Faculty Directory


  • Fielder, Lauren | Visiting Associate Professor of Law

    Assistant Dean—Graduate and International Programs and Senior Lecturer, The University of Texas School of Law

    Professor Fielder joined Texas Law in June 2014. A native Texan and ’07 graduate of the LL.M. Program in Latin American and International Law from the Texas Law, she came back to her alma mater to build and oversee a new department that encompasses the LL.M. Program and international partnerships. Read more.

    J.D. University of Tulsa
    LL.M, University of Texas at Austin
    B.A., University of Texas at San Antonio

    Teaches: African Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Comparative Law, Family Law


  • Givati, Yehonatan | Visiting Professor of Law

    Professor of Law, Hebrew University Law School

    Professor Givati is a member of Hebrew University's Center for the Study of Rationality as well as its Center for Empirical Studies of Decision Making and the Law. His scholarly interest lies in the area of economic analysis of law. His work is both theoretical and empirical, applying the tools of law and economics to three areas of law: tax law, law enforcement, and administrative law. Read more.

    Ph.D., Harvard University
    S.J.D., Harvard Law School
    LL.M., Harvard Law School
    M.A., Harvard University
    M.A., Hebrew University
    LL.B., Hebrew University

    Teaches: Federal Income Taxation, Law and Economics


  • Holzer, Meg | Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Writing

    Professor Holzer’s expertise is in the areas of legal analysis and legal writing and research. She previously served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Writing at Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. Before that she was Staff Attorney, Public Policy Litigation & Law, for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell.

    J.D., New York University School of Law
    B.A., Yale College


  • Kim, Catherine Y. | Visiting Associate Professor of Law

    George R. Ward Term Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Law, UNC School of Law

    Professor Kim's research focuses on immigration law and the institutional competencies of courts and administrative agencies as engines of social justice reform. Before joining the faculty of UNC School of Law in 2010, she served as an impact litigator with the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, National Legal Department, focusing on post-9/11 and racial justice cases. Read more.

    J.D., Columbia University School of Law
    B.A., Cornell University

    Teaches: Civil Procedure


  • Landsman, Stephan | Visiting Professor of Law

    Emeritus Professor of Law; Organizer and Director, Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy, DePaul College of Law

    Professor Landsman is a nationally renowned expert on the civil jury system, and he is a leader in applying social science methods to legal problems. He is a sought-after speaker at professional conferences and symposia, and among his recent publications are empirical and historical pieces regarding the jury, as well as an examination of legal responses to human rights abuses. Read more.

    J.D., Harvard Law School
    B.A., Kenyon College


  • Marshall, Gabrielle | Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Writing

    A litigator for nearly a decade, Professor Marshall has extensive experience with legal writing and research. Prior to joining Brooklyn Law School, she taught Critical Legal Analysis at Rutgers Law School-Newark, where she instructed, counseled, and academically supported second-year law students. In her law practice as a senior associate at Hughes Hubbard & Reed, she represented auditing firms and other corporate entities in complex multi-national securities fraud actions. As a law student, Professor Marshall was an editor of the Rutgers Law Review and, upon graduation, selected to be a member of the Order of the Coif. Marshall also provides career consulting to practicing attorneys.

    J.D., Rutgers University School of Law
    B.A., Rutgers University

    Teaches: Fundamentals of Law Practice 1: Objective Legal Analysis, Fundamentals of Law Practice 2: Advocacy
  • Michaelsen, Christopher | Visiting Adjunct Professor of Law

    Dr Christopher Michaelsen is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law and a member of the Australian Human Rights Centre. He teaches and specialises in international law, human rights and international security. Prior to joining UNSW in 2008, he served as a Human Rights Officer (Anti-Terrorism) at the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Warsaw, Poland. Chris graduated in law from Hamburg University, holds an LLM from the University of Queensland and a PhD from the Australian National University. He is a co-editor in chief of the Australian Journal of Human Rights, a founding member of the Security Council Analysis Network (SCAN) and an elected member of the Council of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL). He is currently a Chief Investigator on a 4-year project funded by the Australian Research Council examining how elected members on the United Nations Security Council can influence Council decision-making and norm development.

    Dipl.Jur., Hamburg University>br> LL.M., University of Queensland
    PhD, Australian National University


  • Pittman, Thane | Visiting Professor of Law

    Professor of Psychology and Chairman of the Psychology Department, Colby College (retired)

    Professor Pittman’s research interests include the psychology of justice and morality. He served as chairman of the Psychology Department and Professor of Psychology at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, from 2004 to 2013. Previously, he was on the faculty of Gettysburg College for 32 years.

    M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa
    B.A., Kent State University


  • Rey, Carmen Maria | Visiting Assistant Professor of Clinical Law

    Professor Rey’s expertise is in the areas of immigration law and advocacy for immigrant families, particularly survivors of gender-based violence. She joins the Safe Harbor Project—of which she is an alumna—after serving as Acting Director of the Immigration Intervention Project at Sanctuary for Families. There she helped to oversee the legal representation of thousands of immigrant survivors of gender-based violence and lead advocacy efforts to advance their interests. Prior to (re)joining Sanctuary for Families, where she started her legal career as an Equal Justice Works Fellow, she was Senior Immigration Attorney at Her Justice, a nonprofit focused on protecting the rights of low-income women.

    As co-founder and Board Secretary of Voices in Action in America (VIAA), Professor Rey works to empower immigrant women to become advocates for improved immigration policies. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Media and Advocacy Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, New York Chapter.

    In addition, Professor Rey has taught immigration law and legal writing at Queens College, served as a long-term volunteer with The Immigrant Defense Project, which addresses the intersection of immigration and criminal law, and represented detained children facing removal at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. She is an active speaker and author on a variety of immigration-related legal matters, and regularly leads local, state, and national immigration-law-related trainings. In 2015, she was appointed to New York State’s Advisory Council on Immigration Issues in the Family Court.

    J.D., Brooklyn Law School
    B.A., New York University

    Teaches: Clinic - Safe Harbor


  • Samansky, Allan J | Visiting Professor of Law

    Professor Emeritus of Law, Moritz College of Law

    B.A., Harvard University
    M.A., University of California at Berkeley
    J.D., University of Pennsylvania

    Teaches: Trusts and Estates
  • Silver, Cecilia A. | Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Writing

    Legal Practice Skills Senior Lecturer & Writing Specialist, University of Pennsylvania Law School

    Cecilia Silver has extensive pretrial and trial experience in both the public and private sectors. Professor Silver previously was Senior Counsel in the New York City Law Department's Special Federal Litigation Division, where she defended New York City police and corrections officers in federal civil rights cases.  In that capacity, Professor Silver acted as lead counsel on more than 40 cases, appeared before more than 30 federal judges, and handled all facets of trial preparation with minimal supervision. Read more.

    J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
    M.St., University of Oxford
    A.B., Princeton University

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