widely on human rights, reproductive rights, and refugee issues. Her current research is on the intersections of race, gender and cultural citizenship, whichcritically examines a new generation of refugee litigation focused on gender and culture, using the legal ambivalence of the refugee to explore critical aspects of our debate on citizenship.Additionally, Professor McKinley is working on a research project that examines the ways in which disenfranchised lower-caste and enslaved women engaged with the colonial legal system in the Peruvian viceroyalty, drawing parallels and distinctions regarding the potential use of courts as a conduit of freedom and social justice, and the ways in which church and state acted in tandem to control sexuality and female behavior, and to police the bounds of interracial relationships

Fernanda Giorgia Nicola’s teaching and research fields are Comparative Law, the law of the European Union, Tort Law and Local Government Law. She was an intern at the European Parliament in the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Committee, and she interned with the Council of Europe, Political Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly. She received a Ph.D. in Comparative Law from Trento University, Italy, and a Certificat d'Etudes Politiques in International Relations from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Sciences Politiques, Strasbourg (France). Prior to teaching at WCL, Prof. Nicola taught at Harvard Law School, the New England School of Law, and the ILO Training Center of Turin. Currently she is a visiting scholar at the Harvard Center of European Studies where she is concluding her SJD at Harvard Law School.

Balakrishnan Rajagopal is visiting Washington College of Law during 2008-09 from MIT, where he is Associate Professor of Law and Development and Director of the Program on Human Rights and Justice. He has been a member of the Executive Council and Executive Committee of the American Society of International Law, and is currently on the Asia Advisory Board of Human Rights Watch, the International Advisory Committee of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights and the International Rights Advocates. He has been a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, DC, the Madras Institute of Development Studies and the Jawaharlal Nehru University in India, a Visiting Professor at the UN University for Peace and the University of Melbourne Law School. He served for many years with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Cambodia, and has consulted with UN agencies, international organizations and leading NGOs on human rights and international legal issues.

Rachel Rebouché is the associate director of adolescent health programs of the National Partnership for Women & Families in Washington, DC, and teaches family law and comparative family law as an adjunct professor at Washington College of Law, American University. Rachel has published on various topics, including comparative abortion law, substantive equality, the Protocol on Women’s Rights to the African Charter, gender and post-conflict powersharing arrangements, and the strategies of lawyers' collectives in human rights reform.

Jennifer A. Reich is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Denver. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. She is author of Fixing Families: Parents, Power, and the Child Welfare System (Routledge, 2005), which was a finalist for the C. Wright Mills award in 2006 and received the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship book award from the ASA Race, Gender, and Class section in 2007. She has published numerous articles and book chapters that examine how individuals and families strategize their interactions with the state and public policy and on issues emerging in ethnographic data collection and cross-disciplinary collaborations. Her current research explores how parents resist and rework public health laws for compulsory childhood vaccinations.

Ann Shalleck is a Professor of Law at WCL and the Carrington Shields Scholar. She founded and directs the Women and the Law Program and Women and International Law Program. She teaches the Women & the Law Clinic, Family Law, Feminist Theory and a seminar on Legal Theory and Legal Pedagogy. She writes and lectures widely about gender and the law, clinical education, gender and international law, and family law. She is active in national and international efforts to reshape the law school curriculum and legal pedagogy. She has served in many capacities for the Association of American Law Schools and was a member of the Board of the Society of American Law Teachers. Professor Shalleck was a member of the DC Task Force on Gender Bias in the Courts. Her writing focuses on clinical education, feminist theory, family law and child neglect.

Claire Smearman is the Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she also teaches International Women’s Human Rights Law. From 2004 to 2007, she taught in the Civil Practice Clinic at American University, Washington College of Law, and also taught the foundation course for LL.M. students in the International Legal Studies Program specializing in gender. Professor Smearman’s scholarship interests include immigration law, family law, gender and the law, reproductive health law and international women’s human rights. She has lectured in this country and abroad on domestic violence, family law, sexual harassment and clinical legal education. In 1994, she received a Fulbright Scholars Award to the University of Iceland, where she taught feminist legal theory and a faculty seminar on feminist theory. Prior to making the transition to clinical legal teaching, she practiced family law for fifteen years. During that time, she served as an attorney member on the Select Committee on Gender Equality of the Court of Appeals of Maryland and the Maryland State Bar Association, and as president, vice president and board member of the Women’s Law Center of Maryland.

Barbara Stark teaches International Family Law and International Law at Hofstra Law School. She is the author of International Family Law: An Introduction (2005), Global Issues in Family Law (with Ann Estin, 2007), and Family Law in the World Community (with Marianne Blair, Merle Weiner, and Solangel Maldonado, forthcoming 2009).  In the fall of 2008, she was the Visiting Copenhaver Chair at WVU, where she taught Family Law and International Family Law. She chairs the Family Law Committee of the International Law Association.

Bianca Gardella Tedeschi is assistant professor of private law at the Università  del Piemonte Orientale, Faculty of Law, in Alessandria.  In 1990, she graduated in law with honors from Università di Genova. In 1998, she received the LL.M. from Harvard Law School.  Her research interests focus on tort law and contract law, both comparative and Italian,  and history of comparative law.  Since 1999, she regularly teaches at the Faculty of Law, University of Piemonte Orientale comparative law, anglo-american law and civil law.   Recent publications:  B. GARDELLA TEDESCHI, L’interferenza del terzo nelle relazioni contrattuali-Un’indagine comparatistica, Milano, Giuffré, 2008; B. GARDELLA TEDESCHI, Édouard Lambert : le rôle du droit comparé dans l’unification du droit, en D. DEROUSSIN, Droit et sciences sociales à la Faculté de droit de Lyon sous la IIIème République : le renouvellement de la pensé juridique, Paris, La memoire du droit, 2007; B. GARDELLA TEDESCHI, Non Performance and Remedies in General, in Antoniolli & Veneziano (eds.), Principles of European Contract Law and Italian Law, Kluwer, 2005.

Philomila Tsoukala is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Georgetown University Law Center. She will join the Center as Associate Professor in the fall. She teaches Family Law, Legal Justice, and a seminar on the Family and the Market. Her research interests focus on the position of family law in the political economy of western liberal states, the economics of the family, and nationalism and the law in the post-Ottoman Greece. She was previously a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Texas School of Law (Emerging Scholars Program), and has also taught at Harvard Law School where she held the Byse Fellowship, and at Harvard College, where she was a Teaching Fellow. She has a SJD from Harvard Law School, a master's degree from Paris II, Pantheon-Assas, and a LLB from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.