European Union Law
International Business Transactions
International Trade Regulation
International Commercial Arbitration
Law, Politics and Society in Comparative Perspective
Private International Law
Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court
RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
European Union Law
International Economic Law: Trade (WTO, NAFTA), Business Transactions
Legal Actors in Transnational Governance
SocioLegal Studies (Multidisciplinary approaches to law, politics and society)
Transnational Dispute Resolution: Transnational Litigation, Conflicts of Law, Arbitration
Ph.D. Candidate (Jurisprudence and Social Policy), University of California, Berkeley.
JD (magna cum laude), University of Illinois College of Law
BS (cum laude), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Former practicing international attorney in Germany (Gleiss, Lutz, Hootz & Partner) and in the United States (Foley & Lardner)
Taught in Germany at the Freie Universitaet Berlin (DAAD Gastlehrstuhl) and at the Albertus-Magnus-Universitaet zu Koeln (University of Cologne); in Hungary at ELTE Law School and at the Central European University (both in Budapest); in the U.S. at Tulane Law School, SMU School of Law, and at Harvard Law School (Graduate Program); as well as at the American University of Armenia (Yerevan).
Chair, Private International Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law
Co-rapporteur, Committee on Regional Economic Development Law of the International Law Association
U.S. Court of Appeals Rules on Effect of One Country's Article 96 Reservation on Oral Contract Governed by the CISG, 4 Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPrax) (July 2012).
A Cinderella Story: ‘Judicial Cooperation in Civil Matters’ Meets the Prince [Review Essay on Storskrubb, Civil Procedure and EU Law: A Policy Area Uncovere,d (Oxford University Press, 2008)], 29 Yearbook of European Law 483-495 (2010).
Living La Vida Lex Mercatoria, XII N.S. Uniform Law Rev. 733 (2007).
Belonging: Citizenship and Migration in the European Union and Germany, 24 Berkeley J. Int'l Law 330 (2006).
EUstitia: Institutionalizing Justice in the European Union, 23 Northwestern J. of Int'l. Law and Business 65 (Fall 2002).
European Integration through the Kaleidoscope: The View from the Central and Eastern European Margins, ch. 2 in Margins in European Integration (Noel Parker and Bill Armstrong eds., NY: St. Martin's Press, 2000).
Sub-regional Coalescence in European Regional Integration, 16 Wisconsin International Law Journal 115 (1997).
The First Five-Year Span (1989-1994): Law and Religion in Post-Communist Hungary, 1996 Brigham Young Univ. L.J. 731.
Association Agreements between the EC and Central and Eastern European States, 35 Acta Juridica Hungarica 225 (1993).
Central/Eastern Europe: The Long and Winding Road toward European Union, 15 Comp. Law Yearbook of Int'l. Business 179 (Graham & Trotman/Martinus Nijhoff, 1993).
Rousing the Sleeping Dog: The Validity Exception to the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, 18 Yale J. of Int'l. Law 1 (1993).
The New New International Economic Order: Private International Law, 87 American Society of Int'l. Proc. 462 (1993).
Book Review, 25 International Lawyer 291 (1991) (reviewing Reithmann & Martiny: Internationales Vertragsrecht).
with Uchtmann, Qualified Disclaimers of Joint Tenancies: A Policy and Property Law Analysis, 22 Arizona L. Rev. 987 (1981).
Member, Illinois State Bar
HONORS AND AWARDS
Fulbright Scholar, University of Helsinki Faculty of Law (Fall Semester 2012). Course: Applied European Union Law.