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Leighanne Yuh, Executive Director

Leighanne Yuh received her Ph.D. from the University of California in Los Angeles after completing her dissertation titled, "Education and the Struggle for Power in Korea, 1876-1910." Before moving to New York, she spent two years in Seoul, Korea (the second year on a Fulbright scholarship) conducting dissertation research and taking classes on Korean intellectual history. While in Korea, she taught at Korea University as well as at private academies and participated in panel discussions related to Korean history and diplomatic policy.
During her first four years at UCLA, Dr. Yuh was not only a teaching assistant for Korean history and language courses, but she spearheaded the Korean programs at Los Angeles City College and the Korean Cultural Center. Apart from her specialization on Korea, Dr. Yuh took and passed a Ph.D. qualifying exam in Chinese history and majored in Japanese history as an undergraduate.

Dr. Yuh received a B.A. in Japanese History and Economics from Wellesley College, an M.A. from Columbia University in Korean History, and received her Ph.D. in 2008 from UCLA (East Asian Studies, concentration Korean history).

Leighanne Yuh

Executive Director, B.A. Wellesley, A.M. Columbia, Ph.D. in Korean History at UCLA

Paolo Galizzi, Faculty Director

Paolo Galizzi is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Sustainable Development Legal Initiative (SDLI) at the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School.
He joined Fordham from Imperial College, University of London, where he was Lecturer in Environmental Law and later Marie Curie Fellow in Law. He previously held academic positions at the University of Nottingham, at the University of Verona and at the University of Milan.

Professor Galizzi graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Milan in 1993 and continued his legal education at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where he obtained an LLM in Public International Law in 1995. He later started his doctoral programme at the University of Milan, where he obtained a PhD in International Environmental Law in 1998 with a thesis on “Compliance with International Environmental Obligations”.

Professor Galizzi’s research interests lie in international law, environmental law and law of sustainable development and he has published extensively in these areas. His most recent publication include the forthcoming “People and the Environment: The Role of Environment in Poverty Alleviation” to be published by Fordham University Press, the second edition of “Documents in International Environmental Law” and of “Documents in EC Environmental Law”, co-edited with Philippe Sands and published by Cambridge University Press.

Paolo Galizzi Institute Director,
Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Sustainable Development Legal Initiative (SDLI) at the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School.

Mark R. Patterson

Professor Patterson teaches and writes about antitrust law, patent law, Internet law, and contracts. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from The Ohio State University, both in electrical engineering, and he performed engineering research, primarily in robotics, for ten years. He then obtained his J.D. degree from Stanford Law School and practiced law at Choate, Hall & Stewart in Boston, concentrating on antitrust litigation and patent prosecution. Subsequently he clerked for Justice John M. Greaney on the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and was a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School before joining Fordham in 1995. Professor Patterson has been a visiting professor at Bocconi University in Milan and at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, and a visiting fellow at the European University Institute. His current research focuses on the antitrust treatment of informational issues. He is a registered patent attorney.

Mark R. Patterson

Professor of Law

Zephyr Teachout

An immensely talented and creative scholar, Professor Teachout brings a rich background in laws governing political behavior, both domestically and abroad, as well as the insights of her original work on corruption and its constitutional history.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Duke University National Director, Sunlight Foundation Lecturer, University of Vermont Political Consultant for nonprofits, political campaigns and citizen journalism organizations Non-resident Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School Director of Internet Organizing, Dean for America (Howard Dean’s Presidential Campaign) Co-Founding Executive Director, The Fair Trial Initiative Staff Attorney, Center for Death Penalty Litigation Clerk, Chief Judge Edward R. Becker, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Zephyr Teachout

Associate Professor of  Law, Fordham Law School