Visiting Researchers

Visiting Researchers are a valuable part of the Georgetown Law community.  Our current visitors include:

Taylan Barin is visiting from Turkey where he is Rapporteur Judge, Constitutional Court of the Republic of Turkey and Assistant Professor, Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, Faculty of Law.  His research will focus on the constitutional amendment process that took place by referendum in April and will compare the U.S. executive authority concept and its relation with democracy for Turkey as a developing country.  His visit continues through July 8, 2018.

Seokbae Bhang is visiting from Korea by invitation of the O'Neill Institute whereby he will be engaged in independent research focusing on the protection and exchange of health information. His visit continues through December 27, 2017.

Gustavo Chies Cignachi is visiting from Brazil where he is a Federal Judge at the Federal District Court, Santa Maria RS, Brazil.  His research focuses on Michael Oakeshott's philosophical positions and his view on Rule of Law, especially in respect to the authority and limits of judicial power in state division of powers. His visit continues through July 31, 2018.

Vera Gulina is visiting from Russia where she is Associate Professor of Constitutional and Municipal Law at Northern Arctic Federal University (NArFU).  She will conduct research about applying the principles and practices of Street Law to Russia.  Her visit continues until February 28, 2018.  

Inigo Gutierrez Velasco is visiting from Spain where he is a Labor Law professor at Universidad de Zaragoza. His research aims to compare Supreme Court cases such as the Allgeyer case to the West Coast Hotel case, which marked the end of the Lochner era, with those of the Court of Justice of the European Union. His visit continues through January 31, 2018.

Theresa Huber is visiting from Germany where she is a PhD student and Research Assistant at Freshfields.  Her research will focus on "Lobbying in the legislative procedure -- a legal comparison between Germany and the US."  Her visit continues through December 20, 2017.

Sungwook Hwang is visiting from Korea where he is a Judge with the Yeongwol Branch Court of Chuncheon District Court.  His research will focus on criminal procedure, particularly the warrant requirement for relevant administrative transactions.  His visit continues through August 24, 2018.

Fernanda Kotzias is visiting from Brazil where she is a PhD candidate at Ponitificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo and an International Trade Lawyer at Veirano Advogados.  She will analyze Brazilian trade rules as it relates to international commitments and the affect of legal certainty of (non)compliance for international traders with the WTO.  Her visit continues through December 15, 2017.

Sanhae Lee is a visitor from South Korea where he is an attorney with the Korean Government Legal Service (KGLS). His research is focused on comparing the similarities and differences of various administrative activities between the U.S. and South Korea legal systems.  His visit continues through December 31, 2017.

Jongmin Lee is a visitor from South Korea where he is a Senior Associate at Kim & Chang.  He will conduct a comparative analysis of the U.S. and Korean judicial systems focusing on patent litigation, information technology and privacy issues.  His visit continues through August 31, 2018.

Seong Min Park is visiting from South Korea where he is a Public Prosecutor with the Ministry of Justice, Republic of Korea.  His research will involve a comparative analysis of the criminal justice system between the U.S. and Korea as well as practice and theory of evidence law in the U.S.  His visit continues through December 18, 2017.

Hannelore Neisten is visiting from Belgium where she is a PhD Candidate at Hasselt University.  Her research focuses on the obstacles regarding tax benefits of cross-border economically active EU-persons.  Her visit continues through December 31, 2017.

Aya Okada, a judge from the Kofu District and Family Courts, Japan, is visiting to conduct a comparative study of the legal systems of Japan and the United States.  Her research will focus primarily on civil procedures in order to explore the measures of enhancing and expediting future trials in Japan.  Her visit continues through June 30, 2018. 

Leonardo Parona is visiting from Italy where he is a PhD candidate at the University of Trento School of Law.  He is conducting a comparative analysis on public functions, private actors: testing the public/private distinction in light of recent trends in U.S. administrative law.  His visit continues through December 20, 1017.

Linlin Song is visiting from China where she is a Senior Engineer.  Her research focuses on WTO law and best practices on the domestic implementation of Technical Barriers and Phytosantary Measures in developed and developing countries.  Her visit continues through May 30, 2018.

Chan Sun is visiting from Changsha, China where she is a PhD candidate at Central South University.  She has been invited by the O'Neill Institute to conduct independent research on "The Establishment of Essential Medicines System in China's Ongoing Healthcare Reform."  Her visit continues through August 31, 2018.

Lu Yang is visiting from the PRC where he is currently a PhD student at Renmin University.  His research intends to clarify factors affecting the efficiency of minilateral cooperation especially as mulitilateralism cooperation has met gridlocks in many global governance issues.  His visit continues through July 26, 2018.

Kangle Zhang, originally from China, is visiting from Helsinki Finland where he is a PhD Candidate at the Erik Castren Institute of International Law and Human Rights Law Faculty, University of Helsinki.  His research focuses on credit rating agencies in relation to financial regulations. His visit continues through March 30, 2018.

Lizhi Zhao is visiting from Beijing where he is a PhD candidate in International Law at Peking University.  His research focuses on new development of self-determination in international law in the post-decolonization era.  His visit continues through December 15, 2017.



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