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 2015 Faculty

Mia Caielli

University of Torino


Brief Bio

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.   

Representative Publications


- Cittadini e giustizia  costituzionale. Contributo allo studio dell'actio popularis (Torino:  Giappichelli, 2015).

- Le azioni positive nel costituzionalismo contemporaneo (Napoli: Jovene, 2008).   

Recent Articles:

- 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).

Jorge Castineira Jerez

ESADE Law School


Av. de Pedralbes, 60-62
08034 Barcelona - Spain

Brief Bio

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.

Representative Publications

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) ( [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 família: Materials de les Dissetenes Jornades de Dret català a Tossa. Documenta Universitaria, Girona, 605-615 (2013) [Change of circumstances and inefficacy of prenuptial agreements]

Yoav Dotan

Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Brief Bio

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 Positions:

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, [1997] Public Law 513-531

Michael Ewing-Chow

National University of Singapore


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

Brief Bio

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)

Miri Gur-Arye

Hebrew University of Jerusalem




Brief Bio

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)

Recent Publications

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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Jürgen Kurtz  (Academic Co-Director)

(for the Spring 2016 profile, please click here)

University of Melbourne



Brief Bio

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.   

Representative Publications

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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Marcel Niggli

University of Fribourg


Av. de Beauregard 13
1700 Freiburg CH

Brief Bio

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. 

Franz Werro (Academic Co-Director)

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Georgetown Law and University of Fribourg


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

Brief Bio

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).

Recent Scholarship

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

Hebrew University


Mount Scopus
Jerusalem 91905


Brief Bio

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).

Representative Publications

"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).


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