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."


Silvia Ferreri

University of Torino


Law Faculty San Maurizio 24
10124 Torino


Brief Bio

Silvia Ferreri is full professor of Private Comparative law at Turin University (Italy) since 2002. She served previously as full professor of civil law at the University of Piemonte Orientale (1997-2002) and at Ca' Foscari (Venice) (1996-1997). She was a junior professor at the University of Turin (1992-1996). She has taught comparative law as visiting professor at Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, USA) in 2008. As a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law Silvia Ferreri has been the general reporter to the XVIII International Congress of the Academy at Washington (2010) on the subject of uniformation of law. She is also a member of the Italian Board of the Association Henri Capitant des amis de la culture française.  Professor Ferreri has worked as member of the terminology group at the Acquis Group project, sponsored by the EU Commission in order to prepare a future European Code of contract law. Her main fields of interest in law are uniformation of law, sale of goods, interpretation of contract, problems of communication across languages (false friends and pitfalls in legal drafting). Publications in English and French have been published by Revue internationale de droit comparé, Sellier, Kluwer international, Staempfli, Mohr Siebeck, Editions Thémis.

Representative Publications

Articles recently published in foreign languages:

  • Le juge national visant l'interprétation d'un contrat international, in Revue internationale de droit comparé, 2001, n.1, vol. 53, pp. 29-60 ;
  • The Interpretation of Contracts from a European Perspective, in H. Schulte Nölke and R. Schulze (cur.), Consumer Protection and Information Requirements in European Community Law, Mohr Siebeck,  Tubingen, 2003, 117-139, ISBN 3-16-148126-7;
  • Autonomous Contract and Declining Mandatory Rules. A First Reaction to an Article by Horatia Muir Watt and Luca Radicati di Brozolo, in Global Jurist, Bepress (Berkeley University Press magazine on-line) (2004) ( Global Jurist Topics: Vol. 4: No. 3, Article 1,;
  • Principles of European Contract Law and Italian Law,  A. Veneziano e L. Antoniolli (ed.), Introduction to art. 1.101, Comment to Art. 5.101-107, Kluwer international, 2005, pp. 27-30;
  • Some Remarks Concerning the Implementation of the CISG by the Courts (the Seller's Performance), Report to the VIAC/ UNCITRAL Conference (the CISG 25th Anniversary conference), in Pittsburgh Journal of Law and Commerce,  vol. 25 (2005-2006), issue 2,  p. 223-240;
  • " Contracts with no governing law in private international law and Non-State law/ Le contrat sans loi en droit international privé et droit non étatique, at the XVIII Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Utrecht, 2006;
  • DANNEMANN, FERRERI, GRAZIADEI, Consolidating European Contract Law Terminology: the Contribution of the Terminology Group, in Acquis Principles in Contract Law, Sellier, Monaco di Baviera, 2007, pag. XXXIII - XL;
  • Law and Literature: a Number of Open Questions in Italian Experience, in POZZO B. (ed.), Teaching Law through the Looking Glass of Literature, Stämpfli Publishers, Bern, 2010, p. 111-120;
  • DANNEMANN, FERRERI, GRAZIADEI, European Private Law and European Legal Language(s), in C. Twigg-Flesner (ed.), European Union Private Law, The Cambridge Companion to European Union Private Law, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010, p. 70-84;
  • Complexity of Transnational Sources, General Report to the XVIII Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Sect. IC, Uniformation of Law, Washington, 2010, on line:  

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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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.

Moshe Hirsch

Hebrew University


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

Brief Bio

Moshe Hirsch is full professor at the Faculty of Law & Department of International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is also the Director of the International Law Forum at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem,  a member of the International Law Association Study Group on International Investment Law, and  member of the Panels of Conciliators and of Arbitrators maintained by the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). A significant part of his publications involves interdisciplinary research that employs, inter alia, sociological theories, game theory, political economy and political science.

Recent Publications

"The Sociology of International Economic Law: Sociological Analysis of the Regulation of Regional Agreements in the World Trading System", European Journal of International Law (2008);

"The Impact of the Advisory Opinion on Israel's Future Policy: International Relations Perspective", Journal of International Law & International Relations (2005);

"Compliance with International Norms In the Age of Globalization: Two Theoretical Perspectives", in The Impact of International Law on International Cooperation  (Eyal Benvenisti and Moshe Hirsch, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2004);

"Interactions between Investment and Non-Investment Obligations in International Investment Law", in Oxford Handbook of International Law on Foreign Investment (Christopher Schreuer, ed., Oxford University Press, 2008).

Francisco Ibarra palafox



Phone: (0055) 56 22 74 74 ext 1622

Circuito Maestro Mario de la Cueva s/n

Cd. Universitaria

C.P. 04510

Mexico, D.F

Brief Bio

Professor Francisco Ibarra Palafox holds a PhD degree in Law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and a Master in Political Theory from the London School of Economics. He is a full time researcher in the Institute for Legal Research (UNAM) and specializes in Multiculturalism and Citizenship studies; Professor Ibarra currently heads the Postgraduate Program at the Institute for Legal Research and teaches Political Theory in the UNAM Postgraduate Law School, he regularly speaks at conferences in Mexico and abroad. Among his awards he got the Mexican Academy of Science Prize given to the best doctoral research in social science.

Representative Publications


Multiculturalismo e Instituciones Político Constitucionales, México, UNAM-Porrúa, 2007.

Minorías etnoculturales y Estado nacional, Mexico, IIJ-UNAM, 2005.

Translator of Derechos de las minorías y Estado de bienestar by Will Kymlicka and Keith Banting, México, IIJ-UNAM, 2007.

Editor of Sociología del derecho. Culturas y Sistemas Jurídicos Comparados. Volumen II: Regulación, cultura jurídica, multiculturalismo, pluralismo jurídico y derechos humanos , 2010.


"Constitutionalism and citizenship facing the multicultural challenge", in Mexican Law Review, 2011.

"En busca de la igualdad: minorías etnoculturales y democracia representativa", Carpizo, Jorge (ed), Homenaje al doctor Emilio O. Rabasa , 2010.

"La Suprema Corte de Justicia y consolidación democrática en México",  in Ferrer and Saldivar (Eds),  La ciencia del derecho procesal constitucional. Estudios en homenaje a Héctor Fix-Zamudio, Tribunales constitucionales y democracia , 2008.

"Multiculturalismo y Estado de bienestar en Latinoamérica", in Kymlicka and Banthing, Derechos de las minorías y Estado de bienestar , 2007.

"Jurisprudencia sobre la responsabilidad internacional del Estado por omisión. Reflexiones a partir del caso de los homicidios y desapariciones de mujeres y niñas en Ciudad Juárez", in Carbonell, Miguel, En busca de las normas ausentes. 2007.

"Enron o érase una vez en los Estados Unidos", in Salazar, Pedro (ed), El poder de la transparencia: nueve derrotas a la opacidad, 2a. ed., 2007.

"La ciudadanía migrante", in Carbonell, Miguel, El Estado constitucional contemporáneo. Culturas y Sistemas Jurídicos Comparados, t. I ., 2006.

"La evolución del debate multicultural y su estado actual en la teoría liberal", in Cáceres, Flores and Saldaña (eds), Problemas contemporáneos de la filosofía del derecho , 2005.

"¿Pueden los derechos de las minorías tener algún sentido en una Constitución liberal?", in  Derechos fundamentales y Estado , UNAM, 2002.

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]

Ornella P orchia

University of Torino

Full Professor of European Union Law-

Faculty of Law, University of Torino                   


Phone: (0039) 011 6702588

Fax: (0039) 011 2362588

Department of Legal Sciences
Via S.Ottavio 54
10124 Torino

Brief Bio

Prof. Ornella Porchia is full professor of EU Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Turin. She has been lawyer since 1994 (Bar Council of Torino - Ordine degli Avvocati di Torino).  She holds a Ph.D in International Economic Law (University Bocconi of Milano).  She is Director of the Master on "Management of European Programmes. Design, Management and Control" organized by the School of Business Administration of the University of Turin. She is country coordinator and professor in the "European Master in Law and Policies of European Integration", organised by the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain), Université de Montpellier I (France), Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy), Universytet Szczecinski (Poland). Prof. Ornella Porchia is member of the scientific committee of the Master in Food Law of the University of Turin. She is currently serving as consultant at the Service for Legal Studies of the Italian Constitutional Court in Rome.

Representative Publications

Sub-national units, Member States and the European Union , in Burgess M., Tarr A. (eds) Constitutional Dynamics in Federal Systems: Sub-national perspectives (Proceeding of the Conference Lenham 1-5 April 2008), McGill-Queen`s University Press, forthcoming. Aides d'État en matière d'environnement et compétences régionales, in B. Nascimbene, F. Picod (sous la direction), L'Italie et le droit de l'Union européenne- L'Italia e il Diritto dell'Unione europea, Bruylant, Bruxelles, 2010, 329 ss.  Aiuti di Stato (Voce), Digesto delle Discipline Pubblicistiche (Aggiornamento), Utet, 2010, 1 ss.

La sussidiarietà attraverso il riordino delle competenze? Il Trattato di riforma e la ripartizione delle competenze, Relazione al Convegno " Il Trattato di Lisbona e le Regioni: il controllo di sussidiarietà", organized by University of Trento, EURAC Research and Institut für Föderalismus di Innsbruck (Trento, 16-17 April 2009), in J.Woelk, P. Buβjäger (a cura di), Il Trattato di Lisbona e le Regioni: il controllo di sussidiarietà, Trento 2010 e in Studi sull'integrazione europea, 2010, n.3, 631ss.

Federalism and Regionalisation in Europe -Optimising Multi-level Governance in the EU, (Country Study with Professors Paola Bilancia, Francesco Palermo), Bertelsmann Foundation Publishers.

Meccanismi previsti in Italia  e Spagna per la prevenzione del contenzioso con l'Unione europea per violazioni imputabili alle regioni, Report finale del progetto di ricerca svolto a Barcellona presso la Universitad de Barcelona (UB), in

Le competenze dell'Unione, il Protocollo sul principio di sussidiarietà e il potenziamento del ruolo delle assemblee legislative, Working Paper in the Research Project " Relaciones UE -CCAA después de Lisboa"  (Universidad de Barcelona and Institut de Derecho Público de Barcelona,  in

Il procedimento europeo di ingiunzione di pagamento: il regolamento comunitario n. 1896/2006, in B. CAPPONI (ed), Il procedimento d'ingiunzione, Zanichelli, Bologna, 2009, 55.

I ricorsi davanti alla Corte di giustizia dell'Unione europea: le modifiche previste dal Trattato di Lisbona, in P. Bilancia, M. D'Amico (a cura di), La Nuova Europa dopo il Trattato di Lisbona (Atti del Seminario del 15 Febbraio 2008), Giuffré, Milano, 2009, 223.

Gli attori nel processo di globalizzazione dell'economia, in A. COMBA (ed), Neoliberismo e global economic governance. Sviluppi istituzionali e nuovi strumenti, Giappichelli, Torino, 2008, 39.

Principi dell'ordinamento europeo. La cooperazione pluridirezionale , Zanichelli, Bologna, 2008.

La filiazione nel diritto internazionale privato, in G. FERRANDO (ed), Trattato di diritto di famiglia, Zanichelli, Bologna, 2007, 549.

Tutela dell'ambiente e competenze dell'Unione europea , Riv. it. dir., 2006, 17.

Indifferenza dell'Unione europea nei confronti degli Stati membri e degli enti territoriali: momenti di crisi del principio. Proceedings of SIDI Congress, Editoriale Scientifica, Napoli, 2006, 269.

Il principio comunitario del "favor rei", le tradizioni costituzionali comuni e lo spazio lasciato alla Corte italiana, in R. BIN, G. BRUNELLI, A. PUGIOTTO, P. VERONESI (a cura di), " Ai confini del favor rei. Il falso in bilancio davanti alle corti costituzionale e di giustizia " (Amicus curiae, Ferrara, 6 Maggio 2005), Giappichelli, Torino, 2005, 319.

Le regioni dinanzi al giudice comunitario: la scelta del legislatore italiano, in G. CATALDI, A. PAPA, (eds), Formazione del diritto comunitario e internazionale e sua applicazione interna: ruolo delle Regioni e dello Stato nelle esperienze italiana e spagnola, (Proceeding of the Conference 23 Aprile 2004), Editoriale Scientifica, Napoli, 2005, 85.

La ragionevole liquidazione del danno per irragionevole durata dei procedimenti tra conformità alla giurisprudenza europea e margine di autonomia del giudice interno , Contratto Impresa/Europa, 2004, 528.

Le decisioni della Commissione: il regime delle impugnazioni, in L. DANIELE (ed), Aiuti pubblici alle imprese e competenze regionali, Giuffré, Milano, 2003, 313.

Les relations entre la Cour pénale Internationale et l'organisation des Nations Unies, in M. CHIAVARIO (ed.) La justice pénale internation

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