Visiting Researcher Profiles
2013-2014 Visiting Researchers
Luwam Dirar (Eritrea) is a J.S.D. candidate at Cornell Law School, where she is also a Schlesinger Fellow. Prior to joining Cornell Law School, Luwam served as a legal adviser to the Minister of Justice of the State of Eritrea, and clerked for the honorary Justice Habteab Yemane of the Highest Appellate Court of Eritrea. She has worked on various capacity building projects in the justice sector and has served in different position in drafting of laws and proclamations in Eritrea. In addition, she has also held various fellowships and served as an editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. Her current research project for her J.S.D. dissertation examines the European Union as an exogenous factor in the integration schemes of Southern African Countries.
Karen Engle is Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law and Founder and Co-director of the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice. She teaches courses and specialized seminars in public international law, international human rights law and employment discrimination. Professor Engle received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her undergraduate degree from Baylor University. Following law school, she clerked for Judge Jerre S. Williams on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and then served as a a post-doctoral Ford Fellow in Public International Law at Harvard Law School. She was Professor of Law at the University of Utah prior to joining the University of Texas.Professor Engle writes and lectures extensively on international human rights law. She is author of The Elusive Promise of Indigenous Development: Rights, Culture, Strategy (Duke University Press, 2010), which received the Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association Section on Human Rights. Other recent publications include “On Fragile Architecture: The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Context of Human Rights” (European Journal of International Law, 2011), “The Force of Shame” (in Rethinking Rape Law)(Routledge, 2010)(with Annelies Lottmann), “Indigenous Rights Claims in International Law: Self-Determination, Culture and Development” (in Handbook of International Law)(Routledge, 2009), “Judging Sex in War” (Michigan Law Review, 2008), “Calling in the Troops: The Uneasy Relationship Among Human Rights, Women’s Rights and Humanitarian Intervention” (Harvard Human Rights Journal, 2007), and “Feminism and Its (Dis)contents: Criminalizing War-Time Rape in Bosnia and Herzegovina” (American Journal of International Law, 2005).
Helen Hartnell is Professor of Law (Emerita) at Golden Gate University School of Law, where she teaches European Union Law, International Business Transactions, International Commercial Arbitration, International Trade Regulation, and Transnational Litigation (Private International Law). She was Associate Professor of Law at Tulane Law School and at the Central European University (Budapest) before joining the GGU faculty in 1997. She was Fulbright Scholar at the University of Helsinki Faculty of Law (2012); held the DAAD Visiting Chair in Anglo-American Law at the Free University of Berlin (2007), where she continues to teach “Law, Politics and Society in Comparative Perspective” each summer; and has taught at the University of Cologne (Germany) and at ELTE University (Hungary). Professor Hartnell writes and lectures extensively on international and comparative law. Her major publications include “Living La Vida Lex Mercatoria” (Uniform Law Review, 2007); “Belonging: Citizenship and Migration in the European Union and in Germany” (Berkeley Journal of International Law, 2006); “EUstitia: Institutionalizing Justice in the European Union” (Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business, 2002); “Subregional Coalescence in European Regional Integration” (Wisconsin International Law Journal, 1997); and “Rousing the Sleeping Dog: The Validity Exception to the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods” (Yale Journal of International Law, 1993). She is currently completing an interdisciplinary Ph.D. dissertation in Jurisprudence and Social Policy at the University of California, Berkeley on “Institutionalizing Civil Justice in the European Union: Legal Elites and Ideologies in Transnational Governance”.
Dr. Zachary D. Kaufman is a Visiting Fellow at Yale Law School, the Yale School of Management’s Program on Social Enterprise, and Yale’s Genocide Studies Program as well as a Lecturer in Yale’s Department of Political Science. Previously, Dr. Kaufman practiced law at O’Melveny & Myers LLP—where he served as pro bono counsel to Ashoka, the global association of leading social entrepreneurs—while teaching as an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Earlier in his career, he focused on the investigation and prosecution of suspected perpetrators of atrocities (e.g., genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity) while serving at the U.S. Departments of State and Justice, the UN International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and for the Former Yugoslavia, and the International Criminal Court.
In addition to his other writing, Dr. Kaufman has published two books: he is the editor of Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities: Changing Our World and the co-editor (with Dr. Phil Clark) of After Genocide: Transitional Justice, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, and Reconciliation in Rwanda and Beyond. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Yale University, where he was the student body president; his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review; and his Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar.
Andrew Lang is a Reader in Law, teaching Public International Law, with a specialty in International Economic Law. He has a combined BA/LLB from the University of Sydney, and his PhD is from the University of Cambridge. He is a co-founder of the Society of International Economic Law. He sits on the Editorial Committee of the Modern Law Review, the Editorial Boards of the Journal of International Economic Law and the Law and Development Review, and is a Book Review Editor for the International and Comparative Law Quarterly. He has taught on Harvard’s Institute for Global Law and Policy, the World Trade Institute’s Masters of International Law and Economics (MILE) program, the University of Barcelona’s IELPO course, as well as the IIEM Academy of International Trade Law in Macau. His current research is focused on a number of themes around global economic governance, including the relationship between law and expert knowledge, international law and economics, and sociological approaches to the study of international economic law.
José María Puyol has a Ph. D. in Law, from “Universidad Complutense”, Madrid (Spain). He is tenured Professor of History of Law at the Department of History of Law and Institutions (Universidad Complutense, Madrid). He has research experience in Aix-en-Provence (France), Florence (Italy) and Paris (France). He is visiting professor at Sciences Po (Paris) and specializes in Administration of Justice and Capital Punishment in the XIXth Century, History of the Spanish University (XIXth and XXth century) and Political and Administrative Institutions during the Peninsular war (1808-1814). He has a large number of publications about the History of the University of Madrid. Among his works on the History of the Spanish university are his books ‘The Spanish University 1889-1939. Legislation’ (2004), ‘The Doctorate in Law. 1930-1056 (2009)’ and ‘Self-Government of Madrid University’ (2011). Among his publications on other topics, two books can be highlighted: ‘The Royal Council of Castille under King Ferdinand VII’ (2 vol., 1992) and ‘The public notification of the capital punishment. Public executions in Spain during the XIXth Century’ (2001).
Marcelo D. Torelly (Brazil) holds a J.D. from Catholic University-Porto Alegre (PUCRS) and a M.Sc. from Brasilia University Law School (UnB) where he’s currently a PhD candidate. Prior to joining the IGLP, Mr. Torelly has served as advisor for the Brazilian Ministry of Justice on Transitional Justice issues, as head of the Historical Memory Department from Amnesty Commission (a Brazilian State agency in charge of reparations and memory programs for dictatorship victims), as manager of the Transitional Justice Exchange and Development Program jointly sponsored by the Brazil’s Federal Government and the United Nations Program for Development (UNDP), and has taught theory and philosophy of law at Brasilia Catholic University (UCB).
In his term as visiting researcher at the IGLP, Mr. Torelly is focusing on how institutional interactions between the Inter-American System of Human Rights and domestic legal regimes are reshaping constitutional law along Latin America and creating global governance standards. Mr. Torelly’s previous academic works are available in English, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Recent publications include:
“Financial Complicity: The Brazilian Dictatorship Under the Macroscope” (with Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, in Sharp, Justice and Economic Violence in Transition, Springer 2013);
“Historische Deutungen und Transitionale Gerechtigkeit” (in Neumann et alli, Transitional Justice, Peter Lang GmbH 2013);
“Transformaciones del concepto de amnistía en la justicia de transición brasileña” (with Paulo Abrão, in Revista Jueces para la Democracia, vo. 77, 2013 – Spain);
“Resistance do Change: Brazil’s persistent amnesty and its alternatives for Truth and Justice” (with Paulo Abrão, in Payne/Lessa, Amnesty in the Age of Human Rights Accountability, CUP 2012).
2012-2013 Visiting Researchers
Julio González García (Spain) is Full Professor of Administrative Law at the Department of Administrative Law of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM).His main teaching, searching and consulting orientations include public goods, public procurement, economic globalization, administrative intervention in public services, education and university Law and European Law. Although he took Law courses and got his Bachelor in Law from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, he has developed his entire academic career at theUniversidad Complutense de Madrid of which he has been the General Secretary for eight years (2003/11). He has been awarded with the Medal of Honour of this University (2011).
2011-2012 Visiting Researchers
Josep M Altarriba(Spain) is a marketing professor at the University of Barcelona. Between 2005 and 2009 he directed the Spokesperson’s Office of the Government of Andorra. He holds a SJD from the Complutense University of Madrid, as well as a Marketing Degree from the University of Barcelona. His field of study focuses on marketing and communication legal aspects. During his stay at the IGLP, Josep will conduct research on the US Supreme Court doctrine on media regulation.
Rafael Caballero Sanchez (Spain) is an Associate Professor for Administrative Law at the Complutense University of Madrid. His research interests focus on energy law, competition and regulated markets, education law and policy, and administrative procedure. In 2010 his article “Essential Facilities Companies: The Birth of a New Model of Regulated Companies Put into Market’s Service” was published in Administrative Law Review(No. 181, pp. 135-178)
Irina Ceric (Canada) is a PhD Candidate and adjunct instructor at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and a Research Associate at the Institute for the Study of Political Economy and Law. Her research interests center on the political economy of law and development, public international law and critical legal theory. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, Irina practiced criminal defense constitutional and poverty law in Toronto and San Francisco and also has extensive experience in community organizations and social movements.
Olga Frishman (Israel) is a Ph.D. candidate in the direct program towards a Ph.D. in Law at Tel-Aviv University, Faculty of Law. Her research interests focus on the affects on globalization on national judiciary, organizational theory, comparative constitutional law and theories of democracy. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, Olga clerked for Justice Asher Grunis at the Israeli Supreme Court.
Yolanda Gamara has been Professor in Public International Law and International Relations at Zaragoza University (Spain) since 2000. She specialises in European History Integration, International Cultural Co-operation: Instruments and Mechanisms, Succession of States, International Monitoring Mechanisms on Democracy and Human Rights, International Justice, Conflict Prevention and Peacekeeping Operations, Use of Force and Defense Policies, American Integration Processes, and Theory and History of International Law. She is Member of the Commission for the Evaluation of the Master on Global Security and Defense at the University of Zaragoza. She has been Visiting Fellow at The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, February to June 2009, and Visiting Scholar at University of Modena (Italy), from 2001 until 2012. She is the main researcher of the Spanish Ministry of Innovation and Science’s Project DER 2010-16350 “El pensamiento iusinternacionalista español en el siglo XX. Historia del derecho internacional en España, Europa y América, 1914-1953. During her time at the IGLP her research will focus on Global Governance and European Union.
Patricia Lamo de Espinosa, (Spain) is a practicing lawyer in Spain, who served as the adviser to the Spanish Ombudsman for over 15 years. She has taught courses on Public and Private Agriculture Law for several years at the Polytechnic University of Madrid where she earned her Masters in European Union Law as well as her PhD in Law. Her research focuses on competition and regulated markets, law and policy, as well as food and drug law. She is the author of “The Competition Law on the Agro-food Sector in the European Union and Spain” which was recently published by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture.
Patricia Lampreave (Spain), is an International Tax Lawyer and a Tax Professor (SJD) at the University Complutense (Spain). In addition she teaches European Tax Policy at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) and is the Official correspondent in Spain of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (The Netherlands). She is the author of several tax law articles, and has participated in many international conferences and workshops on European Tax Law. During her time at IGLP, she will continue research focused on her comparative study between US and EU anti tax- avoidance doctrines, a portion of which was presented as a lecture entitled “Tax Avoidance vs.Tax Planning, Where is the Path?” in September, 2011.
Luise Druke (Germany) is a part time faculty member at Leibniz University Hannover and Fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). She is the author and co-author of several books and articles on law and policy, specifically as it relates to the the United Nations, UNHCR and the European Union, and has has headed UNHCR offices and missions in Europe, South East Asia and Central Asia, Latin America, and Africa. During her time at the IGLP her research will focus on her UNHCR book project entitled, “Mobilizing for Refugee Protection – Marking the 60th anniversary of UNHCR and of the 1951 Refugee Convention” Luise earned a PhD in Political Science from Hannover University, a honorary degree in Public International Law from Shumen University, a MA in Public Administration from Harvard University as well as an LL.M. from Brussels Free University.
Agustín Madrid-Parra, J.D.,(Spain) is a Full Professor of Commercial Law at “Pablo de Olavide” University in Sevilla, where he also served as Secretary-General from 1997-2001 and President of the University from 2003-2007. His main research lines are financial system law, securities market law, mortgage market, and electronic commerce law. Since 1992 Prof. Madrid has been appointed Spanish Delegate on the United Nation Commission on International Trade Law (Working Group on Electronic Commerce), with active participation in the draft of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Commerce (1996/1998), the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Signatures (2001), and the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts (2005).
Julia Mas-Guindal(Spain) is a practicing lawyer as well as a PhD candidate at the Complutense University in Madrid (UCM). Her research interests include Bankruptcy, Intellectual Property Law, Law and Economics and Family Law. Julia earned a double degree in Law and Business from UCM in 2009, and obtained the Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA) in 2011.
Elizabeth Trujillo is a Full Professor at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. Professor Trujillo has published several law review articles and book chapters on international trade law and its intersection with domestic regulatory processes, including climate change policy, as well as issues of transnational governance. Recently, she was a co-author with other trade scholars in the The Max Planck Commentaries on World Trade Law, vol. 5 “WTO—Trade in Goods.” Professor Trujillo is currently Co-Vice Chair of the International Economic Law Interest Group with the American Society of International Law. During her time at IGLP, she will be completing a trilogy of articles on current trade policy regarding the environment and sustainable development and doing research for a book project on the impact of public/private partnerships in furthering global economic policy and in changing the landscape of regulation.