S. J.D. Candidate ‘12
My dissertation studies nationalism in private law. Specifically, the dissertation looks at the Scandinavian identity in private law and seeks to ascertain what such identity means for the development of EU private law.
Fields of Academic Interest
Private Law Theory, Non-State Law, European Integration, American Federalism, Entrepreneurship
Ralf Michaels, Duke Law School (Supervisor)
Francesca Bignami, George Washington University Law School (Reader)
Ulf Bernitz, Stockholm University (Reader)
Academic Appointments and Fellowships
Visiting Researcher, European Law Research Center, Harvard Law School, 2007-2008
Visiting Scholar, Boston University Law School, 2005-2006
Visiting Researcher, European Law Research Center, Harvard Law School, 2004-2006
LL.M. in American Law, Boston University School of Law, 2005
Juris Kandidatexamen (equivalent of B.A and LL.M. in Swedish Law), Gothenburg University School of Law and Economics, 2004
Jurisprudence on protection of weaker parties in European contract law from a Swedish and Nordic perspective, 6 Chi-Kent J. Int’l & Comp. L 184 (2006).
S. J.D. Candidate ‘12
Mansfield fellowships support students’ public interest work
During her 2L summer, Linda Atiase ’14 interned in Charlotte, N.C., with both the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Council for Children’s Rights, gaining solid legal skills while learning about the specific areas of employment discrimination and child advocacy. Her work was supported, in large part, by a summer service grant funded by Alan ’78 and Susan ’77 Mansfield.
Stanback gift facilitates expansion, reach of Environmental Clinic
A leadership gift from Duke University alumni Fred and Alice Stanback has allowed the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic to expand its educational reach and improve its client service goals. Clinical Professor Ryke Longest, who directs the clinic, said the gift is being used to fund salaries for post-graduate clinical fellows, support pilot curricular initiatives, and expand financial aid available to students interested in public service careers in the field of environmental law.