Visiting Researchers

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

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.

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.

Victoria Borkovskaya is visiting from Russia where she is Associate Professor at Moscow State University of Civil Engineering.  Her research is based on the subject of her Humphrey Fellowship which focuses on several programs including Advanced Environmental Law related to Climate Change and International Economic Law.  Her visit continues through September 10, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Rene Matteotti is visiting from Switzerland where he is Professor of Law, Chair of Swiss, European and International Tax Law at University of Zurich and Of Counsel at Baker McKenzie Zurich.  He is researching the post-BEPS transfer pricing world, with specific focus on the value chain and what it means for the US and Switzerland.  His visit continues through August 31, 2017.

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.

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. 

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.

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.



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