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Martin Adelman

Prof. Martin Adelman

US Patent Law

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Before joining the GW Law faculty in 1999, Martin J. Adelman had been a Professor of Law at Wayne State University Law School specializing in intellectual property and antitrust law. Before joining the Wayne State faculty in 1973, he practiced as a patent attorney in the Detroit area for several years.

During that period he served as lead counsel in several patent infringement actions including acting as lead counsel for Motor City is the Kolene v. Motor City litigation. The current focus of his teaching and scholarship is in the field of patent law. He has written many law review articles on patent law, the economics of patent law and patent-antitrust law.

From 1977 to 1988 he was one of the co-authors, and currently is the sole author, of the continuously updated nine volume treatise on patent law entitled Patent Law Perspectives (Matthew Bender) and available electronically through LEXIS. He is a co-author of Cases and Materials on Patent Law, Third Edition (West 1998, 2003, 2009) and Adelman, Rader, and Klancnik's Patent Law in a Nutshell(Nutshell Series) (West 2008). He has testified either by deposition or at trial as an expert in patent law and practice in about 190 patent infringement cases.

He has lectured widely on patent law subjects at conferences across the United States and in Amman, Beijing, Bangalore, Bangkok, Berlin, Bhopal, Bonn, Bucharest, Buenos Aires, Brussels, Cairo, Calcutta, Edinburgh, Haifa, Hong Kong, Kharagpur, Maastricht, Mumbai, Munich, New Delhi, Osaka, Paris, Parma, Phuket, Pune, Rio de Janeiro, Shenzhen, Sofia, Stockholm, Taipei, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Trieste, Trivandrum, Utrecht, and Wuhan.

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Lee Epstein

Prof. Lee Epstein

US Constitutional Law

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Lee Epstein is the Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Before returning to Washington U., she was Provost Professor of Law and Political Science and the Rader Family Trustee Chair in Law at the University of Southern California; the Henry Wade Rogers Professor, a University-wide chair, at Northwestern University; and the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor of Political Science and Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis.

In 2004, she was designated a Thorsten Sellin Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science; and in 2006 she was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She also serves as Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago, a Principal Investigator of U.S. Supreme Court Database project, and co-editor of the Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, among other professional positions. 

Professor Epstein's interests center on the U.S. Supreme Court, judicial behavior, empirical legal studies, and constitutional law. Her latest book, An Introduction to Empirical Legal Research(with Andrew D. Martin), was published in late 2014 (Oxford University Press). Other recent projects (with William M. Landes and Richard A. Posner) include The Behavior of Federal Judges(Harvard University Press, 2013); "Revisiting the Ideological Rankings of Supreme Court Justices" (Journal of Legal Sudies,forthcoming), "The Best for Last: The Timing of U.S. Supreme Court Decisions" (Duke Law Journal, forthcoming), and How Business Fares in the Supreme Court (Minnesota Law Review). Two new papers, "Foreword: Testing the Constitution" (with Barry Friedman and Geoffrey Stone) and "The Decision to Depart (or Not) from Precedent" (with Landes and Adam Liptak) will appear next year in the NYU Law Review.

She is now working on several books—one that examines how national and local economic trends affect judicial decisions and another, on diversity in the federal courts. Professsor Epstein is also co-editing (with Stefanie A. Lindqust) The Oxford Handbook of American Law and the Judiciary.

A recipient of 12 grants from the National Science Foundation, Professor Epstein has authored or co-authored over 100 articles and essays and 17 books, including The Choices Justices Make(co-authored with Jack Knight), which won the Pritchett Award for the Best Book on Law and Courts and, more recently, the Lasting Contribution Award "for a book or journal article, 10 years or older, that has made a lasting impression on the field of law and courts." The Constitutional Law for a Changing America series (co-authored with Thomas Walker), now in its 8th edition, received the Teaching and Mentoring Award from a section of the American Political Science Association. Other recent honors include a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for her work on diversity in the federal courts, a Best Free Reference Website Award for the U.S. Supreme Court Database, (from Emerging Technologies, Association of the American Library Association), the Law & Courts Service Award, and an “Exemplary Legal Writing” Honor for On the Perils of Drawing Inferences about Supreme Court Justices from their First Few Years of Service (from Green Bag).

Professor Epstein teaches courses on constitutional law, judicial behavior, the U.S. Supreme Court, and research design and methods. In 2011, she received Northwestern University School of Law's Outstanding First-Year Course Professor Award. At Washington University she was named Professor of the Year by the Undergraduate Political Science Association and received a Faculty of the Year Award from the Student Union. She is also a recipient of Washington University’s Alumni Board of Governors Distinguished Faculty Award and the Arthur Holly Compton Faculty Achievement Award.

 

 

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Murray Richtel

Judge Murray Richtel

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Murray Richtel, a former Judge of the Boulder, Colorado District Court, has taught Introduction to American Law at the Faculty of Law at Hebrew University since 1998.  During his nineteen years on the bench, Judge Richtel presided over a wide variety of civil and criminal litigation. He is a member of Judicial Arbiter Group in Denver where he mediates complex commercial disputes and professional malpractice cases when not teaching in Israel.

In 1971, Judge Richtel became a professor at the University of Colorado where he taught evidence, contracts, and trial practice as a tenured member of the law faculty. Following his appointment to the District Court bench, he continued to be involved in teaching a broad range of topics from historic trials to negotiations at both the law school and in continuing legal education programs. He also was involved in judicial education for new judges for 15 years. In Israel he has taught courses for Israeli Judges, both civil and military, and in the Israeli Ministry of Justice. For seven years he taught a seminar for Israeli students from Hebrew University and Palestinian students from Al-Quds University who studied together at a neutral site in Jerusalem.Judge Richtel holds dual American and Israeli citizenship.

Judge Richtel has served as President of the Boulder County Bar Association and Boulder County Legal services, on the Board of Governors of the Colorado Bar Association and as Chair of the American Bar Association National Conference of Lawyers and Representatives of the Media. He won the American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award and a Colorado Emmy for “You Be The Judge,” a documentary on sentencing.    

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Malcolm Shaw

Prof. Malcolm Shaw

Human Rights and the Law of Territory

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As a practising Barrister Professor Malcolm Shaw has developed an international reputation for advising on territorial disputes; law of the sea; state succession; state immunity; recognition of foreign governments and states; human rights; self-determination, international arbitration and international organisations. Advice has been given to the UK Government Legal Department, Army Prosecuting Authority, CPS, and a varied and significant number of foreign governments, as well as international organisations, multinational corporations and private clients. He has appeared or is appearing before the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, the European Court of Justice, the Court of Final Appeal (Hong Kong), the High Court of Ireland, the UK Supreme Court, the House of Lords, the Court of Appeal and the High Court of England.

In addition to a varied and wide international practice, he also has an extensive career in the academy, having been Head of a Law School, and a member of the national Law Panels for both the 1996 and 2001 Higher Education Funding Council’s Research Exercises, as well as a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Review of Law in 2005. He was the Founder Director of the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, 1983 and is also the author of a widely-cited textbook on international law now in its seventh edition (2014) and of the fifth edition of Rosenne’s multi-volume work on the Law and Practice of the International Court of Justice (pending). He is a Trustee of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and Member of the Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR) and of the International Law Association.

He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Paris Ouest, Nanterre, France and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He has given a considerable number of papers at home and abroad, including before the UN Security Council and in Hong Kong. He has also given the Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lectures at the University of Cambridge and the inaugural General Course on International Law at the Academy of International Law, University of Xiamen, China.

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Ruti  Teitel

Prof. Ruti Teitel

Transitional Justice Colloquium: Contemporary Issues/ Israel-Palestine
The International Criminal Court and Transitional Justice: Tensions and Dilemmas

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An internationally recognized authority on international law, international human rights, transitional justice, and comparative constitutional law, Ruti Teitel is the Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law at New York Law School. She is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Affiliated Visiting Professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Her path-breaking book, Transitional Justice (Oxford University Press, 2000), examines the 20th century transitions to democracy in many countries. Born in Argentina, Professor Teitel’s interest in the topic grew out of the dilemmas confronting that society in the transition out of junta rule. Her book explores the recurring question of how new regimes should respond to past repression, contending that the law can play a profound role in periods of radical change in advancing a new sense of legitimacy.  In 2012, she published Humanity’s Law (OUP, 2012) setting out a paradigm shift in international affairs. Her latest book is Globalizing Transitional Justice (OUP 2014) which explores the last decade in the evolution of the field.

Her extensive body of scholarly writing on comparative law, human rights, and constitutionalism is published in many law reviews, including “Does Humanity Law Require (or Imply) A Progressive Theory of History? (And Other Questions for Martti Koskenniemi)” (Howse Rob co-author), “Rethinking Jus Post Bellum in an Age of Global Transitional Justice:  Engaging with Michael Walzer and Larry May,” “Beth Simmons’s Mobilizing for Human Rights:  A ‘Beyond Compliance’ Perspective,” (co-authored with R. Howse), “Posner’s Missing Concept of Law," (coauthored with R. Howse), "Beyond Compliance: Rethinking Why International Law Really Matters," (coauthored with R. Howse), “The Law and Politics of Contemporary Transitional Justice” and “Humanity’s Law: Rule of Law for the New Global Politics,” both in the Cornell International Law Journal, as well as “Comparative Constitutionalism in a Global Age” in the Harvard Law Review. She has contributed dozens of book chapters to published volumes relating to law and politics, including “Transitional Justice and the Transformation of Constitutionalism,” in the Comparative Constitutional Law Handbook (ed. Rosalind Dixon and Tom Ginsburg, Edward Elgar 2011 ); “Global Justice, Poverty and the International Economic Order,” in The Philosophy of International Law (Samantha Besson and John Tasioulas, eds., Oxford University Press 2010) (coauthored with Rob Howse) ; “The Transitional Apology” in Taking Wrongs Seriously: Apologies and Reconciliation (Stanford University Press, 2006), “Transitional Rule of Law” in Rethinking the Rule of Law After Communism (CEU Press, 2005), “Empire’s Law: Foreign Relations by Presidential Fiat,” in Sept. 11 In History: A Watershed Moment? (Duke University Press, 2003), and “Transitional Justice as Liberal Narrative” in Transnational Legal Processes: Globalisation and Power Disparities (Butterworths 2002). She also writes on human rights issues for a broader audience, having published in The New York Times, Legal Affairs, Findlaw.com and Project Syndicate. She serves on the Board of Editors of Oxford’s International Journal of Transitional Justice, of the Journal, Humanity as well the Editorial Advisory Board of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law.

A cum laude graduate of Georgetown University, Professor Teitel received her J.D. from Cornell Law School and has been a Senior Fellow at the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School. She has taught at Yale, Fordham and Tel Aviv Law Schools, as well as Columbia University’s Politics Dept and its School of International and Public Affairs. 

She is founding co-chair of the American Society of International Law's Interest Group on Transitional Justice and Rule of Law, a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the ILA International Human Rights Law Committee.  Prof. Teitel is also on the Board of the London Review of International Law.  Last year, she was a Straus Fellow-in-Residence at New York University Law School’s Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice (2012-2013).

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