June 13, 2023
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The real-world impact of the scholarship of Rutgers Law faculty extends beyond the locations of the Camden and Newark campuses in New Jersey. Our faculty are presenting papers, organizing and speaking at conferences, teaching and lecturing, and even training future legal practitioners in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Here is a glimpse at some of the international work taking place this year.

Prof. Sahar Aziz at conference in Azerbaijan
Credit: Azərbaycan24

Prof. Sahar Aziz spoke at the International Conference on Islamophobia in March in Baku, Azerbaijan. It marked the first anniversary of the United Nations designating March 15 as the International Day of Combating Islamophobia. The purpose of the conference was to create an academic discussion platform on alarming trends targeting Muslims and Muslim-populated countries at international and national levels. 

Prof. Jorge Contesse

Prof. Jorge Contesse will be a panelist on Evolutions and Transformations of Procedural Rights in July at the Conference on Human Rights and Procedure, organized by the Max Planck Institute in Luxembourg. His paper focuses on the procedural mechanisms used by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The conference gathers scholars from Europe and beyond to discuss the turn to procedure in human rights law.

Sarah Dadush, Rutgers Law Professor

Prof. Sarah Dadush is on competitive leave at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, Germany as a Senior Visiting Fellow until July. She is researching shared responsibility in contract law, with a focus on using contracts to improve human rights in global supply chains. Click here to read more about her Responsible Contracting Project and click here to listen to her Power of Attorney podcast episode.

Professor Matteo Gatti

Prof. Matteo Gatti is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies - Foundations of Law and Finance at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. Earlier this year, he was appointed to the European Corporate Governance Institute as one of 56 new research members. 

Prof. Sally Goldfarb is presenting the paper: “Closing the Gap Between Family Life and Family Law in the United States Through Legal Recognition of Nontraditional Relationships” at the 18th (Golden Jubilee) World Conference of the International Society of Family Law in Antwerp, Belgium from July 12-15. The theme of the conference is “Rethinking Law’s Families & Family Law.”

Prof. Suzanne Kim

Prof. Suzanne Kim lectured as a visiting professor this spring at National Taiwan University College of Law and lectured at Seoul National University School of Law. She also delivered a lecture in May in Sweden on a paper on law and political economy of work and care as a visiting researcher at Lund University Faculty of Law. This month, she is delivering a talk in the Netherlands at Utrecht University School of Law at a conference on Equality Law in Context

Prof. Arthur Laby

Prof. Arthur Laby is presenting a paper this summer at a conference in Düsseldorf, Germany. This fall, he will be on research leave and teaching a condensed course at the University of Vienna in Austria as well as presenting a paper at the University of Zurich in Switzerland.

David Lopez

University Prof. David Lopez was a speaker at the American Bar Association’s International labor and Employment Committee’s midyear meeting on Transgressive Behavior in Amsterdam in May. The Committee holds meetings overseas each year to exchange views in-person with leading labor relations and employment law experts.

Prof. JC Lore

Prof. J.C. Lore will be in Kenya in July to train prisoners and prison staff for careers as paralegals and lawyers as part of the Justice Defenders program. The nonprofit works in prison communities across Africa equipping prisoners and prison officers by establishing law practices within prisons, providing free services, and running legal awareness clinics.

Distinguished Prof. John Oberdiek is convening a workshop with Assoc. Dean Paul Miller (Notre Dame) this month at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, Germany. The workshop is being held in support of a book that they are co-editing, Oxford Studies in Private Law Theory, Volume III, which will be published by Oxford University Press in 2024.  

Ruth Anne Robbins

Distinguished Clinical Prof. Ruth Anne Robbins is co-founder and co-chair of the Biennial Applied Legal Storytelling conference. It takes place in July at City University of London this year. The conference features approximately 50 presentations and 70 speakers and brings together legal writing and clinic organizations. Prof. Robbins will be speaking about ethics in storytelling. She also presented virtually at the third Malaysian Legal Storytelling workshop in May.  

Rutgers Law Media Contact:
Shanida Carter

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