Prof. Anna Spain Bradley
Anna Spain Bradley is Professor of Law and the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UCLA.
Professor Spain Bradley is a leading scholar of international law, international human rights, and international dispute resolution. Her current research focuses on global understandings of racism as a violation of human rights, which is the topic of her forthcoming book Global Racism (forthcoming, Oxford University Press) informed by her recent service as a legal expert to the United Nations on these matters. She is the author of Human Choice in International Law (Cambridge University Press, June 2021) and International Dispute Resolution (Carolina Academic Press, with Mary Ellen O’Connell and Amy J. Cohen, 2021) in addition to numerous scholarly works.
In 2021, Spain Bradley was elected Vice President of the American Society of International Law, having previously served on the Executive Council. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, and a founding member of Mediators Beyond Borders International. She is a recipient of the 2018 OZY Educator Award for excellence in teaching and the 2014 American Society of International Law’s Francis Lieber Award for her law review article The U.N. Security Council's Duty to Decide (Harvard National Security Journal).
Prior to joining UCLA, Professor Spain Bradley served as Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity (2017-2020) and a Professor of Law at the University of Colorado. She previously practiced international law as an Attorney-Adviser at the U.S. Department of State Office of the Legal Adviser where she received two Meritorious Honor Awards for her work representing the U.S. before the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in The Hague and as a delegate to the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva. Professor Spain Bradley also has policy experience working on climate change at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and on international trade agreements at the Office of the United States Trade Representative. She earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. from Denison University.
Prof. Rachel Brewster
Rachel Brewster is the Jeffrey and Bettysue Hughes Professor of Law at Duke Law School. Her primary research interests include international trade law, international relations theory, theories of compliance, and anticorruption law. Her leading contribution to behavioral international law is her 2009 article, Unpacking the State’s Reputation, published in the Harvard International Law Journal. The article explores how a state’s reputation is a subjective concept, determined by a heterogenous set of actors, rather than an objective concept that the state can directly control. The article also highlights how the state’s reputation can shift between issue areas as well as the disconnection between the “state” and the acting government.
Brewster’s other scholarly interests focus on political economy approaches to international economic law. Most recently, she is researching the global development of anti-corruption norms and international cooperation to enforce of extraterritorial corruption law. She serves as co-director of Duke’s Center for International and Comparative Law and co-chair of Duke’s JD-LLM Program, and she is a member of the board of editors for the Journal of International Economic Law. Brewster received her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Virginia, where she was an article editor for the Virginia Law Review. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before entering academics, she clerked for Judge Phyllis A. Kravitch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and was a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. In 2008, she served in the Office of the United States Trade Representative as a special counsel.
Prof. Harlan Cohen
Harlan Grant Cohen is the Gabriel M. Wilner/UGA Foundation Professor in International Law at University of Georgia, where he teaches courses on international law, U.S. foreign relations law, global governance, and international trade. He has also taught the international law colloquium, international human rights law, international business transactions, and international criminal law. Cohen also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia School of Public & International Affairs
Cohen’s scholarship focuses on international legal theory, global governance, international trade, and U.S. foreign relations law. Strands of his work focus on sources, authority, and fragmentation in international law, international law’s communities of practice, the function of international courts and tribunals, the role of history in both international and foreign relations law, and the U.S. Supreme Court's approaches to foreign relations law questions. He is Chair of the ASIL International Legal Theory Interest Group and a member of both the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law and the American Law Institute.
Cohen graduated from Yale University with a BA in History and International Studies and returned for an MA in History. He attended law school at NYU and is admitted to practice in the state of New York.
Prof. Charles D. Crabtree
I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College. I think and write about the politics, sociology, and economics of discrimination. I teach students tools that help them better understand the world around them.
My work has been published or is forthcoming at over 30 journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Nature Human Behvaior, Political Analysis, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It has received coverage by media such as National Public Radio's All Things Considered, The Asahi Shimbun, The Atlantic, The Economist, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, and Yahoo! News.
Prior to attending graduate school, I worked as a congressional staffer, a policy researcher, a photojournalist, and an English teacher in Belarus, among many other things. My experiences in these jobs inform several of my research projects. They taught me a great deal about people and power.
Dr. Sophie Duroy
Dr Sophie Duroy is a post-doctoral fellow at the KFG Berlin-Potsdam Research Group ‘The International Rule of Law: Rise or Decline?’ where her research focusses on the governance of global security in international law. Her research interests further include human rights, intelligence and security; behavioural and regulatory approaches to international law; and the role of international law and the functioning of the international legal order. Sophie obtained her PhD in law at the European University Institute in November 2020. Her first book, entitled ‘The Regulation of Intelligence Activities under International Law’ is forthcoming with Edward Elgar Publishing in the Elgar Studies in International Law series. Sophie holds an LL.M. in Public International Law (cum laude) from Leiden University and an LL.B. Law and French Law with Maîtrise (Hons. 1st Class) from the University of Essex and the University of Paris X Nanterre.
Prof. Christoph Engel
Christoph Engel (b. 1956) is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn, Chair for Experimental Law and Economics, Erasmus University Law School, Rotterdam, and member of the Law Faculties in Bonn and Osnabrück. He mainly works on experimental law and economics and publishes in journals such as the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, the American Law and Economics Review, the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Economics Letters, or the Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics.
Prof. Jean Galbraith
Jean Galbraith is a Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. A scholar of international law and U.S. foreign relations law, she received her B.A. summa cum laude from Harvard University and her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the California Law Review. Before turning to an academic career, she served as a law clerk for Justice John Paul Stevens of the Supreme Court of the United States and as an Associate Legal Officer at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia for Judge Theodor Meron.
Her research interests include international legal design and U.S. foreign relations law. Her leading contribution to the field of behavioral international law is her 2013 article on Treaty Options: Behavioral Understanding of Treaty Design. Published in the Virginia Journal of International Law, this article shows that ratifying states respond very differently to “opt-in” treaty clauses than they do to otherwise equivalent “opt-out” treaty clauses and argues that this difference is largely due to behavioral biases.
Professor Galbraith is a member of the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law and previously served as the editor for its section on the Contemporary Practice of the United States Relating to International Law. She has published widely in general legal journals and international law journals, including the Leiden Journal of International Law, the Michigan Law Review, the NYU Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, and the Yale Journal of International Law. She is a member of the American Law Institute.
Faculty web page: https://www.law.upenn.edu/faculty/jgalbrai/
Prof. Moshe Hirsch
Moshe Hirsch is the Von Hofmannsthal Professor of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Co-director of the International Law Forum at the Hebrew University Law Faculty. A significant part of his publications involves theoretical and interdisciplinary research that draws, inter alia, on sociological literature, social-cognition studies, political economy, and international relations theory. His recent publications include Invitation to the Sociology of International Law (OUP, 2015); International Law's Invisible Frames - Social Cognition and Knowledge Production in International Legal Processes (2021, co-edited with Andrea Bianchi, OUP); Research Handbook on the Sociology of International Law (2018, co-edited with Andrew Lang, Elgar); "Cognitive Sociology, Social Cognition and Coping with Racial Discrimination in International Law", European Journal of International Law (2019); "Social Movements, Reframing Investment Relations, and Enhancing the Application of Human Rights Norms in International Investment Law", Leiden Journal of International Law (2020), ‘The Role of International Tribunals in the Development of Historical Narratives’, Journal of History of International Law (2018); ‘Explaining Compliance and Non-Compliance with ICSID Awards: a Multiple Theoretical Approach’, Journal of International Economic Law (2016), and ‘The Sociological Perspective on International Law’, in Jeffrey L. Dunoff and Mark A. Pollack (eds.), International Legal Theory: Foundations and Frontiers (CUP, 2022, forthcoming).
Prof. Desirée LeClercq
Desirée LeClercq is an Assistant Professor at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations in Ithaca, New York, where she teaches international labor law, U.S. labor law, and employment law. She is also an affiliated faculty member at the Cornell Law School. She is the author or co-author of several articles (along with book chapter contributions), including those featured in the Fordham Law Review, American University Law Review, and Houston Law Review, as well as leading international journals such as the Virginia Journal of International Law and the American Journal of International Law Unbound. Her work explores the incoherence between international labor law, U.S. trade law, and constitutional law, as well as incoherence between international organizations. Her research places marginalized workers at the center of global and economic policies.
In addition to research, LeClercq is an active member of international law societies and initiatives. She is the Co-Chair of the American Society of International Law International Organizations Interest Group. She also frequently consults with EU and US stakeholders and policymakers concerning trade policy and its effects on formal and informal sector workers. The European Commission has included her in its pool of candidates eligible to Chair disputes arising under the trade and sustainability chapters of EU trade agreements.
Before joining the ILR School, Desirée was a Director for Labor Affairs at USTR, where she negotiated and enforced labor-rights commitments in U.S. trade instruments. In that capacity, she frequently traveled to SE Asia, and was involved in several U.S. inter-agency task forces on forced labor, gender rights, and capacity building. Prior to joining USTR in 2016, she was a legal officer for the ILO in Geneva, Switzerland, where she specialized in maritime labor law and trade agreements. She began her legal career as a staff attorney to the Chairman of the NLRB in 2006.
LeClercq is a 2006 honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, a 2002 honors graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, and a member of the New York bar.
Dr. Inbar Levy
Dr Inbar Levy is a Senior Lecturer at Melbourne Law School. She completed her DPhil in Law at University College, Oxford and had previously been awarded a Joint Law and Psychology LLB with Magna Cum Laude honours and subsequently an LLM with similar honours from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Inbar served as a legal advising officer in the Military Advocate General unit of the Israeli Defense Forces. She has held a Visiting Research Fellow position at Columbia Law School in the City of New York and a Visiting Researcher position at Harvard Law School. She was also a fellow at the Centre for the Study of Rationality and the Sacher Institute in Jerusalem, and most recently, a Houser Global Fellow at NYU School of Law. Her primary research areas are procedural justice and empirical legal research, with a particular interest in behaviour and decision-making, access to justice and institutional design.
Dr. Maria Laura Marceddu
Dr Maria Laura Marceddu is specialized in international investment law. Her research is centred mainly on European investment law and policy, and its repercussions on the international regime of foreign investment. More broadly, her research interests focus on international economic law, international economic relations and governance, international trade and investment law.
Maria Laura earned her Ph.D. in international economic law from King’s College London, where she has also been appointed as a visiting lecturer in international investment law, and as a fellow at the Centre of European Law. She recently joined the EUI as a Max Weber Fellow.
Prior to this, she worked as a teaching fellow at the University of Edinburgh (Law School) and is a fellow at the Edinburgh Centre for International and Global Law (ECIGL).
Since 2018 she has been serving as the executive treasurer of the Society of International Economic Law, where she also chairs the SIEL Online Conversations. She is a part of the steering committee of the interest group on International Economic Law of the Italian Society of International Law and European Law (SIDI).
Maria Laura has published peer-reviewed articles, most in leading journals such as the European Journal of International Law, the Journal of International Economic Law, the Yearbook on Investment Law and Policy (Oxford University Press). She has been invited to deliver several talks (in English, Italian, French) in major international conferences in her field, and to contribute to conferences organisation or to be part of the advisory board.
Prof. Lauge Poulsen
Lauge Poulsen is Professor of International Relations & Law and Deputy Head of the School of Public Policy, University College London. Poulsen is co-chair of OECD's inter-governmental work on investment treaties. He serves as specialist adviser to the House of Commons' International Trade Committee and leads Whitehall's advanced trade policy training programme. Poulsen was adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 2017 to 2020 and he received an OBE for services to UK trade policy in 2022. Before joining UCL, Poulsen was a postdoctoral fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, and he has been a visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution's Economic Studies Division and Melbourne Law School.
Prof. Sergio Puig
Sergio Puig is a Professor of Law at the James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona. His previous academic track includes positions as lecturer and teaching fellow at the Stanford University – School of Law and Duke University – School of Law. He is the author of multiple articles and essays on international economic law, international dispute settlement and international law more generally—all available on ssrn. He is also the author of At the Margins of Globalization: Indigenous Peoples and International Economic Law by Cambridge University Press. Before entering academia, Professor Puig practiced international law and arbitration in leading firms in Washington, DC and Mexico and worked at ICSID and the World Bank. He has been appointed as arbitrator and has testified as expert before international tribunals. Professor Puig holds a law degree from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México – ITAM (México), and two degrees (Master and Doctor of the Science of Law, respectively) from Stanford Law School.
José M. Reis
José M. Reis is a legal researcher at the Social Physics and Complexity Lab (Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas - LIP) and is currently pursuing a PhD in Law at the University of Hamburg.
His current research interests circle around issues at the intersection of law and social science, with a focus on information diffusion in international law in general and human rights agenda-setting in specific, as well as on topics associated with the interaction between privacy, behavioral targeting, and disinformation. Methods-wise, he is interested in automatic data collection methods and on the potential of leveraging text-as-data methods for studying topics such as the framing of international law.
Prior to joining to joining his current positions, he worked as a research associate at the Institute of Law and Economics, University of Hamburg, on the project "Psychology and Behavioral Economics of International Law". He also briefly worked in Law firms in Portugal and India and as the co-director of the NGO “Pro Bono Portugal”, the first Public Interest Legal Clearing House in Portugal.
He holds an LL.M. and an M.A. in Law and Economics from the University of Hamburg and University of Vienna, and was a Visiting Researcher at University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Dr. Yahli Shereshevsky
Dr. Yahli Shereshevsky is a senior lecturer (associate professor) at the University of Haifa Law School. He was previously a post-doctoral fellow at the Federmann Cyber Security Reserach Center, the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions, and a Grotius Research Scholar at the University of Michigan Law School. Yahli specializes in international law, focusing on international humanitarian law, international lawmaking, international legal theory, war and technology, and international criminal law.
Yahli's PhD, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, was awarded the Malcolm and Judith Shaw Prize for an Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in the Field of Public International Law. Yahli holds an LLB in Law and the “Amirim” Interdisciplinary Honors Program for Outstanding Students (summa cum laude) from the Hebrew University. He clerked for the Honorable Deputy Chief Justice Eliezer Rivlin of the Supreme Court of Israel. Yahli's work has been published in leading journals including the European Journal of International Law, the Virginia Journal of International Law, The Michigan Journal of International Law, and the Journal of International Criminal Justice.
Prof. Tommaso Soave
Tommaso Soave is an assistant professor of law at Central European University. His research focuses on international economic law, international dispute settlement, legal theory, and sociological approaches to global governance. Tommaso's first book, The Everyday Makers of International Law, out in 2022 with Cambridge University Press, explores the socio-professional dynamics of the international legal community and assesses their impact on the rulings of international courts and tribunals.
Prior to joining academia, Tommaso worked as a dispute settlement lawyer at the World Trade Organization and as an associate attorney at Sidley Austin LLP. He regularly serves as a consultant for intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations on matters of trade and investment law. Tommaso has earned degrees from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Harvard Law School, Sciences Po Paris, and the University of Turin, and has been called to the Bar of New York.
Prof. Doron Teichman
Prof. Doron Teichman is the Jacob I. Berman Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the former president of the Israeli Law and Economics Association. Prof. Teichman’s research interests include economic and behavioral analysis of law, empirical legal studies, and criminal law. He authored numerous articles in these areas, which were published in leading journals such as Michigan Law Review, NYU Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Northwestern University Law Review, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, and Law and Society Review. His latest book, Behavioral Law and Economics (with Eyal Zamir, 2018), was published by Oxford University Press.
Prof. Teichman has been awarded numerous fellowships and prizes. Some of these include: the Fulbright Fellowship (2001–2003); the Olin Fellowship at the University of Michigan (2001–2003), The Inaugural Post Graduate Fellowship at The Center for Law Business and Economics at The University of Texas Law School (2005); and the Heshin Award for Excellence in Legal Research (2013). Prof. Teichman has also won numerous competitive research grants. He received two personal grants from the Israel Science Foundation (2012–2014; 2020–2023) and was a founding member of the Center for Empirical Studies of Decision-Making and the Law funded by the I-Core program.
Professor Teichman has served as a visiting professor at several leading law schools such as: Columbia University, Georgetown, University of Zürich, Tulane University and the Center for Transnational Legal Studies, London. He has also presented his work in numerous conferences and workshops, including the annual meetings of the American Law and Economics Association, the Society for Empirical Legal Studies, and the European Association of Law and Economics.
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Prof. van Zeben
Josephine van Zeben is Professor and Chair of the LAW group at Wageningen University (WUR), the Netherlands. She has also been a lecturer at the ETH Zürich – teaching Environmental Regulation: Law and Policy – since 2012. Before joining WUR, van Zeben was Fellow in Public and EU Law at Worcester College, University of Oxford (2014-2019). She holds a PhD in Law and Economics (cum laude) from the University of Amsterdam, and LLM degrees from Harvard University and the University of Amsterdam (European Private Law), an LLB in Scots Law from the University of Edinburgh and a BA in Social Sciences from University College Utrecht, Utrecht University.
Prof. van Zeben’s research focusses on the regulation of environmental issues by public and private actors across jurisdictions, with particular attention for polycentric governance theory and developments related to the European Union. She is research lead of the LAW Group's program "Law for the Living Environment". Her research draws on her interactions with colleagues from the social and life sciences, as well as her teaching to non-law students and lawyers from foreign jurisdictions. She actively searches for optimal ways of analysing complex legal and societal problems so as to facilitate interdisciplinary solutions. She is one of the creators of the new MSc Governance for Sustainability Transformations at WUR.
Prof. van Zeben is co-editor-in-chief of Transnational Environmental Law and part of the editorial board of several academic journals, including the Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy, and Istituzioni del Federalismo. She is also a board member of the Society for Environmental Law and Economics. She was Hauser Scholar at NYU (2010-11), has held visiting professorships at Notre Dame Law School (United States), La Trobe Law School (Australia) and provides guest lectures across the world.
Institutional webpage: https://www.wur.nl/nl/Personen/Josephine-prof.dr.mr.-JAW-Josephine-van-Zeben.htm
Prof. Ingo Venzke
Ingo Venzke is Professor for International Law and Social Justice at the University of Amsterdam, Director of the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL), and a Fellow at The New Institute in Hamburg (2021/22). His monographs include How Interpretation Makes International Law (OUP 2012), which won the book award of the European Society of International Law (ESIL), and In Whose Name? A Public Law Theory of International Adjudication (together with Armin von Bogdandy, OUP 2014). He recently edited Contingency in International Law: On the Possibilities of Different Legal Histories (together with Kevin Jon Heller, OUP 2021). Ingo is Editor-in-Chief of the Leiden Journal of International Law and his main research interests lie in international economic law and different dimensions of sustainability.
Prof. Michael Waibel
Michael Waibel is a professor of international law at the University of Vienna. His teaching and writing focus on international law, international economic law, sovereign debt and international dispute settlement. He received the Deák Prize of the American Society of International Law, the Book Prize of the European Society of International Law and a Leverhulme Prize for his research. He is Co-General Editor of the ICSID Reports (with Jorge Viñuales) and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Economic Law (with Kathleen Claussen and Sergio Puig).
Previously, he taught for a decade at the University of Cambridge, und was from 2015-2019 co-deputy director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and Director of Studies at Jesus College. In 2010-2011 he was the Schmidheiny Visiting Assistant Professor in Law and Economics at the University of St. Gallen. In 2019, he was Nomura Visiting Professor of International Financial Systems at Harvard Law School.
He studied law at the universities of Vienna, Paris II Pantheon-Assas and Harvard Law School, and economics at the London School of Economics. He worked at the European Central Bank, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.