2019 Institute Faculty

Curtis Bradley

BA, University of Colorado; JD, Harvard Law School
Professor Bradley is the William Van Alstyne Professor of Law at Duke Law School and is a co-director of the Law School’s Center for International and Comparative Law. His scholarly expertise spans the areas of international law in the U.S. legal system, the constitutional law of foreign affairs, and federal jurisdiction. Since 2012, he has served as a Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement project on The Foreign Relations Law of the United States. He is currently a member of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on International Law, and he is a co-Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of International Law. He has written numerous articles concerning international law, U.S. foreign relations law, and constitutional law, and he is the author of Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials (6th ed. 2017) (with Jack Goldsmith), and International Law in the U.S. Legal System (2d ed. 2015). In 2016, he received a Carnegie Fellowship to support his work on comparative foreign relations law.

Rachel Brewster

JD, University of Virginia; PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill
Professor Brewster's scholarly research and teaching focus on the areas of international economic law and international relations theory. Brewster serves as co-director of Duke’s Center for International and Comparative Law.  Her recent publications include: "Enforcing the FCPA: International Resonance and Domestic Strategy” 103 Virginia Law Review 101 (2017), “The Market for Global Anti-Corruption Enforcement” 80 Law and Contemporary Problems 193 (2017)(with Samuel Buell), and “Pricing Compliance: When Formal Remedies Displace Reputational Sanctions,” 54 Harvard International Law Journal 259 (2013).  In 2016, she received Mellon Foundation support to run Sawyer Seminar (with Professor Philip Stern) which examines the status of corporations in international law.

Doriane Lambelet Coleman

BA, Cornell University; JD, Georgetown University Law Center
Professor Coleman specializes in culture, women, children, medicine, and law.  Her work has been published in numerous journals including in the Columbia Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, the William and Mary Law Review, and the Notre Dame Law Review.  An expert in anti-doping rules, Coleman has also practiced, taught, and written about sports law, with a focus on the Olympic Movement and eligibility issues.  Her current work focuses on the differences between biological sex and gender identity and the implications of those differences for institutions ranging from elite sport to education and medicine. At Duke Law, she regularly teaches Torts and Trusts & Estates.  Coleman received her Juris Doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center (1988), where she was an associate editor on the Georgetown Law Journal. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University (1982) with Distinction in All Subjects.  Coleman practiced law for the Washington, D.C. firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now Wilmer Hale), from 1988 to 1991. 

James Coleman

AB, Harvard University; JD, Columbia University  
Professor Coleman is the John S. Bradway Professor of the Practice of Law, Director of the Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility, and Co-Director of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic at Duke Law School.  A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Jim’s experience includes a judicial clerkship for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, a year in private practice in New York, and fifteen years in private practice in Washington, D.C., the last twelve as a partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. In private practice, Jim specialized in federal court and administrative litigation; he also represented criminal defendants in capital collateral proceedings. Jim has had a range of government experience, including two years as an assistant general counsel for the Legal Services Corporation, a stint as chief counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, and a year as deputy general counsel for the U.S. Department of Education.

Helen Duffy

Glasgow (LLB), University College London (LLM), Edinburgh (Dip.LP) and Leiden (Ph.D.)
Professor Duffy is a part-time Professor of Humanitarian Law and Human Rights at the Grotius Centre of International Legal Studies at Leiden. She also runs ‘Human Rights in Practice,’ based in The Hague that specializes in strategic litigation before regional and international human rights courts and bodies (www.rightsinpractice.org). Positions prior to establishing her practice in 2011, included Legal Director of INTERIGHTS, Legal Officer at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Counsel to Human Rights Watch/New York, Legal Director of the Centre for Human Rights Legal Action (Guatemala), Legal Adviser to the UK ‘Arms for Iraq’ Inquiry and Legal Officer in the UK government legal service. Her current areas of research span strategic human rights litigation, the interplay of human rights and humanitarian law, modern day slavery and counter-terrorism, human rights and the rule of law.

Giovanni Gruni

MA in law, University of Florence; LLM, European University Institute; PhD, University of Oxford
Professor Gruni is Assistant Professor at the Europa Institute of the University of Leiden.  He holds a PhD in international economic law from the University of Oxford, an LLM in EU law from the European University Institute and a master degree in law from the University of Florence. Giovanni was a trainee at the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization. Besides, he attended non-degree programs at the Hague Academy of International Law and the University of Cambridge and collaborated with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food and the Oxford Future for Food program. He is a member of the Oxford Human Rights Hub and takes part to the Harvard Institute for Global Law and Policy. 

Jayne Huckerby

LLB, University of Sydney; LLM, New York University School
Professor Huckerby is Clinical Professor of Law and inaugural director of the Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic. Prior to joining Duke, she most recently served as a human rights adviser to UN Women – the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women – on women and conflict prevention, conflict, and post-conflict; gender equality and constitutional reform in post-Arab Spring countries; and the use of gender and human rights indicators in national security policy frameworks. Huckerby has undertaken human rights research and advocacy in the areas of gender and human rights, constitution-making, national security, human trafficking, transitional justice, and human rights in U.S. foreign policy.  She has led multiple fieldwork investigations, provided capacity-building to civil society and governments in five regions, and frequently served as a human rights law expert to international governmental organizations and NGOs, including the International Center for Transitional Justice and the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women.  She also has extensive domestic, regional (Africa, Americas, Europe) and international litigation and advocacy experience.  She has written and co-authored numerous articles, book chapters, and human rights reports, and is most recently the editor, with Margaret L. Satterthwaite, of Gender, National Security, and Counter-Terrorism: Human Rights Perspectives (Routledge 2012).

Joris Larik

BA, TU Dresden; LLM, Leiden University; MA, College of Europe, Bruges; PhD, European University Institute 
Dr. Larik is Assistant Professor at Leiden University and Senior Researcher at the Stimson Center, focusing on the external relations of the EU and other regional organizations, comparative and multilevel constitutional law, and global governance reform. His work has been acknowledged with several awards, including NATO’s Manfred Wörner Essay Award (2008), the Outstanding Paper Award from the Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University (2012) and the Mauro Cappelletti Prize for the Best Thesis in Comparative Law (2014) from the European University Institute. Dr. Larik is the author of "Foreign Policy Objectives in European Constitutional Law" (Oxford University Press, 2016) and co-author of "ASEAN’s External Agreements: Law, Practice and the Quest for Collective Action" (Cambridge University Press, 2015). In 2017, he was a Fulbright-Schuman Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C, where he conducted research on “Forms of Foreign Policy Cooperation in the Unravelled Transatlantic Space”.

Thomas Metzloff

BA, Yale; JD, Harvard
Professor Metzloff is a native of Buffalo, N.Y. He earned his BA from Yale College in 1976 and his JD from Harvard Law School in 1979. He began his professional career with a judicial clerkship on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, followed by a clerkship with the Supreme Court of the United States. He then practiced with a private firm in Atlanta doing civil litigation matters before accepting a position at Duke Law School in 1985. He teaches civil procedure, ethics, and dispute resolution, as well as a specialized course on the American legal system for international LLM students. He has taught that course regularly at Duke's Geneva and Hong Kong summer institutes as well as at Tsinghua University in Beijing and the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. He is the director of the Voices of American Law program which produces documentaries about leading Supreme Court cases.

Pinar Ölcer

Professor Ölçer works as an associate professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology at Leiden Law School, where she also obtained her PhD, on the relationship between the pre-trial criminal procedure (specifically the use if covert investigation methods therein) and the right to a fair trial as guaranteed in art. 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Her research and teaching is oriented on the nexus between Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure and other domains of legal regulation, mainly (European) Human Rights Law, (corporate) fiscal, financial and economic law, as well other multidisciplinary domains, such as ICT-Law and Civil Aviation. As such, Dr. Ölçer's focus is a comparative one, both in the sense of internal comparison of interfaces between different types of law in the same and different national and international legal systems. 

Richard Schmalbeck

AB and JD, University of Chicago
Professor Schmalbeck is the Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Professor of Law at Duke University. He has also served as dean of the University of Illinois College of Law, and as a visiting professor on the University of Michigan and Northwestern University law faculties. His recent scholarly work has focused on issues involving non-profit organizations, and the federal estate and gift taxes. He has also served as an adviser to the Russian Federation in connection with its tax reform efforts. The fifth edition of his federal income tax casebook, co-authored with Lawrence Zelenak, was released by Aspen Publishers in 2018. Prior to beginning his teaching career, he practiced tax law in Washington, D.C.

Irma Johanna Mosquera Valderrama

PhD University of Groningen; Master of Laws, LLM Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain; Bachelor of Laws, LL.B. Autónoma de Bucaramanga University, Colombia
Prof. Mosquera Valderrama is Associate Professor of Tax Law at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Her areas of expertise are international tax law, comparative tax law and more recently exchange of information, and BEPS related issues in developing countries. She has been a guest lecturer at several universities in Colombia, South Africa and in the United States. Irma Mosquera has published several articles in peer-reviewed journal such as the World Tax Journal and Intertax and non peer-reviewed journals such as Tax Notes International, IBFD Bulletin and other journals in Italy, Colombia and Spain. She has been recently awarded a prestigious ERC starting grant to carry out research from 2018-2022 on a New Model of Global Governance in International Tax Law Making (GLOBTAXGOV).


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