International & Comparative Law In Germany - Faculty

Dr. Thilo MarauhnDr. Thilo Marauhn
Justus Liebig University Giessen

Co-Director, Franz von Liszt Institute for International and Comparative Law; Associate Director, Centre for International Environmental and Development Research. Educated at the Universities of Mannheim, Wales (Aberyswyth, U.K.), Bonn and Heidelberg, Professor Marauhn holds a law degree (state exam, equivalent to J.D., Heidelberg), a Postgraduate Diploma in International Law and Relations (Wales), an M.Phil. in International Relations (Wales), and a Dr. iur. utr. (Heidelberg). He earned his venia legendi in public law, international and European law from the University of Frankfurt/Main.

Following a short period as Professor of Law at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, U.K.) he was appointed Professor of Law at the Justus Liebig University Giessen, Faculty of Law, in 2001. Also, he has been a visiting professor of constitutional theory at the University of Lucerne, Faculty of Law (Switzerland), since 2001, and he has been a visiting professor at UW Law School in 2005 and 2008. He served as the Dean of the Faculty of Law, in Giessen between 2006 and 2009.

Professor Marauhn has been a member of numerous councils and academies, including, among others, the German National Advisory Committee on International Humanitarian Law (since 1995), the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (currently chair), the Scientific Advisory Board of the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt/Main (currently chair), and the Advisory Board on United Nations Issues of the German Federal Foreign Office (since 2008). Apart from being a book series editor (Ius internationale et europaeum) and a member of editorial boards (including the Journal of Conflict and Security Law, OUP), he has published widely in international journals and has edited many books on international law issues (among others, with CUP). His main research interests focus on international legal approaches to human rights, environment and development, and international security.


Dr. Rebecca DeWinter-SchmittDr. Adam Andrzejewski
Kozminski University, Poland

Adam Andrzejewski is Assistant Professor at the Kozminski University in Poland, where he teaches in the Law School, offering classes in Comparative Corporate Law, International Economic Law, and Intellectual Property Law. He has also offered a course in International Intellectual Property Law at the Chile Summer Program in Santiago. Dr. Andrzejewski is also a practicing attorney-at-law.

Adam Andrzejewski completed his legal education at the universities of Warsaw in Poland and Cologne in Germany. He graduated with distinction in 2007 and holds a law degree (J.D. equivalent). From 2008 to 2011, he was a research associate at the Institute for Public, European and Public International Law at Justus Liebig University, Giessen. He earned his Doctor juris (S.J.D. equivalent) from the University of Giessen in 2013. His doctoral thesis, supervised by Prof. Dr. Thilo Marauhn, was on patent auctions as an alternative business structure for intellectual property assets acquisition and sales. He received a scholarship from the federal state of Hessen for his research in Giessen and at Max Planck Institute in Munich. Throughout his preparation of his doctoral thesis Dr. Andrzejewski was supported by a scholarship from the Hesse, a federal state of Germany.

Following his legal education, Dr. Andrzejewski cooperated with GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals in Warsaw and Ernst & Young in Dublin. He also worked as an attorney-at-law in the Intellectual Property and Technology department of DLA Piper in Warsaw.

His main research interests focuses on corporate governance in different jurisdictions, international trade law, European law, and intellectual property rights. In his private practice he has specialized in corporate law, mergers & acquisitions and intellectual property law. He advises national and international corporate clients.


Professor Anuj DesaiProfessor Anuj Desai
University of Wisconsin Law School

Anuj C. Desai is the William Voss-Bascom Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin, where he teaches in both the Law School and the iSchool (The Information School), offering classes in Cyberlaw, First Amendment, Intellectual Freedom, Statutory Interpretation, Legislation and Regulation, and Copyright.

Professor Desai writes in a variety of different areas, with a focus on understanding how social, historical, and institutional contexts shape law. His publications have appeared in the Stanford Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Law and Social Inquiry, Federal Communications Law Journal, Journal of Institutional Studies, and University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. Professor Desai has served as a visiting professor at the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China; National Tsing Hua University Institute of Law for Science and Technology in Hsinchu, Taiwan; and National Taiwan University College of Law in Taipei, Taiwan. He is also co-director of the Law School's summer program in International and Comparative Law in Giessen, Germany.

Prior to entering academia, Professor Desai practiced law with the Seattle, Washington firm of Davis Wright Tremaine, where his practice focused primarily on First Amendment, defamation, newsgathering, copyright and trademark litigation. Before his time in private practice, he served as a legal assistant to the American judges at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague and clerked for the late Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and Judge David S. Tatel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He also worked briefly in the Legal Adviser's Office at the U.S. State Department and also at the Legal Resources Centre in Grahamstown, South Africa. In addition, he has served as an administrative appellate judge, as a member of the Administrative Review Board of the United States Department of Labor; as a Senate-confirmed member of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, an independent, quasi-judicial agency of the United States Department of Justice that adjudicates claims of U.S. nationals against foreign governments; and as a member of a National Academics of Science, Engineering and Medicine's panel studying options for the future management of dual-use research of concern.

Professor Desai is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He received his A.B. in Mathematics from Harvard University (where he was awarded a Henry Russell Shaw Fellowship), a Master's in International Affairs from Columbia University and a J.D. from the University of California-Berkeley (Berkeley Law), where he was Editor-in-Chief of the California Law Review.


Dr. Rebecca DeWinter-SchmittDr. Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt

Dr. Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt is an expert in business and human rights, in particular pertaining to the private military and security industry. She is Senior Managing Director at Human Analytics, a risk management consultancy specializing in helping public and private organizations address human rights risks associated with operating in complex environments. Currently resident in Berlin, she is also a Senior Associate at twentyfifty, the leading German management consultancy for all matters pertaining to responsible business conduct.  Until August 2019, she directed the Human Rights in Business Program housed at American University Washington College of Law’s Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, where she led efforts to educate the legal and business communities on corporate responsibility issues and spearheaded a collaborative project to promote effective corporate human rights impact assessment.  In various capacities, she has been involved in a variety of efforts to develop national and international standards for private security providers. Her publications examine soft law initiatives in the private security industry, and her research more broadly explores the effectiveness of multi-stakeholder corporate governance. Until 2012, Dr. DeWinter-Schmitt was an Assistant Professor at American University’s School of International Service’s Peace and Conflict Resolution Program. From 1998 to 2002, she was a staff member of Amnesty International USA, first in its National Field Program and then as Program Associate to the Just Earth! Program on Human Rights and the Environment. For the last fifteen years, she has served on Amnesty International USA’s Business and Human Rights Group as a volunteer thematic expert. She received her PhD in international relations from American University’s School of International Service, and her master’s degree in political science with minors in economics and sociology from the University of Marburg, Germany.


Professor Ed FalloneProfessor Ed Fallone
Marquette University Law School

Professor Edward Fallone joined the faculty at the Marquette University Law School (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in 1992. He teaches in the areas of constitutional law, corporate law, corporate crimes and immigration law, and has published frequently on these topics. He has also offered a course in International Criminal Law at the Justus Liebig University Law School in Giessen, Germany and at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Prior to joining Marquette University Law School, Professor Fallone practiced law with the firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in Washington, D.C., where he represented military defense contractors in securities fraud and white collar crime cases. He is a 1988 recipient of a J.D. degree from the Boston University School of Law, and he received his B.A. degree from Boston University in Spanish Language and Literature. Professor Fallone is a past President of the Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association and has been active in a variety of organizations devoted to providing legal and social services to the Hispanic community of southeastern Wisconsin. In 2013, he ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.


Dr. Sorcha MacLeodDr. Sorcha MacLeod
University of Copenhagen

Dr Sorcha MacLeod is an expert on business, human rights and security, particularly private military and security companies, and has published widely on this topic. She is WEOG member of the UN Human Rights Council's Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination. Formerly a member of the Law School at the University of Sheffield, she is currently based in Berlin where she is a Visiting Professor at Free University Berlin and at the Hertie School of Governance. From October 2019 she will be a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the University of Copenhagen.

She is an invited expert to the UN Inter-governmental Working Group on private military and security companies and participated in the drafting of the Montreux Document on private military and security companies and the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers. She has Observer Status at the International Code of Conduct Association. She has advised governments, industry and civil society organizations on business, human rights and security issues.


Professor Kali MurrayProfessor Kali Murray
Marquette University Law School

Professor Kali Murray is a Professor of Law at Marquette University Law School and a Co-Director of its Intellectual Property Program. Professor Murray holds a B.A., summa cum laude, from Johns Hopkins University, and M.A. in History from Johns Hopkins University, where her research focused on the socio-cultural formation of African-American political identity in the early national period. She received her J.D. from Duke University School of Law and was the Spring Symposium Editor for the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum. Professor Murray’s experience in international intellectual property is in the comparative assessment of patent regimes, the impact of social movements on international intellectual property decision-making, and the impact of administrative law mechanisms in the politics of intellectual property law.

Before coming to Marquette, Professor Murray joined the University of Mississippi School of Law, after engaging in private practice for four years with the law firm of Venable, LLP in Washington, D.C., as a patent litigator with a focus on pharmaceutical patent litigation. Professor Murray also served as a federal judicial clerk for the Honorable Catherine C. Blake of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland.


Dr. Pablo Rueda-SaizDr. Pablo Rueda-Saiz

Pablo Rueda-Saiz is a Colombian lawyer who holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California, Berkeley. He has worked for the Office of Legal Counsel at the Presidency of Colombia, as well as at the Ministry of the Interior, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and as a deputy judge at the Colombian Constitutional Court. He has taught comparative constitutional law as well as other courses on law and society at the legal studies program at U.C. Berkeley. During 2018, he was a Tinker Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School. He has published both in English and in Spanish on topics related to Colombian and comparative constitutional law, as well as in law and society.


Dr. Julian ScheuDr. Julian Scheu
University of Cologne

Julian Scheu is Junior Professor of International Investment Law, Public International Law and Public Law at the University of Cologne and General Manager of the International Investment Law Centre Cologne (IILCC).  He studied law at the Universities of Cologne and Paris 1 (Panthéon- Sorbonne) with a specialization in international economic law (LL.M./Maîtrise en droit, 2009; Dr. jur., 2016) and is qualified to practice law in Germany (second legal state examination, 2017). His doctoral thesis on systemic integration of human rights in investment treaty arbitration was published in 2017 with the kind support of the VG Wort Science Foundation.  Prior to joining the University of Cologne he worked as legal assistant with the German Arbitration Institute (DIS) in the field of German and international arbitration. His practical experience includes acting as arbitral secretary and assistant to arbitrators, counsel and legal experts in international commercial and investment arbitration (ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, SIAC, DIS, ad hoc).