Stephen Gottlieb is currently the Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor at Albany Law School. He has also practiced with a New York City law firm; served as assistant general counsel, Legal Services of New York; held chairs for distinguished visitors at Akron, Marquette, Cleveland-Marshall, and Suffolk schools of law; and served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Iran. He was a member of the board of directors, for the New York Civil Liberties Union from 1997-2009 and a member of the New York Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights from 1999-2004. His books include: Morality Imposed: The Rehnquist Court and Liberty in America (2000); Jurisprudence: Cases and Materials (1st ed. 1993; 2nd ed. 2006 with Bix, Lytton and West); Public Values in Constitutional Law (editor/contributor, 1993); Toward a Usable Past (co-editor, 1991); Systematic Litigation Planning (1978).
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James Gathii is currently the Wing-Tat Lee Chair in International Law and Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He was Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship and the Governor George E. Pataki Professor of International Commercial Law at Albany Law School from 2001 to 2012. His research and expertise are in the areas of public international law, international economic, international intellectual property and trade law as well as on issues of good governance and legal reform as they relate to the third world and sub-Saharan Africa in particular. Before joining Albany Law School, Professor Gathii taught at the Rutgers Business School. He was also a Crowe and Dunlevy Visiting International Law Professor at the University of Oklahoma’s College of Law.
Professor Gathii has published over 40 articles and book chapters, including the Michigan Law Review. He is ranked among the Top 300 Law Authors based on total new downloads on the Social Science Research Network. Professor Gathii has presented his research at several law schools, including at Harvard, Cornell, UC Davis and the University of North Carolina and around the World including in the U.K., Italy, Canada, Kenya, Finland and Holland. He is a member of the International Law Association’s Study Committee on the Meaning of War.
Professor Gathii has participated in the debate to reform the Kenyan Constitution since 1989 and has been involved as a consultant for constitutional review and commentator from 1989 through today. He has published extensively on the topics of constitutionalism and democracy, as well as human rights.
Professor Gathii teaches Business Organizations, Public International Law, International Trade, International Business Transactions and International Organizations. His current research primarily focuses on the social and public policy issues relating to developing country participation in the Doha Round of negotiations with a particular interest in the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS).
Professor Gathii received his LL.B. from the University of Nairobi and his LL.M. and S.J.D. from Harvard Law School.