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 2010 Faculty

Chiara Besso

Chiara Besso

University of Torino


Law Faculty San Maurizio 24
10124 Torino

Brief Bio

Professor Besso, full professor for Civil Procedure since 2000, joined the Law Faculty of the University of Turin in 2008 after serving as a professor of law at the University of Piemonte Orientale (2000-2008), and as junior professor at the University of Palermo (1998-2000). She has been visiting fellow at the Italian Academy at Columbia University (2008), at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of London (2005-2006), and at the University College of Oxford (1998). As a DAAD scholar she conducted research at the University of Bielefeld (1995). Member of the Board of the Review "Giurisprudenza Italiana", Professor Besso is on the Executive Committee of the "Scuola di specializzazione per le professioni legali" of the Universities of Torino and Piemonte Orientale, and is member of the Board of the Doctorate on "Foundations of the European Law and Comparative Method". An expert in the law of evidence, transnational dimensions of civil procedure, and alternatives to adjudication, Professor Besso has written and lectured extensively in these fields.

Representative Publications


La prova prima del processo, Torino: Giappichelli, 2004, X-310

Misure acceleratorie e riparatorie contro l'irragionevole durata dei processi, with Dalmotto, Aimonetto, Ronco, Nela, Torino: Giappichelli, 2002, 1-65

Casi e questioni di diritto processuale civile, edited by Chiarloni-Rampazzi, Milano: Giuffrè, 1998

La sentenza civile inesistente, Torino: Giappichelli, 1997, XII-408

Le riforme del processo civile, with Chiarloni, Frus, Giancotti, Lasagno, Nela, Rampazzi, Bologna: Zanichelli, 1992


Il giudizio abbreviato, in Il nuovo processo societario, edited by Chiarloni, II ed., Bologna: Zanichelli, 2008, 916-956

Istruzione preventiva, Il diritto, diretta da Patti, Milano, 2007, VIII, 381-391

Commento agli artt. 696 e 696-bis c.p.c., in Le recenti riforme del processo civile, Bologna: Zanichelli, II, 2007, 1304-1347

L'assunzione preventiva della prova sganciata dal periculum in mora non è - secondo la Corte europea di giustizia - un procedimento provvisorio o cautelare, Int'l Lis Corriere giuridico, 2006, n. 2, 76-81

Discovery all'estero: un nuovo capitolo del confronto tra Europa e Stati Uniti, in Il diritto processuale civile internazionale, a cura di Consolo e De Cristofaro, Milano: IPSOA, 2006, 1387-1397

Standard europeo di giustizia civile e accertamento dei fatti, Nuove autonomie, 2006, 205-210

I procedimenti di istruzione preventiva, in I procedimenti sommari e speciali, edited by Chiarloni-Consolo, vol. II, tomo 2, Torino: UTET, 2005, 1169-1247

Impugnativa della deliberazioni assembleari e giudizio abbreviato, in Il Nuovo diritto societario,  edited by Ambrosini, Torino: Giappichelli, II, 2005, 305-329

Actualité de l'action des associations des consommateurs en Italie dans la perspective européenne, in Le droit des consommateurs et les procédures spécifiques en Europe, edited by Rochfeld-Jeuland, Paris: EJT, 2005, 131-140

Taking of Evidence Abroad: From the 1970 Hague Convention to the 2001 European Regulation, in International Civil Litigation in Europe and Relations with Third States, edited by Nuyts-Watté, Bruxelles: Bruylant, 2005, 365-379

Assunzione all'estero delle prove, in Studi in onore di Tarzia, vol. I, Milano: Giuffré, 2005, 263-281

Il giudizio abbreviato, in Il nuovo processo societario, edited by Chiarloni, Bologna: Zanichelli, 2004, 738-775

Prova dei fatti e dichiarazione sostitutiva dell'atto di notorietà, Rivista di diritto processuale, 2000, 429-435

Espropriazione forzata e notai, Giurisprudenza italiana, 1999, 2446-2455

Giudizio di rendiconto, cessazione della materia del contendere e ripartizione delle spese di causa, Corriere giuridico, 1998, 826-833

Processo del lavoro e vizi della vocatio in ius, Giurisprudenza italiana, 1995, IV,  88-112

Probabilità e prova: considerazioni sulla struttura del giudizio di fatto, Rivista trimestrale di diritto e procedura civile, 1991, 1119-1163

Competenza per valore e riduzione della domanda, Rivista di diritto processuale, 1990, 1203-1219

Note in tema di specificità dei motivi di appello, Rivista di diritto processuale, 1989, 602-625

qingxiu bu

Qingxiu Bu

Queen's University Belfast

PhD (Birmingham), LLM (Groningen)
LLM (magna cum laude, Soochow)

Phone: (0044) 028 9097 3467
Fax: (0044) 028 9097 3376

Room 29.302, University Square
School of Law
Queen's University Belfast

Brief Bio

Qingxiu Bu joined Queen's on 1 September 2008, having previously been a lecturer in law at Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University where he taught Corporate Law and Contract Law as well as an LLM module in International Corporate Governance. He has also been a visiting professor at Lund University, Sweden. His research explores a diverse range of issues in company law and corporate governance, including topics in the areas of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, insolvencies and comparative corporate governance. He is currently involved in several international business law projects. These include projects on China's cross-border bankruptcy law, on shareholder litigation via derivative actions and on third party liabilities.

He has seven years' first-hand experience in international business and legal practice in the Middle East, USA and China and advises a number of government agencies on a range of cross-border transactions issues.

Representative Publications

'Multinational Companies' New Approach to CSR in Congo: Is the leverage turning to China? (2010) 5 International Business Law Journal 485-501

'The Sovereign Wealth Funds: Problem or Panacea?' (2010) 11 (5) Journal of World Investment & Trade 849-877

'Anheuser-Busch/InBev: The Legal Implication under the AML 2008' (2010) 31 (6) European Competition Law Review 239-247

' Coca-Cola v Huiyuan - Market-Economy Driven or Protectionism?' (2010) 41 (2) International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law 202-210

'Corporate Governance, Accounting Procedures and Prevention of Insolvency' in Rebecca Parry, Yongqian Xu and Haizheng Zhang (eds), China's New Enterprise Bankruptcy Law (Ashgate Publishing, 2010) 43-73

'The EBL 2006: Cross-Border Perspectives' (2009) 18 (3) International Insolvency Review 187-207; reprinted in Zeitschrift für Chinesisches Recht (ZChinR 2010 Heft 2, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law)

'Tighter Control of Merger & Acquisitions (M&As)?' (2008) 19 (2) European Business Law Review 293-309

'Danone v Wahaha: If Not a War against Foreign Acquisitions, What Else?' (2007) 21 (2) Australian Journal of Corporate Law 173-184

'Is There A Bottom Line for Foreign Acquisitions?' (2007) 25 (5) Company and Security Law Journal 335-349

'China Company Law on Derivative Actions' (2006) 5 (2) International and Comparative Corporate Law Journal 21-67

'The Indemnity Cost Order in a Derivative Action' (2006) 27 (1) Company Lawyer 2-13.

Wui Ling cheah

National University of Singapore

LLM (Harvard), LLM LLB (NUS)

Phone: (0065) 6516-5101
Fax: (0065) 6779-0979

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

Brief Bio

Wui Ling holds a LLB and LLM from the National University of Singapore and a LLM from Harvard. For her Harvard studies, she was recipient of a NUS scholarship and the Kathryn Aguirre Worth Memorial Scholarship.

Prior to joining The National university of Singapore, Wui Ling served as a legal officer at Interpol's General Secretariat (Lyon, France) where she specialized in international criminal law, human rights law and cross-border police cooperation.

Wui Ling has taught courses on post-conflict justice and public international law as a visiting professor and adjunct lecturer at the University of Lyon III (LLM program & SELF program).

Representative Publications

"Criminal omissions and POW abuse onboard WWII hell-ships: Historical lessons from the Singapore Trials" Journal of International Criminal Justice (Oxford University Press), accepted for publication, 2010.

"Policing Interpol: Recent Developments, the Commission for the Control of Interpol's Files and the Right to an Adequate and Effective Remedy", International Organizations Law Review (BRILL), accepted for publication, 2010.

"Mapping Interpol's Evolution: Functional Expansion and the Move towards Legalization", Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, Volume 1, 2010 (Oxford University Press)

"Suhakam: Malaysia Human Rights Commission: The first ten years", Development Note, Asian Yearbook of International Law 2010 (Routledge)

"Walking the Long Road in Solidarity and Hope: a Case Study of the "Comfort Women" Movement's Deployment of Human Rights Discourse", Harvard Human Rights Journal 2009

"The criminal law model and human rights model: a case study of counter-trafficking strategies in the ASEAN region", Essex Human Rights Review, Volume 3 No. 1, 2005

"Forgiveness and Punishment in Post-conflict Timor", UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs, Volume 10, No.1, 2005

Dmitri Dedov

Moscow State University

Professor of law, doctor of law


Law faculty
Moscow, 119991, MGU

Brief Bio

Principal areas of professor Dedov's scientific interest include general principles of law, legal methdology and other issues relating law development. He joined the Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1994 as a scholar assistant after receiving PhD in law for comparative legal analysis of labour conflicts and strikes in Russia and the United States of America. He lectures Business Law course which covers inter alia corporate, competition and bankruptcy matters. In 2000-2005 he also served as an expert at the Russian Constitutional Court and the Russian Government on corporate law issues. In 2008 Dmitri Dedov was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation, a high judiciary instance within the system of state courts which deal with business and administrative law cases.

Representative Publications

Dedov D. Conflict of Interests. WoltersKluwer. 2004 and 2009 (in Russian)

Dedov D. Methodology of Law. WoltersKluwer. 2008. (in Russian)

IMer b. flores


Phone: (0052) 55 5622 7474, Ext: 1304
Fax: (0052) 55 5665 2193

Circuito Maestro Mario de la Cueva s/n
Cd. Universitaria
C.P. 04510
Mexico, D.F

Brief Bio

Imer B. Flores was Assistant Professor in the Law School in 1994 and became an Associate Professor-Researcher at the Legal Research Institute in 1996, where he got his tenure in 1999. He served as Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) in the Legal Research Institute (2001-2004) and as Academic Vice-Dean in the Law School (2002-2004). He has also been a Fulbright Scholar in Residence at Ramapo College of New Jersey (1999-2000), Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School (2000-2001), and Visiting Scholar at Houston University in the Honors College (2004). He holds law degrees from UNAM and a LLM from Harvard Law School.

Professor Flores teaches in areas of Constitutional Law (including Comparative Constitutional Law and Constitutional Theory) and Jurisprudence (including Legal Argumentation, Legal Philosophy and Legal Theory). His current research projects include Constitutionalism, Democracy, Jurisprudence, Legal Education and the Rule of Law, all subjects on which he has published numerous articles in legal journals and edited volumes.

Representative Publications (in English)

"Unchaining Prometheus: The Struggle for Legal Philosophy ( vis-à-vis Legal Education)", in Imer B. Flores & Gülriz Uygur (eds.) Alternative Methods in the Education of Philosophy of Law (and the Importance of Legal Philosophy in the Legal Education). Proceedings of the 23rd IVR World Congress Law and Legal Cultures in the 21st Century: Diversity and Unity Krakow (Poland), Stuttgart, Franz Steiner Verlag, 2010, pp. 23-35.

"Hercules, Ulysses and Omphale. The Battle for Constitutionalism: Legislation and Adjudication", in Tomasz Gizbert-Studnicki and Mateusz Klinowski (ed.), Law, Liberty, Morality and Rights, Warszawa, Wolters Kluwer Polska, 2010, pp. 112-128.

"The Living Tree Constitutionalism: Fixity and Flexibility", Problema. Anuario de Filosofía y Teoría del Derecho, No. 3, 2009, pp. 37-74.

"Legisprudence: The Role and Rationality of Legislators -- vis-à-vis Judges-- towards the Realization of Justice", Mexican Law Review, New Series, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2009, pp. 91-110.

"Legisprudence: The Forms and Limits of Legislation", Problema. Anuario de Filosofía y Teoría del Derecho, No. 1, 2007, pp. 247-266.

"Reconstituting Constitutions --Institutions and Culture. The Mexican Constitution and NAFTA: Human Rights vis à vis Commerce", Florida Journal of International Law, Vol. 17, No. 3, December, 2005, pp. 693-717.

"The Quest for Legisprudence: Constitutionalism v. Legalism", in Luc J. Wintgens (ed.), The Theory and Practice of Legislation: Essays on Legisprudence, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2005, pp. 26-52.

"Langdell v. Holmes: On Legal Education --and the Legal Profession", De Legibus. Review of the Harvard Law School Association of Mexico, Year III, No. 3, 2004, pp. 13-42.

"Assessing Democracy and Rule of Law: Access to Justice", in Aleksander Peczenik (ed.), Proceedings of the 21st IVR World Congress, Lund (Sweden), 12-17 August, 2003, Part I: Justice, Stuttgart, Franz Steiner Verlag, 2004, pp. 146-154.

"In the Dark Side of the Conventionality Thesis?", in Enrique Villanueva (ed.), Studies in Social, Political and Legal Philosophy. Philosophy of Law and of Politics, Amsterdam, Rodopi, 2002, pp. 143-156.

RÉmy Gerbay

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Remy Gerbay Queen Mary, University of London

Phone: (0044) 079 8879 2663

Queen Mary University
Law School
Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS

Brief Bio

Rémy Gerbay teaches international commercial law at Queen Mary University in London. Prior to joining the School of Law at Queen Mary, Rémy was the Deputy Registrar of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), between 2009 and 2012. Rémy was also acting Registrar of the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre in Dubai.

Immediately prior to joining the LCIA, Rémy was in private practice with English law firm Herbert Smith LLP, in London and Paris, where he concentrated on commercial and investment arbitration (ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and ICSID).

Rémy received a French law degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Lyon III, a two-year Master's in international law from the Graduate Institute of International Studies (IUHEI, University of Geneva), and an LL.M., Dean's List, from Georgetown University Law Centre. For his work at Georgetown Law, Rémy was the recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship. He was admitted to practice as an attorney (state of New York) and as a Solicitor (England and Wales). Rémy has taught international arbitration at SciencesPo (Paris) and Universite Jean Moulin (Lyon), and regularly speaks at conferences.

satvinder juss

King's College London


Room SW2.13
London, WC2R 2LS

Brief Bio

Professor Juss is a human rights expert focusing on policy-oriented work. He contributed as a renowned expert at the invitation of the Home Affairs Committee to a pioneering seminar on Human Trafficking at the Houses fo Parliament on 14th May 2009, which brought together the Chairs of all the Home Affairs Committees in Europe, in a new initiative to harmonize standards and procedures in this field. He was also Consultant in April 2009 to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in a programme funded by the British Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, on issues of expulsion, re-admission and voluntary return of migrants. In 2010, he advised the Government of Bermuda on legislation.

Professor Juss has been involved in, and given policy speeches for, various think-tanks, including the Royal Society of Arts, Encounter, and the Rowntree Trust. He regularly appears as a practicising Barrister in the High Court and the Court of Appeal and is listed as a "Legal Expert" in the Directory of Legal Experts,. He has argued cases also in the House of Lords and the Privy Council. He was counsel in the foreign marriages case (involving Art. 12 right to marry) and in the 'funeral pyres' case (involving Art. 9 right to religious freedom) and sits as a part-time Judge. Professor Juss has taught at a number of Universities in the UK and the USA, including Harvard Law School and Indiana University in Bloomington. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and its Council Member, and is a member of its Migration Commission, which published its ground-breaking Report, "Migration: A Welcome Opportunity" ( in November 2005. He is a Council member also of Encounter, and of the Society of Legal Scholars. In 2010 his name was added to the Panel of the Arbitrators of the Indian Council for Arbitration. Professor Juss seeks to incorporate the role of scholar, practitioner, and activist in all the various fields of his expertise.

Representative Publications


International Migration & Global Justice, (With a Foreword by Prof. Guy S. Goodwin - Gill) 330 pages (Ashgate Press; London, 2006), (ISBN 07546467180754646718).

A Guide to the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants etc..Act) 2004 177 pages (London, Cavendish Press, 2005) (ISBN 1859419828).

Judicial Discretion and the Right to Property. (With a Foreword by The Hon. Sir Gavin Lightman) 146 pages (Pinter, 1998) (ISBN 1-85567-531-5).

Discretion and Deviation in the Administration of Immigration Control. (With a Foreword by Sir Louis Blom - Cooper QC.) 215 pages (Modern Legal Studies, Sweet & Maxwell, 1997) (ISBN 0421-618-3020421-618-302).

Immigration, Nationality and Citizenship. (With a Foreword by The Hon. Sir Stephen Sedley [now Lord Justice]) 200 pages (Mansell, 1993, Reprinted in Paperback 1994) (ISBN 0-7201-2149-30-7201-2149-3).


"The Decline and Decay of European Refugee Policies", 44 pages, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies , ( Vol. 25; Number 4, Winter 2005; pp.749-792).

"Constitutionalising Rights Without a Constitution: The British Experience under Article 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998", 32 pages, Statute Law Review [ 2006; Vol. 27; No.1, pp.1-32].

"Rule-making and the Immigration Rules-A Retreat from Law?" 14 pages Statute Law Review (published by Oxford University Press) (1992) vol.13, No.2, pp.150-164 (ISSN 0144-35930144-3593).

"Suspects' Rights and PACE: Can the Courts do the Balancing Trick?" Statute Law Review 16 pages (published by Oxford University Press) (1991) vol.11, No.3, pp.211-226 (ISSN 0144-35930144-3593).
"The Meaning of 'Error' in Appellate Review" in Judicial Review, 5 pages, (December 2004, Vol. 9, Issue 4, pp.

299-304, ISSN 1085-4681).

"Medical Treatment-Pragmatism and the Search for Principle" (with Professor Nigel Lowe), 7 pages, Modern Law Review (1993) vol.56, pp.865-872 (ISSN 0026-7961).

"Towards a Morally Legitimate Reform of Refugee Law : The Uses of Cultural Jurisprudence", 43 pages, Harvard Human Rights Journal, (1998) vol. 11, Spring, pp.311-354. (ISSN 1057-5057).

"Pritchard v. Cobden [1987]2WLR p.627: An unusual claim in the Court of Appeal" Cambridge Law Journal (1986) July, p.210.

"Judicial Review and the Duty to Give Adequate Reasons" Cambridge Law Journal (1986) November, p.372.

"Declaration of Trust and Severance of Joint Tenancy-the End of the Story?" Cambridge Law Journal (1986) July, p.205.

Brian langille

University of Toronto

Phone: 416-978-4907
Fax: 416-978-2648

84 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 2C5

Brief Bio

Professor Langille teaches labour law, international labour law, contract law, and legal theory. He also holds cross appointments in both the Centre for International Relations and the Centre for Industrial Relations and is a Fellow of the Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto.

Professor Langille's main research interests now concentrate on the basic rationale for both domestic and international labour law in the context of globalization, focusing on the relationship between economic and social development. Recent publications include "Core Labour Rights - The True Story" (2005), 16 European Journal of International Law 1-29, The Boundaries and Frontiers of Labour Law (Davidov and Langille (eds.), (Hart Publishing, 2006), "Can We Rely on the ILO?" (2007), 13 Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal 363- 390, and "What is International Labour Law for?" (2008) 3 Law and Ethics of Human Rights 47, Landa and Langille (eds.) Multilevel Governance of Employment Policies (Kluwer, 2009), and "The Freedom of Association Mess: How we got into it and how we can get out of it." (2009), 54 McGill Law Journal, "Imagining Post Geneva Consensus Labour Law for Post Washington Consensus Development", (2010), 31 Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal.

A native of Nova Scotia Professor Langille received his B.A. in Philosophy from Acadia University and his law degree from Dalhousie Law School. After graduate work at Oxford University he joined the faculty at Dalhousie Law School in 1978 and moved to the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto in 1983. He is the former Associate Dean of Graduate Studies (1999-2002) and former Acting (2003-04) and Interim Dean (2005) of the Law Faculty. He was Director of the Law Faculty's Legal Theory Workshop from 1986-1999. Professor Langille has lectured in many parts of the world on matters of globalization and social justice and also acted as advisor on international labour law to the governments of several Canadian provinces, the Canadian Federal Government (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade; Human Resources and Social Development Canada), the North American Commission on Labour Cooperation, the International Labour Organization, and the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization. He has been a member of several Canadian government delegations to the ILO, acted as a Rapporteur for the OECD, is an Editor of the International Labour Law Reports, a member of the Board of Advisors of the International Labour Review, and was a member of the executive of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law from 1996 to 2006. He is also an experienced labour arbitrator. Professor Langille completed a nine year term as a Governor of the University of Toronto in 2003. In 2004-2005 he was Visiting Scholar at the International Institute for Labour Studies (ILO), Geneva, and also Program for the Study of International Institutions Fellow at the Graduate Institute for International Studies, University of Geneva. In autumn 2006 he was Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence.

Victor v. Ramraj (Academic Co-Director)

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Victor Ramraj

National University of Singapore

PhD (Toronto), LLM (Queen's University Belfast), LLB, MA (Toronto), BA Hons (McGill), Barrister & Solicitor (Ontario)

Phone: (0065) 6516-3601
Fax: (0065) 6779-0979

Dean's Office, ETS-01-10
Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776

Brief Bio

VICTOR V. RAMRAJ is an Associate Professor and Vice-Dean (Academic Affairs) in the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He has qualifications in law (LL.B., Toronto; LL.M., Queen's University Belfast) and philosophy (B.A. Hons., McGill; M.A., Ph.D., Toronto) and was called to the bar of Ontario in 1995. Before joining the NUS law school, he served as a judicial law clerk at the Federal Court of Appeal in Ottawa and as a barrister in Toronto. His current areas of teaching and research are constitutional theory, comparative constitutional law, and emergency powers theory. His recent books include, as contributing editor, Emergencies and the Limits of Legality (Cambridge University Press, 2008) and, as contributing co-editor, Fundamental Principles of Criminal Law (LexisNexis, 2005). His scholarly work has also been published in edited volumes and leading law journals. He has held visiting appointments in the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Kyushu University, and, in 2009-2010, at the Centre for Transnational Legal Studies in London, and has presented academic papers to audiences in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. He is currently co-editing a collection of essays, Emergency Powers in Asia, which will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2009.

Representative Publications

1. Emergencies and the Limits of Legality (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008) (edited volume).

2. Global Anti-Terrorism Law and Policy (Cambridge: CUP, 2005) (co-edited with M Hor and K Roach).

3. Fundamental Principles of Criminal Law: Cases and Materials (Singapore: LexisNexis, 2005) (with Chan WC and M Hor).

4. "Four Models of Due Process" (2004), 2 International Journal of Constitutional Law 492-524.

5. "Multiculturalism and Accommodative Liberalism Revisited" [2005] Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 159-69.

6. "Freedom of the Person and the Principles of Criminal Fault" (2002) 18 South African Journal on Human Rights 225-58.

Maxi Scherer

Maxi Scherer Queen Mary, University of London

PhD (University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne) DEA, Maitrise and LLM (Universities of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne and Cologne)

Avocat à la Cour (Paris Bar)

Solicitor (England & Wales)

Phone: (0044) 020 7882 8077

Location: Lincoln's Inn Fields

Brief Bio

Maxi Scherer is a full-time faculty member at Queen Mary, University of London, Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) and School of International Arbitration. She teaches International and Comparative Commercial Arbitration and International Trade and Investment Dispute Settlement. Maxi Scherer is also the Academic Director of Queen Mary's LLM programme which is to open in Paris in 2013. She has published a number of articles and books in the field of international arbitration and litigation, including as co-author of the forthcoming The New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, C.H. Beck München & Hart Publishing Oxford.

Maxi Scherer studied law at Cologne University, Germany (LLM, summa cum laude) and at University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France (maitrise, DEA, top of class) where she also earned her PhD in international private law (summa cum laude). She is a member of the Paris Bar and a solicitor in England and Wales. Maxi speaks English, French and German fluently. She has practised as a lawyer for almost 15 years and maintains an arbitration and consulting practice with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London.

She has taught International Arbitration and Litigation, International Private Law, European Civil Procedure and Comparative Law at various universities and law schools around the globe, including at Sciences Po Law School Paris, University of Melbourne, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Business School ESCP-EAP Europe Berlin, Pepperdine Law School, University of Basel, Universities of Fribourg/Bern/Neuchâtel, University of Versailles and University of Paris 10 Nanterre. In 2011, Dr Scherer was appointed as Global Hauser Research Fellow at NYU Law School. She has also been selected to serve as Director of Studies at the Hague Academy of International Law in 2016.

Maxi Scherer is a member of the French Committee on Private International Law (Comité Français de Droit International Privé), the French Comparative Law Society (Société de Législation Comparé), the London Court of International Arbitraiton (LCIA) as well as the German (DIS) and Swiss (ASA) Arbitration Associations. She is also a member of the global advisory board of the ICDR Y&I, the international arm of the American Arbitration Association. Maxi speaks regularly on international arbitration topics at conferences and seminars, including at the British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators', the Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) of the ICC, the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) of the LCIA, the Inaugural Conference of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) and the Centre for Research on International Investment Law (CREDIMI).

Representive Publications

Ethics in International Arbitration -- Introduction to The European and Middle Eastern Arbitration Review, with G. Born, in: Global Arbitration Review Special Report, p. 3, 2009;

The Effects of Insolvency on International Arbitration, in: Kluwerblog, 2009;

Bridging Cultural Gaps in International Arbitration -- Introduction to The European and Middle Eastern Arbitration Review, with G. Born, in: Global Arbitration Review Special Report, p. 7, 2008;

Commentary of the French Supreme Court decision dated 11 January 2005, in: Revue Critique de Droit International Privé, p. 85, 2006;

Zwänge und Entwicklungen im Prozessrecht: das Neue Deutsche Schiedsverfahrensrecht [Necessity and Development in Procedural Law: The New German Arbitration Law], in: Gerichtsverfahren zwischen Gerechtigkeit und Ökonomie [Judicial Process between Justice and Economics], p. 141, 2005;

Pre-Trial Discovery nach dem Haager Beweisübereinkommen, [Pre-Trial Discovery under the Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad], Commentary of the Paris Court of Appeals decision dated 18 September 2003, p.456, IPRax 2005;

Le Nom en Droit International Privé, Etude de droit comparé français et allemand [The Name in Private International Law, a Study of French and German Comparative Law], LGDJ, 2004;

Werbung und Internet, Rechtliche Probleme in Deutschland und in Frankreich [Advertisement and Internet: Legal Issues in Germany and France], in: Rechtsfragen der Informationssgesellschaft, published by Thomas Hoeren/Robert Queck, Erich Schmitt Verlag, 1999;

Pre-Trial Discovery-Maßnahmen in Deutschland: Neuauflage des Deutsch-Amerikanischen Justizkonflikts [Pre-Trial Discovery Measures in Germany: another US-German Judiciary Conflict?], with M. Reufels, in: RIW, p. 667, 1999; and

Die ärztliche Arbeitsunfähigkeitsbescheinigung im Spannungsfeld von deutschem und europäischem Recht [The Medical Certificate of Incapacity to Work in the Crossfire of German and European Law], with M. Reufels, in: RJHA, p. 85, 1996.

Peter w. Tague (Academic Co-Director)

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Peter Tague

Georgetown Law

Professor of Law
A.B., Harvard; J.D., University of Michigan


Office Location: McDonough 592
Assistant: Dianne McDonald
600 New Jersey Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

Brief Bio

Professor Tague's principal areas of expertise are evidence, criminal procedure, criminal law, and professional responsibility. Since joining the Law Center faculty in 1976, he has also served as the Scholar in Residence of Kings College in London, as visiting professor at the Universities of New South Wales and Melbourne and at New York University Law School, twice as visiting professor for San Diego Law School's summer law programs in Oxford and in Dublin, and once for its program in Paris, twice at GULC's Summer Law Program in Florence, and eight times as director of GULC's summer program in London. He practiced law for over four years as a lawyer with the Public Defender's Office in Alameda County, California and for two years with the San Francisco firm of Howard and Prim, and clerked for J. Walter Mansfield, then of the District Court in the Southern District of New York. He is active in the American Bar Association, having served as chair of the Committee on Defense Counsel Competency and as vice-chair of the Committees on Professional Responsibility and on Rules of Criminal Procedure and Evidence. He has published a book about the practice of criminal law by barristers in England, and numerous articles in the areas of professional ethics, evidence, and criminal defense.

Representative Publications


Note: This bibliography changes the order of authors so that Georgetown authors are listed first.

Links to selected articles are available below. Here are what the links represent: [HEIN] = On Hein Online [W] = On Westlaw [L] = On Lexis

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Peter W. Tague, Guilty Pleas or Trials: Which Does the Barrister Prefer?, 32 Melb. U. L. Rev. 242-274 (2008). [W]

Peter W. Tague, Barristers' Selfish Incentives in Counseling Defendants over the Choice of Plea, 2007 Crim. L. Rev. 3-23. [W]

Peter W. Tague, Guilty Pleas and Barristers' Incentives: Lessons from England, 20 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 287-320 (2007). [L] [W]

Peter W. Tague, Tactical Reasons for Recommending Trials Rather than Guilty Pleas in Crown Court, 2006 Crim. L. Rev. 23-37. [W]

Peter W. Tague, Faulty Adversarial Performance by Criminal Defenders in the Crown Court, 12 King's C. L.J. 137-173 (2001). [HEIN]

Peter W. Tague, Economic Incentives in Representing Publicly-Funded Criminal Defendants in England's Crown Court, 23 Fordham Int'l L.J. 1128-1154 (2000). [HEIN] [L] [W]

Peter W. Tague, Ensuring Able Representation for Publicly-Funded Criminal Defendants: Lessons from England, 69 U. Cin. L. Rev. 273-288 (2000). [HEIN] [L] [W]

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