Honors and Awards
- 2015 recipient of the John Marshall Law School's Faculty Scholarly Achievement Award
- Civil Procedure
- International Criminal Law
- International Organizations
|1997 ‐ 1998||LLM, The University of Nottingham ‐ Law School|
|1995 ‐ 1998||JD, University of Texas ‐ Law School|
|1990 ‐ 1995||BA, University of Houston ‐ History|
The John Marshall Law School
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Chicago, Illinois 60604
Recent Works (1)
The Complexity of International Criminal Trials Is Necessary, 48 Geo. Wash. Int'l L. Rev. 151 (2015) Faculty Scholarship (2015)
There is a widespread belief among both academics and policymakers that international criminal trials are too complex. As a result, tribunals have come under enormous pressure to reduce the complexity of their trials. However, changes ...
Complexity and Efficiency at International Criminal Courts, 29 Emory Int'l L. Rev. 1 (2014) Faculty Scholarship (2014)
One of the most persistent criticisms of international criminal tribunals has been that they cost too much and take too long. In response, this Article presents a new approach that utilizes two concepts: complexity and ...
A Social Psychology Model of the Perceived Legitimacy of International Criminal Courts: Implications for the Success of Transitional Justice Mechanisms, 45 Vand. J. Transnat'l L. 405 (2012) Faculty Scholarship (2012)
There is a large body of literature arguing that positive perceived legitimacy is a critical factor in the success of international criminal courts, and that courts can be engineered in such a way that they ...
Is the Failure to Respond Appropriately to a Natural Disaster a Crime against Humanity - The Responsibility to Protect and Individual Criminal Responsibility in the Aftermath of Cyclone Nargis, 38 Denv. J. Int'l L. & Pol'y 227 (2010) Faculty Scholarship (2010)
On May 2 and 3, 2008, Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar, devastating large portions of the Irrawaddy Delta and creating the potential for a massive humanitarian crisis. Yet, the Myanmar government rejected aid from some countries, ...
Forthcoming Publications (3)
Book Chapters (2)
How Special is the Special Court's Outreach Section? The Sierra Leone Special Court and Its Legacy: The Impact for Africa and International Criminal Law (2014)
This article attempts to evaluate the work of the Outreach Section of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. In it, I try to answer two questions: (1) how innovative was the Outreach Section?; and (2) ...