Faculty


Robert Ahdieh

Robert Ahdieh, vice dean, professor of law and director of the Center on Federalism and Intersystemic Governance, is a graduate of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Yale Law School. He served as law clerk to Judge James R. Browning of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. While in law school, Professor Ahdieh published what remains one of the seminal treatments of the constitutional transformation of post-Soviet Russia: Russia's Constitutional Revolution有egal Consciousness and the Transition to Democracy. Professor Ahdieh's work has also appeared in the Michigan Law Review, the NYU Law Review, the Southern California Law Review and the Emory Law Journal, among other journals. Education: BA, Princeton University; JD, Yale University.

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na段m

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na段m, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law and director of the Center for International and Comparative Law, is one of the leading international authorities on human rights, focusing particularly within the context of emerging democracies.  Professor An-Na段m is the author of What is an American Muslim (2014);  Muslims and Global Justice (2011); Islam and the Secular State: Negotiating the Future of Shari誕 (Indonesian 2007, English 2008, Arabic 2010); African Constitutionalism and the Role of Islam 2006); and Toward an Islamic Reformation: Civil Liberties, Human Rights and International Law 1990 (Translate into Arabic, Indonesian, Russian and Farsi).  His edited publications include Human Rights under African Constitutions (2003); Islamic Family Law in a Changing World: A Global Resource Book (2002), Cultural Transformation and Human Rights in Africa (2002) and Human Rights in Cross-Cultural Perspectives: Quest for Consensus (1991).  An-Na段m s homepage is http://www.law.emory.edu/aannaim/. Education: LLB, University of Khartoum; LLB, LLM and MA, University of Cambridge; PhD, University of Edinburgh.

Laurie Blank

Laurie Blank, director of the International Humanitarian Law Clinic, teaches international humanitarian law and works directly with students to provide assistance to international tribunals, non-governmental organizations and law firms around the world on cutting edge issues in humanitarian law and human rights. Prior to Emory, she was a program officer in the Rule of Law Program at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., where she ran an experts working group on New Actors in the Implementation and Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law. Blank also worked as a litigation associate in the New York and Paris offices of Shearman & Sterling. In addition to her recent book, Law of War Training: Resources for Military and Civilian Leaders (2008), she has published several articles on topics in international humanitarian law. Education: AB, Princeton University; MA, The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies; JD, New York University School of Law.

Morgan Cloud

Morgan Cloud, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law, is a comparative constitutional scholar who has written and lectured widely. He has taught on corporate crime in a global economy at the University of Konstanz in Germany, where he also served as a German Marshall Fund distinguished guest lecturer. Professor Cloud has taught comparative constitutional judicial review as a visiting professor at the Central European University in Budapest. He also served as chair of a program on civil and criminal liability for financial institutions at the Max Planck Research Award Symposium in Germany and as a member of the Halle Global Seminar. Education: BA, Grinnell College; MA, University of Iowa; JD, Cornell University.

Mary L. Dudziak

Mary L. Dudziak is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law and the director of the Project on War and Security in Law, Culture and Society. A legal historian, her research focuses on the impact of war on American democracy and on the relationship between international affairs and American legal history. She has written extensively about the impact of foreign affairs on civil rights policy during the Cold War and other topics in 20th-century U.S. legal history. Her most recent book is War-Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences (Oxford University Press, 2012). Professor Dudziak痴 courses include Constitutional Law, Foreign Relations Law, 20th Century U.S. Constitutional History, and a seminar on War and Security in Law, Culture and Society.

Martha Albertson Fineman

Martha Albertson Fineman, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law, is a leading authority on family law and feminist jurisprudence. She clerked for the Hon. Luther M. Swygert of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. She held the first endowed chair in the nation in feminist jurisprudence when she joined Cornell Law School in 1999. Her scholarly interest is in the legal regulation of intimacy. Professor Fineman is founder and director of the Feminism and Legal Theory Project. Her publications include The Autonomy Myth: A Theory of Dependency (2003), "Taking Children's Interest Seriously," Nomos and "Why Marriage?" University of Virginia Journal of Law and Social Policy (2001). She has served on several government study commissions. Education: BA, Temple University; JD, University of Chicago.

Nathaniel E. Gozansky

Nathaniel E. Gozansky, professor of law and director of international programs, has been on the law faculty since 1967. Since joining Emory, he has been a visiting professor at several other universities, including Central European University in Budapest. An active member of numerous professional associations, he has lead legal study tours for judges and lawyers to Kenya, the former Soviet Union and china. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Professor Gozansky has served as associate dean for academic affairs and is director of the school痴 many international programs. Education: BS, Florida State University; JD, University of Miami; LLM, Yale University.

Peter Hay

Peter Hay, the L.Q.C. Lamar Professor of Law, is one of the most distinguished comparative law scholars in the country and has written or co-written dozens of books and hundreds of articles in the United States and Europe. His casebook and textbook on American conflict of laws are standards. Concurrently with his appointment at Emory, Hay held a chaired professorship and was dean of the law faculty at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany, until 2000. He is Distinguished Professor and dean emeritus at the University of Illinois. He also is an honorary professor at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and a recurring visiting professor at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Professor Hay is a member of the board of editors of the American Journal of Comparative Law. Education: BA and JD, University of Michigan.

Teemu Ruskola

Teemu Ruskola, professor of law, served as an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, working in the firm痴 New York and Hong Kong offices. Prior to Emory, he was professor of law at American University in Washington, D.C. He has been a visiting professor at Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and at Cornell Law School. Professor Ruskola focuses on questions of legal theory from multiple perspectives, frequently with China as a vantage point. He is an elected member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and a member of the executive editorial board of the American Journal of Comparative Law. Education: AB, Stanford University; Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies, Taipei; JD, Yale Law School; AM, Stanford University.

Johan van der Vyver

Johan van der Vyver, the I.T. Cohen Professor of International Law and Human Rights, is an acclaimed expert on the law of international human rights. He formerly taught at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he was deeply involved in the promotion of human rights causes. He has written hundreds of articles, chapters and reviews in addition to several books on all facets of human rights law. Education: BCom, LLB, Honns. BA, Potchestroom University for Christian Higher Education, Doctor Legum, University of Pretoria; Doctor Legum (honoris causa), University of Zululand; Doctor Legum (honoris causa), Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education; Diploma of the International and Comparative Law of Human Rights of the International Institute of Human Rights (Strasbourg).

Tibor Varady

Tibor Varady, professor of law, is an internationally recognized scholar and expert on international trade, commercial transactions, and dispute settlement. He was on the faculty of the Novi Sad Law School in the former Yugoslavia and served as director of its Center for International Studies for many years. Since July 1993, he has been a professor in the Legal Studies Department of the Central European University in Budapest and chairman of the International Business Law Program. Professor Varady is a member of the Hague Permanent Court of Arbitration and is on the list of arbitrators of eight arbitral institutions, including institutions in the former Yugoslavia, in Hungary and in Egypt. He also acted as agent and counsel in 11 cases before the International Court of Justice. Education: LLM, Belgrade Law School; LLM and SJD, Harvard Law School.

John Witte Jr.

John Witte Jr., Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law and director of Emory Law痴 Center for the Study of Law and Religion, is a specialist in legal history, marriage law and religious liberty. He has published 150 articles, 12 journal symposia and 24 books, including God痴 Joust, God痴 Justice: Law and Religion in the Western Tradition (2006); The Reformation of Rights: Law, Religion and Human Rights in Early Modern Calvinism (2007); Christianity and Law: An Introduction (2008); and Sins of the Fathers: The Law and Theology of Illegitimacy Reconsidered (2009). His writings have appeared in 10 languages, and he has lectured through North America, Western Europe, Japan, Israel and South Africa. Education: BA, Calvin College; JD, Harvard University.

Paul J. Zwier II

Paul J. Zwier II, professor of law and director of the Advocacy Skills Program, is one of the nation's most distinguished professors of advocacy and skills training. He was the director of public education for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (1999-2007) and has taught and designed public and in-house skills programs in trial advocacy, appellate advocacy, advocacy in mediation, motion practice, negotiations, legal strategy, e-discovery, supervisory and leadership skills, and expert testimony at deposition and trial. Professor Zwier has taught advocacy skills to international lawyers and judges in Arusha, Tanzania, Den Hague, Netherlands, Liberia, Kenya, former Soviet Republic of Georgia, Mexico, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, Hong Kong and Bejing, and led seminars in negotiation and dispute resolution for black South African lawyers through a State Department program. In December 2008, he was part of a Carter Center delegation that traveled between parties in Palestine and Israel facilitating discussions of a "two-state solution."  Education: BA, Calvin College; JD, Pepperdine University; LLM, Temple University.