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."

Spring 2014 Faculty

Farrah Ahmed

University of Melbourne


Phone: +61 3 8344 6164

Melbourne Law School
University Square
185 Pelham Street
Carlton 3053 VIC

Brief Bio

Farrah Ahmed joined the Melbourne Law School in July 2012. Before this, she was a Lecturer in Law at the Queen's College, University of Oxford. Her areas of interest are Legal Theory, Multiculturalism, Law and Religion, Public Law, Family Law and South Asian Law. Farrah is Associate Director (India) at the Asian Law Centre, Melbourne Law School. Her educational history includes an LLB from the University of Delhi, a Bachelor of Civil Law, an MPhil in law and DPhil in law from the University of Oxford.

Representative Publications:

  • 'The Coherence of the Doctrine of Legitimate Expectations' Cambridge Law Journal (forthcoming, with Adam Perry)
  • 'Expertise and the Duty to Give Reasons', Public Law (2012) 2: 221 (with Adam Perry)
  • 'Religious Tribunals, Religious Freedom and Concern for Vulnerable Women', Child and Family Law Quarterly [2012] 363 (with Jane Norton)
  • 'Religious Norms in Family Law: Implications for Group and Personal Autonomy' in John Eekelaar and Mavis Maclean (ed) Managing Family Justice in Diverse Societies (Hart 2013)
  • 'How Religious Arbitration Could Enhance Personal Autonomy', Oxford Journal of Law and Religion (2012) 2:1 (with S. Luk)
  • 'Personal Autonomy and the Option of Religious Law', International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family (2010) 24 (2): 222
  • 'The Value of Faith', Religion, State and Society (2010) 38 (2):169
  • 'Religious Arbitration: A Study of Legal Safeguards', Arbitration (August 2011) (with S. Luk)

César Arjona (Academic Co-Director)

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César Arjona

ESADE Law School

Phone: (0034) 932 806 162 Ext. 2407
Fax: (0034) 932 048 105

Av.Pedralbes, 60-62
E-08034 Barcelona

Brief Bio

César Arjona holds law degrees from ESADE Law School (Barcelona), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, European Academy of Legal Theory (Brussels) (LL.M., 2000) and Cornell University (J.S.D., 2004, with a doctoral dissertation on the legal thinking of Roscoe Pound, supervised by professor Robert Summers). Since 2003 he is associate professor at ESADE, where he teaches both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Subjects taught include General Theory of Law, Legal Philosophy and Professional Ethics. He teaches and publishes in English, Spanish and Catalan, and has participated in conferences and given lectures in different schools and universities across Europe and North America. He has been visiting professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), ICADE Law School (Madrid), the Center for Transnational Legal Studies (London), and Bucerius Law School (Hamburg). His publications cover a wide range of fields, from traditional studies on legal philosophy, to legal education and professional ethics, and they include the edition and translation into Spanish of the dissenting opinions of O.W. Holmes. In his last paper, "Amorality Explained", he draws on points of legal ethics and transnational law to conclude that legal practice in a globlalised post-Westphalian world falls beyond the justificatory scope of the standard conception of legal ethics. His writings also appear in national media and blogs. He has served in several committees including the Drafting Commission of the ESADE Declaration of Values, and has been Assistant Director of the Department of Public Law as well as Academic Advisor of the International Exchange Program at his home school. During the year 2013-2014 he will serve as Academic Co-Director of the Center for Transnational Legal Studies.

Representative Publications (in English)

"Amorality Explained. Analysing the reasons that explain the standard conception of legal ethics", The Ramon Llull Journal of Applied Ethics, n.3 (forthcoming, 2013).

"Transnational Law as an Excuse. How Teaching Law Without the State Makes Legal Education Better", in Teaching Transnational Law, Ashgate, Oxford (forthcoming, 2014).

"Senses of Sen: Reflections on Amartya Sen’s ideas of justice", International Journal of Law in Context, vol.8, n.1, pp.155-178 (2012) (coauthored with Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Arif Jamal, Victor Ramraj & Francisco Satiro).

"Shaping the Future of (Jesuit) Legal Education", Explore, Fall 2011, Santa Clara University.

"Law and Cultural Diversity in Spain", in M.C. Foblets, J.F. Gaudreault-DesBiens & A.D. Renteln, Cultural Diversity and the Law. State Responses from Around the World, Bruylant - Yvon Blais, Brussels, 2010 (coauthored with María Elósegui).

"The Cultural Defence in Spain", in A.D. Renteln & M.C. Foblets, Multicultural Jurisprudence: Comparative Perspectives on the Cultural Defence, Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2009 (coauthored with Barbara Truffin).

Ido Baum

RÉmy Gerbay< The Haim Striks School of Law at Colman


The College of Management Academic Studies (COMAS)
7 Yitzhak Rabin Blvd.
Rishon LeZion
7502501 Israel

Brief Bio

Dr. Ido Baum is a senior lecturer at the Haim Striks School of law, where he also heads the interdisciplinary studies program. He specializes in economic analysis of law, securities law and corporate governance, legal procedure, and media & telecommunications law.

Dr. Baum holds a doctoral degree in law (summa cum laude) from the institute for law and economics at the Hamburg University, Germany. He was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley and at the Tilburg University center for law and economics (Tilec). He holds a Master degree in law and economics from the European Erasmus Master programme (cum laude) and a Master and a Bachlor degree from Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Before joining the College of Management Dr. Baum worked as an attorney with the Claims Resolution Tribunal in Zurich, Switzerland. Prior to that he worked as the assistant for civil affairs of Israeli Attorney General Elyakim Rubinstein, where his work focused on securities and telecomm regulation and public service oversight.

Dr. Baum is the in-house legal commentator of the leading Israeli financial newspaper "TheMarker". He has an extensive background as an editor and anchor in broadcast media and the printed press and he was spokesman of the Ministry of Justice between 1999-2001.

Representative Publications

Ido Baum, Media Law in Israel (Kluwer Wolters, forthcoming, 2013) (English)

Ido Baum, Civil Procedure in Israel (Kluwer Wolters, forthcoming, 2013) (with Nili Karako & Yuval Merin)

Ido Baum, Professional Testimonial Privileges: A Law and Economics Perspective (Gabler Publishing, Germany, 2008)

Ido Baum, Uncertainty in Securities Law: Rethinking the Rejection of the Probability/Magnitude Test in Israel (working paper) (Hebrew).

Ido Baum, A Law & Economics Perspective on the Application of Protective Labor Laws to Foreign Workers, Case Law Notes of the Emile Zola Chair in Human Rights (April, 2013) (Hebrew).

Ido Baum, The Accidental Lawyer: A Law and Economics Perspective on Inadvertent Waiver, St. Mary L. Journal on Legal Malpractuce and Ethics (forthcoming, 2013) (English).

Ido Baum, Public Considerations in Forum Non Conveniens, 42(1) Mishpatim 353 (2012) (Hebrew).

Ido Baum, Requests for Leave to Appeal on Interim Decisions of the Corporations Court, 3 Mishpatim Online (2011) (Hebrew).

Ido Baum and Assaf Tabeka, On the Proper Place of Venue in Israeli Civil Procedure, 9 Aley Mishpat 275 (2011) (Hebrew).

Ido Baum Eberhard Feess & Ansgar Wohlschlegel, Reporter's Privilege and Incentives to Leak, 5 Rev. of Law & Economics, Art. 28 (2009) (English).

Ido Baum, Attorney Corporate Client Privilege: Who Represents the Corporation?, 3 Rev. of Law & Economics, Art. 5 (2007) (English).

Ido baum, Jerusalem of Gold - Does Israel Have a Corruption Problem? Foreign Affairs (Jan-Feb., 2013) (English).

"Professional Testimonial Privileges: A Law & Economics Perspectiv" (Doctoral dissertation) (Gabler Academic Publishing, Germany, 2008).

"The Impact of Ownership Concentration in the Media on the Quality of Information Delivered to the Consumer" (2003).

Gregg Bloche (Academic Co-Director)

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Roberto Caranta

Georgetown Law

Phone: (001) 202 662 9123

600 New Jersey Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

Brief Bio

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D., is Professor of Law at Georgetown University and author of The Hippocratic Myth: Why Doctors Are Under Pressure to Ration Care, Practice Politics, and Compromise Their Promise to Heal. He is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on health law and policy. Bloche's writing has appeared in a wide range of venues, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs and the Journal of the American Medical Association; leading law reviews; and the New York Times, Washington Post, & other media outlets. He has also been a frequent commentator in national broadcast media. He was a health care advisor to President Obama's 2008 campaign, as well as the presidential transition, and he spoke frequently for the campaign as a "surrogate". Bloche has held teaching and research appointments at the University of Chicago, UCLA, and Columbia law schools, as well as the Brookings Institution, and the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a graduate of the law and medical schools at Yale, and he completed a residency in psychiatry at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. His awards and honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Robert Wood Johnson Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. Bloche serves on several editorial boards and has advised governments and non-profits in the U.S. and abroad on a wide range of health policy issues. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Representative Publications

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

Maxwell Gregg Bloche, Beyond Learned Helplessness: Solving America's Health Care Cost Conundrum (Maxwell Gregg Bloche ed., Wash., D.C.: Brookings Institution Press forthcoming).
Maxwell Gregg Bloche, Beyond Theory: The Tasks of Health Care Law, Geo. L.J. (forthcoming).


Maxwell Gregg Bloche, The Hippocratic Myth: Why Doctors Have to Ration Care, Practice Politics, and Compromise Their Promise to Heal (New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2011). [ BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Maxwell Gregg Bloche & Sujata M. Jhaveri, Health Care Reform and the Logic of Emergence, 11 Minn. J.L. Sci. & Tech. 193-215 (2010). [ HEIN] [ L] [ W]
Maxwell Gregg Bloche & Rebecca L. Haffajee, The FCTC and the Psychology of Tobacco Control, 5 Asian J. WTO & Int'l Health L. & Pol'y 87-113 (2010). [ HEIN] [ W] [ SSRN]

Sherman L. Cohn

Roberto Caranta

Georgetown Law

Phone: (001) 202 662 9402

600 New Jersey Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

Brief Bio

A professor at the Law Center since 1965, Professor Cohn specializes in the fields of civil procedure, professional responsibility, and legal issues of complementary, alternative & integrative medicine, on which he also lectures at the Georgetown Medical Center. In addition, he teaches Jewish Law.He writes and speaks in each of those areas. Before joining the Law Center faculty, he served as a clerk for Judge Charles Fahy of the D.C. Circuit and in the Appellate Section of the Civil Division of the Department of Justice. He is a member of the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia (ret'd) bars and is also a member of the American Law Institute, the American Judicature Society, and the Society of American Law Teachers.

He served for eleven years as the first national president of the American Inns of Court. He is a master of the Charles Fahy American Inn. He served as the Administrator of Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases from 1976-79 and as Director of Continuing Legal Education at the Law Center from 1977-84. From 1983-84, he served as chair of the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.He has served as president of the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, as deputy president of the International Association, and as President of the Jewish Law Association. He has also served as a director of the Foundation for Mideast Communication. From 1985-87, he served as chair of the Georgetown Annual Fund. Earlier he had been chair of the Georgetown Law Fund.

In recent years, he has lectured in Germany, Colombia, Russia, Korea, China, Japan, Paraguay, Ecuador, Israel and Italy. He serves on the Board of the Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly the Tai SophIa Institute), seven years as its chair. He has served as the President of the National Acupuncture Foundation, chair of the Board of the Tai Hsuan Foundation, and a member of the Board of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance. He is currently on the Board of Visitors of John Marshall Law School, the Jewish Council for the Aging and the Council for Court Excellence.

Representative Publications

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Sherman L. Cohn, Acupuncture, 1965-85: Birth of a New Organized Profession in the United States (pt. 2), Am. Acupuncturist, Spring 2011, at 22-25, 29.
Sherman L. Cohn, Celebrating 100 Years of The Georgetown Law Journal, 100 Geo. L.J. 1-4 (2011). [ HEIN] [ L] [ WWW]
Sherman L. Cohn, Acupuncture, 1965-85: Birth of a New Organized Profession in the United States (pt. 1), 54 Am. Acupuncturist 12-15 (2010). [ WWW]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Sherman L. Cohn, Fahy, Charles (1892-1979), Entry, in The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law 191-192 (Roger K. Newman ed., New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press 2009). [ BOOK]

Michael Dowdle

Michael Dowdle National University of Singapore

Phone: (65)6516-3584)

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

Brief Bio

Michael Dowdle has been an assistant professor on the National University of Singapore since 2010. Prior to that, he held the Chair in Globalization and Governance at Sciences Po. He has also held faculty appointments at the Australian National University and University of Washington. He specializes in comparative law (especially the law of China and Southeast Asia), law and development, regulatory theory, and legal history - all with particular focus on public law and legal sociology. Ongoing research projects include "Constitutions outside Liberalism: Towards a more Comprehensive Understanding of the Human Phenomenon of Constitutionalism" and "Regulatory Geography and the Regulatory Logic of the Periphery".

Represenatative Publications

Edited Volumes:

Asian Capitalism and the Regulation of Competition: Towards a Regulatory Geography of Global Competition Law (Cambridge University Press, 2013) (with John Gillespie and Imelda Maher)

Building Constitutionalism in China (Palgrave, 2009) (with Stéphanie Balme)

Public Accountability: Design, Dilemmas, and Experiences (Cambridge University Press, 2006)

Representative articles:

"Constitutional Listening", in Chicago-Kent Law Review, vol. 88 (2012): 115-156.

"China and Post-Fordist Regulation", in Hong Kong Law Journal, vol. 39 (2009): 649-674.

"Of Parliaments, Pragmatism, and the Dynamics of Constitutional Development: The Curious Case of China", in New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, vol. 35 (2002): 1-200.

Representative chapters and essays:

"The Peripheral Regulatory State", in Bronwen Morgan and Navroz K. Dubash, eds., The Regulatory State of the South (Oxford University Press, 2013), 209-224.

"Asian Regionalism and Law: The Continuing Contribution of 'Legal Pluralism'", in Mark Beeson and Richard Stubbs, eds., Routledge Handbook of Asian Regionalism (Routledge, 2012), 226-235.

"The Geography of Regulation", in David Levi-Faur, ed., Handbook on the Politics of Regulation (Edward Elgar, 2011), 576-589.

"On the Regulatory Dynamics of Judicialization: The Promise and Perils of Exploring 'Judicialization' in East and Southeast Asia", in Tom Ginsburg and Albert Y.H. Chen, eds., Administrative Law and Governance in Asia: Comparative Perspectives (Routledge, 2008), 23-37.

"China's Transition and the Limits of the American Constitutional Perspective", in Randall P. Peerenboom, ed., Is China Trapped in Transition? (Oxford University: The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society Rule of Law in China Series vol. 2, 2007).

Rémy Gerbay

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RÉmy 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

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Satvinder Juss The Dickson Poon School of Law, 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.

Chantal Mak

Amsterdam Law School
Centre for the Study of European Contract Law

Phone: +31 20 525 3474

Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL)
University of Amsterdam
PO Box 1030
1000 BA Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Brief Bio

Chantal Mak (Rotterdam, 1979) studied Dutch law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, from which she graduated in 2001 with specializations in private law and international law. Since October 2001 she has been affiliated to the University of Amsterdam, initially as a PhD researcher at the Amsterdam Institute for Private Law, since October 2007 as an assistant professor, and since April 2010 as an associate professor at the Centre for the Study of European Contract Law. On 26 September 2007 she defended her PhD thesis on the topic of effects of fundamental rights in Dutch, German, English and Italian contract law. For a European research project in the same field she stayed at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa (Italy) from April 2004 till September 2006. Her current research focuses on the further development of European contract law and in particular the constitutionalisation of this field of law and the role of the judiciary in the harmonisation process. Her teaching comprises several courses in the Master's programme 'European Private Law'.


Papers on SSRN

Fundamental Rights in European Contract Law

Towards a European Civil Code (4th edition)

Harmonising effects of fundamental rights in European contract law

Fundamental Rights and the European Regulation of iConsumer Contracts

Study legal framework for digital content contracts (CSECL&IViR)

Alberto Oddenino

Alberto Oddenino

University of Torino

Ph.D University of Milan
Professor of International Law
Erasmus Delegate
Department of Law - University of Torino


Campus Luigi Einaudi
Lungo Dora Siena 100 - Torino
tel. +390116706953
fax +390116703390

Brief Bio

Alberto Oddenino is Professor of International Law, in the Department of Law of the University of Turin where he also teaches European Union Law and International Economic Law. He holds a Ph. D in International Law from the University of Milan and he was Fellow in the TMR Project (Training and Mobility for Researchers) of the EU Commission.

Member of the Ph.D Board (Dottorato in Diritti e Istituzioni) of the Department of Law in the University of Turin, he is also Member of the Scientific Committee of the Master of Laws in International Crime and Justice (jointly organised by UNICRI and the University of Turin) and of the Board of Editors of the Review 'Diritto Pubblico Comparato ed Europeo'.

He is Member of the Faculty of the International University College (IUC) in Turin, Secretary General of the World Political Forum (WPF) and Secretary of the Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI - Piemonte e Valle d'Aosta Section).

He is Member of the Italian Society of International Law (SIDI), of the Association of European and Comparative Public Law and of the Consulta regionale europea.

He is Lecturer for the Ph.D Erasmus Mundus in Legal Informatics, for the LL.M in International Trade Law (jointly organised by the ILO International Training Center and the University of Turin), for the LL.M in International Crime and Justice (jointly organised by UNICRI and the University of Turin), for the LL.M in Public Procurement for Sutainable Development (jointly organised by the ILO International Training Center and the University of Turin) and for the Post-graduate School for Legal Professions.

Lecturer in international arbitration for the Piedmont Arbitration Chamber (CAP) and Arbitrator for the 'Willem C. Vis' Commercial Arbitration Moot in Wien, he is Supervisor of the 'Moot Courts Project' and Coordinator of Students' International Exchange Programs of the Department of Law of the University of Turin.

His current fields of interest are Internet International Law, International Trade Law and non- economic values, International Arbitration, Health Law
Professor Oddenino has also given speeches in various social and cultural happenings such as Social Media Week 2012, Italian Internet Governance Forum 2012, Biennale Democrazia 2013, Salone internazioinale del Libro di Torino 2013.

He is Member of the Turin Bar since 2001.

Representative Publications

Pacta sunt servanda e buona fede nell'applicazione dei trattati internazionali. Spunti ricostruttivi, Torino, Giappichelli, 2003.

La governance di Internet fra autoregolazione, sovranità statale e diritto internazionale, Torino, Giappichelli, 2008.

Il ruolo dei codici di condotta nella regolamentazione dell'attività delle imprese multinazionali in Studi di diritto internazionale dell'economia (a cura di G. Porro), Torino, Giappichelli, 1999, p. 51 ss.

Osservazioni in tema di effettività dell'accesso ai documenti delle istituzioni comunitarie in Diritto pubblico comparato ed europeo n. 4/2000, p. 1653 ss.

Perspectives of intervention of EU in the field of personal injury compensation and the issue of the correct legal basis for action in M. Bona e P. Mead (eds.) Personal injury compensation in Europe, Kluwer, 2003, 637 ss.

La disciplina degli Organismi geneticamente modificati. Il quadro di diritto comunitario in R. Ferrara, I. Marino (a cura di) La disciplina degli Organismi geneticamente modificati, Padova, Cedam, 2003, p. 81 ss.

Sanzioni economiche, diritti umani e diritto umanitario: rapporti, problematiche e paradossi in G. Porro ( a cura di), Studi di diritto internazionale umanitario, Torino, Giappichelli, 2004, p. 201 ss.

Organizzazione per la cooperazione e lo sviluppo economico (O.C.S.E.) in Digesto UTET, 2004.

Attuali prospettive di regolazione internazionale dell'attività delle imprese multinazionali, in G. Porro (a cura di) Studi di diritto internazionale dell'economia (nuova edizione), Torino, Giappichelli, 2006, p. 61 ss.

Risoluzione delle controversie nell'OMC e valori non commerciali in A. Comba (a cura di) Neoliberismo internazionale e global economic governance, Torino, Giappichelli, 2008, p.153 ss.

Personalità giuridica dell'Unione europea in Dizionario dell'Integrazione Europea, Edizioni Libera Università LUISS 'Guido Carli', in corso di pubblicazione.

La Cour Commune de Justice et d'arbitrage della Organisation pour l'Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires (OHADA): peculiarità e influenze alla luce dell'integrazione giuridica europea in P. Pennetta (a cura di) L'evoluzione dei sistemi giurisdizionali regionali ed influenze comunitarie, Bari, Cacucci, 2010, p. 3 ss.

Profili internazionali ed europei del diritto alla salute, in Trattato di Biodiritto (diretto da Stefano Rodotà e Paolo Zatti) Vol. V, Salute e Sanità (a cura di Rosario Ferrara) Milano, Giuffrè, 2010, p. 65 ss.

Autonomie locali e istituzioni sovranazionali. Il problema del buon governo tra globalizzazione e localizzazione alla luce del pensiero einaudiano (con P. Silvestri) in S. Sicardi (a cura di) Le autonomie funzionali e territoriali nella provincia di Cuneo in prospettiva transfrontaliera (alla luce del principio di sussidiarietà), Napoli, ESI, 2011, p. 97 ss.

Il problema della Governance internazionale della Rete in M. Durante e U. Pagallo (a cura di) Manuale di informatica giuridica e di diritto delle nuove tecnologie, Torino, UTET, 2012, p. 45 ss.

Mariana Prado

David Luban University of Toronto

Phone.: 416-978-5086

Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5

Brief Bio

Mariana Mota Prado obtained her law degree (LLB) from the University of Sao Paulo in 2000, and her master's (LLM) and Doctorate from Yale Law School (2002 and 2008). She is currently an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. Prior to joining the University of Toronto, she worked for the Private Participation in Infrastructure Database Project at the World Bank (2004), and was a fellow of the Olin Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy at Yale Law School (2005). A Brazilian national, she regularly teaches intensive courses at Getulio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro, and has been collaborating extensively with Brazilian scholars on projects related to institutional reforms in Brazil. Her scholarship focuses on law and development, regulated industries, and comparative law.

Representative Publications

What Makes Poor Countries Poor? Institutional Dimensions of Development (Co-authored with Michael Trebilcock), Edward Elgar (2011).

Journal Articles:

"Law, Regulation and Development" (with Kevin Davis), in D. Malone et al. (eds.), Development: Ideas and Experience (Oxford University Press, in press).

"Provision of Health Care Services and the Right to Health in Brazil: The long, winding and uncertain road to equality", in A. Gross and C. Flood (eds.), The Right to Health at the Public/Private Divide: A Global Comparative Study (Cambridge University Press, in press).

"The Debatable Role of Courts in Brazil’s Health Care System: Does Litigation Harm or Help?", Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics vol. 41, n.1 (Symposium: Global Health and the Law), Spring 2013 (in press).

"Police Reform in Violent Democracies in Latin America," (with M. Trebilcock and P. Hartford) Hague Journal on the Rule of Law Vol. 4, n.2, September 2012, pp. 252-285.

"Implementing independent regulatory agencies in Brazil: The Contrasting Experiences in Electricity and Telecommunications", Regulation & Governance Vol. 6, n. 1, September 2012, pp.300-326.

"How Innovative was the Poupatempo experience in Brazil? Institutional Bypass as a New Form of Institutional Change" (Co-authored with Ana Carolina Chasin), Brazilian Political Science Review Vol 5, No 1, 2011, pp. 11-34.

"Obstacles to Convergence in Administrative Law: Lessons and Questions from the Brazilian Experience", Italian Journal of Public Law vol. 1, n.1(1), Nov. 2011, pp. 126-162.

"Flawed Freedom of Association in Brazil: How Unions can become an obstacle to meaningful reforms in the Labour Law System" (Co-authored with Ana Virginia Gomes), Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal, vol. 32, n.4, Summer 2011, pp. 843-890.

"What is Law and Development?", Revista Argentina de Teoria Juridica, vol. 11 Número 1 (Oct. 2010).

"The Paradox of the Rule of Law Reforms: How Early Reforms Can Create Obstacles to Future Ones", University of Toronto Law Journal, Special issue on Law, Economics and Public Policy: Essays in Honour of Michael Trebilcock, vol. LX, n.2, Spring 2010, pp. 555-578.

"Presidential Dominance from a Comparative Perspective: the Relationship between the Executive Branch and Regulatory Agencies in Brazil", in S. Rose-Ackerman and P. Lindseth (eds.), Comparative Administrative Law (Edward Elgar, 2010).

Maxi Scherer

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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.

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