Fordham Law

Four Visiting Professors Join Fordham Law for Spring 2008

October 23, 2007

Fordham Law welcomes four new visiting professors to teach unique law courses during the Spring 2008 semester. The visiting faculty members include two international scholars and leading research professors from New York Law School and George Washington University.

Details on each professor and their courses follow.

Visiting International Professor Martin Bohmer is a leading expert on public interest law in South America. He is the Director of the Universidad de San Andres Law School in Buenos Aires and Founder of the Asociacion por los Derechos Civiles (Association for Civil Rights). He will teach the condensed seven-week, two credit course on Constitutionalism in Latin America.

Wei Cui, Visiting International Associate Professor from the School of American and Comparative Law, China University of Political Sciences and Law will also teach a condensed seven-week, two credit course Doing Business in China.

Tanya K. Hernandez, Visiting Associate Professor, is the Leroy Sorenson Merrifeld Research Professor of Law at George Washington University and co-author of The Long Lingering Shadow: Law, Liberalism and Cultures of Racial Hierarchy and Identity in the Americas. She will teach Critical Race Theory.

Ruti Teitel, Visiting Professor, is the Ernst C. Steifel Professor of Comparative Law at New York Law School and has been a Senior Fellow at the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School. She is a nationally recognized authority in the area of international human rights, and is author of Transitional Justice (Oxford University Press, 2000). She will teach Comparative Constitutional Law and Transitional Justice.

Additionally William N. Eskridge will serve as Fordham Law's Bacon-Kilkenny Distinguished Visiting Fellow. One of the nation's preeminent experts on statutory interpretation, Eskridge is the John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School and author of a forthcoming book on the decline of sodomy laws in America. This spring he will lead a Colloquium on Theories of Statutory Interpretation.

For more information about Fordham Law’s Spring course offerings, click here.