Hauser Global Faculty Course Offerings for Spring 2023

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The Hauser Global Law School Program will welcome a number of leading law professors from around the world as Global Faculty for the 2022-2023 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:

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Spring 2023

Martti Koskenniemi


Martti Koskenniemi is Emeritus Professor of International Law at the University of Helsinki and Director of the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights. He was a member of the Finnish diplomatic service 1978-1994, Judge with the Administrative Tribunal of the Asian Development Bank (1997- 2002) member of the International Law Commission (UN) in 2002-2006.

He has worked with several UN agencies and bodies and pleaded with the International Court of Justice. He has held lengthier visiting professorships in, among other places, NYU, Columbia University, University of Cambridge, London School of Economics, Melbourne University and Universities of Brussels, Paris, Sao Paulo and Utrecht. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has a doctorate h.c. from the Universities of Uppsala, Frankfurt and McGill. His main publications include From Apology to Utopia; The Structure of International Legal Argument (1989/2005), The Gentle Civilizer of Nations: The Rise and Fall of International Law 1870-1960 (2001) and The Politics of International Law (2011). His latest work on the (pre-)history of international law is To the Uttermost Parts of the Earth: Legal Imagination and International Power (2021) 

Yuko Nishitani


Yuko Nishitani is Professor of International Private and Business Law at Kyoto University in Japan. 

After completing her studies in Japan, Nishitani received a Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg (1998). She further did research in Milan and Florence (1999-2000), New York (2003-04), Paris (2007-08), Hamburg and Cologne (2009-11). She has held visiting teaching at Duke Law School, as well as in Zurich, Lausanne, Brescia, Louvain-la-Neuve, Tel Aviv, and Taiwan. She was a Director of Studies (English) and Lecturer (French) at the Hague Academy of International Law and belongs to its Curatorium since 2017. She is also an executive member of several academic associations, including a titular member of the International Academy of Comparative Law. She served in several Legislative Committees in Japan and represented the Japanese government at the Hague Conference on Private International Law. She was awarded Philippe Franz von Siebold-Preis 2020.

Nishitani is fluent in several languages and has published extensively in Japanese, English, German, and French. Her area of interests is private international law (conflict of laws), international business law, comparative law, and family law. She is currently doing research on global legal pluralism, cultural identity and family relationships, business and human rights, uniform law, and arbitration and mediation. Her major publications include: 

  • Mancini und die Parteiautonomie im Internationalen Privatrecht (Winter-Verlag, 2000).
  • Identité culturelle en droit international privé de la famille, in: Recueil des cours, Vol. 401 (2019).
  • Japanese Private International Law (with Kazuaki Nishioka) (Hart Publishing, 2021).
  • (ed.) Treatment of Foreign Law – Dynamics towards Convergence? (Springer, 2017).

Pasquale Pistone


Pasquale Pistone is the Academic Chairman of IBFD (The Netherlands), Full Professor of Tax Law at the University of Salerno (Italy) and the Holder of a Jean Monnet ad Personam Chair in European Tax Law and Policy at WU Vienna (Austria). Moreover, he is Professor honoris causa at the Ural State Law University (Russia), Doctor honoris causa at the University of Örebro (Sweden), and Honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town (South Africa).
Editor-in-chief of the journals World Tax Journal and International Tax Studies, of the book series Doctoral Series (IBFD) and International Tax Law (Hart) and of the Global Tax Treaty Commentaries treatise (IBFD). Co-editor of the journal Diritto e Pratica Tributaria Internazionale. Member of editorial committees of several tax law journals in the world.

Co-Director of IBFD´s Observatory for the Protection of Taxpayers´ Rights. Co-chair of the Tax Committee of the International Law Association (ILA). Secretary General of the Executive Board of the  European Association of Tax Law Professors (EATLP). Member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Association (IFA). President of the Ius Fiscale Europaeum (IFE) research centre. President of the Italian Association for Latin American Tax Law (AIDTLA) and, in   such capacity, member of the Board of Directors of the Latin American Institute for Tax Law (ILADT).

Has (co-)edited and (co-)authored several books, articles and/or book chapters on European and international tax law. On these topics he has extensively lectured at Universities throughout the world.


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