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Allegra McLeod is Associate Professor of Law and her research and teaching interests include criminal law and procedure, immigration law, international and comparative law, and legal and political theory. She practiced immigration and criminal law at the California-Mexico border as an Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellow and staff attorney with the ABA Immigration Justice Project, an organization she helped to create. Her publications appear in the Georgetown Law Journal, California Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Yale Law & Policy Review, Harvard Unbound, and American Criminal Law Review.

Alvaro Santos is Professor of Law and teaches and writes in the areas of international trade, economic development, drug policy, and transnational labor law. He served as co-director of the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London for 2014-2015. Professor Santos regularly teaches at Harvard's Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) and Georgetown's WTO Academy. His recent scholarship examines how emerging countries may expand their regulatory policy space for development in the international trade regime.

Andrew Schoenholtz is Professor from Practice and he serves as Director of the Center for Applied Legal Studies (Asylum Clinic) and of the Human Rights Institute. He also serves as the Deputy Director of Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of International Migration. He has taught courses on Refugee Law and Policy, Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies, and Immigration Law and Policy, as well as a practicum on the rights of detained immigrants. He previously served as Deputy Director of the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, and he has conducted fact-finding missions in Haiti, Cuba, Ecuador, Germany, Croatia, Bosnia, Malawi, and Zambia to study root causes of forced migration, refugee protection, long-term solutions to mass migration emergencies, and humanitarian relief operations. Professor Schoenholtz researches and writes regularly on refugee law and policy.

Carlos Vazquez is Professor of Law and he writes and teaches primarily in the areas of international law, constitutional law, and federal courts. His more recent scholarly articles include The Abiding Exceptionalism of Foreign Relations Doctrine in Harvard Law Review, Things We Do with Presumptions: Reflections on Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum in Notre Dame Law Review, and Alien Tort Claims and the Status of Customary International Law in the American Journal of International Law.  From 2000 to 2003, he was the United States member of the Inter-American Juridical Committee, the organ of the Organization of American States responsible for juridical matters and for promoting the progressive development and codification of international law in the Americas.

Charles Abernathy is Professor of Law and he works in the fields of civil rights and comparative law. He is the author of Civil Rights and Constitutional Litigation (2012), the first edition of which was the first modern casebook on federal civil rights statutes. He authored or co-authored Supreme Court briefs in major civil rights cases while serving at the Southern Poverty Law Center, including the brief for Sharon Frontiero in Frontiero v. Richardson. In comparative law Professor Abernathy focuses on the philosophical and practical issues related to conceptualization of the legal process in common law and civil law countries. He specializes in teaching American law to students from foreign legal backgrounds and is the author of Law in the United States (2006), and Law as an Item of Trade, in A Revolution in the International Rule of Law: Essays in Honor of Don Wallace Jr.

Charles Gustafson is Professor of Law and his teaching and research interests focus on tax law and policy and international law. He teaches Tax I, International Tax Planning, International Business Transactions, International Law, and The Art of the Washington Lawyer. He is the author of articles on taxation and international law issues, co-author of three casebooks on taxation, has been active in various committees on tax and international law of the American Bar Association and the American Law Institute, and serves as an arbitrator in domestic and international contract disputes. Professor Gustafson has lectured on matters of international importance, taught courses for the Internal Revenue Service, and served for five and a half years as the Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs.

Chris Brummer is Professor of Law and faculty director of the Institute of International Economic Law.  Professor Brummer lectures widely on finance and global governance, public and private international law, market microstructure and international trade. His scholarship includes the book Minilateralism: How Trade Alliances, Soft Law and Financial Engineering are Redefining Economic Statecraft (2014) and articles in leading academic journals. Professor Brummer is also the C. Bodyen Gray Fellow on Global Finance and Growth and the Atlantic Council, senior fellow at the Milken Institute and a member of the National Adjudicatory Council of FINRA, the independent securities regulator empowered by Congress to regulate broker dealers and exchanges.

David Koplow is Professor of Law and he specializes in the areas of public international law and national security law. His principal courses have been International Law I, a seminar in the area of arms control, non-proliferation and terrorism, and the pro-seminar for LL.M. students in national security law. Most of his scholarly writing concentrates on the intersection between international law and U.S. constitutional law, especially in the areas of arms control and national security and treaty negotiation and implementation. His recent scholarly articles include Nuclear Arms Control by a Pen and a Phone: Effectuating the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Without Ratification, A Nuclear Kellogg-Briand Pact: Proposing a Treaty for the Renunciation of Nuclear War as an Instrument of National Policy, and What Would Zero Look Like? A Treaty for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons.

David Stewart is Professor from Practice as well as Director of the Global Law Scholars Program and Co-Director of the Center on Transnational Business and the Law. He teaches courses in public and private international law, foreign relations law, international immunities, and international criminal law and civil litigation. He previously served in the U. S. Department of State as Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law, for Diplomatic Law and Litigation, for African Affairs, for Human Rights and Refugees, for Law Enforcement and Intelligence, and for International Claims and Investment Disputes, as well as Special Assistant to the Legal Adviser.

Edith Brown Weiss is Francis Cabell Brown Professor of International Law and active in public international, environmental, water resources, and environment/trade law. Her courses include International Environmental Law and International Law Seminars on Poverty Reduction and Accountability and on Water Resources Law. Professor Brown Weiss is the author of numerous articles and books, including International Law for a Water-Scarce World, Engaging Countries: Strengthening Compliance with International Environmental Accords, and In Fairness to Future Generations, International Law, Common Patrimony and Intergenerational Equity, which received the ASIL Certificate of Merit Award.  

Franz Werro is Professor of Law and a member of the Faculté de droit of the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He teaches and researches in different fields of private law, including the law of obligations, European private law, and comparative law. His scholarship includes the second edition of his treatise on tort law, a number of essays on the impact of EU law on national private law, a monograph on European tort law, as well as articles on comparative and transnational legal studies. He also serves as co-editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Comparative Law and as academic co-director at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies on behalf of Georgetown Law in the 2015-2016 academic year.

James Feinerman is James M. Morita Professor of Asian Legal Studies and Co-Director of Georgetown Law Asia. His recent scholarly publications include The Chinese - Aren't They "Human"?; The Dian Transaction: Family, Property, and Violence in China; and Two Decades of Delinquency: Chinese Approaches to the Problem of Juvenile Delinquency. He is co-editor of The Limits of the Rule of Law in China and co-author of China After the WTO: What You Need to Know Now. He teaches Corporations and the Asian Law and Policy Studies seminar.

Jane Stromseth is Professor of Law and she teaches and writes in the fields of constitutional law, international law, human rights, international security, and post-conflict reconstruction. She is co-author of Can Might Make Rights? Building the Rule of Law After Military Interventions (2006); editor of Accountability for Atrocities: National and International Responses (2003); and author of The Origins of Flexible Response: The Debate Over NATO Strategy in the 1960s (1988). Professor Stromseth has served in government as Director for Multilateral and Humanitarian Affairs at the National Security Council and as an Attorney-Adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State.

John Mikhail is Professor of Law and his research interests include torts, criminal law, constitutional law, international law, jurisprudence, moral and legal philosophy, legal history, and law and cognitive science. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Cornell University and was a Lecturer and Research Affiliate in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His scholarship includes the book Elements of Moral Cognition: Rawls' Linguistic Analogy and the Cognitive Science of Moral and Legal Judgment, which is a revised and expanded version of his Ph.D dissertation on "Rawls' Linguistic Analogy." His publications have also appeared in a wide range of scholarly journals, including Stanford Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Law and History Review, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Psychology of Learning and Motivation, and Archiv fur Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie.

Julie Rose O'Sullivan is Professor of Law and she is a recognized expert on the federal sentencing guidelines and white collar criminal law. She has written many articles and the leading casebook on white-collar crime and her scholarship also focuses on cross-border criminality and law enforcement. Professor O’Sullivan, with Professors David Luban and David Stewart, published a casebook on International and Transnational Criminal Law. She has taught international criminal law in London and Dublin as well as at Georgetown.

Lama Abu-Odeh is Professor of Law and her recent scholarship focuses on Islam and feminism. Her recent publications include Egypt's New Constitution: The Islamist Difference, in Constitutional Secularism in an Age of Religious Revival, and Of Wife and the Domestic Servant in the Arab World. She previously worked as consulting assistant professor at Stanford Law School, where she taught Criminal Law, Comparative Family Law, Islamic Law, and a seminar entitled "Nations, Races, and Religion." Professor Abu-Odeh was also a writing instructor in the Graduate Program and Coordinator of Special Academic Projects, Islamic Legal Studies Program, at Harvard Law School, and she worked at the World Bank as legal counsel in the Middle East/North Africa Division, Legal Department.

Laura Donohue is Professor of Law and Director of Georgetown’s Center on National Security and the Law and Director of the Center on Privacy and Technology. Professor Donohue writes on U.S. Constitutional Law, American and British legal history, and national security and counterterrorist law in the United States and United Kingdom. Her scholarship includes the forthcoming book The Future of Foreign Intelligence (2016), focusing on the Fourth Amendment and surveillance in a digital world. Her past books include The Cost of Counterterrorism: Power, Politics, and Liberty (2008) that looked at the impact of American and British counterterrorist law on life, liberty, property, privacy, and free speech, and Counterterrorist Law and Emergency Law in the United Kingdom 1922-2000 (2007) that concentrated on measures introduced to address violence in Northern Ireland.  

Milton Regan is McDevitt Professor of Jurisprudence and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession. His work focuses on ethics, the legal profession, corporations, and national security. His publications include Confidence Games: Lawyers, Accountants, and the Tax Shelter Industry (MIT Press 2014); Legal Ethics and Corporate Practice; Eat What You Kill: The Fall of a Wall Street Lawyer; and of two books on family law in liberal and communitarian theory. 

Philomila Tsoukala is Associate Professor of Law and her research interests focus on the comparative position of family law in the political economy of western liberal states, with a special emphasis on the gendered character of the legal regulation of the family and the market. She teaches Family Law I, European Union Law, Legal Justice, and a seminar on the legal regulation of the Family and the Market. She is co-editor of Professor Judith Areen’s Family Law casebook. Her recent scholarly articles include Household Regulation and European Integration: The Family Portrait of a Crisis; Euro Zone Crisis Management and the New Social Europe; Narratives of the European Crisis and the Future of (Social) Europe; and Marrying Family Law to the Nation.

Rosa Brooks is Professor of Law and she teaches courses on international law, national security, constitutional law, and other subjects. She writes a weekly column for Foreign Policy and serves as a Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation. In July 2011, she received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service for her work as Counselor to Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy. During her time at the Defense Department, Professor Brooks founded the Office for Rule of Law and International Humanitarian Policy, and led a major overhaul of the Defense Department's strategic communication and information operations efforts. Her scholarship includes numerous journal articles on international law, failed states, post-conflict reconstruction and the rule of law, human rights, terrorism and the law of war.

Susan Deller Ross is Professor of Law and Director of the International Women's Human Rights Clinic. Her scholarship includes the books “Women's Human Rights: The International and Comparative Law Casebook,” “Sex Discrimination and the Law,” and “The Rights of Women.” She has written or edited many articles on women’s human rights violations, such as sexual harassment, domestic violence, polygamy, denial of inheritance rights, and lack of access to contraception.  She served as Reporter to the Uniform Law Commission’s Drafting Committee for the Uniform Act on Prevention of and Remedies for Human Trafficking (2013).  She also was Co-Chair, Special Committee on Gender, of the D.C. Circuit Task Force on Gender, Race, and Ethnic Bias.  Before coming to Georgetown, she worked at the US DOJ Civil Rights Division as Special Counsel for Sex Discrimination Litigation; at the ACLU Women’s Rights Project as its Clinical Director; and at the EEOC.

Yvonne Tew is Associate Professor of Law and she teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law and comparative constitutional law. Her scholarship has been published in the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, the Cambridge Law Journal, and several Commonwealth law journals. Her book on constitutional adjudication in Southeast Asia is forthcoming in 2016 with Oxford University Press.

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