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 2011 Faculty

Morten Bergsmo 

Morten Bergsmo

Georgetown Law
Visiting Professor of Law

University of Oslo
Associate Professor

Stanford University
Visiting Fellow


Brief Bio

Morten Bergsmo is Associate Professor, University of Oslo, Faculty of Law; Visiting Fellow, Stanford University; and ICC Consultant and Co-ordinator of the ICC Legal Tools Project. He will be Visiting Professor of Law, Peking University Law School (2012 and 2013). He has previously been Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University (2010 Fall); Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley (2010 Spring); Senior Researcher, PRIO (2006-09); Special Adviser to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution of Norway (2007-08); Senior Legal Adviser and Chief of the Legal Advisory Section, ICC Office of the Prosecutor (2002-05); Co-ordinator of the establishment of the ICC Office of the Prosecutor (2002-03); Legal Adviser, ICTY (1994-2002); and Legal Adviser, UN Commission of Experts for the Former Yugoslavia established pursuant to Security Council resolution 780(1992) (1993-94). He represented the ICTY to the UN negotiation process to establish the ICC (1996-2002). Since 2005, he has worked extensively with national capacity building, knowledge-transfer and legal empowerment in the area of core international crimes in more than 25 countries. He founded and directs the capacity building platform Case Matrix Network ( and the Forum for International Criminal and Humanitarian Law (

Representative Publications 

"Complementarity After Kampala: Capacity Building and the ICC Legal Tools", in Goettingen Journal of Interna-tional Law 2 (2010) 2, 791-811 (with Olympia Bekou and Annika Jones).

"Preserving the Overview of Law and Facts: the Case Matrix", in Alette Smeulers (editor): Collective Violence and International Criminal Justice, Intersentia, 2010, pp. 413-435 (with Olympia Bekou and Annika Jones).

"New Technologies in Criminal Justice for Core International Crimes: The ICC Legal Tools Project", in Human Rights Law Review 10:4 (2010), pp. 715-729 (with Olympia Bekou and Annika Jones).

"Complementarity and the Exercise of Universal Jurisdiction for Core International Crimes", Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, Oslo, 2010, 314 pp., ISBN 978-82-93081-14-2 (editor).

"Between Territoriality and Universality: Room for Further Reflection", in Morten Bergsmo (editor): Complementarity and the Exercise of Universal Jurisdiction for Core International Crimes, Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, Oslo, 2010, 1-6 pp.

"Distributive Justice in Transitions", Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, Oslo, 2010, 442 pp., ISBN 978-82-93081-12-8 (to be published also in Spanish) (co-editor).

"Introduction", in Morten Bergsmo et al. (co-editors): Distributive Justice in Transitions, Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, Oslo, 2010, 1-14 pp. (co-authored with César Rodriguez-Garavito, Pablo Kalmanovitz and Maria Paula Saffon).

"The Backlog of Core International Crimes Case Files in Bosnia and Herzegovina", Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, Oslo, 2010, Second Edition, 218 pp. (co-authored with Kjetil Helvig, Ilia Utmelidze and Gorana Zagovec).

"Law in Peace Negotiations", Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, Oslo, 2010, Second Edition, 442 pp., ISBN 978-82-93081-09-8 (co-editor with Pablo Kalmanovitz).

"Criteria for Prioritizing and Selecting Core International Crimes Cases", Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, Oslo, 2010, Second Edition, 284 pp., ISBN 978-82-93081-07-4 (editor).

"The Theme of Selection and Prioritization Criteria and Why it Is Relevant", in Morten Bergsmo (editor): Criteria for Prioritizing and Selecting Core International Crimes Cases, Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, Oslo, 2010, Second Edition, pp. 7-14.

"Importing Core International Crimes into National Criminal Law", Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, Oslo, 2010, Second Edition, 74 pp., ISBN 978-82-93081-01-2 (co-editor with Mads Harlem and Nobuo Hayashi).

"Human Rights Professionals and the Criminal Investigation and Prosecution of Core International Crimes", in Siri Skåre, Ingvild Burkey and Hege Mørk (editors): Manual on Human Rights Monitoring, Oslo, University of Oslo, 2008, Second Edition, Chapter 10, pp. 1-29 (with William Wiley).

"International Criminal Courts and Tribunals: Complementarity and Jurisdiction", in Rüdiger Wolfrum (main editor): Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Oxford University Press, 2008, online (with Philippa Webb).

"Some Lessons for the ICC from the International Judicial Response to the Rwandan Genocide", in Zachary Kaufman and Philip Clark (editors): After Genocide: Transitional Justice, Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Reconciliation in Rwanda and Beyond, Columbia University Press and C. Hurst Publishers Ltd., 2008, pp. 351-361 (with Philippa Webb).

"Tematisk etterforskning og straffeforfølgning av seksualisert vold i konflikt: er det en uproblematisk praksis?" ["Thematic investigation and prosecution of sexualized violence in conflict: is that an unproblematic practice?"], in Hege Skjeie, Inger Skjelsbæk and Torunn L. Tryggestad (editors): Kjønn, Krig, Konflikt ["Gender, War, Conflict"], 2008, pp. 79-91.

"Innovations at the International Criminal Court: bringing new technologies into the investigation and prosecution of core international crimes", in Henning Radtke, Dieter Rössner,  Theo Schiller and Wolfgang Form (editors): Historische Dimensionen von Kriegsverbrecherprozessen nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg, Studien zum Strafrecht 9, Nomos, 2007, pp. 205-212 (with Philippa Webb).

"Genocidal Intent", in Dinah L. Shelton, Howard Adelman, Frank Chalk, Alexandre Kiss and William A. Schabas (editors): Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, 2004, pp. 524-530.

"Some Tentative Remarks on the Relationship Between Internationalized Criminal Jurisdictions and the Inter-national Criminal Court", in Cesare Romano (editor): Internationalized Courts and Tribunals, 2004, pp. 402-411 (with Markus Benzing).

"Criminal Justice and Human Rights for the Downtrodden: Essays in Honour of Asbjørn Eide", Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2003, 825 pp. (editor).

"Preliminary Observations on the Powers and Role of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court", in Current Problems of International Humanitarian Law, International Institute of Humanitarian Law, 23rd Round Table, San Remo, 2-4 September 1998, 2001, pp. 42-51.

"Occasional remarks on certain State concerns about the jurisdictional reach of the International Criminal Court, and their possible implications for the relationship between the Court and the Security Council", in Nordic Journal of International Law 69, pp. 87-113, 2000.

"The Prosecutors of the International Tribunals", in Louise Arbour, Albin Eser, Kai Ambos and A. Sanders (editors): The Prosecutor of a Permanent International Criminal Court, 2000, pp. 121-154 (with Catherine Cissé and Christopher Staker); in French ("Les Procureurs des Tribunaux internationaux"), ibid., pp. 155-189.

"Preamble", in Otto Triffterer (editor): Commentary on the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: Observers' Notes, Article by Article, 1999, pp. 1-16. In the second edition, C.H. Beck, Hart and Nomos, 2008, pp. 1-14.

"Article 15: Prosecutor", in Otto Triffterer (editor): Commentary on the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: Observers' Notes, Article by Article, 1999, pp. 359-372 (with Jelena Pejic). In the second edition, C.H. Beck, Hart and Nomos, 2008, pp. 581-593.

"Article 16: Deferral of investigation or prosecution", in Otto Triffterer (editor): Commentary on the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: Observers' Notes, Article by Article, 1999, pp. 373-382 (with Jelena Pejic). In the second edition, C.H. Beck, Hart and Nomos, 2008, pp. 595-604.

"Article 42: The Office of the Prosecutor", in Otto Triffterer (editor): Commentary on the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: Observers' Notes, Article by Article, 1999, pp. 627-636 (with Frederik Harhoff). In the second edition, C.H. Beck, Hart and Nomos, 2008, pp. 971-979.

"Article 53: Initiation of an investigation", in Otto Triffterer (editor): Commentary on the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: Observers' Notes, Article by Article, 1999, pp. 701-714 (with Pieter Kruger). In the second edition, C.H. Beck, Hart and Nomos, 2008, pp. 1065-1076.

"Article 54: Duties and powers of the Prosecutor with respect to investigations", in Otto Triffterer (editor): Commentary on the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: Observers' Notes, Article by Article, 1999, pp. 715-725 (with Pieter Kruger). In the second edition, C.H. Beck, Hart and Nomos, 2008, pp. 1077-1087.

"Conspicuous Absence of Jurisdictional Overreach", in International Law Forum du droit international 1, pp. 13-19, 1999; also published in H.A.M. von Hebel, J.G. Lammers and J. Schukking (editors): Reflections on the International Criminal Court: Essays in Honour of Adriaan Bos, 1999, pp. 129-140; in Norwegian ("Den internasjonale jurisdiksjon er ikke for vidtrekkende"), in EU-ret & Menneskeret, 2, June 2000, pp. 62-68, and in 2000 Mennesker og Rettigheter (Nordic Journal of Human Rights), 1-2, pp. 109-116 (with Louise Arbour).

"The Jurisdictional Régime of the International Criminal Court (Part II, Articles 11-19)", in European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, 1998-4, pp. 345-363; in Spanish ("El régimen de la competencia de la Corte Penal Internacional (parte II, arts. 11 a 19"), in Kai Ambos and O.J. Guerrero: El Estatuto de Roma de la Corte Penal Internacional, 1999, pp. 179-210; in Portugese ("O regime jurisdicional da Corte Internacional Crimi-nal"), in Kai Ambos and F.H. Choukr: Tribunal Penal Internacional, 2000, pp. 221-245.

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.

Helmut Grothe

Free University of Berlin

Director of the Institute for Private International Law, International Civil Procedure and Comparative Law

Phone: (0049) 30 838 52165

Brief Bio 

Prof. Dr. Helmut Grothe was born in Wülfrath, Germany, in 1960. He studied law at the Universities of Bayreuth and Osnabrück, funded by a scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes). During this time, he was employed as a research assistant to Prof. Dr. Karl-Ulrich Meyn (chair in public law at the University of Osnabrück) in the years 1982/1983 and as a research assistant to the law and tax consultancy firm Wenk, Schindhelm und Partner from 1984 to 1988. He graduated by passing the First State Exam in 1986.

In 1988, he obtained his Ph.D. with a thesis on International Corporate Law at the University of Osnabrück, supervised by Prof. Dr. Christian v. Bar (as a scholar of the German National Academic Foundation). After the Referendariat (legal traineeship required by German Law), he passed the Second State Exam in 1991. In 1998, having spent three years as a research assistant at the Institute for Private International Law and Comparative Law at the University of Osnabrück and three years as a scholar of the German Research Community (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), he finished his habilitation thesis at the University of Osnabrück, again under the supervision of  Prof. Dr. Christian v. Bar.

He then functioned as a substitute professor for Prof. Dr. Klaus J. Hopt at Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München (fall term 1997) and Prof. Dr. Jürgen Basedow at Freie Universität Berlin (summer term 1998). In September 1998, he was appointed Professor for Civil Law, Private International Law and Comparative Law at Freie Universität Berlin, and was named the Head of the Institute for Private International Law, International Civil Procedure and Comparative Law in 2005. During the years 2009 and 2010 he served as Dean of the Law Faculty at Freie Universität Berlin.

He served as an advisor to the Mongolian Ministry of Justice in 2003 and is a member of several international research groups on Civil Law and harmonized European Civil law. He cooperates closely with colleagues from Croatia, Italy, the UK and Japan. Recent conferences have led him to Buenos Aires, and Canberra. 

Representative Publications

Münchener Kommentar zum Bürgerlichen Gesetzbuch, §§ 186-240 BGB

Der internationale Anwendungsbereich des deutschen Geldwertsicherungsrechts, WM 2002, 22-28

Bamberger Roth, Beck'scher Online-Kommentar, §§ 320-357

Fremdwährungsverbindlichkeiten (Habilitation)

Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir

Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir

Hebrew University

Louis Marshall Professor of Environmental Law

Phone: (00972) 2 5823845
Fax: (00972) 2 5829002

Brief Bio

Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir is Louis Marshall Professor of Environmental Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She clerked for Justice Dov Levin of the Israeli Supreme Court. Prof. Lewinsohn-Zamir has received numerous awards and prizes, including the Hebrew University President's Prize for the Excellent Young Scholar, the Fulbright Scholarship and the Rothschild Fellowship. She has been a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School, a Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School, a Global Visiting Professor at NYU Law School and a Visiting Professor at Georgetown Law Center.

Representative Publications

"Compensation for Injuries to Land Caused by Planning Authorities: Towards a Comprehensive Theory", 46 University of Toronto Law Journal (1996) 47-127;

"The 'Conservation Game': The Possibility of Voluntary Cooperation in Preserving Buildings of Cultural Importance", 20 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy (1997) 733-789;

"Consumer Preferences, Citizen Preferences, and the Provision of Public Goods", 108 Yale Law Journal (1998) 377-406;

"The Choice Between Property Rules and Liability Rules Revisited: Critical Observations from Behavioral Studies", 80 Texas Law Review 219-260 (2001);

"The Objectivity of Well-Being and the Objectives of Property Law", 78 New York University Law Review 1669-1754 (2003);
"In Defense of Redistribution Through Private Law", 91 Minnesota Law Review 326-397 (2006);

"More is Not Always Better than Less - An Exploration in Property Law", 92 Minnesota Law Review 634-713 (2008);

"Identifying Intense Preferences", 94 Cornell Law Review 1391 (2009).

Naomi Mezey (Academic Co-Director)

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Naomi Mezey

Georgetown Law

Professor of Law
B.A., Wesleyan; M.A., University of Minnesota; J.D., Stanford

Phone: (001) 202-662-9854

600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Brief Bio

Professor Mezey received her J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she served as an articles editor for the Stanford Law Review. She also has a Master's degree in American Studies from the University of Minnesota. Professor Mezey served as law clerk for Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. She previously worked as a Legislative Aide to former Senator Alan Cranston.


Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

Naomi Mezey, Video Cannot Speak for Itself: Film, Summary Judgment & Visual Representation (work in progress)

Naomi Mezey & Cornelia T.L. Pillard, Against the New Maternalism, Mich. J. Gender & L. (forthcoming 2012).    [ SSRN] [ Gtown Law]

Naomi Mezey, Law's Visual Afterlife: Violence, Popular Culture, and Translation Theory, in Imagining Legality: Where Law Meets Popular Culture 65 (Tuscaloosa, Ala.: University of Alabama Press forthcoming 2011).    [ SSRN]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Naomi Mezey, Love as Legal Methodology: Comments on Love in a Time of Envy, 28 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 747-753 (2010).    [ HEIN] [ L] [ W]

Naomi Mezey, Law's Culture and Lived Culture: A Comment on Roger Cotterrell's 'The Struggle for Law: Some Dilemmas of Cultural Legality', 4 Int'l J.L. in Context 395-399 (2009).    [ WWW]

Naomi Mezey, The Paradoxes of Cultural Property, 107 Colum. L. Rev. 2004-2046 (2007).    [ HEIN] [ L] [ W]

Naomi Mezey & Mark C. Niles, Screening the Law: Ideology and Law in American Popular Culture, 28 Colum. J.L. & Arts 91-185 (2005).    [ HEIN] [ L] [ W] [ Gtown Law]

Naomi Mezey, Erasure and Recognition: The Census, Race and the National Imagination, 97 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1701-1768 (2003).    [ HEIN] [ L] [ W] [ Gtown Law]

Naomi Mezey, Law As Culture, 13 Yale J.L. & Human. 35-67 (2001).    [ HEIN] [ L] [ W] [ Gtown Law]

Naomi Mezey, Out of the Ordinary: Law, Power, Culture and the Commonplace, 26 Law & Soc. Inquiry 145-167 (2001) (reviewing Patricia Ewick & Susan S. Silbey, The Common Place of Law: Stories From Everday Life (1998)).    [ HEIN]  [ L] [ W]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Naomi Mezey, Census, United States, Entry, in 1 Encyclopedia Latina: History, Culture, and Society in the United States 285-292 (Ilan Stavans & Harold Augenbraum eds., Danbury, Conn.: Grolier Academic Reference 2005).    [ BOOK]

Naomi Mezey, Law as Culture, in Sports and Inequality 17-20 (Michael Cozzillio & Robert L. Hayman, Jr. eds., Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press 2004).    [ BOOK]

Naomi Mezey, Law as Culture, in Cultural Analysis, Cultural Studies, and the Law: Moving Beyond Legal Realism 37-72 (Austin Sarat & Jonathan Simon eds., Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press 2003).    [ BOOK]

Pascal Pichonnaz 

Pascal Pichonnaz

University of Fribourg

JD (University of Fribourg), LLM (Berkeley)

Phone: 026 / 300.80.29
Fax: 026 / 300.96.91

Chair of Private Law and Roman Law
Beauregard 11, Rm. 5520
CH-1700 Fribourg

Brief Bio

- Visiting Professor (Liège [November 2002]; Pisa [in February 2003]; Glasgow [March 2003]; Clermont-Ferrand, [March 2007]; Rome II [April 2007]; Paris II [February 2008]; CTLS [Spring 2009]; Montpellier [April 2011])
- Professor (University of Fribourg), Chair of Private Law and Roman Law, since 2001
- Habilitation (venia legendi, private law, civil law and comparative law), 2001 ("La compensation" - Set-off: 725 pages)
- Associate Professor (University of Fribourg), Chair of private law and Roman law, 2000
- Doctor of Law, University of Fribourg, 1998 ("Impossiblité et exorbitance: Etude des obstacles à l'exécution, art. 119 CO and 79 CISG; 425 pages)
- LL.M. (UC Berkeley), 1997
- Patent attorneys, 1994
- Licence (LL.B.) mention bilingual, Fribourg University 1991

Charges in programs and legal associations

- Vice Dean of the Fribourg Law School and Dean for international relations
- President of the European Association of Faculties of Law (ELFA), 2008-2009; member of the Board since 2005
- Professor correspondent scientifico Consiglio del Consorzio Interuniversitario Gerard Boulvert, 2004
- General Secretary of the International Association of Boalt Hall Alumni, 2003-2008
- CoDirector of the Master of Laws in Cross-cultural Business Practice (MLCBP; (Fribourg University)
- Manager module "Law for the Executive Master on management in telecommunications," IIMT, University of Fribourg. 

Representative Publications

Books (selection)

Pascal Pichonnaz, La compensation (Set-off). Analyse historique et comparative des modes de compenser non conventionnels, Fribourg 2001 (AISUF 208), LXXX-736 p. (International Award of civil law "Gerard Boulvert" 2001) (reviewed in: IVRA 52 (2001, published in 2005), p. 339-352 [Paolo Garbarino, Alessandria]; ZSS-RA 121 (2004), 605-613 [Gunther Wesener, Graz]; SJZ / RSJ 100 (2004), p. 606-608 [Jean-Philippe Dunand, Neuchâtel]).

Pascal Pichonnaz, Impossibilité et exorbitance (Impracticability or frustration), étude analytique des obstacles à l'exécution des obligations en droit suisse (art. 119 CO et 79 CVIM), thèse, AISUF 168, Fribourg 1997, LX-456 p.

Pascal Pichonnaz, Les fondements romains du droit privé, Zurich 2008, 611 p.

Pascal Pichonaz / Franz Werro (édit.), La pratique contractuelle: actualité et perspectives, Symposium en droit des contrats 2009, Geneva/Zurich 2009, 198 p.

Pascal Pichonnaz/Jean-Philippe Dunand, Lexique de droit romain (Lexicon of Roman law), 2nd ed, Zurich 2010, 175 p.

Pascal Pichonnaz/Bénédict Foëx, Commentaire romand du Code civil I, art. 1-348 CC, Basle 2010, XL + 2143 p

Marc Amstutz, Pascal Pichonnaz, Thomas Probst, Franz Werro, European Private Law, Selected directives, Berne 2011, 576 p.

Pascal Pichonnaz/Nicolas Kuonen (ed.), Exercises in family law, 2nd ed, Zurich 2010 (243 pages).

Articles (selection)

Pascal Pichonnaz, The evolving function of interpellatio in case of default, in: Rena van den Bergh/Gardiol van Niekerk (edit), Libellus ad Thomasium, Essays in Roman law, Roman-Dutch Law and Legal History in Honour of Philip J Thomas, Fundamina Editio specialis, Pretoria 2010, p. 274-287.

Pascal Pichonnaz, Les contrats innommés : quelques questions récurrentes, in : P. Pichonnaz/F. Werro (édit.), La pratique contractuelle : actualité et perspectives, Symposium en droit des contrats 2009, Genève/Zurich 2009, p. 21-44 (Innominate Contracts)

Pascal Pichonnaz, Chapter 8: Set-off, in: S. Vogenauer/J. Kleinheisterkamp (ed.), Commentary of UNIDROIT Principles on international commercial contracts, OUP, Oxford 2008.

Pascal Pichonnaz, Vers un contrôle amélioré des conditions générales en droit suisse? (Standard terms), in: P. Gauch/F Werro/P. Pichonnaz (ed.), Mélanges en l'honneur de Pierre Tercier, Genève/Zurich/Bâle 2008, p. 377-396.

Pascal Pichonnaz, Rabais, escompte et compte pro rata (Price reductions), BR/DC 2007, p. 100-106.

Pascal Pichonnaz, La prescription de l'action récursoire en cas de solidarité imparfaite, Commentaire de l'ATF 133 III 6, (Period of limitation in case of right of recourse) BR/DC 2007, p. 48-52.

Pascal Pichonnaz, La prescription de l'action en dommages-intérêts (Period of limitations for claim for damages): Un besoin de réforme, in: F. Werro (ed.), Le temps dans la responsabilité civile, Colloque du droit de la responsabilité civile 2005, Berne 2007, p. 71-106.

Kerry Rittich (Academic Co-Director)

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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.

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.

Chantal thomas

Cornell Law School

Telephone: (001) 607 279-1019
Assistant: Ms. Karen Wilson, (001) 607 255-9653

116 Myron Taylor Hall, Cornell Law School Ithaca, NY 14850

Brief Bio

Chantal Thomas is Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, where her courses include International Trade and Development Law, International Labor Law, and Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to joining Cornell, Professor Thomas chaired the Law Department of the American University in Cairo. Professor Thomas serves on the U.S. State Department 's Advisory Council on International Law, and is a Counsellor of the American Society of International Law. Professor Thomas has published widely on the relationship between international law, political economy, and global social justice in a variety of contexts, including, most recently, Law and Neoclassical Economic Development (Cornell Law Review) and Migrant Domestic Workers in Egypt (American Journal of Comparative Law). Professor Thomas earned her law degree from Harvard University and her bachelor's degree from McGill University. 

Representative Publications 

Edited Volumes   

Developing Countries in the WTO Legal System (with Joel Trachtman) (Oxford University Press) (2009).


Law and Neoclassical Economic Development: Toward an Institutionalist Critique of Institutionalism, 96 Cornell Law Review 101 (2011).

Convergences and Divergences in International Legal Norms on Migrant Labor, 32 Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal 101 (2011).

Migrant Domestic Workers in Egypt: A Case Study of the Economic Family in Global Context, 58 American Journal of Comparative Law 987 (Special Issue on Family Law, 2010).

From the International to the Local in Feminist Legal Responses: Four Studies in Contemporary Governance Feminism, 29 Harvard Journal of Law & Gender 336 (2006) (with Janet Halley, Prabha Kotiswaran & Hila Shamir).

Max Weber, Talcott Parsons and the Sociology of Legal Reform: A Reassessment with Implications for Law and Development, 15 Minnesota Journal of International Law 383 (2006).

Challenges for Democracy and Trade: The Case of the United States, 41 Harvard Journal on Legislation 1 (2004).

Should the World Trade Organization Incorporate Labor and Environmental Standards?, 61 Washington  & Lee Law Review 347 (2004).

Poverty Reduction, Trade, and Rights, 18 American University International Law Review 1399 (2003) (Symposium on International Trade Law).

Disciplining Globalization: Law, Illegal Trade, and the Case of Narcotics, 24 Michigan Journal of International Law 549 (2003).

Trade-Related Labor and Environment Agreements? 5 Journal of International Economic Law 791 (2002).

Constitutional Change and International Government, 52 Hastings Law Journal 1 (2000).

Balance-of-Payments Crises in the Developing World: Balancing Trade, Finance and Development in the New Economic Order, 15 American University International Law Review 1249 (2000) (Symposium on International Economic Law).

Globalization and the Reproduction of Hierarchy, 33 University of California Davis Law Review 1451 (2000).

Critical Race Theory and Postcolonial Development Theory: Observations on Methodology, 45 Villanova Law Review 1195 (2000) (Symposium on Critical Race Theory and International Law).

Customary International Law and State Taxation of Corporate Income: The Case for the Separate Accounting Method, 14 Berkeley International Law Journal 99 (1996).

Book Chapters

Democratic Governance, Distributive Justice and Development, in Chi Carmody, Frank Garcia, and John Linarelli eds., Distributive Justice in International Economic Law (Cambridge University Press) (forthcoming, 2011).

Effects of Globalization in Mexico, 1980-2000: Labour Migration as an Unintended Consequence, in SOCIAL REGIONALISM IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY (Routledge) (Adelle Blackett & Christian Lévesque eds., 2009).

Trade and Labor in the World Trade Organization, in Sarah Joseph ed., Human Rights and the World Trade Organization (Edward Elgar) (2009).

Intellectual Property Intersections with Trade and Labor Rules:  Rethinking Domestic and International Strategies to Promote Biodiversity from the 'NAFTA Corn' Example, in Daniel J. Gervais ed., Intellectual Property, Trade and Development (Oxford University Press) (2007).

Constitutionalism, Trade Legislation, and "Democracy," in Richard W. Bauman & Tsvi Kahana eds., The Least Examined Branch: The Role of Legislatures in the Constitutional State (Cambridge University Press) (2006).

"Non-Trade" Issues and the WTO, in E. Kwan Choi & James C. Hartigan eds., Handbook of International Trade - Vol. II:  Economic and Legal Analysis of Laws and Institutions (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing) (2004).

Professional Consultations / Reports

The Role of Labor-Sector Issues in the Foreign Assistance Framework: Nigeria Labor Assessment. (Commissioned by US Agency for International Development (USAID) / Associates for Rural Development, Inc. (ARD) (Report drafted and pending review by the USAID Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Affairs).

Short Articles (20 pages and under)

An Introduction: The Future of International Law, 101 American Society of International Law Proceedings 1 (2007) (with William J. Aceves & Charles Hunnicutt).

Globalization in Financial Services: What Role for GATS?, 21 Annual Review of Banking Law 323 (2002).

International Debt Forgiveness and Global Poverty Reduction, 26 Fordham Urban Law Journal 1711 (2000) (Symposium on Forgiveness and the Law).

Causes of Inequality in the International Economic Order: Critical Race Theory and Postcolonial Development, 9 Transnational Law & Contemporary  Problems 1 (1999).

Does the "Good Governance" Policy of the Bretton Woods Institutions Privilege Markets at the Expense of Democracy?, 14 Connecticut Journal of International Law 551 (1999).

Transfer of Technology in the Contemporary International Order, 22 Fordham International Law Journal 2096 (1999).

Note, Developing Countries and Multilateral Trade Agreements:  Law and the Promise of Development, 108 Harvard Law Review 1709 (1995).

Recent Case, Administrative Law -- Administrative Procedure Act -- D.C. Circuit Holds That Trade Representative's Failure to Prepare Environmental Impact Statement for NAFTA Is Not Reviewable Under the Administrative Procedure Act, 107 Harvard Law Review 1819 (1994).

Transcribed Remarks

The Globalization of the American Law School, 101 American Society of International Law Proceedings 183 (2007).

Working Borders: Linking Debates About Insourcing and Outsourcing of Capital and Labor, 40 Texas International Law Journal 769 (2005) (Proceedings of the Inaugural Conference of the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice).

Economy, Prosperity, and Social Justice, 16 Leiden Journal of International Law 849 (2003) (with Leopold Specht, Ratna Kapur, Balakrishnan Rajagopal & David M. Trubek) (Symposium on the International Legal Order).

Comparing the 1990s-Style and 1980s-Style Debt Crisis , 93 American Society of International Law Proceedings 135 (1999) (93rd ASIL Annual Meeting; Panel on "Pacific Chaos and the Debtor Nation, 1990s Style").

Alexander tÜrk

King's College London

Professor of Law
Director, LLM Programme


Room SW3.12, School of Law
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS

Brief Bio

Alexander Türk studied history (MA) and law (first and second state exams) in Augsburg, Germany. He obtained an LLM in European Law at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium (1994-95). He also holds a PhD from the University of London. He worked as Lecturer at the European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht, Netherlands (1995-96) before joining the School of Law in 1996 as a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Lektor.
Professor Türk is Director of the LLM Programme. He is also General Editor of LexisNexis EU Tracker. He teaches on the London Programmes of the London Law Consortium and Pepperdine University, California. He is an adjunct Professor of Georgetown University, Washington. 

Representative Publications 


The Concept of Legislation in European Community Law (Kluwer Law International, 2006)

EU Administrative Governance (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2006), co-edited with Prof. H.C.H. Hofmann

Legal Challenges in EU Administrative Law: Towards an Integrated Administration (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2009), co-edited with Prof. H.C.H. Hofmann

Judicial Review in EU Law (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2009)

EU Administrative Law and Policy (OUP, forthcoming 2011), together with Prof. H.C.H. Hofmann and Prof. Gerard Rowe


The Development of Integrated Administration in the EU and its Consequences', 2007 13(2) European Law Journal 253-271

'The Role of Implementing Committees', in: T. Christiansen and T. Larsson, The Role of Committees in the Policy Process of the European Union : Legislation, Implementation, Deliberation (Elgar Publishing, 2007)

'The Development of Case Law in the Area of Comitology', in T. Christiansen and B. Vaccari (eds.), 21st Century Comitology: The Role of Implementing Committees in the Wider European Union (EIPA, 2009)

'Das Verhältnis des Parlaments zur europäischen Exekutive im Bereich der Komitologie', in S. Kadelbach (ed.), Europäische Integration und Parlamentarische Demokratie, Schriften zur Europäischen Integration und Internationalen Wirtschaftsordnung, (Baden-Baden: Nomos-Verlag, 2009)

Franz werro

Frank Werro

Georgetown Law
University of Fribourg

Privat-Docent, Venia legendi in Private and Comparative Law, University of Fribourg, 1992

Master's degree (LL.M.) at Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, University of California, 1986

Docteur en droit (Ph.D), summa cum laude, University of Fribourg, 1986

Phone: (0041) 26 300 80 53
Fax: (0041) 6 300 97 89

Département de droit privé
11, Avenue de Beauregard
1700 Fribourg

Brief Bio

Professor Werro shares his life between the Faculté de droit of the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and the Georgetown University Law Center. He teaches and researches in different fields of private law, including the law of obligations, European private law and comparative law. He was a visiting professor at the Cornell Law School (Ithaca, NY) and at a number of European Law schools, including the Universita degli Studi di Trieste (Italy), the Scuola Superiore Santa Anna in Pisa (Italy), the University of Pau (France) and the University of Bordeaux (France). He has also been teaching for a number of years with the Tulane Summer law program in Paris. On the side, Professor Werro acts as an arbitrator and as a consultant in international commercial disputes. He is on the board of a number of Swiss and European Journals and is involved in different projects of continuing legal education in Switzerland. He has recently published a treatise on Swiss tort law as well as a number of essays on the impact of EC law on national private law. One of his recent publications is a monograph on European tort law. Focusing on strict liability, this last study is part of the Common Core project in Trento (Italy) and was written together with Professor Vernon Palmer of the Tulane Law School. Professor Werro taught as a visiting professor at the Georgetown University Law Center in the fall semesters of 1999 and 2000. He has been a permanent member of the law center since 2001. In 2009 - 2010, Professor Werro was a co-director for the Center for Transnational Legal Studies, in London.

Representative Publications


La responsabilité civile (Berne: Stämpfli, 2nd ed. forthcoming).


European Private Law. A Handbook, vol. II (with Mauro Bussani) (Berne/Durham/Bruxelles : Stämpfli / Carolina Academic Press / Bruylant, forthcoming).

Commentaire romand. Code des obligations I (with Luc Thévenoz) (Basel: Helbing & Lichtenhahn, 2nd forthcoming).

Journées du droit de la circulation routière 2010 - Strassenverkehrsrechtstagung 2010 with Thomas Probst) (Berne: Stämpfli 2010).

European Private Law. A Handbook, vol. I (with Mauro Bussani) (Berne/Durham/Bruxelles : Stämpfli / Carolina Academic Press / Bruylant 2009).

La pratique contractuelle (with Pascal Pichonnaz) (Zurich: Schulthess 2009).

Le dommage corporel (with Pascal Pichonnaz) (Berne: Stämpfli 2009).

La pluralité des responsables (Berne: Stämpfli 2009).

Journées du droit de la circulation routière 2008 - Strassenverkehrsrechtstagung 2008 with Thomas Probst) (Berne: Stämpfli 2008).

Mélanges en l'honneur de Pierre Tercier (with Peter Gauch and Pascal Pichonnaz), (Zurich: Schulthess 2008).

Articles and book chapters

"Commentaire des articles 41 ss du Code des obligations", in: Luc Thévenoz/Franz Werro (eds.), Commentaire romand. Code des obligations I (with Luc Thévenoz) (Basel: Helbing & Lichtenhahn, 2nd forthcoming).

"Commentaire des articles 394 ss du Code des obligations", in: Luc Thévenoz/Franz Werro (eds.), Commentaire romand. Code des obligations I (Basel: Helbing & Lichtenhahn, 2nd forthcoming).

"What is to be Gained from Comparative Research and Teaching? Thoughts for an Ideal Agenda", in: Christine  Godt (ed.), Hanse Law School in Perspective - Legal Teaching and Cross Border Research under Lisbon (Baden-Baden: Nomos, forthcoming).

"Comparative Studies in Private Law: Insights from a European Point of View", in: Mauro Bussani/Ugo Mattei (eds.), Cambridge Companion to Comparative Law (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

"European Products Liability" (with Eric Mittereder), in: Mauro Bussani/Franz Werro (eds.), European Private Law. A Handbook, Vol. II (Berne/Durham/Bruxelles : Stämpfli / Carolina Academic Press / Bruylant, forthcoming).

"Liability for Harm Caused by Things", in: A. Hartkamp et al. (eds.), Towards a Europan Civil Code, 4th revised an expanded ed. (Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law international 2011), pp. 921 ff.

"La PPE sur plan", in : Journées suisses du droit de la construction (with Béatrice Hurni) (Fribourg : Institut pour le droit suisse et international de la construction 2011), pp. 1 ff.

" Tüketici Kredisi Hukuku Alaninda Bazi Yeni Gelismeler", in: Banka ve Tüketici Hukuku Sorunlari Sempozyumu (Translation : Ar. Gör. Doruk Gönen) (Istanbul, Nisan : On Iki Levha Yayincilik 2010), pp. 209 ff.

"Le droit à l'information : un droit fondamental de la personne", in : Christine Chappuis/Bénédict Winiger, (eds.), La responsabilité pour l'information fournie à titre professionnel (Zurich: Schulthess 2010), pp. 229 ff.

"Le tort moral et la circulation routière: actualités et perspectives", in: Franz Werro/Thomas Probst (eds.), Journées du droit de la circulation routière 2010 (Berne: Stämpfli 2010), pp. 1 ff.

"La vente dans la jurisprudence récente", in: Pascal Pichonnaz/Franz Werro (eds.), La pratique contractuelle (Zurich: Schulthess 2009), pp. 1 ff.

"Le dommage ménager: notion et calcul", in: Franz Werro/Pascal Pichonnaz (eds.), Le préjudice corporel (Berne: Stämpfli 2009), pp. 15 ff.

"La pluralité des responsables: quelques principes et distinctions", in: Franz Werro (ed.), La pluralité des responsables (Berne: Stämpfli 2009), pp. 15 ff.

"La pluralité des responsables dans le projet de construction", in: Journées suisses du droit de la construction (Fribourg: Institut pour le droit suisse et international de la construction 2009), pp. 29 ff.

"The Right to Inform v. the Right to Be Forgotten: A Transatlantic Clash" » in: Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi et al. (eds.), Liber Amicorum für Gert Brüggemeier, Haftungsrecht im dritten Millennium Liability in the Third Millennium (Baden-Baden: Nomos 2009), pp. 285 ff.

"Le contrat de mandat dans la jurisprudence fédérale récente : questions choisies", in: Mario Postizzi/Mattia Annovazzi (eds.) Il Contratto di Mandato Nell'Ordinamento Giuridico (Basel/Lugano: Helbing & Lichtenhahn 2009), pp. 3 ff.

"Les méfaits de la cafetière! Un cas d'application suisse de la responsabilité du fabricant", in: Giovanni Commandé et al. (eds.), Liber Amicorum Francesco Busnelli. Il diritto civile tra principi e regole, vol. 2 (Pisa: Giuffrè 2008),  pp. 501 ff.

"Le coût excessif de la réparation de la réparation de l'ouvrage et la sanction du contrat en cas de déplaisir consécutif au défaut", in: Droit de la construction 2008, pp. 116 ff.

"Le reflet de l'actualité en droit privé européen" in: Schweizerisches Jahrbuch für Europarecht/Annuaire suisse de droit européen 2007/2008  (Zurich: Schulthess 2008), pp. 93 ff.

"Les services Internet et la responsabilité civile", in: Medialex 2008, pp. 119 ff.

"Le défaut du produit, ses catégories, sa preuve et les instructions du fabricant", in: Schweizerische Juristen-Zeitung/Revue Suisse de Jurisprudence 2008, pp. 257 ff.

"L'animal, la route et le droit de la responsabilité civile", in: Franz Werro/Thomas Probst (eds.), Journées du droit de la circulation routière 2008 (Berne: Stämpfli 2008), pp. 1 ff.

"La protection de la personnalité, les médias et la Cour européenne des droits de l'Homme : Une illustration de la constitutionnalisation et de l'européanisation du droit civil" in: Le Centenaire du Code civil suisse (Paris: Société de législation comparée 2008) pp. 53 ff.

"Une remise du gain sans gain", in : Peter Gauch/Franz Werro/Pascal Pichonnaz (eds.), Mélanges en l'honneur de Pierre Tercier (Zurich: Schulthess 2008), pp. 495 ff.


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