Fall 2015 Faculty
University of Torino
Mia Caielli is an associate professor of "Comparative Public Law" at the Law Department of the University of Turin after serving as an assistant professor (2001-2015) and a research fellow (1997-2001). She received her Ph.D. degree in "Comparative Law" at the University of Florence (2004) and has been visiting scholar at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland (1996) and trainee at the European Court of Justice (1996). She is currently teaching Public law; Comparative Constitutional Justice; Indian Law and Anti-Discrimination Law. She is a member of the board of directors of CIRSDe (Research Center for Women’s and Gender Studies of the University of Turin) and on the editorial boards of a number of Italian comparative law reviews. Her main research interests include comparative constitutional justice, public interest litigation, Indian law, gender equality and affirmative actions and has lectured in Italy and abroad in these fields.
- Cittadini e giustizia costituzionale. Contributo allo studio dell'actio popularis (Torino: Giappichelli, 2015).
- Le azioni positive nel costituzionalismo contemporaneo (Napoli: Jovene, 2008).
- Public Interest Litigation: a Form of Popular Legislative Initiative?, 4 Diritto Pubblico Comparato ed Europeo (2014).
- Il diritto di partecipazione politica attraverso l'accesso diretto alla giustizia costituzionale: alcune considerazioni comparatistiche a partire dall'acción pública de constitucionalidad colombiana, in J. Roa Roa (ed.), El modelo colombiano de control de constitucionalidad. Elementos para sua defensa, (Universitàdegli Studi di Trento: Trento, 2014).
- La tutela dell'orientamento sessuale in India tra giudici e legislatore: un anomalo self-restraint della Corte Suprema, 2 Diritto pubblico comparato ed europeo - online (2014).
- Governo debole, giudiziario forte: alcune riflessioni sull’azione di pubblico interesse in India, Forum Quaderni costituzionali (2012).
- Attivismo giudiziale e utilizzo della comparazione giuridica in alcuni emblematici hard cases indiani e statunitensi, in M. Cavino, C. Tripodina (eds.), La tutela dei diritti fondamentali tra diritto politico e diritto giurisprudenziale: "casi difficili" alla prova, (Giuffré: Milano 2012).
- La devolution scozzese: il referendum sullo Scotland Act 1978 del 1° marzo 1979, in A. Torre, J.O. Frosini (eds.), Democrazia rappresentativa e referendum nel Regno Unito, (Maggioli editore: Santarcangelo di Romagna, 2012).
- The Increasing Role of Italian Regions in Combating Discrimination: the Case of Piedmont, (with V. Santostefano), in AA.VV, Equal is not enough. Challenging Differences and Inequalities in Contemporary Societies (Conference Proceedings) (PRCEO: Antwerp-Hasselt, 2011).
ESADE Law School
Av. de Pedralbes, 60-62
Professor of Civil Law at ESADE Law School (Barcelona) - currently - and Visiting Scholar at Cornell University Law School (New York) - Summer 2014 -. Awarded as the second best Law Student in Spain (year 2008). After finishing his legal studies he worked as a lawyer at the Litigation area of one of the most prestigious Spanish Law offices (Uría Menéndez). He also obtained a scholarship from the Spanish Government to undertake his doctoral studies on the issue of change of circumstances in contracts.
He specializes in Contracts but also teaches and do research on Real State, Corporate, Family and Inheritance Law. He has recently participated in numerous conferences and seminars regarding the latest proposals for the unification of European Contract Law.
Hacia una nueva configuración de la doctrina rebus sic stantibus: a propósito de la Sentencia del Tribunal Supremo de 30 de junio de 2014, 4/2014 InDret: Revista para el Análisis del Derecho 1-26 (2014) (http://www.indret.com/pdf/1090.pdf) [Redefining the rebus sic stantibus doctrine: the 30 June 2014 ruling by the Spanish Supreme Court]
Pacta sunt servanda, imprevisión contractual y alteración sobrevenida de las circunstancias. 29/2012 Revista Aranzadi de Derecho Patrimonial, 71-106 (2012) [Pacta sunt servanda, contractual unforeseeability and unexpected change of circumstances].
¿Existe (o debe existir) un deber de renegociar los contratos?, in Abel Lluch, X. (ed.), Las medidas preventivas de conflictos jurídicos en contextos económicos inestables, J.M. Bosch Editor , Barcelona, 821-828 (2014). [Is there or should there be a duty to renegotiate contracts?]
La alteración sobrevenida de las circunstancias en las más modernas propuestas para la unificación del Derecho de contratos, in Gómez, F., Enciso, M. & Emaldi, A. (eds.), Globalización y derecho: desafíos y tendencias, Publicaciones Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, 31-38 (2013) [The unexpected change of circumstances: the newest proposals for the unification of contractual law]
La ineficacia de los pactos en previsión de la ruptura conyugal ante el cambio sobrevenido de circunstancias, in Questions actuals del dret català de la persona i de la famÃlia: Materials de les Dissetenes Jornades de Dret català a Tossa. Documenta Universitaria, Girona, 605-615 (2013) [Change of circumstances and inefficacy of prenuptial agreements]
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Yoav Dotan is a professor at the Law faculty of Hebrew University of Jerusalem his fields of interest include; Public Law, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Judicial Behavior, Law and Politics, The Study of the Legal Profession, Government Lawyers, Privatization.
Faculty of Law, Hebrew University: Lecturer in Law 1995; Senior Lecturer 2000; Associate Professor 2004; Full Professor 2008
Visiting Professor, Columbia Law School 2002-2003; Visiting
Professor, Fordham Law School,2003-2004; Visiting Professor University
of Miami Law School (Fall 2008);
Lawyering for the Rule of Law: Government Lawyers and the Rise of Judicial Power in Israel (Cambridge Un. Press, 2014)
The Boundaries of Social Transformation through Litigation: Women's and LGBT Rights in Israel, 1970-2010 (Isr. L. Rev. 2014)
The Different Effect of Cognitive Bias on Different Decision Types - An Experimental Study on Government Procurement, 45 Mishpatim (HU Law Rev.) (2014) (with Omer Dekel)
Solving the Counter-majoritarian Difficulty? 11 I-CON: International Journal of Constitutional Law (2013 with Or Bassok)
Non Delegation and the Revised Principle of Legality, 42 Mishpatim 379-447 (2012)
Making Consistency Consistent, 57(4) Administrative Law Review (2005)
Legal Defeats - Political Wins: Why Do Elected Representative Go to Court? 38 (1) Comparative Political Studies 75-103 (2005) (with Menachem Hofnung)
The Spillover Effect of Bills of Rights: A Comparative Assessment of the Impact of Bills of Rights on Courts in Canada and Israel, American Journal of Comparative Law 293-342 (2005)
Campaign Finance Reform and the Social Inequality Paradox, 37 (4) Michigan Journal of Law Reform 955-1015 (2004)
Judicial Rhetoric, Government Lawyers and Human Rights: The Case of the Israeli High Court of Justice during the Intifada, 33 (2) Law and Society Review (1999) 319-364
Do the 'Haves' Still Come Out Ahead? Resource Inequalities in Ideological Courts: The Case of the Israeli High Court of Justice, 33(4) Law and Society Review (1999) 401-425
Why Administrators Should Be Bound by Their Policies, 17 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (1997) 23-41; Should Prosecutorial Discretion Enjoy Special Treatment in Judicial Review: A Comparative Analysis of the Law in England and in Israel,  Public Law 513-531
National University of Singapore
Michael Ewing-Chow is an Associate Professor and the WTO Chair at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS). He has a First Class Honours degree in law from NUS and a Masters from Harvard Law School. Michael worked in Allen & Gledhill before joining NUS where he started the first World Trade Law course in Singapore and was involved in the negotiations for some of Singapore's early FTAs. He has been a consultant to the Singapore Government, the ADB, ASEAN, UNCTAD, the World Bank and the WTO. Michael has advised government officials all over the world on trade and investment law as well as corporate governance. He also assisted the Singapore Company Law Reform and Frameworks Committee in 2001 with a major overhaul of corporate law and in 2008 was appointed to a Working Group of the Steering Committee to review of the Companies Act. He has taught in a number of universities in Asia, Europe and Latin America. Michael also co-founded aidha, an NGO which provides financial education and microfinance opportunities for domestic migrant workers. For his work, he was the awarded the Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2007. He has received several Teaching Excellence Awards and was awarded the Inspiring Mentor Award in 2009.
EWING-CHOW, Michael and LOSARI, Junianto James. "A Clash of Treaties: The Lawfulness of Countermeasures in International Trade Law and International Investment Law"
Journal of World Investment & Trade 16 (2015) 274-313
EWING-CHOW, Michael and LOSARI, Junianto James. "Which is to be the Master? Extra-Arbitral Interpretative Procedures for IIAs"
Jean E. Kalicki and Anna Joubin-Bret (eds), Reshaping the Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Journeys for the 21st Century (Brill Nijhoff 2015), 91-114
EWING-CHOW, Michael, LOSARI, Junianto James and VILARASAU SLADE, Melania. "The facilitation of trade by the rule of law: the cases of Singapore and ASEAN"
Connecting to Global Market (Geneva: WTO Publications, 2014) | Marion Jansen, M.S. Jailab, and Maarten Smeets (eds)
EWING-CHOW, Michael. "Coherence, convergence and consistency in international investment law"
Prospects in International Investment Law and Policy, Roberto Echandi & Pierre Sauve eds. | New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013
EWING-CHOW, Michael and ANTONI, Alvaro. "Trade and Investment Convergence and Divergence: Revisiting the North American Sugar War"
Latin American Journal of International Trade Law | Vol. 1, Issue 1, Year 2013 p. 315
EWING-CHOW, Michael, GOH, Alex W. S. and KOLSE PATIL, Akshay "Are Asian WTO Members Using the WTO DSU 'Effectively'?"
Journal of International Economic Law 2013
Michael Ewing-Chow "First Do No Harm: Rethinking Trade Sanctions and Human Rights in the context of Myanmar and the WTO" Journal of International Human Rights (2007)
Michael Ewing-Chow "Thesis, Antithesis and Synthesis: Investor Protection in BITs, WTO and FTAs" University of New South Wales Law Journal (2007)
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Miriam Gur Ayre is a professor at the law Faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her fields of interest include: Criminal Law: Justifications of Punishment, Theoretical Foundation of Criminal Liability, Criminal Law Defenses, Constitutional Restraints on Criminal Liability, Human Dignity and the Criminal law, The Overuse of the Criminal Law in Time of Crisis.
Education and Academic Appointments
LL.B. Faculty of Law, Hebrew University (first in class) 1975
D. Jur. Faculty of Law, Hebrew University (summa cum laude) 1981
Full Professor 2003
Service at Other Academic Institutions
Visiting Fellow, University College, Oxford, England 1984-1985
Visiting Scholar, University of California Berkeley, USA 2001-2003
Summer 2009 Visiting Scholar, Criminal Justice Ethics College, CUNY, N.Y.
Summer 2010 Visiting Scholar, N.Y.U.
Grants and Prizes
ISF - Israel Science Foundation grant (with Mordechai Kremnitzer)
Rabin center for Israeli Research 2001-2003
GIF - German Israeli Foundation 2006-2009
Sussman's Prize for best legal publication of the year 1985
The Israeli bar's prize for special academic achievements 2005
Actio Libera in Causa in Criminal Law, (Harry Sacher Institute, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 1984) 103 pp. (in English)
Conflict of Laws at the Criminal Law: Duress under International Criminal Law as a Test-Case, Essays on Law in Honour of Levontin, 477-498 (2013) (in Hebrew)
"Human Dignity of Offenders: a Limitation on Substantive Criminal Law" Journal of Criminal Law and Philosophy (2012)
Constitutional Control of Criminal Prohibitions Affecting Human Dignity or Liberty: German and Israeli Perspectives" (together with Thomas Weigend) 44 Isr. L. Rev. 2011, 63-90, (2011)
"The Protection of Human Dignity in Interrogations - Reflections in Light of Recent German and Israeli Experiences" (together with Florian Jessberger), 44 Isr. L. Rev. 229-262 (2011)
"Justifying the Distinction between Justifications and Excuses" 5 Journal of Criminal Law and Philosophy, 293-313 (2011)
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University of Melbourne
Jürgen Kurtz is the Director of the International Investment Law Program of the Institute for International Law and the Humanities (IILAH) at Melbourne Law School. He researches and teaches in international economic law. Jürgen's research has been cited in international arbitral jurisprudence and he acts as a consultant to governmental and intergovernmental agencies, including the United Nations and the World Bank. Jürgen is a Global Faculty Member at the Academy of International Trade and Investment Law in Macau, Universidade Católica Law School in Lisbon, Universitat de Barcelona in Spain and the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London. In 2010, he was appointed Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute of Florence.
J. Kurtz, 'The intersections between international trade and investment law: Mapping a research agenda' in J. Calamita N, D. Earnest, M. Burgstaller (ed), The Future of ICSID and the Place of Investment Treaties in International Law (2013) 165-184.
J. Kurtz, 'Delineating primary and secondary rules on necessity at international law' in T. Broude, Y. Shany (ed), Multi-Sourced Equivalent Norms in International Law (2011) 231-258.
A. Van Aaken and J. Kurtz, 'Emergency measures and international investment law: How far can States go?' in K. Sauvant (ed), Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy 2009-2010 (2010) 505-537.
J. Kurtz, 'The merits and limits of comparativism: National treatment in international investment law and the WTO' in S. Schill (ed), International Investment Law and Comparative Public Law (2010) 243-278.
K. Van Der Borght and J. Kurtz, 'Developing countries and the troubling disparity between bilateral, regional and WTO commitments: The case of the new US-Vietnam Trade Agreement' in Essays on the future of the WTO: Finding a new balance (2003) 200-240.
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University of Fribourg
Av. de Beauregard 13
Professor Marcel Niggli earned his doctoral degree (Ph.D.) and his
Habilitation from the University of Zurich. He is a full Professor of
criminal law and philosophy of law at the University of Fribourg and was previously dean of the law faculty. He has taught philosophy and
sociology of law, criminology as well as criminal law, specifically
business crimes. His research interests and publications include white
collar crime, corporate criminal responsibility, but also racial
discrimination and its criminal prosecution as well as the philosophy of
language and pragmatism.
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Georgetown Law and University of Fribourg
600 New Jersey Avenue N.W.
Professor Franz Werro teaches and researches in different fields of private law, including the law of obligations, European Private Law and Comparative Law at the University of Fribourg and the Georgetown University Law Center. He has been a visiting professor at the Cornell Law School (Ithaca, NY), the Universita degli Studi di Trieste, the Scuola Superiore Santa Anna (Pisa), and at the universities of Geneva, Lausanne, Pau, Bordeaux, Paris I and Tel-Aviv. He has also been teaching for a number of years with the Tulane Summer law program in Paris. In 2009, he was a lecturer at the International University College of Torino and at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg. During the academic year 2009/2010, he was the academic co-director of the Center for Transnational Leagal Studies, in London. Professor Werro acts as an arbitrator and as a consultant in international commercial disputes. He is on the governing board of a number of Swiss and European Journals and is involved in different projects of continuing legal education in Switzerland. Since 2014, he took the academic co-direction of the American Journal of Comparative Law. He has recently published a treatise on Swiss tort law, a number of essays on the impact of EC law on national private law, and a monograph (with Professor Vernon Palmer) on European Tort Law, which focuses on strict liability and is part of the Common Core project in Torino.
Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress
Franz Werro, Le pouvoir du juge dans l'application du droit, (forthcoming).
Franz Werro & Joseph Page, Protection of Privacy: Some Comparisons, (forthcoming).
2 European Private Law: A Handbook (Franz Werro & Mauro Bussani eds., Bern, Switz.: Stämpfli 2014). [BOOK]
Code des Obligations I (Franz Werro & Luc Thévenoz eds., Basel, Switz.: Helbing Lichtenhahn 2d ed. 2012). [BOOK]
Franz Werro, Le droit des contrats: jurisprudence fédérale choisie et annotée [The Law of Contracts: Select Annotated Federal Jurisprudence] (Berne, Switz.: Stämpfli2012).
Book Chapters and Collected Works
Franz Werro & Eric Mittereder, Products Liability in the European Union: A Story of Unity or Plurality?, in 2 European Private Law: A Handbook 145-178 (Franz Werro & Mauro Bussani eds., Berne, Switz.: Stämpfli2014). [BOOK]
Franz Werro, What Is To Be Gained from Comparative Research and Teaching? Thoughts for an Ideal Agenda, in Cross Border Research and Transnational Teaching Under Lisbon 7-21 (Christine Godt ed., Oijsterweik, Neth.: Wolf Legal Publishers 2013).
Eyal Zamir is a professor at the Law faculty of Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His fields of interest include: Contract and Commercial Law and Theory; Economic and Behavioral Analysis of Law; Law and Normative Ethics; Empirical Legal Studies.
Visiting Positions include: Harvard Law School, 1990-91 (visiting researcher); Yale Law School, 1996-97 (visiting scholar); NYU School of Law, 2005-06 (senior global research fellow); University of Georgetown Law Center, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2012 (visiting professor); UCLA School of Law, Fall 2010 (visiting professor); University of Zürich (April 2011) (visiting professor); Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena (July 2012) (visiting professor).
Academic awards include: the Y. Sussman Law Prize (1988); Rothschild Fellowship for advanced studies (1990-91); Fulbright Researcher Award (1990-91); Yigal Alon Fellowship (1991-94); The Hebrew University President's Prize for Excellent Young Scholar, named after Yoram Ben Porat (1994, first recipient); the Zeltner Prize (for Senior Scholar, 2011); the Rector Prize for Excellence in Research, Teaching, and Participation in the Life of the Academic Community (2013); Justice Shneor Zalman Cheshin Prize for Academic Excellence in Law (for senior scholar) (2014).
"Private Claims to Property Rights in the Future Israeli-Palestinian Settlement", 89 American Journal of International Law 295-340 (1995) (with E. Benvenisti)
"The Inverted Hierarchy of Contract Interpretation and Supplementation", 97 Columbia Law Review 801-93 (1997)
"The Efficiency of Paternalism", 84 Virginia Law Review 229-86 (1998)
"The Missing Interest: Restoration of the Contractual Equivalence", 93 Virginia Law Review 59-138 (2007)
"Law, Morality, and Economics: Integrating Moral Constraints with Economic Analysis of Law", 96 California Law Review 323-91 (2008) (with B. Medina)
Law, Economics, and Morality 363 pp. (Oxford University Press, 2010) (with B. Medina)
"Revisiting the Debate over Attorneys' Contingent Fees: A Behavioral Analysis," 39 Journal of Legal Studies 245-88 (2010) (with I. Ritov)
"Loss Aversion, Omission Bias, and the Burden of Proof in Civil Litigation", 41 Journal of Legal Studies 165-207 (2012) (with I. Ritov)
"Affirmative Action and other Group Tradeoff Policies: Identifiability of the Adversely Affected People" 125 Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 50 (2014) (with I. Ritov)
The Oxford Handbook of Behavioral Economics and the Law (Oxford University Press, 2014) (co-edited with D. Teichman)
Law, Psychology, and Morality: The Role of Loss Aversion (Oxford University Press, 2015).