Satvinder Juss
King's College

"Academic content was really inspiring and rewarding. I have been teaching for over 15 years and this is just about the most interesting thing I have ever done in teaching. Students were great and colleagues were fantastic."

Fall 2008 Faculty

Lorand Bartels

Lorand Bartels

University of Cambridge

BA (Hons) LLB (UNSW), PhD (EUI), Solicitor (NSW)

Phone: (0044) 774 878 5618
Fax: (0044) 870 130 1008

Trinity Hall
University of Cambridge
Cambridge CB2 1TJ
United Kingdom

Brief Bio   

Lorand Bartels is University Lecturer in International Law and a Fellow of Trinity Hall at the University of Cambridge. He was formerly Lecturer in International Economic Law at the University of Edinburgh (2003-7), and in 2007 was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for International Law in Heidelberg, Germany. He is a Member of the ILA International Trade Law Committee, a Founding Committee Member of the Society of International Economic Law, and a Co-Editor of the Cambridge International Trade and Economic Law Series (CUP). His current interests include regional trade agreements and the EU's trade relations with developing countries, and recently he has been advising African, Caribbean and Pacific countries on these issues.

Representative Publications

Human Rights Conditionality in the EU's International Agreements (OUP, 2005)

Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO Legal System (co-editor with Federico Ortino) (OUP, 2006)

'The WTO Legality of the EU's GSP+ Arrangement' (2007) 10 Journal of International Economic Law 869-886

'The Trade and Development Policy of the European Union' (2007) 18 European Journal of International Law 715-56; also published in M Cremona (ed), New Developments in the EU's External Relations Law, Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law (OUP, 2008)   

Arnulf Becker Lorca

Arnulf Becker Lorca

King's College London


Brief Bio   

Arnulf Becker Lorca is a Lecturer in Public International Law. He joined King's in 2007. Prior to that, he taught at Brandeis University and in the Master's Degree on Development offered by the University of Turin and the ILO. At Harvard Law School he received the Byse Fellowship to conduct a workshop on The Globalization of Law and has lectured on Latin American International law in the Annual Course of International Law organized by the Organization of the American States. He was adjunct Professor at New England School of Law and Associate Instructor at the Instituto de Ciencia Política, Universidad Católica de Chile. He graduated as lawyer from Universidad Gabriela Mistral, obtained a Master in International Studies from Universidad de Chile, received his LL.M. (waived) from Harvard and is a SJD candidate at Harvard Law School. His areas of research include comparative international law, the history of international law and international legal theory. He is particularly interested in the tension between 'universalism' and 'particularism' in the practice of international law, in the ways international lawyers think about that practice, write its history or discuss alternative futures. His current research explores the emergence of the idea of international community in the early twentieth century, focusing on the contributions of non-European international lawyers and specifically on the uses and practice of international law in peripheral settings.

David Cole (Academic Co-Director)

(for the Spring 2009 profile, please click here)

David Cole

Georgetown University Law Center

BA, JD (Yale)

Phone: (001) 202-662-9078

Georgetown University Law Center
McDonough Hall 462
600 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Brief Bio

David Cole teaches constitutional law, national security, and criminal justice at Georgetown University Law Center. He is also a volunteer attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights, the legal affairs correspondent for The Nation, a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, and a commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered. He has been published widely in law journals and the popular press, including the Yale Law Journal, California Law Review, Stanford Law Review, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times. He is the author of six books. Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror, published in 2007, and co-authored with Jules Lobel, won the Palmer Civil Liberties Prize for best book on national security and civil liberties. Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism, received the American Book Award in 2004. No Equal Justice: Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System was named Best Non-Fiction Book of 1999 by the Boston Book Review, and best book on an issue of national policy in 1999 by the American Political Science Association. His most recent book is The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable (2009).

He has litigated many significant constitutional cases in the Supreme Court, including Texas v. Johnson and United States v. Eichman, which extended First Amendment protection to flagburning; National Endowment for the Arts v. Finley, which challenged political content restriction on NEA funding; and most recently, Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, which challenged the constitutionality of the statute prohibiting "material support" to terrorist groups, which makes speech advocating peace and human rights a crime. He has been involved in many of the nation's most important cases involving civil liberties and national security, including the case of Maher Arar, a Canadian citizen rendered to Syria by U.S. officials and tortured there.

New York Times columnist Anthony Lewis has called David "one of the country's great legal voices for civil liberties today," and Nat Hentoff has called him "a one-man Committee of Correspondence in the tradition of patriot Sam Adams." David has received numerous awards for his human rights work, including from the Society of American Law Teachers, the National Lawyers Guild, the ACLU of Southern California, the ABA Section on Individual Rights and Responsibilities, and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.

Representative Publications


David D. Cole & Jules Lobel, Less Safe, Less Free: The Failure of Preemption in the War on Terror (New York: New Press 2007).

David D. Cole & James X. Dempsey, Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties in the Name of National Security (New York: New Press rev. 3d ed. 2006).

David D. Cole, Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism (New York: New Press rev. pbk. ed. 2005).

David D. Cole, Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism (New York: New Press 2004).

David D. Cole, Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism (New York: New Press 2003).


David D. Cole, Against Citizenship as a Predicate for Basic Rights, 75 Fordham L. Rev. 2541-2548 (2007).

David D. Cole & Peter H. Schuck, Citizenship in a Post 9/11 World, 75 Fordham L. Rev. 2531-2540 (2007).

David D. Cole, Double Standards, Democracy, and Human Rights, 18 Peace Rev. 427-437 (2006).

David D. Cole, Fighting Terrorism - Not the Constitution, 12 Responsive Community: Rights and Responsibilities 48-55 (2001/2002).

David D. Cole, The Idea of Humanity: Human Rights and Immigrants' Rights, 37 Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 627-658 (2006).

David D. Cole, The Liberal Legacy of Bush v. Gore, 94 Geo. L.J. 1427-1474 (2006).

David D. Cole & Martin S. Lederman, The National Security Agency's Domestic Spying Program: Framing the Debate, 81 Ind. L.J. 1355-1425 (2006).

David D. Cole et al., NSA Wiretapping Controversy: A Debate Between Professor David D. Cole and Professor Ruth Wedgwood, 37 Case W. Res. J. Int'l L. 509-535 (2006).

David D. Cole, Reviving the Nixon Doctrine: NSA Spying, the Commander-In-Chief, and Executive Power in the War On Terror, 13 Wash. & Lee J. Civil Rts. & Soc. Just. 17-40 (2006).

David D. Cole, Constitutional Crisis?, Dissent, Fall 2005, at 9-10.

Federico ortino

Frederico Ortino

King's College London

Laurea in Giu (Florence), LLM (Georgetown), PhD (EUI)


Phone: (0044) 207 848 1747
Fax: (0044) 207 848 2465


Brief Bio 

Federico Ortino is Reader in International Economic Law at King's. Member of the ILA Committee on International Trade Law. Founding Committee Member, Society of International Economic Law. Editorial Board Member, Journal of International Economic Law. Previously, Director, Investment Treaty Forum, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London; Adjunct Professor at the Universities of Florence and Trento; Emile Noël Fellow and Fulbright Scholar at the NYU Jean Monnet Center in New York; Legal Officer at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in Geneva.

Dr Ortino's research centres on international economic law focusing in particular on WTO law, international investment law and arbitration and EU internal market law. In previous writing, he has addressed principles such as non-discrimination, reasonableness and proportionality employed in various legal systems as instruments for international economic governance. He has recently focused on the regulation of trade in services within the WTO and in regional trade agreements. His current research is concerned with the legal challenges faced by the emerging system of international investment law.

Representative Publications


Basic Legal Instruments for the Liberalisation of Trade: a Comparative Analysis of EC and WTO Law (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2004)

Edited books

Oxford Handbook of International Investment Law (eds.) (Oxford, OUP, 2008) (co-edited with P Muchlinski & C Schreuer)

Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO Legal System (eds.) (Oxford, OUP, 2006) (co-edited with L Bartels)

WTO Dispute Settlement System: 1995-2003 (eds.) (The Hague, Kluwer, 2004) (co-edited with EU Petersmann)


"GATT", in D Bethlehem, D McRae, R Neufeld & I Van Damme (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law (Oxford, OUP, 2009)

"Services" in S Lester & B Mercurio (eds.) Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements: Commentary and Analysis (Cambridge, CUP, 2009)

"The Principle of Non-discrimination and its Exceptions in GATS: Selected Legal Issues" in M Andenas & K Alexander (eds.) The World Trade Organization and Trade in Services (Brill/Nijhof, 2008)

"Treaty Interpretation and the WTO Appellate Body Report in US - Gambling: A Critique" in 9 Journal of International Economic Law (1, 2006)

"The Social Dimension of International Investment Agreements: Drafting a New BIT/MIT Model?" in 7 International Law FORUM du droit international (4, 2005)

"From Non-Discrimination to Reasonableness: A Paradigm Shift in International Economic Law?", Jean Monnet Working Papers (1, 2005) 

Guy Pessach

Guy Pessach

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

LLB (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), LLD (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Phone: (00972) 2 5881177
Fax: (00972) 2 5823042

Brief Bio

Guy Pessach is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an Affiliate Fellow at the Information Society Project, Yale Law School, where he had also carried his post-doctoral studies as a Fulbright scholar. Guy's main areas of interest are copyright law, information law and the interface of law, culture and innovative communication technologies. Guy's current research focuses on social remembering, digital cultural preservation and their interface with legal regulation. Guy is the recipient of the Alon Fellowship by the state of Israel for outstanding young scholars..

Representative Publications

Chapters in Collections

"Allocating Speech Resources - Toward a Distributive Paradigm of Free Speech", The Legal Culture of Free Speech (Ramot, Tel-Aviv University, Editor Michael D. Birnhack), 299-353 (2006) (54 pages) (in Hebrew).

"The Author's Moral Right and Freedom of Speech", Essays in Honour of Joshua Weisman (S. Lerner & D. Lewinsohn-Zamir eds., The Harry and Michael Sacher Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law, Jerusalem), 463-556 (2002) (93 pages) (in Hebrew).


"Reciprocal Share-Alike Exemptions in Copyright Law", Cardozo Law Review (2008) (forthcoming);

"[Networked] Memory Institutions Social Remembering, Privatization and its Discontents", 26 Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, 71-149 (2008);

"Museums, Digitization and Copyright Law - Taking Stock and Looking Ahead", forthcoming in, The Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law (2007) (approximately 30 pages).

"The Role of Libraries and A2K - Taking Stock and Looking Ahead" (Symposium comment), forthcoming in, Michigan State Law Review (2007) (approximately 12 pages).

"An International-Comparative Analysis of Peer to Peer File-Sharing - Framing Past -Present and Next Generation Questions" forthcoming in Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law (Winter, 2007) (approximately 50 pages).

"Israeli Copyright Law - A Positive Economic Perspective", 39(3) Israel Law Review, 35-91 (2006) (56 pages).

"Collective Administration of Copyright - The Role of Justice and Fairness Considerations", 2(2)Haifa University Law Review - Din Udvarim, 261-314 (2006) (53 pages) (in Hebrew).

"Broadcasting Rights", 10 HaMishpat, 131-155 (2005) (24 pages) (in Hebrew).

"Media, Markets, and Democracy: Revisiting an Eternal Triangle, Critical Notice: Media, Markets and Democracy by Edwin C. Baker", 17 The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, 209-226 (2004) (17 pages).

"Copyright Law as a Silencing Restriction on Non-Infringing Materials - Unveiling the Scope of Copyright's Diversity Externalities", 76 University of Southern California Law Review, 1067-1104 (2003) (37 pages).

"The Author's Moral Right of Integrity in Cyberspace - A Preliminary Normative Framework", 34 IIC - International Review of Industrial Property and Copyright Law (Max-Planck Institute Publications), 250-270 (2003).

Nina pillard (academic co-director)

Nina Pillard

Georgetown University Law Center

BA (Yale), JD (Harvard)

Phone: (001) 202-662-9391

Georgetown University Law Center
McDonough Hall 416
600 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 2000

Brief Bio

After serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Louis H. Pollak of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Professor Pillard held the Marvin M. Karpatkin fellowship at the ACLU and then worked for several years at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. She joined the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Solicitor General as Assistant to the Solicitor General in 1994 where she served until 1997 when she joined the faculty at Georgetown. She has litigated numerous cases, including more than twenty that she has briefed and six that she has argued before the Supreme Court. In 1998-2000, Professor Pillard took leave from the Law Center to work in the Department of Justice as Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel. She returned to teaching in the summer of 2000.   

Representative Publications

Book Chapters

      A United States Perspective on Classwide Arbitration, in La Justice en March:  Du Recours Collectif à l'Arbitrage Collectif (2007).

United States v. Virginia: The Virginia Military Institute, Where the Men are Men (and so are the Women), in Myriam Gilles & Risa Goluboff, Civil Rights Stories (Foundation, 2007).

The Human Right to Sex Equality at the Work-Family Fault Line, in Samantha Besson, Michel Hottelier and Franz Werro, Les droits de l'homme au centre - Human rights recentred (Schulthess, Zurich 2006)


Our Other Reproductive Choices: Equality in Sex Education, Contraceptive Access, and Work-Family Policy, 56 Emory Law Journal, Iss. 4; p.941 (2007)

Women as Supreme Court Advocates, 26 Sup. Ct. Hist. Soc. Q. 4 at 10 (2005), and 27 Sup. Ct. Hist. Soc. Q 1 at 10 (2006).

Unitariness and Myopia: The Executive Branch, Legal Process and Torture, 81 Ind. L. J. 1297 (2006).

Plenary Power Underground in Nguyen v. INS: A Response to Professor Spiro, 16 Geo. Imm. L. J. 835 (2002).

Ronaldo  Porto Macedo Jr.

Ronaldo Macedo

University of São Paulo

LM & PhD (University of São Paulo)

Phone: (0055) 11 3111-4015
Fax (0055) 11 3111-4050

Faculdad de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo
Departmento de Filosofia e Teoria Geral do Direito
Largo São Francisco, 95
São Paulo - SP - Brazil

Brief Bio   

RONALDO PORTO MACEDO JÚNIOR holds a PhD in Philosophy and Legal Theory (University of São Paulo Law School - FDUSP, 1997), a Masters of Philosophy (University of São Paulo - USP, 1993), and a Bachelor's degree in Law (1985) and Social Sciences (1987) from USP. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School, a Visiting Researcher at Yale Law School, and a Post-Doctorate Fellow at King's College School of Law. He is Professor of Political Philosophy and Legal Theory at São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas (DIREITO GV), Professor of Legal Philosophy and Legal Theory at FDUSP, and State Prosecutor in São Paulo. He has also been Professor at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London and Comissioner at the Brazilian Administrative Counsel of Economic Defense (CADE).

Selected Publications

2011 - Published the essay "Derecho social, el medio ambiente y el desarrollo. Reflexiones en torno a un caso exitoso",  in "El derecho en America Latina: un mapa para pensar el siglo XXI". Buenos Aires: Siglo XXI Editores, pp. 323 - 348.

2011 - Published the essay "Posner e a Análise Econômica do Direito: da rigidez econômica ao pragmatismo frouxo" (Posner and Law & Economics: from economic rigidity to loose pragmatism), in "Trinta anos de Brasil: Diálogos entre Direito e Economia". São Paulo, Saraiva, pp. 260-277.

2011 - Published the book chapter "Como levar Dworkin a sério e como fotografar um porco-espinho em movimento (How to take Dworkin seriously and  how to photograph a moving hedgehog)", in "Filosofia e Teoria do Direito: uma homenagem a Tercio Sampaio Ferraz Júnior." São Paulo: Quartier Latin, pp. 1037-1048.

2010 - Published the book, with Catarina Barbieri, "Direito e Interpretação: Racionalidades e Instituições" (Law and Interpretation: Rationalities and Institutions). São Paulo: Saraiva.

2007 -  Published the essay "O método de leitura estrutural" (The structuralist method of reading philosophy). Cadernos Direito GV, v. 4, p. 3-41. .

2008 - Published the book "Curso de Filosofia Política" (Course on Political Philosophy). São Paulo: Atlas.

      2007 - Published the essay "Função Social dos Contratos" (The social function of contracts) . Cadernos Direito GV, v. 6, p. 15-21, 2005. .

      2004 - Published the essay  "Ação Civil Pública, O Direito social e os princípios" (Public Civil Suit, the Social Law and the principles), in "Estudos em Homenagem à Professora Ada Pellegrini Grinover", Ed. DPJ.

      2004 - Published the essay  "O Caso White Martins e a questão da Imposição de Multas no Direito Antitruste Brasileiro" (The White Martins Case and the question of sanctions in Brazilian Antitrust Law), in Revista de Direito Público da Economia, no 05.

2003 - Published the essay  "Relational Consumer Contracts: New Challenges for Brazilian Consumer Law" in Social & Legal Studies - An International Journal, London, 2003 Vol. 12, no. 1. March 2003, SAGE, London, pags. 27-54.

2002 - Published the essay "Globalization Regulation and consumer law", published in, also published as "La globalización, la regulación y el derecho del consumidor, Buenos Aires: Editores del Puerto", 2003. In: Bullard, Alfredo (*), [et al.]. El derecho como objeto e instrumento de transformación Buenos Aires: Editores de Puerto, 2003.

2002 - Relational Consumer Contracts, in New Zealand Business Law Quaterly, vo. 8, September, n 4.

      2002 -  Published the book "Carl Schmitt e a Fundamentação do Direito" (Carl Schmitt and the foundation of law), Max Limonad. Reprint in Portuguese, Editora Saraiva, 2011. To be published in Mexico, 2012, as "Carl Schmitt y la fundamentación del derecho", Fontamara, Bibliotecade Ética Filosofia del Derecho y Política.

      1999 - Published the essay "Privacidade, Mercado e Informação" (privacy, market and information), in Revista de Direito do Consumidor, n. 31, julho/setembro, RT, 1999.

1999 - Published the essay "Globalização e Direito do Consumidor" (Globalization and Consumer law) in Direito Global (Carlos Ari Sunfeld e Oscar Vilhena Vieira (org), Editora Max Limonad, São Paulo, 1999.

      1998 - Published the book "Contratos Relacionais e Defesa do Consumidor" (Relational Contracts and Consumer Protection), Editora Max Limonad, São Paulo. In 1993 awarded the MA title in Philosophy. This book awarded the prize Ada Pellegrini Grinover as the best book on consumer protection published in Brazil during 1998-2000. An updated version of the book was also published in Argentina as Contratos Relacionales y Defensa del Consumidor, 2006 - Editorial La Ley. Updated version Reprint in Portuguese, Revista dos Tribunais, 2007.

Kerry Rittich

Kerry Rittich

University of Toronto

LL.B. (University of Alberta), SJD (Harvard University)         

Phone: (001) 416 978-1637         

Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
78 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 2C5

Brief Bio

Kerry Rittich is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law and the Women's and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto.  She teaches and writes in the areas of international law and international institutions, law and development, human rights, labour law, and critical and feminist theory. Among her publications are Recharacterizing Restructuring: Law, Distribution and Gender in Market Reform (The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2002); (with Joanne Conaghan, University of Kent), Labour Law, Work and Family: Critical and Comparative Perspectives, (Oxford University Press, 2005); "Core Labour Rights and Labour Market Flexibility: Two Paths Entwined?", Permanent Court of Arbitration/Peace Palace Papers, Labor Law Beyond Borders: ADR and the Internationalization of Labor Dispute Resolution,  (Kluwer Law International, 2003) and "The Future of Law and Development: Second Generation Reforms and the Incorporation of the Social" in David M. Trubek and Alvaro Santos eds., The New Law and Economic Development: A Critical Appraisal (Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2006).  In 2004, she completed a report for the Law Commission of Canada entitled, Vulnerable Workers: Legal and Policy Issues in the New Economy.  She obtained an LL.B. from the University of Alberta in 1992, and an SJD from Harvard University in 1998.  In 1992-93, she served as Law Clerk to Madame Justice Claire L'Heureux-Dubé at the Supreme Court of Canada.  Professor Rittich has been the Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies at Harvard Law School and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University and a fellow at the European University Institute.

Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah

Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah

National University of Singapore

LLD PhD LLM (London), LLM (Yale), LLB (Ceylon), Advocate (Ceylon), Solicitor (England & Wales)

Phone: (65) 6516-3614
Fax: (65) 6779-0979

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776

Brief Bio

M Sornarajah LLM (Yale) LLD (London) was Head of the Law School of the University of Tasmania prior to joining the NUS Law School where he is a Professor of Law. He was Sterling Fellow at the Yale Law School, Research Fellow at the Centre for International Law, Cambridge and the Max Planck Institut fur Offentliches Auslandisches Recht at Heidelburg, Germany. He was International Law Fellow and Visiting Professor at American University at Washington DC. He is Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Petroleum and Natural Resources Law at the University of Dundee, Scotland. He is Visiting Professor at the World Trade Institute of the Universities of Berne and Neuchatel, Switzerland. He is the author of The Pursuit of Nationalized Property (Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, 1986); International Commercial Arbitration (Longman, 1992); The Law of International Joint Ventures (Longman, 1994); The International Law on Foreign Investment (Cambridge University Press, 1996, 2nd ed.,2004) and The Settlement of Foreign Investment Disputes (2001). He is the Director of the UNCTAD/WTO Programme on Investment Treaties, Pretoria and New Delhi. He is a Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and is on the Regional Panel of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.

Representative Publications

The International Law on Foreign Investment, (Cambridge University Press, 2nd ed.2004).

The Settlement of Foreign Investment Disputes (Kluwer International, 2001).

"The Clash of Globalizations in the International Law on Foreign Investment" (The Simon Reisman Lecture, 2002) (2003) 12 Canadian Foreign Policy 1.

State Contracts (UNCTAD, Issues in Investment Treaties, forthcoming, 2004).

"Corporate Governance and the Regulation of Multinational Corporations" (forthcoming in Law and Society (Australia) 2004)

"Transnational Crimes: The Third Limb of the Criminal Law" (forthcoming, Singapore Journal of Legal Studies)

Center for Transnational Legal Studies
37-39 High Holborn
London WC1V 6AA, United Kingdom