David P. Stewart, Professor from Practice, Center Co-Director
B.A., Princeton; M.A., J.D., Yale; LL.M., New York University
Areas of Expertise: Criminal Law and Procedure, Human Rights Law, International Law, National Security, Military, War and Peace, and Foreign Relations Law
Professor Stewart joined the faculty as Visiting Professor of Law following his retirement from the U. S. Department of State, where he served as Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law. Previously he had been Assistant Legal Adviser 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. Before joining the government, he was in private practice with Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine in commercial and antitrust litigation. He was Adjunct Professor for over 25 years and received Georgetown’s Charles Fahy award for distinguished adjunct faculty teaching in 2003-2004.
Prof. Stewart is President of the American Branch of the International Law Association and a member of the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law and the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law. He serves as one of the Reporters working on the Restatement (Fourth), Foreign Relations Law of the United States. He previously served on the Executive Council of the ABA’s Section of International Law and the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law. From 2008-2016 he was a member of the Inter-American Juridical Committee, which advises the Organization of American States on juridical matters of an international nature and promotes the progressive development and codification of international law.
Professor Stewart co-directs the Global Law Scholars Program, directs the Center on Transnational Business and the Law, and teaches courses in public and private international law, foreign relations law, international immunities, international criminal law and civil litigation. He co-edited the multi-volume Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law for the years 1990-2003.With Professors Luban and O’Sullivan, he co-authored International and Transnational Criminal Law (Aspen 2nd ed., 2014). He is a co-author of the Nutshell on International Human Rights (5th ed. 2017).
Don S. De Amicis, Professor, LL.M. Program
B.A., Harvard College; J.D., Harvard Law School
Areas of Expertise: International Business and Investment; International Finance; International Law; International Trade; Comparative and Foreign Law
Professor De Amicis has been teaching at Georgetown University Law Center since 2014, and is a co-director of Georgetown’s Center on Transnational Business and the Law. His teaching and research focusses on legal and policy issues involving transnational business, including commercial law development. He is a member of tribunals of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Inter-American Development Bank that hear appeals of cases involving corruption, fraud and collusion and is involved in international dispute resolution as an independent arbitrator and mediator.
Professor De Amicis previously served as Executive Director of the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade, a commercial law reform institute, a Professor of Practice at the University of Arizona Law School, and a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study. From 2011 to 2014, he was General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. government’s international development finance institution that supports private sector investment in infrastructure through project finance and political risk insurance.
For 25 years prior to OPIC, he was a partner at Ropes & Gray LLP, an international law firm, with a practice that focused on corporate, finance, and restructuring matters. Professor De Amicis has long been active in the American Bar Association and its rule of law initiatives; he served as chair of the ABA Section of International Law and is currently serving on the ABA’s Middle East and North Africa Rule of Law Initiative Board.
Barry E. Carter, Professor of Law
The late and much beloved Professor Barry E. Carter was the creator and first director of the Center on Transnational Business and the Law. He was well known for his distinguished legal career in both the academe and public service. He graduated with an A.B. from Stanford University, a Masters from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs, and a J.D. from Yale. Before joining the faculty at Georgetown Law in 1979, he served in various capacities as an Army officer, Pentagon program analyst, and with Henry Kissinger on the National Security Council. In 1993, Professor Carter took a sabbatical to work as the deputy under secretary of the Department of Commerce for Export Administration where he enforced trade and nonproliferation laws. Throughout his career, the Professor was not only known for his many achievements, but also his dedication to his students and his community. The Professor will surely be missed not only by his colleagues at Georgetown Law, but by all those who had the privilege to know him.