Visiting Researchers are a valuable part of the Georgetown Law community. Our current visitors include:
Daniel Almeida is visiting from Brazil where he is Director of International Relations, Full Professor of Law and International Relations and Post-Doctoral Researcher at Universidade do Sagrado Coracao, Sao Paulo. His research focuses on the diplomatic relations between Brazil and the U.S. in the Digital Age - Juridical Challenges and Opportunities. His visit continues through July 1, 2017.
Marie Joseph Ayissi is visiting from Cameroon where he is Human Rights Officer, Office of the United Nations of High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva. His research aims to understand how Western and Central African countries participate in the system of individual complaints for human rights violations and how the UN can enhance the rule of law domestically. His visit continues through September 1, 2017.
Alexander Benecke is visiting from Germany where he is a research fellow at Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main/Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter. His research will focus on enforcement deficits in privacy law and potential instruments to reduce those deficits efficiently. His visit continues through Nov. 30, 2016.
Felix Vega Borrego is visiting from Spain where he is an Associate Professor of Tax Law at Autonomous University of Madrid. His research consists of analyzing the limitation on benefits clauses (LOB) rule in tax treaties in light of the US Model Tax Convention, US tax treaties and Action 6 of the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Plan. His visit continues through December 31, 2016.
Sanderjin Duquet is visiting from Belgium where she is a PhD candidate and researcher at the University of Leuven. Her research focuses on the interactions between the European Union and international diplomatic and consular law. Her visit continues through December 16, 2016.
Mete Erdem is a visitor who is originally from Turkey where he is also an assistant professor at Inonu University. His research focuses on environmental protection in times of armed conflict. His visit continues through February 27, 2017.
Thalia Gonzalez is a visitor from California where she is Associate Professor and Department Chair of the Politics Department at Occidental College. Her research will focus on two works-in-progress; The Art of Justice: Human Rights Advocacy in Practice and Restorative Justice from the Margins to the Center: The Emergence of a New Norm in School Discipline, as well as a review of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Commission documents for a future manuscript. Her visit continues through May 31, 2017.
Amina Hassani is visiting from France where she is a PhD Candidate at Sciences Po Law School. Her research will explore discourse surrounding international arbitration and identify two mythical dimensions. Her visit continues through August 15, 2017.
Lars Hornuf is visiting from Germany where he is Associate Professor of Law and Economics, University of Trier, Germany. His research focuses on Internet based financial innovations with particular focus on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending, social trading, robo advice and private wealth management. His visit continues through April 15, 2017.
Su Jin Jung is a visitor from South Korea where she is a Judge at the Seoul Southern District Court and a professor at the Judicial Research and Training Institute. Her research is in the area of bankruptcy law and trustees avoidance powers. Her visit continues through February 28, 2017.
Judge Ken Kaiami is a Visiting Judicial Researcher from Japan where he is a Judge of Sapporo District and Family Courts. His main interest is in researching the civil trial system of the U.S. and establishing new practices in his court under the newly revised Japanese Code of Civil Procedure. His visit continues through July of 2017.
Chong Kun Kim is a visitor from South Korea where he is a Judge in the Suwon District Court. His research focuses on international trade law, specifically in the US and South Korea. His visit continues through December 18, 2016.
Kyunghee Kim is a visitor from South Korea where she is Vice President, Secretariat of Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative, Ministry of Finance. Her research focuses on the legal frame for start-ups and venture incubation policy. Her visit continues through June 30, 2017.
Najeong Kim is a visitor from South Korea where she is an Associate Attorney with Shin & Kim. She will conduct comparative research between the constitutional restructuring system of South Korea and the United States. Her visit continues through August 31, 2017.
Hakjin Lee is a visitor from Korea where he is a Senior Associate at Kim & Chang. His research will focus on a comparative study of US and Korean laws on baking, securities and capital market participation. His visit continues through July 31, 2017.
Mosi Li is a visitor from China where she is an associate professor at the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics. Her research is in the area of international trade regulation. Her visit continues through January 14, 2017.
Nicolas Luco is a visitor from Chile where he is a professor of Civil Procedure and Legal Ethics at Universidad Catolica de Chile. His research focuses on the different strategies and techniques for teaching legal ethics and professional responsibility and their relative effectiveness at a theoretical and practical level. His visit continues through July 12, 2017.
Lan Ma is visiting from China where she is pursuing her PhD in law at the University of International Business and Economics. Her research is focused on investment cooperation and regulatory coherence between China and the U.S. Her visit continues through July 1, 2017.
Maria da Graca Canto Moniz is visiting from Portugal where she is a PhD candidate at the New University of Lisbon School of Law and FCT Research Fellow. Her research is focused on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT's) and the latest challenges regarding the recent data protection law package approved by the European Union. Her visit continues through December 15, 2016.
Paulo Saguato is Italian and visiting from London where he is currently an LSE Fellow in Financial Regulation at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research will offer a broad theory of what distinguishes systemically important financial market utilities, with a focus on clearinghouses (CCPs), from ordinary companies, and an analysis on the ramifications of how these firms are understood and regulated. His visit continues through July 31, 2017.
Mi Kyeong Song is a visitor from Korea where she is a Judge in the Civil Division of Seoul's Central District Court. Her area of study is Corporate and Fair Trade Law and her research will focus on the econometric methods of damage appraisal and the establishment of corresponding legal standards in U.S. case law. Her visit continues through June 30, 2017.
Alessandro Turina is visiting from Italy where he is an Adjunct Lecturer in International Tax Law at Bocconi University, Milan. His research will focus on international tax cooperation and developing countries. His visit continues through October 31, 2016.
Diane Webber, an S.J.D. Georgetown Law alumna, is visiting from the U.K. where she is a Non-Resident Associate Fellow, Henry Jackson Society. Her research will focus on a comparative analysis of civil liberty aspects of countering violent extremism and terror financing. Her visit continues through August 31, 2017.
Ose Brave Ehimare Widmer is a dual national, Swiss/Nigerian, visiting from the University of Bern, Switzerland, where she is a PhD candidate in Criminal Law and Criminology. Her research involves the legal implications of creative accounting under Swiss and American criminal law. Her visit continues through March 18, 2017.
Qing Zhang is a visitor from China where he is a Professor of Law, Center of Law and Economics, for China University of Political Science and Law. His research focuses on the use of the regulatory licensing regime in the U.S Health System and its implications for China's law. His visit continues through June 30, 2017.