professional experience
since July 2004
since June 2003
since 2004
since 1990
May 2007 - Dec 2013
Fall 2015 and 2016
2007/08 and 2014
2006-08 & 2017-18
2002-03
2001-02
Aug 1998 - Aug 2002
1997 to 2012
since 2012
Jan Term 1999
Aug 1996 to Aug 2001
Winter Term 1996/97
April 1996 to Aug 2002
Nov 1993 to Jul 1998
Spring Term 1995
Nov 1991 to Oct 1993
Spring Term 1992 & 93
April 1988 to Oct 1991
Oct 1989 - Oct 1991
 
Aug 1988 to May 1989
Oct 1985 to May 1987
John S. Grimes Professor of Law at Robert H. McKinney School of Law - Indiana University,    Indianapolis (USA)
tenured Professor of Law and Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law, Robert H. McKinney School of Law
occasional arbitrator for disputes involving international business transactions
occasional advisor to corporations re international business transactions and disputes related to intellectual property, competition law and/or investment
Director of and Professor in the USAID-funded Project of Indiana University at Alexandria and Cairo University Faculties of Law (Egypt)
Visiting Professor, Université Saint-Ésprit de Kaslik, Beirut (Lebanon)
Visiting Professor, Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico)
Visiting Professor, American University Central Asia, Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
Visiting Professor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York (USA)
Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law
Aug. 1998 - Aug. 2002    Professor of European Union, International & Comparative Law and Dean of the Law School, Concordia International University Estonia (now Tallinn Law School at Tallinn University of Technology), Tallinn (Estonia)
Founder and Managing Editor, European Journal of Law Reform
Member of the Editorial Board, European Journal of Law Reform
Visiting Professor, Stanford Law School (USA)
Visiting Professor, Amsterdam Law School, University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
Visiting Lecturer, College of Europe, Natolin (Poland)
Visiting Professor, Charles University Prague (Czech Republic)
Full Time and Principal Lecturer of European Union Law, Public International Law and the International Protection of Human Rights, Europainstitut der Universität Basel (Switzerland)
Visiting Lecturer, University of St. Gall (Switzerland)
Executive Director, Academy of European Law, European University Institute, Florence (Italy) 
Visiting Lecturer at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Robert Schuman University, Strasbourg (France)
Teaching Assistant, Institute of Public International Law, University of Munich (Germany)
Rechtsreferendar (law clerk) at the Oberlandesgericht München (appellate court, Munich, Germany)
Research Assistant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA)
Research Assistant, Universität der Bundeswehr, Munich (Germany)
education
April 1998
July 1992
June 1990
Aug 1988 to May 1989
Nov 1983 to June 1988
Aug 1986
July 1982 to Sep 1983
1969 to 1981
Ph.D. University of Maastricht (the Netherlands); thesis Der Europäische Gerichtshof als Garant der Rechtsgemeinschaft (The European Court of Justice and the Rule of Law)
2. juristisches Staatsexamen (bar exam) in Bavaria (Germany) (top 15%)
Diploma in European Community Law and the Law of Human Rights in Europe, Academy of European Law, Florence (Italy)
Student at the University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor (USA), with stipends from the Fulbright Commission and the University of Michigan Law School; Master of Laws (LL.M.) with A-average (top 5%)
Law student at the University of Munich Law School, 1. juristisches Staatsexamen with 11.04 points (top 5%)
Summer Course “Public International Law” at the Hague Academy of International Law (the Netherlands), with a stipend from Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
Military Service
Primary and secondary education, Abitur in Bavaria (Germany) with 2.1 average (top 10%)
courses taught          graduate level, 1 credit = 1 hour/week x 15 weeks

European Union Law


European Union Law, 2 or 3 or 4 credits
Institutional Law and General Principles of the EU, 2 or 3 or 4 credits
Doing Business in and with the Internal Market of the EU, 2 or 3 or 4 credits
Legal Remedies in EU Law, 2 or 3 credits
European Competition Law and Policy, 2 or 3 or 4 credits
EU Monetary Union, 2 or 3 credits
EU External Trade Law, 2 or 3 or 4 credits
European Union and the Challenge of Enlargement, 2 or 3 or 4 credits
Moot Court in European Union Law, 2 credits (seminar)

 


International Business and Trade Law


International Trade, 2 or 3 credits
The WTO and the Law of World Trade, 2 or 3 or 4 credits
International Business Transactions, 2 or 3 or 4 credits
International Commercial Arbitration, 2 or 3 credits
International Investment Law, 3 credits
Doing Business in Central and Eastern Europe, 2 or 3 credits
Doing Business in the Middle East, 2 or 3 credits
European and International Intellectual Property Law, 2 or 3 or 4 credits
Moot Court in WTO Law, 2 credits (seminar)
Willem C. Vis Moot Court on International Commercial Arbitration, 2 credits (seminar)

Comparative Law


Comparative Law, 2 or 3 credits
Comparative Contract Law, 2 or 3 credits
Comparative Competition Law, 3 or 4 credits
Comparative Administrative Law, 3 or 4 credits
Federalism in the United States and in the EU, 3 credits

 


Public International Law
Public International Law, 3 or 4 or 2x3 credits
Advanced Issues of Public International Law, 2 or 3 or 4 credits
International Environmental Law, 2 or 3 credits
Jessup Moot Court in Public International Law, 2 credits (seminar)

 


International Protection of Human Rights


International and European Human Rights, 2 or 3 or 4 credits
Refugee Law, 2 or 3 credits

 


Interdisciplinary Courses
Trade and Environment, 3 or 4 credits
Law and Economics of European Competition Policy, 3 or 4 credits
Comparative EU and US Science, Law, and Policy in the Regulation of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Technology, 2 credits
Transformation in Central and Eastern European Countries from Soviet Union to European Union, 3 or 4 credits
Law and Development, 3 or 4 credits
The Wealth and Poverty of Nations, 3 or 4 credits

 

 

Methodological and General Law Courses
Methodology of Law, 2 or 3 credits
Methodology of Teaching and Syllabus Development, 1 or 2 credits
Academic Writing for Lawyers, 1 or 2 credits

presentations and lectures
Various Lectures and Presentations at a large number of national and international conferences and the following universities: Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey (Mexico), 2018; National Chengchi University College of Law (Taiwan), 2017; University of Connecticut School of Law (2017); Fordham University School of Law, New York (USA) 2008, 2010 and 2017; Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), 2016; Tulane University, 2015 and 2016; Tec de Monterrey, Chihuahua Campus, (Mexico), 2015; Dar Al Uloom University, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), 2015; Université de Lausanne (Switzerland), 2015; Université de Genève (Switzerland), 2015; Berne University (Switzerland), 2014; Université Saint-Ésprit de Kaslik (USEK), Jounieh (Lebanon), 2014, 2015 and 2016; University of Oslo (Norway), 2013; International University College of Turin (Italy) 2013; Texas A&M School of Law, Fort Worth (USA) 2013; Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Dallas (USA) 2013; Universidad Santo Tomás, Bogotá (Colombia) 2013; Stanford Law School (USA), 2012; American University Armenia, Yerevan (Armenia) 2012, Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología (ULACIT), San José (Costa Rica) 2011; Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Bogotá (Colombia) 2011; International Graduate Business School, Zagreb (Croatia), 2010; Yerevan State University, Yerevan (Armenia) 2010, 2011 and 2012; Mofid University, Qom (Iran) 2010; Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona (Spain) 2009; Faculty of Law, Alexandria University (Egypt) 2008 and 2009; Faculty of Law and Faculty of Commerce, Cairo University (Egypt) 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012; Universidad Rey Juan Carlos III, Madrid (Spain) 2007; Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico) 2007 and 2014; Shantou University School of Law, Shantou (China) 2006; Göteborg University School of Law, Göteborg (Sweden) 2006 and 2012; American University Central Asia, Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) 2006, 2007 and 2008; Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität Basel (Switzerland) 2006; Renmin University School of Law, Beijing (China) 2006 and 2008; Tianjin Normal University School of Law, Tianjin (China), 2006; Indiana University European Union Center of Excellence - Bloomington (USA) 2006; Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale (USA), 2005 and 2006; Sheffield University School of Law (United Kingdom) 2004; Loyola University School of Law, Chicago (USA), 2003; University of California at Davis (USA) 2003; Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York (USA) 2002 and 2003; Columbia University School of Law, New York (USA) 2002 and 2003; Rutgers University School of Law, Newark (USA) 2002 and 2003; Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg (USA) 2002 and 2003; Seton Hall School of Law, Newark (USA) 2002; St. Petersburg State University (Russia) 2001; University of Zagreb (Croatia) 2001; University of Helsinki (Finland) 2000 and 2002; Wroclaw University (Poland) 2000; Universität Konstanz (Germany) 2000; Jagiellonian University, Krakow (Poland) 1995, 1999 and 2000; École Nationale d´Administration, Strasbourg (France) 1998; Robert Schuman University, Strasbourg (France) 1998; Charles University, Prague (Czech Republic) 1996; Université de Neuchâtel (Switzerland) 1996; Universität Hamburg (Germany) 1996; University College, London (United Kingdom) 1996; Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Zentrum der Universität Basel (Switzerland) 1995; Masaryk University, Brno (Czech Republic) 1995; Univerza v Mariboru (Slovenia) 1995; Universität Zürich (Switzerland) 1995; Universität Bern (Switzerland) 1994; Universität Innsbruck (Austria) 1993; Univerza v Ljubljani (Slovenia) 1993; Warsaw University (Poland) 1993 and 1994
distinguished speaker
  • Japanische Autos und die protektionistischen Quoten von Frankreich, Italien, Spanien und Großbritannien - Wie geht es weiter?, 3rd Congress "Junge Juristen und Wirtschaft", Hanns Martin Schleyer-Foundation, Berlin (Germany), 7 June 1990

  • Die Entwicklung der Ursprungsregeln bis zum EWR-Abkommen, Symposium "EWR-Abkommen - Erste Analysen", Neuchâtel (Switzerland), 8 May 1992

  • Human Rights in Prisons, international conference bringing together prison governors from Western and Eastern Europe and human rights experts, Warsaw (Poland), 5-10 October 1992

  • The Development of European Union and the Perspectives for Central Europe, Faculty Assembly, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), 3 December 1993

  • Die institutionelle Reform der Europäischen Union und die künftige Rolle des Europäischen Parlaments, Symposium "Democracy, Federalism and European Integration", Berne University (Switzerland), 18 October 1994

  •  Die Ergebnisse der Uruguay-Runde - Herausforderungen an die Schweiz und Europa, joint conference organized by the Europainstitut Basel and the Europainstitut Zürich, Basle (Switzerland), 28-29 October 1994

  • The Complexity and Quantity of EU-Law and its Impact in the National Legal Order of the Member States, Symposium "Legal Problems Related to the Future Accession of East-European Countries to the European Union", Brno University (Czech Republic), 25 April 1995

  • Die aktuelle Bedeutung des Europäischen Gemeinschaftsrechts für die Entwicklung der deutschen Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit, Symposium "50 Jahre Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit in Bayern - Rückblick und Ausblick an der Schwelle zum nächsten Jahrtausend", Munich (Germany), 17 October 1996

  • Die Regierungskonferenz 1996/97 und die Ost-Erweiterung der EU, Czech Society of International Law, Prague (Czech Republic), 16 December 1996

  • Der Beitritt der Schweiz zur Europäischen Union - Brennpunkte und Auswirkungen, Conference at Berne University (Switzerland), 6 March 1998

  • Europarechtliche Vorgaben im Verfahrensrecht, "12. Deutscher Verwaltungsrichtertag 1998", Mainz (Germany), 13-15 May 1998 and at the Franco-German Colloqui for the Bi-centennial of the French Conseil d´État, Strasbourg (France), October 1998

  • The Pre-Accession Strategy and European Integration Studies, Phare Multi-Country Project on European Integration Studies, final conference, Vienna (Austria), November 1998

  • Reflections About Court Reform in Estonia, presentation for the Estonian Minister of Justice, Tallinn (Estonia), October 1999

  • Refugee and Asylum Law - Legal Clinics, Curriculum and Management Seminar organized by UNHCR, the Constitutional & Legal Policy Institute COLPI and the Jagiellonian University Human Rights Centre, Krakow (Poland), 25-28 May 2000

  • Legal Aid 2000: Challenges Facing Legal Aid Providers - Legal Clinics as a Protection Solution, joint conference of UNHCR, the Constitutional & Legal Policy Institute COLPI and the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Budapest (Hungary), 3-5 December 2000

  • Practical Aspects of the Introduction of EU Competition Law in Central and Eastern European Countries, presentation at the annual meeting of the Slovenian Lawyers Association, Portoroz (Slovenia), 11-14 October 2001

  • The EU Institutions after the Nice Summit, presentation at the international conference "The European Communities at 50 and their Relations with Russia", School of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg (Russia), 19-20 October 2001

  • Academic Institutions - Building Bridges Between Scholars in Europe, presentation at the European Civil Society Forum, Tallinn (Estonia), 22-23 March 2002

  • The Use of Precedent in Developing Judicial Argument, presentation for judges in the context of a conference on Developing Judicial Opinion Writing Skills at the Estonian Supreme Court Law Centre, Tartu (Estonia), 29-30 March 2002

  • Administrative and Court Reform in CEECs on their Way Towards EU Membership, lecture at Helsinki University (Finland), 26 June 2002

  • The European Union Acquis on Refugee and Asylum Law and its Integration into a Law Curriculum, presentation for law professors at a conference organized by LARC (Legal Assistance Through Refugee Law Clinics) in Bratislava (Slovak Republic), 11-14 July 2002

  • The Common Good in the Globalization Trap, presentation at "Bonum commune" Research Colloqui of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (Switzerland), 23-27 September 2002

  • Labor and Environmental Concerns vs Free International Trade, presentation at a conference at University of California School of Law at Davis, 7 March 2003

  • Institutional Aspects of European Union Enlargement, presentation at a conference at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 27-28 March 2003

  • Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in European and International Law, presentation at the Centre for European, Comparative & International Law (CECIL), Sheffield (UK), 17 March 2004

  • The State of the (European) Union Address, key-note speech at the 2004 Midwest Model European Union, University Hotel Conference Center, Indianapolis, 16 April 2004

  • Property, Trade and Democracy, presentation at the first annual meeting of the Working Group on Property, Citizenship, and Social Entrepreneurism (PCSE), organized by Syracuse University in Washington DC, 12 November 2004

  • Overview of European Union Competition Law and Policy and its Actual and Potential Impact on U.S. Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industries, presentation at the conference “Competition Law in a Global Context,” Indianapolis, 7 December 2005

  • (Why) Is International Law Important for Judges in Indiana?, pres. at Spring 2006 Judicial College hosted by Indiana Judicial Conference for judges on federal and state courts in Indiana, Indianapolis, 19 April 2006

  • Democracy, Market Economy, or Rule of Law? What Should be the Priority for Development?, presentation at the Social Research Center, American University Central Asia (AUCA), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), 9 November 2006 (available at http://src.auca.kg/docs/report-emmert-eng.pdf)

  • International Fair Trial Standards, presentation at a trial advocacy training program for high level prosecutors, Zhuhai (China), 27 November 2006

  • Law and Economics of European Competition Policy and The Future of Mexico in the WTO, presentations at Centro Universitario de Ciencias Económico Administrativas (CUCEA), Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara (Mexico), 13 and 14 March 2007 and at Centro Universitario de la Costa (CUCOSTA), Universidad de Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta (Mexico), 15 and 16 March 2007

  • What to Do and What Not to Do to Become an Excellent Professor, presentation at the conference “Open Society Institute Academic Fellowship Program in Law and Economics”, Alushta, Crimea (Ukraine), 13 May 2007

  • Step-by-Step Implementation of Democracy, Market Economy and Rule of Law in Post-Communist Transition Countries, presentation at the Social Research Center, American University Central Asia (AUCA), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), 22 May 2007

  • The U.S. at War with Itself - How and Why the United States are Losing the War on Terror, presentation to the Master class of the Diplomatic School, Madrid (Spain), 16 October 2007

  • EU Competition Law and International Shipping, presentation at the Symposium Shipping and Competition Laws at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport, College of International Transport & Logistics, Alexandria (Egypt), 27 October 2007

  • The Rule of Law in Central and Eastern Europe, presentation at the Symposium "Fifty Years of European Community Law", Fordham Law School, New York (USA), 1 March 2008

  • Why the West Is Fighting a “War on Terror” and Why the West Is Losing It, presentation at Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona (Spain), 19 February 2009

  • Reflections on How To and How Not To Establish Antitrust Oversight in Emerging Markets and Transitional Economies, ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting 2009, Washington DC, 27 March 2009

  • World Trade, Globalization and Development Through a Human Rights Prism, Workshop on Human Rights and Business, International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC), Siracusa (Italy), 9-10 January 2010

  • Democracy for Development - Misunderstood and Overrated?, lecture at Fordham University School of Law, New York (USA), 24 February 2010

  • Corporate Social Responsibility - Quo Vadis?, keynote speech at the Symposium on CSR of the Indiana International & Comparative Law Review, Indianapolis, 26 March 2010

  • Teaching Methodologies of Comparative Law, presentation at the Conference Comparative Law and Islamic Law, Mofid University, Qom (Iran), 20 September 2010

  • Reflections on How To and How Not To Establish Antitrust Oversight in Emerging Markets and Transitional Economies, presentation at the Conference Comparative Law and Islamic Law, Mofid University, Qom (Iran), 21 September 2010

  • Scholarly Writing - Tips & Tricks for PhD Theses and Other Publications, Workshop for junior faculty members in the International Higher Education Support Program of the Open Society Institute, Soros Foundation, Antalya (Turkey), 23 October 2010

  • The European Neighborhood Policy after Lisbon, presentation at Yerevan State University (Armenia), 11 November 2010

  • The Impact of EU Competition Law in Croatia Before and After Accession, presentation at a special event of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Zagreb (Croatia), 24 November 2010

  • Quality Assurance in Higher Legal Education - the Personal Dimension: How to Become an Excellent Professor, and the Institutional Dimension: How to Become a Great Law Department, presentations at the annual meeting of the Open Society Foundations’ International Higher Education Support Program, Izmir (Turkey), 30 April 2011

  • The European Union After Lisbon, presentation at Yerevan State University (Armenia), 5 October 2011

  • The Draft Common Frame of Reference - the Greatest Innovation in Contract Law since the French Code Civil and the German BGB, presentation at the Civil Law Conference on New Forms of Obligations and Contracts at Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Bogotá (Colombia), 22 Sept. 2011

  • Writing and Funding Research Proposals, presentation at annual meeting of the Open Society Foundations’ International Higher Education Support Program, Istanbul (Turkey), 11 November 2011

  • The Impact of International Law in the Domestic Legal Order, presentation at American University Armenia, Yerevan (Armenia), 16 January 2012

  • The Iranian Nuclear Program and the Response of Israel, the EU, and the US: Law and Policy Options in an American Election Year, presentation at Stanford University School of Law, 3 May 2012

  • The Arab Spring and Its Implications for the EU, presentation at University of Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law, Gothenburg (Sweden), 10 May 2012

  • Getting Serious About Competition Law, presentation at a Conference on Investment, Competition and Commercial Law in Islam and Other Major Legal Systems organized by the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University in cooperation with the Tajik Bar Association in Dushanbe (Tajikistan), 26 August 2012

  • The Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR) as the Future Civil Code of Europe, pres. at a conference on Harmonization of Law jointly organized by the United Nations Commission on Int’l Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the Int’l Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT), and the Hague Conference on Private International Law at Beirut Arab University, under the Patronage of H.E. the Minister of Justice of the Lebanese Republic, in Beirut (Lebanon), 10 September 2012

  • Quality Management in Legal Education, presentation at the Regional Conference on Reforming Legal Education in the Arab World, organized by the Association of Arab Universities in Amman, (Jordan), 18-19 November 2012

  • Economic Analysis of Islamic Law, keynote speech at the conference Crossroads East and West: Visions of the Economy in the Islamic and Western Legal Traditions at International University College of Turin (Italy), 4 February 2013

  • Corporate Social Responsibility - Quo Vadis?, presentation at the conference Corporate Social Responsibility in the Middle East, organized by the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, at Pera Palace Hotel, Istanbul, 19-20 June 2013

  • Law and Politics in Post-Revolutionary Egypt, presentation at Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, 8 October 2013

  • What’s Next for Egypt? Notes from the Ground, presentation at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Dallas, 9 October 2013

  • Strengths and Weaknesses of Latin American Countries for Foreign Direct Investment and International Business, presentation during the Jornadas en Comercio e Inversión en Colombia, Europa, Estados Unidos y la Alianza del Pacifico, Universidad Santo Tomás, Bogotá (6 November 2014) and Villavicencio (8 November 2014), Colombia

  • Independence with Accountability – Ethics and Professional Responsibility Standards for Judges and Arbitrators: Protecting Our Judges from Third Parties and Themselves, pres. at the conference Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility at University of Oslo (Norway), 25/26 Nov. 2013

  • Corporate Social Responsibility – Current Trends in Europe, presentation at the second annual conference Corporate Social Responsibility in the Middle East, organized by the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Istanbul, 29-30 May 2014

  • Structuring Business Transactions and Dispute Settlement, presentation at the conference Doing Business in and with the Middle East, organized by Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Institute for International Business, Indianapolis, 5 September 2014

  • An Economic Analysis of Islamic Criminal Law, presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Law & Economics Association, Indianapolis, 10 October 2014, with Salma Taman

  • The Impact - or Lack Thereof - of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights on Switzerland, presentation at Berne University (Switzerland), 21 November 2014

  • Harmonization of Legal Texts in European Union Law - The Process, the Procedure, and the Text, presentation at the conference "Legislative Drafting: Legal Aid and Legal Texts", International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences, Siracusa (Italy), 18 December 2014

  • How and Why to Become an International Lawyer, pres. at Lausanne Univ. (Switzerland), 10 March 2015

  • The Past, Present, and Future of EU Enlargement, pres. at Geneva Univ. (Switzerland), 10 March 2015

  • Global Failure of Justice Systems – Causes and Consequences, presentation at the Tulane Legislative Drafting Institute, Tulane University, 26 June 2015, 23 June 2016 and 15 June 2017

  • Crisis? What Crisis? The State of the European Union: Moving Forward or Falling Apart?, presentation at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, 22 February 2016

  • The Restatement of the Law Third – The U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration – an Introduction, presentation at the annual meeting of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, North America Branch, Chicago, 1 December 2016 

  • The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights vs. the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms – a Comparison, presentation at the 111th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), San Francisco, 6 January 2017

  • The Past, Present and Future of European Contract Law with and without the United Kingdom, presentation at Fordham Law School, 27 February 2017

  • Saudi Vision 2030 – The Path Beyond the Oil, presentation at Indiana University, 5 April 2017

  • The Hangover Part IV – or – Brexit? And What Happens Next?, pres. at the conference “A Continent Divided: Nationalism and the European Union”, University of Connecticut, Hartford, 7 April 2017

  • World Trade, National Interests & International Governance, presentation at the conference “Free Trade, Public Interest and Reality: New Generation Free Trade Agreements and National Regulatory Sovereignty”, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged (Hungary), 4 May 2017

  • The Global Failure of Justice Systems - Causes and Consequences, presentation at the 4th Africa Colloquium of Legal Counsel to Parliaments, 1 Nov 2017, Kampala (Uganda)

other recent and upcoming invitations

May/June 2004, 2005 and 2006: Program Director and Professor in Residence, European Law Summer Program of

     Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis in Strasbourg (France)

July/August 2005, 2006 and 2007: Program Director and Professor in Residence, Central and Eastern European Law Summer Program of Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Dubrovnik (Croatia)
February 2005: Judge at the European Law Moot Court Competition, Göteborg (Sweden)
February 2006: Judge at the European Law Moot Court Competition, Boston (USA)
February 2007: Judge at the European Law Moot Court Competition, Zagreb (Croatia)
May/June 2008: Program Director and Professor in Residence, China Law Summer Program of Indiana University School

     of Law - Indianapolis at Renmin University, Beijing (China)
February 2010: Judge at the European Law Moot Court Competition, Columbia University, New York
Fall 2010 to Spring 2013 and Spring 2016: Chair of the international expert commission for the evaluation of law

     programs in Lithuania

November 2010: Visiting Professor for International Business Law in the Indiana University Kelley School of Business MBA

     Program in Zagreb (Croatia)

10-12 October 2011: Visiting Professor for International Business Law, Colegio de Abogados y Abogadas de Costa Rica
February 2012: Judge at the European Law Moot Court Competition, Univ. of Lucerne (Switzerland)
February 2014: Judge at the European Law Moot Court Competition, Bratislava (Slovakia)
March 2014: Visiting Professor at Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico)
February 2015: Judge at the European Law Moot Court Competition, Columbia University, New York
March/April 2015, 2016 and 2017: Arbitrator at the Willem C. Vis Moot Court in Int’l Commercial Arbitration, Vienna

     (Austria)
June 2015, 2016 & 2017: Presenter at the Tulane University International Legislative Drafting Institute on Global Failure of

     ‘Justice’ Systems: Causes and Consequences
Fall 2015 and 2016: Visiting Professor at Univ. Saint-Ésprit de Kaslik (USEK), Jounieh (Lebanon)
November 2015: Visiting Professor at Tec de Monterrey, Chihuahua campus (Mexico)
January 2016: Judge at the European Law Moot Court Competition, Maastricht University (NL)
January 2017: Judge at the European Law Moot Court Competition, The Hague University of Applied Sciences

     (Netherlands)
28 April 2017: Panel Chair at a Conference on Freedom of Religion in Europe at the European Court of Human Rights in

     Strasbourg (France)
November 2017: Visiting Professor in the Master of Global Affairs Program of Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Strasbourg

     (France)
4-5 December 2017: Speaker at the Conference New Paradigms of Law? hosted by National Changchi University, Taipei

     (Taiwan)

awards
John S. Grimes Named Chair, since fall 2004
Trustees’ Teaching Award from Indiana University, 2017
John S. Grimes Research Fellowship, spring/summer 2004
Outstanding Instructor Award from Concordia International University Estonia, 1998
Best Advocate General and member of the team winning the Best Written Pleadings Award and the overall Second Prize at
     the European Law Moot Court Competition, Florence (Italy), Nov. 1989
Fulbright Scholarship for studies in the master program, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Aug. 1988 - May
     1989
Scholarship from the University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, for studies in the Master program, Aug. 1988 - May
     1989
Scholarship from Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) for the Summer Course APublic International Law at
     the Hague Academy of International Law, August 1986
research projects and interest
  • International Business Transactions, Settlement of Disputes and Enforcement of Claims in and with Transition Countries
  • Challenges of Doing Business and Settling Commercial Disputes in the MENA Region
  • Administrative and Court Reform in Transition Countries
  • Competition Law in Transitional and Developing Economies
  • Promoting Rule of Law in Developing and Transition Countries 
  • Legitimacy & Future Development of the European Union
  • Legitimacy & Functioning of the European Court of Justice & Europ. Court of Human Rights
  • World Trade Law, Environmental Standards, and Human Rights
  • Democracy, Trade, and Development
  • The Wealth (and Poverty) of Nations - or Why Some Countries Do Better Than Others
  • Curriculum Development, Methodology of Research & Teaching, Quality Assurance in Legal Ed.
other activities
since March 2018
since Oct 2017
since April 2017
since Sep 2016
since Sep 2015
Apr to Sep 2014
since Jun 2011
Jul 2010 to Jun 2013
2007 to 2008
 
since 2006
Jul 2006 to Jun 2008
 
 
2006 to 2008
2005 to 2008
2005 to 2008
Spring 2004
2003 to 2007
2002 to 2003
since 2002
2001 to 2016
2001 to 2003
2001 to 2002
since 2000
2000 to 2001
2000 to 2002
2000 to 2005
1997 to 2012
1994 to 1998
since 1993
since 1990
since 1988
since 1981

President and CEO of the International Smart Mediation and Arbitration Institute, Indianapolis (www.smartarb.org)

Board Member of PrepayWay AG Switzerland (www.prepayway.com)

Member of the Advisory Board, Qatar University School of Law, Doha
Director of the McKinney side of a cooperative dual-degree LL.M. program with American

     University Central Asia (AUCA) in Kyrgyzstan
Director of the McKinney side of a cooperative dual-degree LL.M. program with Université

     Saint-Ésprit de Kaslik (USEK) in Lebanon
Consultant for the Worldbank for capacity development at the Ministry of Justice, Department

     for Int’l Law, Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Co-Founder and Co-President of the Council on International Law and Politics (CILP),

     Chicago (see http://www.cilpnet.org) 
Resource Fellow for the Academic Fellowship Program of the Soros Foundation and the Open

     Society Institute for Eastern Europe and Central Asia working with Yerevan State

     University, Yerevan (Armenia)
Co-director of the certificate program on American and International Commercial Law at

     Vilnius University, Vilnius (Lithuania)
Academic advisor of some 20 doctoral students in law at IU
Resource Fellow for the Academic Fellowship Program of the Soros Foundation and the Open

     Society Institute for Eastern Europe and Central Asia working with American University

     Central Asia, Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
Rapporteur for the ABA Administrative Law Section project Restatement of EU Administrative

     Law (see http://www.abanet.org/adminlaw/eu/home.html)
Co-director of a Jean Monnet Module on Comparative EU and U.S. Science, Law and Policy

     in the Regulation of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Technology at Indiana University
Member of the Executive Committee of the European Union Center of Excellence, Indiana

     University - Bloomington
Visiting Fellow of the Centre for European, Comparative and International Law (CECIL) at The

     University of Sheffield Department of Law (UK)
Member of IUPUI's International Affairs Program Committee 
Adjunct professor at Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, Newark (USA)
Arbitrator in international business disputes
Member (2001-2003) and Chair (since 2004) of an international expert committee for the

     accreditation of law schools and programs in Lithuania
Advisor to the European Law Students Association (ELSA) & judge in the first international

     moot court competition in WTO law

Member of the Advisory Board, Hungarian Helsinki Committee
Judge in the annual European Law Moot Court competition
Member, Steering Committee for the Development of University-based NGO Law Clinics in

     Central and Eastern Europe, Public Interest Law Initiative in Transitional Societies,

     Columbia University School of Law, NY (USA)
President, Estonian European Communities Studies Association (ECSA)
Professor in the Stetson University College of Law summer study abroad program "Emerging

     Markets and Transitional Democracies”, Tallinn, Estonia
Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Law Reform, a peer reviewed quarterly journal

     published by Eleven International Publishing in the Hague; since 2012 regular member of

     the board of editors
Head of a continuing education program for practicing attorneys and in-house legal advisors,

     a profit center of the Europainstitut Basel
Academic advisor of 100+ bachelor theses, 250+ master theses in law

Consultant for a large number of transnational corporations, and int'l governmental & non-

     governmental organizations on advanced legal issues related to int’l business and trade law
Organizer, co-organizer and/or chairman of several international conferences
Numerous study visits to a large number of African, Asian, and Eastern European countries

     regarding law and economics of developing countries

memberships
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Sections on International Law and Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice (Academic Member)
  • Indiana State Bar Association (Academic Member)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association (Academic Member)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Member)
  • Alliance of Distinguished and Titled Professors at Indiana University
  • American Society of Comparative Law
  • Co-Founder and Co-President of the Council on International Law and Politics, Chicago
  • Member of the Board of Editors and former Editor-in-Chief of “European Journal of Law Reform”
  • Member (and former Chair) of the Board of Faculty Advisors, “Indiana International & Comparative Law Review”
  • Editorial Advisor to “Jurisprudencija”, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius (Lithuania)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of “Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal” published by the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv (Ukraine)
  • Member of the Advisory Panel of “Developing World Review of Trade & Competition” published by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (India)
  • Member of the Comité Scientifique of “Révue Juridique de l'USEK” (Lebanon)