International Consortium on Legal Education:
First Annual Conference
October 14-15, 2004
Padideh Ala'i is Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law where she specializes in international trade law with particular emphasis on the WTO/GATT law. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Professor Ala'i has practiced international trade and business law at Jones, Day, Reavis, & Pogue and Reichler, Milton, & Medel in Washington D.C. Prior to joining the faculty of American University, she represented developing country governments, including, Guyana, Nicaragua, Uganda, China and the Philippines, in negotiations with multinational corporations, foreign investors, and lending institutions, such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, OPIC and U.S. Export/Import Bank, as well as in international arbitrations and before a WTO dispute settlement body. Currently, she is the Co-Chair of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), International Economic Law Interest Group (IELG) which is the largest and most active interest group within ASIL. She also serves as Vice Chair for the Middle Eastern Law Section of the American Bar Association's International Law and Practice section, and has also served as a consultant for the World Bank.
Dr. Shulamit Almog
Dr. Shulamit Almog is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law at Haifa University. She teaches and researches law and literature, law and visual culture, labor law, legal feminist studies and children's rights. Dr. Almog is also the editor in chief of Haifa University Press. Among her books are Law and Literature (Nevo, 2000) and City, Story, Law (Shocken, 2002). She had published articles in Israeli, American, English and Canadian journals, among them Cultural Dynamics, Canadian Journal of Law and Society, Fordham Intellectual Property and Media Entertainment Law Journal, the International Journal of Children's Rights, Canadian Journal of Law and Technology, Osgoode Hall Law Review and Utopian Studies.
Bryan Bachner is an Associate Professor of Law at the City University of Hong Kong. He received his J.D. Degree from American University Washington College of Law in the United States and his Ph.D. in Law from Wuhan University in China. Dr. Bachner is the first overseas scholar to receive his Ph.D. in Law from a mainland university. He is Program Leader of the City University of Hong Kong's LLM (Fast-Track) Program. He is also Managing Editor of Asia Pacific Law Review, a publication of LexisNexis Butterworths. The current focus of his teaching and scholarship is intellectual property rights and environmental law.
Professor Backhouse is a Full Professor who teaches in the areas of criminal law, human rights, legal history and women and the law at the University of Ottawa. Professor Backhouse has served for many years as a mediator and adjudicator of human rights complaints. She also served as an adjudicator for the compensation claims arising from the physical, sexual and psychological abuse of the former inmates of the Grandview Training School for Girls. She has served as an expert witness and consulted with employers, unions, governments and non-governmental organizations on various aspects of sexual abuse and violence against women and children. Since 1982, she has been a member of Board of Directors of the Women's Education and Research Foundation of Ontario, Inc. In 1981, she was awarded the Augusta Stowe-Gullen Affirmative Action Medal by the Southwestern Ontario Association for the Advancement of Learning Opportunities for Women. In 1998, she received the Law Society Medal. In 1999, the Bora Laskin Human Rights Fellowship provided funding to enable her to conduct a study comparing the legal history of women in Canada and Australia. In 2001, she was awarded the President's Award by the Women and the Law Association of Ontario. Professor Backhouse holds a B.A. (Man.), LL.B. (Osg. Hall), LL.M. (Harvard), and LL.D. (honoris causa from the Law Society of Upper Canada).
Porfirio Bayuelo Schoonewolff
Porfirio Bayuelo is the Dean of the University Simon Bolivar Law School in Barranquilla, Colombia. As an attorney, his area of specialization is Administrative Law. Additionally, Dean Bayuelo holds a Masters degree in Education and has specialized in Educational Administration. Dean Buyuelo has participated in several conferences and seminars in Mexico, Argentina, Panama, Venezuela, Dutch Antilles and in the VIII Moot Court Competition organized by WCL. He is also the Director of Simon Bolivar's Legal Journal.
Hubert Bocken received his J.D. from Ghent University, an LL.M. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in civil law from Ghent University. He is a professor at Ghent University Law School and currently teaches Law of Obligations, Torts and Private Comparative Tort Law. He has served as the Chairman of the Department of Civil Law since 1992, the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Faculty and Faculty Socrates Coordinator since 2000 and is also the Director of the LL.M. Program in European and Comparative Law. He is a member of multiple doctoral commissions and has served as a guest lecturer in Paris, London, Leiden, Edinburgh, Pittsburgh, Rotterdam, Shanghai and Chongqing. Mr. Bocken has published multiple articles in English and Flemish.
Daniel Bradlow is a professor at the Washington College of Law. He received his J.D. from Northeastern University in 1982 and his LL.M. from Georgetown University in 1985. He is a consultant on international law and business for the United Nations Center on Transnational Corporations and trains international debt managers for the United Nations Institute for Training. He specializes in international law and development.
Professor Sylvia Brown teaches international human rights law and U.S Constitutional Law at the Law School of Kwansei Gakuin University in Nishinomiya, Japan. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School licensed in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia, she worked as a litigator in the United States before moving to Japan. She has acted as an advisor to the Japanese Federation of Bar Associations and appeared numerous times in Japanese courts as an expert witness on international human rights law. Her research and publications focus on discrimination law, political rights and the right to housing. She helps to administrate the international program of the Law School of Kwansei Gakuin University.
Ali Cem Budak
Ali Cem Budak is an associate professor at the Yeditepe University in Istanbul. He received his LL.B. from Istanbul University in 1986, his LL.M. from the University of London in 1990, an M.A. from Istanbul University in 1991 and a J.D. from the University of Bremen in 1997. He was awarded the prize for best doctoral study of the year in the field of social sciences at the University of Bremen. He has been a research fellow at Istanbul University and the University of Bremen and has also been a lecturer at Koc University. Mr. Budak has authored and edited multiple publications, and speaks Turkish, English and German.
Richard Burchill was awarded a BA in International Relations/Political Science from the University of Maine (1993) before earning an MA in International Law and Politics from the University of Hull (1994) and a PhD from the School of Law, University of Nottingham (1999). From January 2000 he has been Lecturer in Law at the Law School of the University of Hull and the School's Postgraduate Director since June 2003. He has also been the Director of the McCoubrey Centre for International Law since January 2003. His teaching interests concern broad understandings of constitutionalism, focusing on developments in the international, European and domestic levels. He currently teaches on a range of modules dealing with international law, constitutional law and human rights law. His research interests cover similar fields as he has published widely on aspects of international law and human rights law. His current main area of research involves the development of democracy as part of international law. His recent publications include The European Union, International Law and the Promotion and Protection of Democracy, Hart Publishing, 2005; and Defining Civil and Political Rights: The Jurisprudence of the United Nations Human Rights Committee, (Ashgate Publishing, 2004) co-author with Prof. Scott Davidson and Alex Conte.
Professor Castro has degrees from Universidad de los Andes (Bogot�, Colombia) 1983, and a Master of Comparative Law (MCL) from the University of Illinois as a Fulbright Scholar, 1985. She also has a graduate degree in Financial Law from Universidad de los Andes, 1986. She has been a professor and researcher in civil and commercial law at Universidad de los Andes Law School since 1986. She is also the director of the Private Law Review and the Private Law Collection at Universidad de los Andes. She has been the author of specialized books and articles as well as a lecturer. Professor Castro has also been an official referee for commercial arbitration for the Chamber of Commerce of Bogot�, and served as independent counsel as well.
Prior to becoming Dean of the Common Law Section in January 2000, Bruce Feldthusen taught Torts, Administrative Law, Remedies, and Human Rights, primarily in Canada, but also in the United States and Australia. He is best known for his book, Economic Negligence, now in its fourth edition. Feldthusen's analysis of pure economic loss has been adopted by the Supreme Court of Canada and now provides the organizing framework for all negligence actions in that field. He was one of the first legal academics in the world to study and write about civil remedies for victims of sexual assault. This multidisciplinary research includes extensive interviewing and publication of how survivors themselves experience the legal compensation processes. Feldthusen was the research director for the Ontario Law Reform Commission's 1989 study on Exemplary Damages authored which has been cited with approval and adopted in many common law jurisdictions in Canada and abroad. He has also written in the area of equality theory, and human rights law. Law and technology, and the implications of technological change for legal education have interested Feldthusen for many years. Bruce Feldthusen has also practiced law, and litigated a number of cases of public interest on a pro bono basis. He works frequently as a litigation consultant and has had a major role in the preparation of numerous Supreme Court of Canada factums and arguments during the past decade. In recent years Feldthusen has assisted counsel in the preparation of a number of high profile class actions in tort. Dean Feldthusen holds a B.A. (Hons.) (Queen's), an LL.B. (Western Ontario), an LL.M. (Michigan), and an S.J.D. (Michigan).
Arie Freiberg was appointed as Dean of the Faculty Law at Monash University in January 2004. Prior to taking up this position, he was Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne in 2003. He was appointed to the Foundation Chair of Criminology at the University of Melbourne in January 1991 where he served as Head of the Department of Criminology between January 1992 and June 2002 as well as holding the positions of Associate Dean (Resources) of the Faculty of Arts between 1996 and 2002 and Deputy Dean between 1999 and 2002. He graduated from the University of Melbourne with an honours degree in Law and a Diploma in Criminology in 1972 and holds a Master of Laws degree from Monash University. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of Melbourne in 2001. He lectured in law at Monash University between 1976 and 1990. He has also held positions with the Australian Institute of Criminology and the office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions. Between 1996 and 1998 he was President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology. His particular areas of expertise are sentencing and confiscation of the proceeds of crime and he has authored major works in both fields. He has served as a consultant to the Victorian, South Australian Western Australian and federal government on sentencing matters. He has over eighty publications in areas such as sentencing, confiscation of proceeds of crime, tax compliance, corporate crime, juries, juvenile justice, sanctions, victimology, superannuation fraud, trust in criminal justice commercial confidentiality in corrections, dangerous offenders, the role of emotion in criminal justice, drug courts and problem-oriented courts. His major books are Sentencing: State and Federal Law in Victoria 2nd ed. (with Richard Fox (OUP, 1999) and Sentencing Reform and Penal Change: The Victorian Experience (with Stuart Ross, Federation Press, 1999).
Alfredo Fuentes Hernandez
Alfredo Fuentes is the Dean of the Universidad de Los Andes School of Law where he also courses on teaches Judicial Reform and Jurisprudence. He received his BA from the Gimnasio Moderno in Bogota and holds an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School and a MA in Economics from Boston University. Dean Fuentes is also a researcher for the Centro de Estudios Sociojur�dicos, CIJUS. Prior to becoming Dean, among other responsibilities he served as Executive Director for the Corporaci�n Excelencia en la Justicia, Technical Coordinator for the National Unions Council and Legal Advisor for the Higher Council of Foreign Commerce of Colombia. He is the author of several articles and books and the founder and editor of the Colombian law Journals Justicia y Desarrollo: Debates and Criterios de Justicia.
Birte Gall is the Director of the International Exchange Program at Bucerius Law School, Germany. She has a Bachelor of Economics and Political Science (University of N�rnberg and University of Cologne) and a Master's Degree in International Studies (University of Cologne, 2001). She has worked in the Finance department at Citro�n Automobiles, Germany (2002) as well as in the Press- and Public Relations and Career-Center at Bucerius Law School (2003). She has been the Director of the International Exchange Program since February 2004.
Martín García Topete
Mr. Garc�a Topete is Emeritus Professor at ITESO and founding member of its Law School. He currently represents ITESO before the World Association of Jesuit Law Schools Francisco Su�rez, SJ (AUSJAL). Professor Garc�a Topete teaches Civil Law and is the coordinator of the Civil Law Department at ITESO. He is also working in the reform of ITESO Law School's program of study.
Judge Gombosuren received his law degree from Kubani State University, Law School Krasnodar, in Russia. He received an LL.M. from the American University, Washington College of Law and is currently working on his S.J.D. from the American University, Washington College of Law. Mr. Ganzorig has also been a visiting scholar at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He has twice arranged for a group of judges, including members of the Parliament and Constitutional Court, to attend a 14-day summer-training seminar at the Texas Wesleyan University Law School. He developed the training program and negotiated with the Law School to underwrite their expenses while the judges were in Texas. He has many articles published in both English and Mongolian, and is also fluent in English and Russian.
Claudio Grossman is Professor of Law and Dean of American University, Washington College of Law and the Raymond Geraldson Scholar of International and Humanitarian Law. He is the author of numerous publications regarding international law and human rights. In addition, Dean Grossman has served as the General Rapporteur of the Inter-American Bar Association, and is currently a member of the Council of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights. In 1993, Dean Grossman was elected to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States. In 1996, he was elected President and served in the one-year post until February 1997. In February 2001, Dean Grossman was reelected to the Presidency of the IACHR, completing his term at the Commission as its President on December 31 of that year. Representing the IACHR, Dean Grossman has participated in missions to Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Panama and Peru, among others. On behalf of international and non-governmental organizations, he has also chaired and participated in missions to observe elections in Nepal, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Romania, Surinam, and the Middle East. In November 2001, he was appointed observer of the AMIA trial (the deadly terrorist attack against the Jewish Community Center in Argentina) for the IACHR. That case is still pending. In November 2003, Dean Grossman was elected member of the Committee Against Torture of the United Nations, as well as its Vice President. Dean Grossman has received numerous awards for his work with human rights and international law, including the Ren� Cassin Award from B'nai B'rith International in Chile and the Harry LeRoy Jones Award from the Washington Foreign Law Society. In October 2000, Dean Grossman was named Outstanding Dean of the Year by the National Association of Public Interest Law. The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) named Dean Grossman as the recipient of the Chapultepec Grand Prize 2002 for his achievements in the field of human rights and his work and commitment to promoting and protecting the freedom of expression and of the press for all people.
Joaqu�n Gonz�lez Ib��ez is the International Law Programs Director, and PHD Law Coordinator at Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, and the International Public Law Associate Professor Academic Co-Director International Law Summer Course in Oztenhausen, Germany. He has his Diploma in European Law from Catholic University of Leuven KLU. (Flanders, Belgium).: and pursued post-graduate studies at The Hague International Institute of Law (Holland) and at the International Institute of Human Rights, Rene Cassin. Strasbourgh, (France). He was a visiting researcher-scholar at the Universities of Harvard (USA), March Bloch at Strasbourg (France), University of Boyac�, (Colombia), University of Bochum, (Germany), University of Parma, (Italy) and ISM Shangai University (China.).
Professor Stephen Hesse has been a member of the Chuo University Law Faculty, Tokyo, Japan, for 12 years. He is coordinator of the faculty's Legal English program and also teaches courses on environmental policy. Hesse received his BA in English and Psychology from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and his JD and LLM from Vermont Law School, in South Royalton, Vermont, where he specialized in international environmental law. He is an environmental columnist for The Japan Times and a member of the bar in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and The District of Columbia. An American citizen and a permanent resident of Japan, Hesse is on sabbatical this year as a Visiting Scholar at the Boston University School of Law.
Before joining the Faculty of Law as Dean in 2000, Professor Holloway was the Associate Dean at the Australian National University, in Canberra. Prior to moving into teaching, he spent a number of years in private practice in Halifax. He also served as the Clerk to the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Canada. Professor Holloway's teaching and research interests are in the areas of Administrative Law, Legal History, the legal process and law in its social context. He has published extensively, especially in Legal History and Administrative Law, and he is one of the contributors to the Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia and the Oxford Companion to Australian History. He is also the author of Natural Justice and the High Court of Australia: A Study in Common Law Constitutionalism, and co-author of Laying Down the Law: the foundations of legal reasoning, research and writing in Australia (5th ed. 2001). In 1999, he was awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is a member of the Bars of Ontario and Nova Scotia, and is an elected member of the American Law Institute - one of only twelve Canadians to hold this honour. He holds a BSc 1981, LLB (Dalhousie) 1985, an LLM (Calif; Berkeley) 1992, and a PhD (ANU) 1999.
Dr. Ibusuki teaches Criminal Procedure and Legal Research and Writing in Ritsumeikan University School of Law since April 2004 (The Japanese law school system has just started this April in this country). He has also taught Criminal Procedure Law and Cyberspace Law in undergraduate at Ritsumeikan University Law Department since 2002. In 1996 he published the first Japanese guide to the Internet for the legal profession; in 2000 the second edition was published. In 1998 he edited a new book on international legal research via the Internet in Japanese (Nihon Hyoron Sha, Tokyo). In April 2000 he also edited an international book concerning Internet and the law (Cyberspace law). He has many lectures and presentations at overseas conferences and meetings for the field of law and technology. He is also planner and supervisor for the most popular guidebook of legal research skills in Japan, "Legal Research" from Nihon Hyoron Sha in 2003. The book has been printed over 120 prints at this moment. Dr. Ibusuki's other major area of research and writing is Criminal Procedure. In the field of Criminal Procedure, Dr. Ibusuki has published more than 100 journal articles, book chapters, case reviews and a book, THE STUDY OF CRIMINAL DISMISSAL (Nihon Hyoron Sha, Tokyo, Japan 1995). He is a member of the editorial board of "Criminal Defense Quarterly", one of the best professional magazines for legal practitioner in Japan. He worked as the editorial board member for "Houritsu Jiho (The Law Journal)", one of the most valuable academic legal magazines in Japan, for two years until last March. He was formerly a professor in the Department of Law and Policy, Kagoshima University, Japan (1990-2002). He holds a Ph. D. in Law from Hokkaido University (1990), an LL.M. from Kanazawa University (1984); and an LL.B. from Shimane University (1982). He was a visiting scholar at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago from September 1997-July 1998 and a visiting scholar at the University of New South Wales and University of Sydney in 2001.
Peter Jaszi is a professor at the Washington College of Law. He received his J.D. from Harvard University in 1971. He has won multiple teaching awards from the Washington College of Law. Professor Jaszi specializes in copyright law.
Professor J. Gerry Johnstone
Gerry Johnstone joined the Law School at the University of Hull in 1989, having completed a PhD on the medicalisation of penal policy at the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Criminology. He was appointed to an established Chair in Law at the University in August 2003, and in January 2004 took over as the Head of the Law School. He is also a member of the University's research committee, a program director of the University's Institute of Applied Ethics and a member of its Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice. Throughout his career, he has researched and taught predominantly in the field of criminal justice and penal policy. He is best known internationally for his book Restorative Justice: Ideas, Values, Debates (Willan Publishing, 2002), in which he presented an analysis and assessment of the argument that restorative justice might provide a feasible and desirable alternative to judicial punishment in contemporary societies. He has gone on to publish A Restorative Justice Reader (Willan, 2003) and is currently co-editing an International Handbook of Restorative Justice with Daniel Van Ness. Alongside his personal research, Gerry Johnstone has also made contributions to the development of interdisciplinary and socio-legal approaches in legal education and scholarship. One of his goals, during his period as Head of the Law School, is to develop and enhance Hull's reputation as a major centre of innovative use of interdisciplinary teaching of the Law.
Rosalie Jukier is currently Associate Dean, Strategic Planning and a professor in the Faculty of Law of McGill University where she teaches and pursues research in the area of private comparative law. She received her B.C.L. (civil law) and LL.B. (common law) degrees from McGill in 1983 and then went on to pursue post graduate studies in law at Oxford University where she obtained a B.C.L. (Oxon) in 1985. She has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 1986. Her focus, since returning full-time to the Law Faculty in 2002, has been to embrace the new McGill Trans-systemic Program in her teaching and research. Recently the recipient of a $150,000 grant, her major project is to direct and contribute to the publication of trans-systemic teaching materials that reflect and showcase the integrated and trans-national approach to legal education uniquely associated with the Faculty of Law at McGill.
Born in Izmir, Turkey and graduated from Tarhan Koleji (Istanbul) and Marina High School (Huntington Beach, California). After his return to Turkey he completed his first law degree (Law License; LL.B) in Istanbul University Faculty of Law. He is a member of the Istanbul Bar since 1972. Since May 2002 Professor Kabaalioglu is the Dean of the Faculty of Law of Yeditepe University. He is also President of the Turkish Universities Association in EC Studies TUNAECS. Kabaalioglu received his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Columbia University School of Law. He was admitted to the School of International Affairs of Columbia University with an advanced standing. Later he spent a year at the University of Pennsylvania's Law School Centre to Study Financial Institutions and Securities Markets. He was selected as a "Doctoral Scholar" by The Hague Academy of International Law and attended their summer courses regularly in the1970's. After receiving his second masters (LL.M.) degree from VUB Free University of Brussels, he worked at the European Commission in Brussels (DG XV Financial Institutions) and later at the Directorate of Legal Affairs of the Council of Europe as a trainee. Dr. Kabaalioglu completed his Ph.D. in Istanbul University Faculty of Law and was Senior Fulbright Scholar at the University of Virginia School of Law during 1984/85 and Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence during 1989/90 academic years. Professor Kabaalioglu was the founder and the first Director of the European Community Institute of Marmara University (1987-1995). Later he served as the President of the Lefke European University in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. He also served as the Secretary General of Istanbul Chamber of Industry for a period of four years. Before joining Yeditepe University, Kabaalioglu taught at Marmara, Istanbul, Bogazi�i Universities, Naval Academy and lectured in more then sixty different universities abroad. For two years he taught in the International and Comparative Law masters program of University of Lapland in Finland. For the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Professor Kabaalioglu gave seminars in Baku, Azerbaycan[Azerbaijan?] on the model laws and conventions prepared by that body. Dr. Kabaaliogluis the founder and publisher of Marmara Journal of European Studies, and has published six books and hundred articles.
Dean Kekkonen has been with the University of Helsinki since 1995. He became Dean in 2004, and he was a professor in Legal History and Roman Law at the University prior to that, and he still teaches those courses. Dean Kekkonen has also served as the Department Head of the Criminal Law, Judicial Procedure and General Jurisprudential studies department at the University. He has also served as a visiting professor at the University of Complutense in Madrid, Spain. Dean Kekkonen has served as a committee member for multiple university boards and government committees, including being a member of the Criminal Policy Strategy Team at the Ministry of Justice. He has published several articles in Finnish and foreign publications, including textbooks, newspapers and magazines. Dean Kekkonen has published a total of 220 books and articles.
Dae Soon Kim
Professor Kim is a Professor of Law at Yonsei University College of Law, and the Director of The Institute of Legal Studies of the University. Professor Kim received an LL.B. in 1975, LL.M. in 1977, and Ph.D. in 1984, all from Yonsei University. He studied at London School of Economics, Hull, Washu and UBC as an Exchange Professor or a Visiting Fellow. Professor Kim is the 2004 President of the Korean Society of Contemporary European Studies and the Ex-President of the Korean Society of International Law. Professor Kim teaches International Law, International Economic Law and EU Law. His academic concern is broad, ranging from "the Relationship between the EU law and the domestic law of its Member States" to "the Self-Contained Regime of International Law."
Jeongoh Kim is a Professor of Law and Director of Dual LL.M. Program at Yonsei University. He is Vice president of Korea Association of Legal Philosophy. He graduated from the Law School, University of Wisconsin at Madison and received his S.J.D. (1990), and M.L.I (1987). He also graduated from the College of Law, Yonsei University and received his LL.M. (1982), and LL.B. (1980). His teaching areas are Jurisprudence, History of Western Legal Thought, and Sociology of Law. His main research areas are Contemporary Social Thought and Law, Korean Legal Culture, Cyberlaw, and Legal Education.
Dean Duard Kelyn was appointed in 1981 as lecturer in the Department of Legal History, Comparative Law and Legal Philosophy in the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria. In 1988 he was promoted to professor and in 1998 he was appointed as dean of the Faculty of Law. He specializes in Roman law, legal history and property law. In 1991 he was awarded the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship. He spent lengthy periods abroad for research purposes and was invited as guest professor by the faculties of law at the University of Edinburgh and the Erasmus University in Rotterdam where he taught courses in legal history and property law. Professor Kleyn is the author of several academic publications and serves on various professional bodies and university committees.
Rudolph Ladan studied law (LL.M 1982) and history (MA 1988) at Leiden University. He worked at various staff positions at Leiden University and Erasmus University Rotterdam. In 1991 he was appointed head of the Academic Support Centre of the Erasmus Law School. This Centre handles student recruitment, including school visits and campus tours, student counseling, and scheduling. Also, the Office provides support to the Dean and Vice-Deans in areas such as development of new curricula.
Gabriel Libedinsky Moscovich
Mr. Moscovich is a lecturer in the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Humanities at Diego Portales University in Santiago, Chile. He has taught courses in Legal Analysis, Introduction to Law and the Philosophy of Law. He holds a Film Studies degree from the Catholic University of Chile and a Law Degree from Diego Portales University. He is also currently completing his Master's Degree in Constitutional Law and Public Institutions at Diego Portales University. His work experience includes Legal Counsel in the Department of Industrial Property, junior counsel at the law offices of Marinovic & Gutierrez and the Diego Portales University Legal Aid Clinic.
Claudia Martin is Co-Director of the Academy on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law and Professorial Lecturer in Residence at American University Washington College of Law teaching international law and international protection of human rights. A lawyer from Argentina, she also holds an LLM degree from WCL. Additionally, she serves as Director of the Human Rights Education Partnership Program with Mexico and is Co-Director of the Inter-American Human Rights Digest Project. She is the co-author of The International Dimension of Human Rights, a Guide for its Application in Domestic Law, a human rights case book published by the Inter-American Development Bank (2001) and the Repertorio de Jurisprudencia del Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos, La Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, 1998. She has conducted training sessions on human rights and Inter-American Human Rights System for lawyers, judges, and human rights professors throughout the world. Her many appointments include serving as consultant to the OAS, IADB, and USAID/MS.
Michel Morin is Full Professor and Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research at the Faculty of Law of the Universit� de Montr�al. He holds a Bachelor in Law degree from that University and a Masters in Economics from l'Universit� du Qu�bec � Montr�al. From 1986 to 2003, he was a Faculty Member of the Civil Law Section, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. His research and teaching focuses on the Legal History of French, English, Quebec and Canadian Law, such as codification of the civil and criminal law or the rights of Aboriginal Peoples. In 1998, the Humanities and Social Sciences Federation awarded him the Jean-Charles Falardeau prize for his book "L'Usurpation de la souverainet� autochtone" (The Usurpation of Aboriginal Sovereignty). His latest book, "Introduction historique au droit romain, au droit fran�ais et au droit anglais " (Historical introduction to Roman, French and English Law), was published last August (2004).
Marie-France Nicolas-Maguin is Associate Director of the Juridical Sciences Department of Education and Research at the Universit� ParisX-Nanterre (UPX). She is also in charge of UPX s international relations and is the Director of the Centre d' Etudes Juridiques Europ�ennes et Compar�es (CEJEC). She received her law degrees from Poitiers and her Doctorat d'�tat, from Universit� de Paris 2. She has specialized in Family Law, Contracts and Law of Individuals and has lectured in these topics at Boston College Law School, USA, Daito Bunka University, Japan, University of Reading, UK, University Carlos III, Spain, Postdam University, Germany, Universities of Madras and Pondicherry, India and University of Bamako, Mali. Dr. Nicolas is the author of several articles and books in family law, private law and contracts.
Mark Niles is a professor and an Associate Dean at the Washington College of Law. He received his J.D. from Stanford University in 1991. He has served as a clerk for the U.S. District Court for the Fourth Circuit and specializes in civil procedure, constitutional law, torts, administrative law and federal courts.
Gul Okutan Nilsson
Assistant Professor of corporate and commercial law and director of LLM programs at the Istanbul Bilgi University. She graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Law (1992) and completed an LL.M. at the Amsterdam School of International Relations in the field of European and International Trade Law as a Jean Monnet Scholar (1993). She obtained her Ph.D. degree in the field of private law at the Istanbul University (2001). During her Ph.D. studies she conducted research at the Hamburg Max-Planck Institute of Foreign and International Private Law as a Max Planck Scholar (1998) and at the Institute of Comparative Studies in Lausanne, Switzerland as a scholar of the Swiss Confederation (2000). Her publications include a monography on shareholder's agreements in Turkish, German, and Swiss laws, as well as articles and book chapters in the fields of corporate, intellectual property and EU law.
Math Noortmann lectures and publishes on international law. The subjects of his teaching and publications include - in addition to general courses on international law - sanctions, conflict and dispute resolution and the role and status of non-state actors in international law. He also is the current Dean of International Relations of the School of Law of the Erasmus University, Rotterdam. He has been a guest lecturer at several universities in Europe, China and Indonesia. He is the initiator of a series on non-state actors in International Law, Politics and Governance. He is the Dutch member in the ILA Committee on the Teaching of International Law. Dr. Noortmann has coordinated and managed several international projects and studies.
Andrew F. Popper
Andrew F. Popper is a professor at American University, Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. where he teaches torts/product liability, administrative law, and antitrust. In addition to his in-class responsibilities, he is the director of the law school's integrated curriculum project. In 1996, he was honored nationally as the recipient of the American Bar Association Robert B. McKay Award for Excellence in Tort Law. In 1999, he was named University Teacher of the Year. He has served as chair of the Administrative Law Section of the Federal Bar Association and Vice Chair of the ABA Committee on Government Relations, Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar. Professor Popper is the author of more than 100 published articles, papers, and public documents. He has served as a consumer rights advocate and pro bono counsel for the Consumers Union of America. He has testified as an expert witness before various Congressional committees 25 times and authored a number of amicus curiae briefs before the United States Supreme Court. Prior to his career in legal education, he was a federal antitrust prosecutor in the nuclear power field. He received his J.D. from DePaul University and his LL.M. from George Washington University. He serves as the chair of the Administrative Law Section for the Federal Bar Association and as the chair of the Committee on Public Practice for the American Bar Association, Administrative Law Section. He teaches Torts, Administrative Law and Antitrust at WCL.
Miguel Rábago Dorbecker
Professor Rabago has a Licenciatura en Derecho Instituto Tecnol�gico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente, Guadalajara, M�xico; and a Ph.D. from Universidad de Salamanca, Espa�a. Professor Rabago's research experience has focused on Mexican foreign investment, conflicts of law, treaty law and general international law. He is currently Vice-Dean of the Universidad Iberoamericana Law School. Prof. Rabago has participated in various universities in Mexico and Spain as a speaker and lecturer. He is also author of a book on Foreign Investment Law and has many articles regarding international, conflicts of law, international trade law and legal theory.
Diego Rodriguez Pinz�n
Diego Rodriguez Pinz�n is a visiting professor at the Washington College of Law. He received his J.D. from the Universidad de Los Andes in 1989, an LL.M. from the Washington College of Law, American University in 1994 and his S.J.D. from George Washington University in 2002. He is a co-founder of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the Washington College of Law, American University and specializes in International Law and Human Rights.
Eddy Somers is a Professor of International Public Law, Law of the Sea and Maritime Law at the University of Ghent and the University Antwerp (teachings include: international public law; theory of international public law; maritime law; transport law; law of the sea.)He has been a visiting professor at the Free University of Brussels, the University of Nairobi, the University of Dar es Salaam, the University of Ljubljana (Portoroz), the University of Nottingham, the Law University of Lithuania. His professional accomplishments include; Honorary professor of the Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria; Director of the Maritime Institute, Ghent University; Director of the Ghent Law School Library; Past-Chairman of the Faculty Commission for International Relations; Former director of education at Ghent Law School; Current Dean of Ghent Law School (since 2000). Professor Somers has over eighty publications in book form or articles in national and international scientific journals. He is a promoter of more than ten national and international research projects as well as coordinator and co-coordinator of Erasmus and Socrates student exchange and intensive programmes
Ann Shalleck is a Professor of Law and the Carrington Shields Scholar at the American University, Washington College of Law where she started and directs the Women and the Law Program and the program on Women and International Law. She teaches the Women & the Law Clinic, the Intellectual Property and the Public Interest Clinic, Family Law, and courses on Legal Theory and Legal Pedagogy. As part of the Women and the Law Program, she organizes an annual national workshop on Women's Rights and the Law School Curriculum and numerous law school based symposia. The Women and International Law Program established at WCL the first LL.M. specialization in Gender Studies, which focuses on domestic, international and comparative law. The Women and International Law Program also has an ongoing project on Integrating Gender into Legal Education in India and has worked on various projects on Integrating Gender into Legal Education and Legal Theory in Latin America. These projects have included the creation of two year fellowships, including a year of study in the LL.M. specialization at the Washington College of Law and a second as a regional fellow at a Latin America law school teaching and researching in the area of gender and the law. The project has also sponsored several exchanges of scholars and teachers in India and the United States, a Pan American Conference on Transforming Women's Legal Status: Overcoming Barriers in Legal Doctrine and Legal Education, law review publications, and has produced the first textbook on Women and the Law written by Latin American scholars for use in Latin American law schools entitled GENERO Y DERECHO. Professor Shalleck writes and lectures widely about gender and the law, clinical education, gender and international law and family law.
Andr�s Tagliavia Lóopez
Andr�s Tagliavia is the Dean of the Faculty of Legal and Social Studies at Alfonso X University. He is also a Professor of Civil Law and Torts at Alfonso X University. He received his Law Degree from Deusto University in Bilbao, Spain, and his Ph.D. with honors (Doctor en Derecho) from Complutense University, Madrid. Dean Lopez has also been a Law Professor at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Colegio Universitario Cardenal Cisneros, Colegio Universitario CEU (SAN PABLO) and Escuela de Organizaci�n Industrial. He is the author of several scientific papers on Civil Law and General Theory of Contracts.
Turgut Tarhanli is the Dean of the Faculty of Law and Director of the Human Rights Law Research Center, Istanbul Bilgi University in Istanbul, Turkey. He teaches international law, human rights law, human rights activism and law, law of treaties, law and technology at the same university. He is a member of Human Rights Advisory Board of the Superior Council of Human Rights, a sub-division under the structure of the Turkish Prime Ministry. He is also one of the independent experts listed by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). As a Turkish international law specialist, he worked for the "Princeton Project on Universal Jurisdiction", a world-wide project launched by Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. He is a member of American Society of International Law, Istanbul Bar Association and Turkish Human Rights Foundation. His recently published works are Neither the Law Nor the Morality: A Hell in the Earth (2003) and Inhumane Government: Human Rights in Turkey (2003).
Roberto Toniatti has been the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Trento since 2003. He is also a professor of comparative constitutional law, focusing on Italian constitutional law, European and transnational constitutional law and comparative constitutional law on the protection of groups and minorities. In 2002 he served as the Scientific Director of the Trento Workshop on European Governance, and has also served as the director of research units on European Union constitutionalization and models of constitutional protection of minorities. Dean Toniatti has been a visiting professor in Spain, Ireland and the United States and serves as a member of multiple professional journals. Dean Toniatti has published in many Italian and English language legal publications.
Richard Wilson is a professor at the Washington College of Law. He received his J.D. from the University of Illinois in 1972. He has been a Fulbright fellow and a Peace Corps Volunteer, and has also been a visiting professor in Peru and Japan. He specializes in human rights law, asylum law and criminal law and procedure. Richard Wilson is Professor of Law and founding director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic at American University's Washington College of Law, in Washington, D.C, where he has taught since 1989. He is a co-author of textbooks on international human rights law and practice and on international criminal law and procedure. Professor Wilson taught at CUNY Law School in New York City from 1985-1989. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Panama from 1966-1968, and a 1972 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law. He began his legal career as a public defender in Illinois, and was director of the Defender Division at the National Legal Aid and Defender Association in Washington from 1980-85.
Leo Zwaak is a Senior Researcher at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) and University Lecturer, Utrecht University. Professor Zwaak received his LLM from Utrecht University. He has been a visiting lecturer at many universities throughout the world, including the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC, University of Western Cape, South Africa, the University of Ghent in Belgium and the University of Malta. He has also served as the coordinator for an exchange program between South Africa, Malta and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Professor Zwaak is currently involved in two projects: the Digest of Strasbourg Case-Law Relating to the European Convention on Human Rights and the Council of Europe and Gross and Systematic Violations of Human Rights in Europe: the Case of Turkey.
Tom Zwart (JD Leiden 1982, PhD Leiden 1994) was appointed an associate professor at the University of Utrecht in 1997. Since the beginning of 2004 he also serves as the Dean of Graduate Studies and the LLM-Director of the Law Faculty. He has written extensively on issues of comparative public law. At the moment he is preparing a book on the relationship between standing and the separation of powers on the basis of the theories put forward by Justice Scalia. The book will include chapters on English, Indian, US, German and French law. Zwart has taught numerous courses on public and comparative law, both to Dutch and foreign LLM and exchange students, including American students. He is a member of the European Group of Public Law. As an Academic Visitor he has enjoyed the hospitality of several law schools in Australia, China, France, the UK, and the US, including Columbia Law School, Tulane University Law School, and New York University Law School. In 2000 he was elected a Visiting Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge (UK), where he spent the academic year 2002-2003. In 2004 he was appointed an honorary professor at Zhejiang Law College, Hangzhou, China.