Curtis Bradley - (B.A., University of Colorado; J.D., Harvard University). Mr. Bradley is the William Van Alstyne Professor and the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Duke Law School. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1988, Mr. Bradley clerked for Justice Byron White on the U.S. Supreme Court, and then practiced law for several years at the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. Before coming to Duke in 2005, he taught at the University of Colorado and the University of Virginia, and he also served as the Counselor on International Law in the Legal Adviser’s Office of the U.S. State Department. He is currently a Vice-President of the American Society of International Law and is on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law. His courses at Duke include International Law, U.S. Foreign Relations Law, and Federal Courts. Mr. Bradley has written numerous articles concerning international law and U.S. foreign relations law, and he is the co-author of Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials (Wolters Kluwer 4th ed. 2011). His forthcoming book, International Law in the U.S. Legal System, is being published by Oxford University Press.
Kathryn Webb Bradley - (B.A., Wake Forest University; J.D., University of Maryland). Ms. Bradley is Professor of the Practice of Law at Duke University. Her experience includes judicial clerkships with Judge Frederic N. Smalkin of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and Justice Byron R. White of the United States Supreme Court. She was a partner with the law firm of Hogan & Hartson LLP (now Hogan Lovells), where she practiced litigation in the firm’s Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Denver offices. She taught as an adjunct instructor at the University of Maryland School of Law and served as Co-Director of the Legal Research and Writing Program at the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was an Assistant Professor on the General Faculty. Ms. Bradley teaches in the areas of legal ethics and family law and currently serves as Duke Law’s Director of Legal Ethics and administrator for the Capstone Project Program.
George Christie - (A.B., J.D., Columbia University; S.J.D., Harvard University; Hon. doc., University of Athens). Mr. Christie was a Ford Fellow at Harvard Law School and a Fulbright Scholar at Cambridge University, where he earned a Diploma in International Law. He began his legal career with private practice in Washington, D.C., before joining the University of Minnesota Law Faculty for almost four years. He returned to Washington to serve in the Agency for International Development as Assistant General Counsel for the Near East and South Asia before joining the Duke Law faculty in 1967. Mr. Christie has published widely in torts and jurisprudence. He is the author of three monographs: Law, Norms and Authority (Duckworth, 1982); The Notion of an Ideal Audience in Legal Argument (Kluwer, 2000) (French Transl. G. Haarscher, Bruylant, 2005); and Philosopher Kings? The Adjudication of Conflicting Human Rights and Social Values (Oxford U. Press, 2011). He is the lead editor of a casebook on jurisprudence (first published in 1973) now in its third edition, a casebook on torts (first published in 1983) now in its fifth edition, and a casebook on advanced torts (first published in 2004) now in its second edition. He has also been the author of many articles published in the United States and in a number of other countries as well. Mr. Christie has been a visiting professor at law schools in the United States and in Greece, New Zealand, South Africa, Germany, Japan, and China, and a fellow of the National Humanities Center in the United States. He has also been a visiting fellow at the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University in Canberra.
Mitu Gulati - Mr. Gulati is on the law faculty at Duke University. His work on international insolvency focuses on the use of contractual mechanisms to solve insolvency problems and the historical evolution of the use of such contractual techniques.
Guy Haarscher - (Ph.D., J.D., Université Libre de Bruxelles). Mr. Haarscher is a Full Professor of Moral, Legal and Political Philosophy, and former President of the Center for the Philosophy of law at the Free University of Brussels (ULB). He was a Visiting Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law from 1985 to 2008 and a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University in 1982. He taught at the Central European University in Budapest from 1992 to 2008 and currently teaches at the College of Europe in Bruges. He is the Belgian EMA national director at the ULB and was a member of the EIUC Board from 2002 to 2010. He is the President of the Chaïm Perelman Foundation. Mr. Haarscher is the author of several books, among them: L’Ontologie de Marx (1980); Egalité et Politique (1982); Philosophie des Droits de l’Homme (1987 – 3d edition, modified: 1991); La laïcité (4th ed. 2010) and Les démocraties survivront-elles au terrorisme?(3d ed., 2008). He has written many articles on topics related to ethics, political philosophy, jurisprudence and general contemporary philosophy. Mr. Haarscher teaches Moral, Legal and Political Philosophy at the ULB and a course on “Les valeurs européennes et leurs mutations” at the College of Europe in Bruges. He taught a course on political philosophy and law at Duke University and a course on minority protection at the Central European University in Budapest.
Kimberly Krawiec - (B.A., North Carolina State University; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center). Ms. Krawiec is an expert on corporate law who teaches courses on securities, corporate, and derivatives law at Duke University. Her research interests span a variety of fields, including the empirical analysis of contract disputes; the choice of organizational form by professional service firms, including law firms; forbidden or taboo markets; corporate compliance systems; insider trading; derivatives hedging practices; and “rogue” trading. Prior to joining academia, Ms. Krawiec was a member of the Commodity & Derivatives Group at the New York office of Sullivan & Cromwell. She has served as a commentator for the Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (CEELI) of the American Bar Association and on the faculty of the National Association of Securities Dealers Institute for Professional Development at the Wharton School of Business. Ms. Krawiec’s recent scholarship addresses organizational misconduct and trade within forbidden or contested markets. These works include “Price and Pretense in The Baby Market,” in Baby Markets: Money, Morals, And The Neopolitics Of Choice (Cambridge University Press, 2009); “Sunny Samaritans & Egomaniacs: Price-Fixing in the Gamete Market,” and “Show Me The Money: Making Markets in Forbidden Exchange,” in Duke Law School’s Law and Contemporary Problems; and “Altruism and Intermediation in the Market for Babies,” in the Washington & Lee Law Review. She also recently contributed a chapter, “Operational Risk Management: An Emergent Industry,” to the book Operational Risk Towards Basel III: Best Practices And Issues In Modeling, Management And Regulation (John Wiley and Sons, 2009). Ms. Krawiec also has taught law at the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina, Harvard, and Northwestern, where she received the 1999-2000 Robert Childres Award for Teaching Excellence.
Giedre Lideikyte-Huber - (B.A., Vilnius University (Lithuania); M.A., University of Maastricht; LL.M., University of Geneva). Ms. Lideikyte-Huber is a Ph.D. candidate in Tax and Commercial Law, as well as a research and teaching assistant for the LL.M. Tax program at the University of Geneva. Prior to her academic experience, Ms. Lideikyte-Huber worked for several years in the finance sector, specializing in wealth advising. She is a qualified trust and estate practitioner (TEP) and has obtained several excellence awards from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). In addition to her private sector experience, Ms. Lideikyte-Huber has also worked as an intern in various international, governmental and non-governmental organizations, such as the Council of Europe (Strasbourg) and Defense for Children International (Geneva). Her main areas of research and interest include international and Swiss tax law, commercial law and legal history.
Sylvain Marchand - (licence, DES, Ph.D., University of Geneva). Mr. Marchand is Professor of Contract Law at the University of Geneva and Associate Professor of Bankruptcy Law at the University of Neuchâtel. He has been a partner in a business law firm in Geneva for several years and remains the firm’s outside counsel. He published a doctoral thesis on the CISG and several articles and publications on international carriage. His areas of specialization include international sales and transport law, composition agreements, and property law.
Makane Mbengue - (M.A., LL.M., University of Saint-Louis (Senegal); Ph.D. in Public International Law, University of Geneva). Mr. Mbengue is an Associate Professor at the University of Geneva Law School and also serves as a Visiting Professor at Sciences Po School of Law (Paris), a Visiting Faculty at the Gujarat National Law University (India), and a Professor and Expert of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), as well as an Expert of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), involved in the latter’s government capacity-building efforts concerning investment treaties. He has been a visiting professor at both ISARA Lyon (France) and the Catholic University of Lille School of Law (France), a visiting lecturer at the Free University of Brussels (Belgium), the European Inter-University Center for Human Rights and Democratization (Italy) and the Northeastern University Law School (USA), and a visiting scholar at the New York University School of Law (USA). Mr. Mbengue has served in diverse fields and in various capacities. He has acted as a legal advisor for the World Bank and the Senegal River Organization, as well as a legal expert for the Secretariat of the Nile Basin Initiative, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Green Cross International. He is a member of several international law associations and acts as Counsel for states before the International Court of Justice. Mr. Mbengue has authored and co-authored various books and articles and has presented communications in different prestigious conferences and colloquia. His areas of interest and teaching are general public international law, international dispute settlement, international environmental law, international investment law, international trade law, the law of international organizations, the law of international watercourses, the law of state responsibility, and the law of treaties.
Alex Naray - (Master of Laws in Economic Law, University of Geneva, University of Sheffield). Mr. Naray is a research and teaching assistant in Tax law and for the LL.M. Tax program at the University of Geneva. During his studies, he participated in the Sixteenth Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2008-2009) where he obtained two honourable mentions with his team. From 2009 to 2011, he worked as a junior associate in a Geneva business law firm, focusing his practice on tax law, commercial law, contact law and litigation. Since 2010, he has been working as a judicial clerk for the Swiss military court. He joined the University of Geneva Law Faculty after his admission to the Geneva Bar in 2012. He is now workikng with Professor Xavier Oberson in the field of Swiss tax law and international taxation.
Gian Paolo Romano - (dual Ph.D., University of Paris II and University of Padua). Mr. Romano joined the University of Geneva as associate professor in 2010. Since 2009, he is Privatdozent at the University of Saint Gallen and since 2010, Visiting Professor at the University of Paris II. He is Co-Editor of the Yearbook of Private International Law. Mr. Romano also practiced law in Italy, Belgium, England, and Switzerland. He served as Chairman in an international arbitration and currently advises some Swiss law firms in cross-border transactions and disputes. His main areas of research and interest include conflict of laws, international litigation, and comparative law.
Richard Schmalbeck - (B.A., J.D., University of Chicago). Mr. Schmalbeck is a member of the faculty of Duke Law School, where he specializes in federal taxation. He has taught at the law schools of the University of Michigan and Northwestern University, and has served as the dean of the University of Illinois College of Law. Mr. Schmalbeck’s recent publications have primarily related to tax-exempt organizations, and international tax and estate planning. He serves as Co-Director of the Duke-Geneva Institute.
Jane Wettach - (B.A., J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Ms. Wettach is a Clinical Professor of Law at Duke University. She has practiced law for more than 30 years, beginning her career representing low-income families in cases involving civil matters as a legal aid lawyer. She has represented clients in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court, and the North Carolina Court of Appeals. She joined the Duke Law faculty in 1994, and has taught Legal Research and Writing, Education Law, and in the Duke Law Clinical Program. She is currently the Director of the Children's Law Clinic, where she trains and supervises law students handling legal matters for children. She has particular expertise in the areas of school discipline law, special education law, and government benefits law.