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Eight Global Law Faculty
Will Teach in the Fall 1999 Semester
The Global Law School Program will have eight global law faculty
in the fall 1999 semester, the largest contingent of top foreign scholars teaching
at any American law school. Three have visited NYU for several years and four
will be visiting for the second time. They will be joined by a first time visitor,
demonstrating the Global Law School Program's commitment to balancing stability
with change. The eight global faculty are expected to teach ten courses and
to co-teach two. As most of these courses have previously been part of the curriculum
at NYU Law, students are expected to attend in larger numbers than before. The
following global faculty will visit in the fall 1999 semester:
Professor BERNARD AUDIT is a prominent scholar in the increasingly important field of commercial dispute resolution. He teaches at the University of Paris II. In 1987, he was Director of the Center for Studies and Research in International Law at The Hague Academy of International Law. He also is a member of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law and the Committee on International Commercial
Arbitration of the French branch of the International Law Association.
Professor JOHN BAKER has taught at Cambridge University since 1965. A fellow of the British Academy, Professor Baker is the foremost authority on the development of English legal institutions. In addition to being author of several acclaimed works on legal history, Professor Baker enjoys an unmatched reputation as a bibliographer. One measure of the deference accorded him is the following note extracted from the proceedings of Parliament: "In the matter concerning the attire of judges and barristers, Parliament shall make recommendations subject to the approval of Her Majesty, the Queen and Dr. John Baker."
Professor EVA CANTARELLA, a first time visitor, is Professor of Roman Law at the University of Milan, Italy. She has lectured and taught at several universities in Europe and the United States. She is a leading classicist who examines ancient law from a "law and society" perspective and relates it to modern legal issues. She has published numerous articles in Italian and English, and two of her books have been translated from Italian into several languages.
Professor DAGMAR COESTER-WALTJEN teaches at the University of Munich. With over l00 publications, she has examined a wide variety of legal issues, including the legal problems of artificial reproduction; protection of pregnant women and young mothers under the laws of the European Community; and international law of contracts and civil procedure. She also has produced a manual concerning some problems of international procedure law and has worked on a law reform project, which among other things involves the abolishment of illegitimacy as a legal category.
Professor MENACHEM ELON is the retired Deputy President of the Supreme Court of Israel and the world's leading authority on Jewish law. An ordained rabbi, Elon has been Professor of Jewish Law, head of the Institute for Research in Jewish Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the editor of the division of Jewish Law of the Hebrew Encyclopedia. He is the recipient of the Israel Prize, the country's highest civilian award, for his three volume work on Jewish law and other outstanding contributions to his field.
Professor CYRILLE FIJNAUT is Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He also is affiliated with Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He has more than 400 publications in several languages, including a book, Organized Crime and its Containment: A Transatlantic Initiative, that was edited with Professor James Jacobs of NYU School of Law. Fijnaut is the founder and editor of European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, and the general editor of the International Encyclopedia of Criminal Law, a series in comparative criminal law that plans to publish a volume on criminal law in every major country.
Professor PHILIPPE SANDS is the director of the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development, London University. Since 1988, Sands has lectured on public international law, EEC law, and international environmental law at London University's Kings College, and now also at the School of Oriental and African Studies. Sands also has considerable professional experience. For several years, he has done advisory work for governments, non-governmental organizations, and corporations. He has appeared before the English High Court, the European Court of Justice, the European Commission of Human Rights, the International Court of Justice, and the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal.
Professor MICHAEL TREBILCOCK is the Chairman of the International Business and Trade Law Program at University of Toronto School of Law. He has advised the Canadian government on a variety of issues and has served as the vice-president of the Consumer Association of Canada and Research Director of the Professional Organizations Committee of the Government of Ontario. Trebilcock also has been a member of the Academic Advisory Panel of the Department of Consumer and Corporate Affairs as well as the Presidential Advisory Committee on Institutional Strategy. He won the Walter Owen Prize for Best English Legal Text in Canada for his book The Common Law of Restraint of trade.
As Previously reported, global law faculty in residence for the spring 1999 semester are:
Professor Upendra Baxi - India/ United Kingdom
Professor Sijbren Cnossen - The Netherlands
Professor Bernhard Grossfeld - Germany
Professor Klaus Hopt - Germany
Professor Setsuo Miyazawa -Japan
Professor Hisashi Owada -Japan
Professor Sang-Hyun Song - Republic of Korea