Visiting Professors in Semester 1, Academic Year 2008-2009

The Faculty warmly welcomes the following Visiting Professors for Semester 1 of AY 2008-09:


Andrew James HARDING
Law, Governance and Development in Asia

Professor Harding is Professor of Asia-Pacific Legal Relations at the Faculty of Law of the University of Victoria and a member of the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives. He is a former Head of Department and Professor of Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.


David FOX
Advanced Personal Property

Professor David Fox is a University Senior Lecturer in Law at St. John’s College of the University of Cambridge. Dr David Fox’s research interest includes Personal Property law, in particular the transfer and creation of proprietary interest in money and Real Property, in particular registered conveyancing and Trusts.


co-teach International Police Enforcement Cooperation with Professor Noble

Dr Martha is currently a General Counsel at the International Criminal Police Organization in France. He was an adjunct Professor of Law at the Washington College of Law (American University, Washington, D.C.) in the year 1998 to 1999.


Ronald K. NOBLE
co-teach International Police Enforcement Cooperation with Professor Martha

Professor Noble is a tenured Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, on leave of absence while serving as Interpol’s Secretary General. He was elected Secretary General by the 69th Interpol General Assembly in Rhodes, Greece, in 2000, and was unanimously reelected to a second five-year term by the 74th Interpol General Assembly in Berlin, Germany in 2005.


Islamic Law

Professor Hallaq is James McGill Professor of Islamic Law of McGill University, and a leading authority in Islamic Law. His teaching duties and other responsibilities include offering an intensive course in Islamic Law. Professor Hallaq has been teaching at NUS for the past three years.


Comparative Conflicts of Laws

Professor Walker is a Full Professor at the Osgoode Hall law School at the York University. She has served as Associate Dean, Director of the Part-time LLM in Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Convener of the Litigation, Dispute Resolution and the Administration of Justice Stream, and Director of the Mooting Program until 2005. Professor Walker has lectured in Wuhan and Xi’an, and she has taught Conflict of Laws as a visitor at Monash, Haifa and Toronto, and as a Hauser Global Visiting Professor at NYU in New York.


Lisa Michelle AUSTIN
Privacy Law ; Critical and Comparative Perspective

Associate Professor Lisa Austin teaches at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, where she is affiliated with the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy. She holds a bachelor degree from McMaster, and a law and doctoral degree in philosophy from the University of Toronto. Associate Professor Lisa Austin will teach Privacy Law: Critical and Comparative Perspectives.


European IP Law

Professor Thomas DREIER is currently the Director, Institute of Information Law, University of Karlsruhe / Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany (since 1999). He is also the Research Fellow, Max-Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Munich, Germany (1987 – 1999), Vice President, Association littéraire et artistique internationale, Managing Director, German Computer Law Association (DGRI), Visiting Professor, NYU School of Law (2002 & 2004) and Co-editor, Concise European Intellectual Property Series, Kluwer. Professor Dreier will teach European IP Law.


Stephen C. THAMAN
Comparative Legal Traditions

Professor Thaman is a Professor of Law at Saint Louis University School of Law (since 1995). He is a consultant to former Soviet republics that are reforming their criminal procedure codes and a recognised expert on comparative criminal law and procedure. In 1987, after 12 years as an assistant public defender in Alameda County, CA, he accepted a Fulbright Senior Professor Award at the Institute of Criminal Law and Procedure at the Free University of Berlin. Professor Thaman was also awarded a research fellowship at the Max-Planck Institute for Comparative and International Criminal Law in Germany where he broadened his knowledge of international legal traditions.


Michael Dowdle
Comparative Administrative Law, Chinese Public Law, Introduction to Legal Theory

Associate Professor Michael Dowdle is currently a Chair in Globalization and Governance at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on comparative constitutionalism and comparative regulation. He was a Resident Fellow of the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture in AY 2006-2007 at Cornell Law School and has held various Visiting Positions at the University of Washington School of Law, Qinghua University Law School, Hong Kong University, Australian National University, New York Institute of Law and Society and at Sciences Po in Paris.


Franco Ferrari
European Private Int'l Law

Professor Ferrari is currently a Professor of International Law at the Verona University School of Law in Italy. He was a Global Hauser Visiting Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law in 2005 and 2008. Professor Ferrari will teach European Private International Law.


World Trade Law

Professor Weiler is University Professor as well as holder of the European Union Jean Monnet Chair at New York University School of Law and Director of the Hauser Global Law School Program. He heads the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice and is a member of the faculty Executive Committee of the NYU Institute of International Law and Justice. Professor Weiler is also Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium and Natolin, Poland; Honorary Professor at University College, London; Honorary Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen; and Co-Director of the Academy of International Trade Law in Macao, China. He will be teaching World Trade Law.