William and Mary Law School

Faculty

Faculty: A number of law school faculty members with strong international reputations participate in the work of the Program. They include:

banksphoto Angela Banks is an Associate Professor at William & Mary School of Law. She studied as a Marshall Scholar at the University of Oxford and received her J. D. from Harvard Law School, where she served on the Harvard Law Review and the Harvard International Law Journal. Professor Banks’ areas of specialization include International Human Rights Law, Immigration, and International Law.
Barzilay photo Judge Judith Barzilay is a Professor of Practice in International Trade Law. Judge Barzilay began her career in international trade law from 1983 to 1986 as a staff attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, International Trade Field Office. From 1986 to 1988, she practiced with Siegel, Mandell and Davidson in their litigation group, where she appeared regularly before the United States Court of International Trade, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and government agencies regulating international trade. In 1988, she joined Sony Corporation of America as its first in-house customs and international trade counsel and was promoted to vice-president for import and export operations in 1989. From 1993 to 1998, Judge Barzilay served on the executive board of the American Association of Exporters and Importers. In 1995, she was appointed by Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin to his Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of the United States Customs Service. In 1998, Judge Barzilay was appointed by President Clinton to the United States Court of International Trade. In her fourteen years on the bench, she has handled cases in the areas of customs law, antidumping and countervailing duties, and trade adjustment assistance.
combsphoto Nancy Combs, Cabell Professor of Law, received her J. D. from the University of California at Berkeley and her Ph.D. from Leiden University. Following law school she clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy at the Supreme Court of the United States and served as Legal Advisor at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal at the Hague. Her areas of specialization include International Law, International Criminal Law, and International Human Rights Law.
criddlephoto Evan Criddle is a Professor of Law at William & Mary Law School. Professor Criddle received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as Essays Editor of the Yale Law Journal and Articles Editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and spent several years at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York representing foreign sovereigns, multinational corporations, and political refugees. His specializations include public international law, international legal theory, and international human rights.
malonephoto Linda Malone is Marshall-Wythe Foundation Professor of Law and Director of the Human Security Law Program. She is a member of the American Law Institute and serves on the Board of Directors for the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law. Professor Malone has received a number of grants and awards for her research and work on international issues. She was awarded the 2009-10 Fulbright Chair in International Environmental Law at the University of Turin, Italy.  Her areas of expertise include Middle Eastern and European Comparative Law; Comparative and Foreign Law; Environmental Law; Human Rights Law; International Criminal Law; International Law; National Security Law; and Transitional Justice.
steinphoto Michael Stein is Professor of Law and an internationally recognized disability rights expert. He received his J. D. from Harvard University and Ph.D from Cambridge University. Professor Stein assisted in drafting a United Nations disability rights treaty and regularly consults with international governments on their disability laws and policies. He serves as legal advisor to several UN agencies and to disability civil society groups.
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Christie S. Warren is Professor of the Practice of International and Comparative Law and Director of the Program in Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding. She serves as the Senior Expert in Constitutional Issues for the United Nations Mediation Support Unit Standby Team and the Curriculum Advisor for the Constitution Building Processes Programme at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance in Stockholm. She served as an advisor to the Constitutional Commission during the 2007 - 2008 constitution-drafting process in Kosovo.  Her areas of specialization include Comparative Law, Comparative Constitutional Systems, Post-Conflict Justice, International Human Rights Law, Civil Code Systems and Islamic Law.