The Hauser Global Law School Program will welcome a number of leading law professors from around the world as Global Faculty for the 2018-2019 academic year. They specialize in diverse fields of law, not just international law, and are renowned scholars in their countries and areas of interest. Their courses provide an opportunity for NYU Law students to learn from and interact with these eminent scholars and to gain a new perspective on important legal issues. Below please find excerpts of their biographies and links to their course descriptions. Full biographical information can be found at the following link: http://www.law.nyu.edu/global/globalfaculty.
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Spring 2019 Semester
Yun-chien Chang (Taiwan)
Colloquium on Issues in Landlord/Tenant Law & Policy
Property Theory Seminar
Prof. Yun-chien Chang is a Research Professor at Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica, Taiwan and serves as the Director of its Empirical Legal Studies Center. Currently a Program Affiliate Scholar at the Classical Liberal Institute at New York University, he was and will be a visiting professor at New York University, the University of Chicago, St. Gallen University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics. He has also conducted research at Cornell University, University of Paris 2, and University of Tokyo. His current academic interests focus on economic, empirical and comparative analysis of property law and land use law, as well as empirical studies of the judicial system. Prof. Chang has authored and co-authored more than 90 journal articles and book chapters.
Prof. Chang’s academic achievements have won him the Career Development Award in 2016, Outstanding Scholar Award in 2016, Academia Sinica Law Journal Award in 2016, the Junior Research Investigators Award in 2015, the Best Poster Prize at 2011 CELS, and several research grants. He serves as Associate Editor of the International Review of Law and Economics; Editor of Asian Journal of Comparative Law and a Panelist on American Law Institute’s Restatement Fourth, Property International Advisory Panel.
Prof. Chang received his J.S.D. and LL.M. degree from New York University School of Law, where he was also a Lederman/Milbank Law and Economics Fellow and a Research Associate at the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, NYU. Before going to NYU, Prof. Chang had earned LL.B. and LL.M. degrees at National Taiwan University and passed the Taiwan bar. Prof. Chang has had working experience with prestigious law firms in Taiwan and has served as a legal assistant for the International Trade Commission.
Lawrence Collins (United Kingdom)
Lawrence Collins, FBA, LLD (Lord Collins of Mapesbury) was a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom from 2009 to 2011. He is also a non-permanent judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal. He now practices as an international arbitrator.
Before becoming a judge, Lord Collins was a partner in the London firm of solicitors, Herbert Smith, specializing in international litigation. While in practice, he handled many important international cases, including the Laker Airways civil conspiracy case against transatlantic airlines, the Iranian and Libyan bank cases arising out of the U.S. assets freeze, and the Pinochet extradition case for the government of Chile.
In 2000, Lord Collins became the first solicitor to be appointed direct to the High Court bench (Chancery Division), as Mr. Justice Lawrence Collins. He was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 2007 as Lord Justice Lawrence Collins, and to the House of Lords in April 2009 as Lord Collins of Mapesbury (the judicial functions of the House of Lords were transferred to the new UK Supreme Court in October 2009). As a judge, he has written several leading opinions in the fields of international litigation and arbitration.
Lord Collins is the author of many books and articles on private and public international law, including since 1987 the general editorship of Dicey and Morris (now Dicey, Morris and Collins) on the Conflict of Laws, the fifteenth edition of which was published in 2012. Since 2011, he has been a professor at University College London. He is also an emeritus and honorary fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge, and an honorary fellow of Downing College, Cambridge. He has also taught at NYU and Columbia Law School. He is an elected member of the Institut de droit international, a Fellow of the British Academy, and a member of the American Law Institute.
Bing Bing Jia (China)
Bing Bing Jia holds a doctorate in Public International Law from Oxford University, and an LL.B. from Peking University. Between 1996 and 2004, he was Law Clerk/Legal Officer at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Since late 2004, he has been professor of international law at the Law School, Tsinghua University, Beijing, and has been consulting in Public International Law since 2006. In 2015, he recorded a lecture for the UN Audio-Visual Library of International Law. In 2016, he gave a special course in Public International Law at The Hague Academy of International Law.
He is member of the editorial board of several journals, including Ocean Development and International Law, Chinese Yearbook of International Law (Chinese), Journal of International Criminal Justice, Chinese Journal of International Law, and International Criminal Law Review. He is also member of the Curatorium of The Hague Academy of International Law, the International Law Association, the American Society of International Law, and the Chinese Society of International Law.
Georg Kofler (Austria)
Georg Kofler is Professor of Tax Law at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria. He has earned a doctorate in law as well as a doctorate in business administration in 2002 and 2003 respectively and an LL.M. in International Taxation from New York University in 2004. In 2006 he has gained his postdoctoral lecturing qualification (“Habilitation”) with a thesis on “Double Taxation Conventions and European Community Law”. Before joining the University of Linz, he has worked with the International Department of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance (2002-2003, 2009), as an Assistant Professor at the University of Linz (2001-2006) and as an Acting Assistant Professor of Tax Law at New York University School of Law (2006-2008). He has also served at a visiting professor at the Universities of Florida (2013 and 2018) and Sydney (2016). He has worked in the fields of taxation, especially European and International taxation, for more than 15 years and is involved in tax research, training and education at institutions mostly in Europe and the United States. He is part of formal and informal research networks and, e.g., serves as a member of the faculties of several postgraduate programs, as a member of the D-A-CH tax committee, as deputy head of the working group on constitutional law and EU law of the Scientific Board of the Austrian Chamber of Tax Advisors, as a deputy member of the Fiscal Committee of the Confédération Fiscale Européenne (CFE), as chairman of CFE’s ECJ Task Force, as an alternate Member of the EU’s Joint Transfer Pricing Forum and as a member of IFA’s Permanent Scientific Committee (PSC); in 2014 he also was part of the Austrian government’s tax reform commission. He has published and lectured widely on issues of Austrian, International and European taxation. His publications include 10 monographs, several anthologies as an editor, and more than 300 articles, book chapters, and reviews of court decisions in academic journals and anthologies.