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Visiting Researchers and Scholars, Dean Rusk International Law Center

Throughout its forty-year history, the Dean Rusk International Law Center at the University of Georgia School of Law has hosted, for brief or extended periods, distinguished scholars in various aspects of international, comparative, and transnational law. These visiting researchers and scholars may teach short courses, guest-lecture in law school classes, take part in workshop presentations, and pursue their own research projects. Recent visitors and researchers are listed below.

Details and an online application to become a visiting researcher or scholar are available here.

2017-18

Professor Yanying Zhang is researching “Land Takings from the Perspective of Remedy: Problems Inspection and Systems Innovation,”  funded by a grant from the Ministry of Education of China; her University of Georgia School of Law faculty sponsor is Professor Christian Turner. Zhang iserves as Professor of Law, Graduate Supervisor, Director of the Comparative Law Research Center, and Vice Dean of the Economic and Trade Law Department at Shandong University of Finance and Economics, located in Jinan, Shandong Province, in the eastern part of China.

2016-17

Dr. Javier Dondé Matutewho earned his LL.M. degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1998, and is now a Professor of International Criminal Law at Instituto Nacionale de Ciencias Penales (National Institute of Criminal Sciences) in Mexico City, Mexico, presented a work in progress, entitled “Criminal Responsibility as a Founding Principle of International Criminal Law,” as part of our International Law Colloquium Series led by Professor Harlan G. Cohen

2015-16

Dr. Daniel Blum, a postdoctoral researcher at the Vienna University of Economics and Business/Wirtschafts Universität Wien, Austria, consulted with Walter Hellerstein, Distinguished Research Professor & Francis Shackelford Distinguished Professor in Taxation Law Emeritus, on issues of international taxation, and gave a faculty presentation, “Taxation of Non-Residents: Concepts and Limitations”

Dr. Ziv Bohrer, a member of the Faculty of Law at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, taught a 1-unit course entitled “Selected Issues in International Criminal Law,” and presented to the law school faculty a paper in the same field

2014-15

Professor Kengo Itamochi, who earned his LL.M. degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2014 and is now at Associate Professor specializing in American Law at Kobe University, Kobe, Japan, conducted research on "Research on Private Incorporation to General Incorporation Law"; his University of Georgia School of Law faculty sponsors were Professors Logan Sawyer and Christian Turner

2013-14

Professor Zhingming Li, Associate Professor of Law at East China Institute of Technology, China, conducted research on "Rights of Persons with Disabilities"; faculty sponsor was University of Georgia School of Law Professor Randy Beck

Professor Oren Perez, Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law, Ramat Gan, Israel, “The Evolution of International Adjudication”

2012-13

Professor Urs Gruber, Johannes Gutenberg University, Department of Law and Economics, Mainz, Germany, “International Sales”

2011-12

Professor Michala Meiselles, Université Jean Moulin-Lyon 3, France, "International Corporation Law"

Professor Pengpeng Zhan, Associate Professor of Shanghai Finance University Law School, China, conducted research on "Corporate, Partnership, Investment Funds Laws and Related Conflicts of Laws"; University of Georgia School of Law sponsor was C. Donald Johnson, then Director of the Dean Rusk International Law Center

2010-11

Professor Li Yan, Associate Professor at Liaoning University School of Law, China, conducted research on "Comparative Land Trust Studies"; faculty sponsor was University of Georgia School of Law Professor Randy Beck

2009-10

Professor Peter Huber, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Germany, "International Sales"

Professor Kim Van der Borght, then at Faculty of Law, University of Hull, England, "World Financial Crisis"

Min Zhang, University Lecturer at Nanjing Agricultural University, China, conducted research on "International Trade, Agricultural Subsidies and the Doha Round"

Professor Xiaobo Dong, Associate Professor at Nanjing Normal University, China, conducted research on constitutional law; faculty sponsor was University of Georgia School of Law Professor Randy Beck

2008-09

Professor Harro van Asselt, then a doctoral researcher at the Department of Environmental Policy Analysis, Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, conducted research on the prospects of including trade measures in U.S. climate change legislation

2007-08

Professor Elise Poillot, then at Université Jean Moulin-Lyon 3, France, "European Union Consumer Law"

2006-07

Professor John R. Crook, George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C., "International Organizations"

Professor Kim Van der Borght, then at Faculty of Law, University of Hull, England, "International Trade"

2005-06

Professor Mathieu Cardon, Université Jean Moulin-Lyon 3, France, "European Union Competition Law" and "Introduction to European Law," September 17 - October 4, 2005

Anna Nagaeva, Chief Counsel to the Administrative Board of Judges, Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, collaborated with University of Georgia School of Law Professor Randy Beck on "The Reform of the Arbitration Court System in Russia," a two-month project supported by the U.S.-Russia Experts Forum, a joint initiative of the International Research & Exchanges Board and the U.S. Department of State

Professor Cesare P.R. Romano, now at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, "International Human Rights

Professor Kim Van der Borght, then at Faculty of Law, University of Hull, England, "Dispute Settlement in the WTO"

2003-04

Dr. Lee Ann Bambach (Georgia Law J.D. 1997), "Legal Systems in the Middle East"

Professor Daniel Joyner, now at the University of Alabama School of Law, "International Law and Security Regimes"

Professor Tony Joris, Jean Monnet Professor, Director of the Centre of European Law, Faculty of Law, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, "The EC Internal Market and the EC Policy on State Aid"

Professor Kim Van der Borght, then at Faculty of Law, University of Hull, England, "Problems of International Trade Law"

2002-03

Professor George Cavalier, Université Jean Moulin (Lyon 3), "EC Competition Law"

Professor Jean Yves de Cara, Faculty of Law, Université Jean Moulin (Lyon 3), "The United Nations System"

Professor Wojciech Kowalski, Faculty of Law, University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland, "Preservation of Cultural Heritage"

Professor Yogesh Tyagi, Faculty of Law, Jawaharlal Nehru University, "International Law of Human Rights"

Professor Tony Joris, Jean Monnet Professor, Faculty of Law, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, "The Internal Market, the Nice Treaty, and State Aids"

Professor Stefaan Smis, Faculty of Law, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, "Regional Integration in Africa"

Professor Kim Van der Borght, Faculty of Law, University of Hull, England, "WTO and Human Rights" and "Economic and Social Human Rights Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall"

2001-02

Dr. Lee Ann Bambach (Georgia Law J.D. 1997), "Laws of the Middle East"

Professor Franco Ferrari, then at the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Secretariat and Faculty of Law, University of Verona, "Vienna Convention on the International Contract for the Sale of Goods"

Professor Serge Gutwirth, Faculty of Law, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Faculty of Law, University of Rotterdam, "The International Law of Human Rights"

Professor Tony Joris, Jean Monnet Professor, Faculty of Law, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, "The European Common Market (Internal) and State Aid in the EC"

Professor Junji Nakagawa, Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, "Investment and Trade Law of Japan"

Professor Martina Rojo (Georgia Law LL.M. 2004), Faculty of Law, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina, "Consumer Protection Law"

Robert Rosenstock (d. 2004), then Chairman, International Law Commission, "Use of Force in International Law (International Law II)"

Dean Carlos Salvadores de Arzuaga, Faculty of Law Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Constitutional Law in Argentina: Current Crisis"

Karim Suratgar (Georgia Law LLM 1991) and Wang Feng, Legal Counsel, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group, and David Suratgar, Former Senior Legal Counsel World Bank, Director Morgan Grenfell Bank, Legal Consultant on International Projects, "Financing of Development Projects and Techniques for Privatization in Developing Countries"

Professor Andrea Tinoco, Faculty of Law, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Mexico City, Mexico "Commercial Law of Mexico"

Professor Yogesh Tyagi, Faculty of Law, Jawaharlal Nehru University, "The Law of the Sea"

Dr. Eduardo Valencia Ospina, Former Registrar of the International Court of Justice, "International Organizations and the International Court of Justice"

Professor Jean-Pierre Viennois, Faculty of Law, Université Jean Moulin Lyon III, "The European Community's Common Competition Policy"

2000-01

Professor Philip Alston, then Faculty of Law, European University Institute, "International Human Rights Law"

Professor Hugo Concha, Faculty of Law, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexic, "Constitutional Law in Mexico"

Professor Bart De Schutter, Faculty of Law, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, "International Dispute Settlement and Remedies in International Law"

Professor Piet Eeckhout, then at Faculty of Law, King's College, London, England, "External Trade Policy of the European Community," March 26-29, 2001.

Professor Franco Ferrari, UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Secretariat, "International Sales Law"

Jérôme Guichard, then a doctoral student at Université Jean Moulin (Lyon 3) (Lyon/UGA Exchange), researching "International Law and Non-Governmental Organizations"

Professor Larry D. Johnson, then Legal Adviser of the International Atomic Energy Agency, "International Organizations"

Professor Tony Joris, Jean Monnet Professor, Faculty of Law, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium,"Internal Market of the European Community"

Professor Charlotte Ku, then Executive Director, American Society of International Law, Washington, D.C., "Democratic Accountability and International Institutions: Using Military Force"

Professor Guillermo Moglia Claps, then at Faculty of Law, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina, "Comparative Commercial Law: Argentina/United States"

Professor Junji Nakagawa, Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, "International Investment Law in Japan"

Professor Eric Remacle (1960-2013), then Director, European Studies Institute, Université Libre de Bruxelles, "European Union/United States Relations"

Daniel K. Robyn, who earned his LL.M. degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1998, "German Civil Law"

Anne-Marie Smits, Faculty of Law, Universiteit Utrecht, research in "European and International Law"

David Suratgar, formerly Senior Legal Counsel World Bank, Director Morgan Grenfell Bank, Legal Consultant on International Projects, and Karim Suratgar (Georgia Law LLM 1991), Legal Counsel, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group, "Private Investment in Infrastructure"

Professor Boris Topornin, Director, Institute of State and Law, Moscow, Russia, "Current Developments in Russian Constitutional Law"

Professor Yogesh Tyagi, Faculty of Law, Jawaharlal Nehru University, "Law of the Sea"

Professor Kim Van der Borght, Faculty of Law, University of Hull, England, "The Right to Development in International Law"