Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Alison von Rosenvinge is a political scientist with extensive experience in both public and private international law and international relations. Alison has a J.D. and a Ph.D from the University of Pennsylvania, where she taught international relations and United States foreign policy. Alison spent six years as an international litigator for a large global law firm representing clients in commercial and securities litigation, large-scale bankruptcy litigation, arbitration, and white collar criminal investigations. She is admitted to practice in New York State and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and is a member of the Foreign & Comparative Law Committee of the New York City Bar. While in residence, she is concentrating her research on transgovernmental legal cooperation and state sovereignty.
Annette Schindler became the director of [plug in] Art and New Media (www.iplugin.org) in Basel, Switzerland in 2000. She developed and implemented its institutional concept and mission, to suit the specific needs of new media art. She curated the first solo show with the net art pioneers Jodi, and also realized numerous projects with a range of international and Swiss media artists. From 1997–2000 she was the director and curator at The Swiss Institute in New York. From 1992–1997 she was the director, curator, and conservator at The Kunsthaus Glarus in Switzerland. Her curatorial practice focuses on feminist approaches, critical art practices, digital culture, and copyleft. As a research scholar at New York Law School, Ms. Schindler will work with faculty and students of the Information Law Institute and focus her own research on intellectual property and contemporary Internet art. She is developing a sample contract for the sale of Internet art.
The Honorable Dhayanithie Pillay, a judge of the Labour Court of South Africa, joined the Law School for approximately two weeks in November 2004. While in residence, she is working on the research topic of the constitutionalization of labor law in South Africa. She presented on this topic at a meeting of the Law School’s South Africa Reading Group on Friday, November 19, 2004. Judge Pillay, who is on temporary leave from her judicial duties, taught earlier this fall at the University of Seattle.
Pamela Goldberg ’83, a Law School alumna, is a veteran clinical law teacher and a well-known advocate, presenter, and scholar in refugee and asylum law. She worked with Professor Lenni Benson, director of the Justice Action Center, mentoring students who completed capstone projects on the empirical impact of ten years of legislative restrictions on court jurisdiction in the immigration area. She will be moderating a panel at the fall 2005 Law Review symposium entitled "Seeking Review: Immigration Law and Federal Court Jurisdiction Immigrants at the Intersection of Congressional, Administrative and Judicial Power."
Diane Kunz is the executive director and co-founder of the Center for Adoption Policy Studies. She organized an adoption law conference at the Law School in May 2004 with Professors Frank Bress and Paul Dubinsky. She is researching developments in the fields of European Union (EU) and transnational law and European and American diplomacy as these changes impact on inter-country adoption, having previously presented on this topic at a faculty workshop last year. During the spring of 2005, again working with New York Law School colleagues, she is organizing a conference on gay and lesbian adoption.
Gianluca Faella is a member of the Italian bar and is a Ph.D. candidate in law and economics at Luiss Guido Carli, Rome. He is a junior research fellow at the LE Lab, Law and Economics Lab, Rome, where he conducts research and legal consultancy activities in the fields of competition law, regulation, civil law, and commercial law. He graduated from Luiss Guido Carli with full honors in law and received an LL.M. in Competition Law and Economics, cum laude, at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. He is a tutor of the degree course in Law and Economics and tutor of the postgraduate course in Comparative/European Private Law for Ph.D. students in Law and Economics, both at Luiss Guido Carli. He has published a number of scholarly articles and is currently at work on a paper dealing with a new European Community block exemption on technology transfer agreements.