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Speaker Bios

Yale Law School
Doctoral Scholarship Conference

Continuity and Change:
Interrogating the Dynamics of Law and Transformation

Participants

  1. Gustavo Sampaio de A. Ribeiro
  2. Gustavo graduated with an LL.B., summa cum laude, from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro where he is a member of the Research Center for Law and Economics.  He is currently an S.J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School, where he chairs the Harvard Legal Theory Forum and is editor of Unbound: The Harvard Journal of the Legal Left.

  3. Baek Buhm-Suk
  4. Buhm-Suk graduated with an LL.B. from Seoul National University, and M.A. in International Relations from Yonsei University.  He received the Korean Society of International Law Award for his thesis on crimes of aggression in international criminal law.  He also completed an LL.M. and a J.S.D. at Cornell.  He has worked for the National Human Rights Commission of Korea and Advocates Korea, a human rights non-governmental organization.

  5. Or Bassok
  6. Or graduated from Hebrew University, Israel, with LL.B. and LL.M. degrees, and received an LL.M. from Yale Law School.  He is a J.S.D. candidate and a Robina Foundation Visiting Human Rights Fellow, both at Yale Law School.  His current research considers the decline of American constitutional law.

  7. Eugenio J. Cárdenas
  8. Eugenio graduated with an LL.B. from Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey, a J.S.M. from Stanford, and an LL.M. from Harvard.  He also holds an M.B.A. from Thunderbird School of Global Management and ITESM.  He has practiced as a corporate and commercial lawyer, and spent part of 2011 working with the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Eugenio’s research interests focus on the relationship between Latin-American and U.S. capital markets in light of their corporate and securities law and enforcement.

  9. Aparna Chandra
  10. Aparna graduated from the National Law School of India University with a B.A., LL.B., and was Chief editor of the National Law School of India Review.  She worked for the National Judicial Academy, India, holding workshops and seminars for members of the Indian judiciary.  She has also taught courses on legal interpretation and international criminal law at the National Law School of India University.   She has completed an LL.M. at Yale Law School and is currently a J.S.D. candidate.  Her research considers the role of international law in domestic constitutional adjudication.

  11. Conor Hanly
  12. Conor graduated from the National University of Ireland Galway with a B.A. in History and Law, and an LL.B.  He completed a research LL.M. degree at University College Dublin on competition law.  He completed an LL.M. at Yale Law School where he was awarded the Parker Prize for Roman Law and Legal History.  He is a faculty member at N.U.I. Galway, where he teaches criminal law, jurisprudence and a graduate model on the criminal jury.  He has published a standard textbook on Irish criminal law, and was lead researcher and co-author of Rape and Justice in Ireland.  He is currently a J.S.D. candidate at Yale Law School, where he is researching the criminal jury in Victorian England.

  13. Helen Eenmaa
  14. Helen received B.A. and LL.B. degrees from the University of Tartu, and an LL.M. from Yale Law School.  She teaches a course on legal and moral philosophy at the Department of Philosophy at Yale University.  She is currently a J.S.D. candidate at Yale law School, where her research focuses on the theoretical foundations of tort law.

  15. Hano Ernst
  16. Hano graduated from the University of Zagreb with LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees.  He has been a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Private Law.  He has published widely in the field of property law and ownership.  He was also a member of long-standing with the Republic of Croatia’s negotiating team on Accession to the European Union.  He is currently a Senior Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb.

  17. Sabrina Germain
  18. Sabrina graduated from McGill University with a B.A. in Political Science and French Literature, and from Sciences Po with a master’s degree in Economic Law and Financial Market Regulation.  She completed an LL.M. at Cornell, where she is currently a J.S.D. candidate.  He research considers the application of theories of distributive justice to the funding of health care for the chronically ill.

  19. Hanna Azbaha Haile
  20. Hanna graduated with an LL.B. from the University of Asmara, Eritrea, and with an LL.M. from Cornell.  She was for two years a Cornell Institute for African Development Fellow, and is currently a J.S.D. candidate at Cornell.  Her research interests centre on international law, especially human rights and environmental law and development.

  21. Han Liu

    Han graduated from Peking University Law School with LL.B. and LL.M. degrees, and served as editor of the Peking University Law review.  He completed an LL.M. at Yale Law School where he is currently a J.S.D. candidate.  He has served as a policy researcher for the National Development and Reform Commission and the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection.  His research focuses on the constitutionality and legitimacy of secession in modern nation-states.

  22. Anne-Claire Jamart
  23. Anne-Claire holds a Maîtrise en droit from Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, a J.D. from Cornell, and an LL.M. from the College of Europe.  She clerked at the Conseil d’État in Paris, and taught a module on American law at Ecole Normale Supérieure.  She has also practiced law in London.  She is currently a J.S.D. student at Cornell, focusing on the impact of the private sector on the evolution of the internet.

  24. Nkatha Kabira
  25. Nkatha graduated from the University of Nairobi and is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.  She has been a Research Fellow at the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, the Kenya Law Reform Commission, and the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission. Nkatha is currently an S.J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School where she is also a Teaching Fellow at Harvard Law School and Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences.  Her research explores the historical development and limitations of commissions as agents of legal and social transformation in African societies.

  26. Lisa Coleen Kerr
  27. Lisa is a member of the Bar of British Columbia and clerked for the British Columbia Court of Appeal.  She completed her LL.M. at N.Y.U., where she is currently a J.S.D. candidate.  Lisa is especially interested in prisoners’ human rights issues, and is a staff lawyer at Prisoners’ Legal Services.  She is also involved with other organizations, including the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association.  Her research considers the qualitative aspects of contemporary punishment practices in the United States and Canada.

  28. Sergio Latorre
  29. Sergio graduated with a law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Columbia, and from Cornell with an LL.M.  He is currently a J.S.D. candidate at Cornell.  His research concerns the resolution of land tenure disputes in Colombia.

  30. Karin Loevy
  31. Karin received her B.A. degree in History and Philosophy, and her LL.B., from Tel Aviv University, both magna cum laude.  She completed a dual LL.M. at N.Y.U. and the National University of Singapore, and is currently a J.S.D. candidate at N.Y.U.  She practiced law for three years in the areas of criminal administrative and constitutional litigation.  Her research interests revolve around the management of crises and states of emergency.

  32. Patrick Luff
  33. Patrick holds a B.A. from the University of Texas-Austin, and a J.D. from the University of Michigan.  He is a D.Phil. candidate at the University of Oxford, and is currently a visiting professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law.  His current research considers legal innovation as court-based risk regulation.

  34. Itamar Mann
  35. Itamar holds an LL.B. degree from Tel-Aviv University, and an LL.M. from Yale Law School. He was awarded Yale Law School’s Bernstein Fellowship for Human Rights in 2010, during which he served as a consultant fro the Open Society Initiative.  Before coming to Yale, Itamar founded a non-governmental organization that offers free legal aid to asylum seekers in Israel.  Itamar is a J.S.D. candidate at Yale Law School, where his research focuses on undocumented migration.

  36. Diego Gil McCawley
  37. Diego graduated with a law degree from the University of Chile, and completed an LL.M. at Stanford where he is currently a J.S.D. candidate.  He has worked for the Chilean government in the Internal Audit Council, and was a researcher in the Alberto Hurtado University.  He has taught law at the University of Chile and at Alberto Hurtado University.  He is interested in constitutional law, administrative law, property law and the regulation of land use.

  38. Maja Munivrana Vajda
  39. Maja graduated from the University of Zagreb Law School with J.D., LL.M. and Ph.D. degrees, and from Yale Law School with an LL.M.  She has published widely in the area of international criminal law, and is an Associate Member of the Expert Group drafting a new Croatian criminal code.  She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Zagreb.

  40. Fernando Muñoz León
  41. Fernando completed LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees at Yale Law School.  He is currently Professor of Constitutional Law and Legal History at Universidad Austral de Chile. His work uses problems of constitutional law to gain insight into the relation between moral reasoning, cultural boundaries, and political action. In addition to his academic work, Fernando has been involved in advocacy and litigation for the equality of marriage and against the use of tear gases in the context of the 2011 Chilean student protests.

  42. Nam Seunghyun
  43. Seunghyun is currently an SJD Candidate at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She completed the BCL/MJur degree at Oxford University in 2007 and previously worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Seoul, Korea from 2007 until 2009. Her main interests lie in international criminal law, international humanitarian law and international human rights law.

  44. Adedokun Ogunfolu
  45. Adedokun completed his undergraduate and postgraduate work at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria.  He is currently a senior lecturer in human rights and international humanitarian law at the same university.

  46. Athanasios Psygkas
  47. Athanasios holds LL.B. and LL.M. degrees from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and an LL.M. from Yale Law School.  He was a Ruebhausen Visiting Fellow at Yale in 2009, and was a Fox International Fellow at Sciences Po in Paris.  He is currently a J.S.D. candidate at Yale Law School, where his research considers the impact of E.U. law on the adoption of participatory regulatory processes at the member state level.

  48. Qian Jing
  49. Jing graduated with an LL.B. from Zhejiang Gongshang University, and an LL.M. from the University of Victoria.  He is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Victoria, where he is exploring the judicial role in authoritarian regimes.

  50. Natasha Salinas
  51. Natasha received her LL.B. and LL.M. degrees from the University of São Paulo School of Law, where she is currently a Ph.D. candidate.  She also received an LL.M. degree from Yale Law School.  Her research interests are in the area of administrative law and its intersection with social policy.  She has published several pieces in Portuguese, including a book on “The Role of Legal Scholars in the Formation of the Nation-State.”

  52. Guy Fiti Sinclair
  53. Guy holds degrees in law and history from the University of Auckland.  Heis a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, and has been admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.  He has practiced extensively as a corporate lawyer in the United States, England and Australasia.  He is currently a J.S.D. candidate ay N.Y.U., where he is considering the expansion of international organisations’ powers through processes of informal reform.

  54. Richard Stacey
  55. Richard completed degrees in Political Philosophy and Law at Wits University, Johannesburg, and then clerked at the Constitutional Court of South Africa.  He has taught courses in constitutional and administrative law at the University of Cape Town.  He has published papers in the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies and the International Journal of Constitutional Law.  Richard is currently a J.S.D. candidate at N.Y.U.

  56. Sarah Swan
  57. Sarah graduated with B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of British Columbia.  She clerked at the Supreme Court of British Columbia.  She completed an LL.M. at Columbia, where she is currently a J.S.D. candidate.  Her research interests consider the intersections between gender, torts, and the triangulation of emotional and economic injuries.

  58. Charlie Xiaochuan Weng
  59. Charlie graduated from the East China University of Politics and Law, and obtained LL.M. degrees from the National University of Singapore and University of Pennsylvania.  He was Assistant Professor at the East China University of Politics and Law for five years, and has published several papers in English-language journals.  He is currently a J.S.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, and a visiting researcher at Yale Law School.

  60. Emily Kidd White
  61. Emily graduated from Queen’s Law School, Ontario, with a B.A. in Politics and Philosophy, and a J.D.  She practiced law at Toronto for two years before completing an LL.M. at N.Y.U., graduating with the Jerome Lipper Prize for distinction.  She is currently a J.S.D. candidate at N.Y.U., where she is considering the concept of human dignity in human rights jurisprudence.  Emily has held a research fellowship ay the Jean Monnet Center for Regional and International Economic Law and Justice at N.Y.U., and was Associate Editor of the European Journal of International Law.