|Present||Professor of Law, UIC John Marshall Law School|
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|
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A Hierarchy of the Goals of International Criminal Courts, 27 Minn. J. Int'l L. 179 (2018) Faculty Scholarship (2018)
This Article represents the first attempt to systematically assess and compare the goals of international criminal courts to one another. To compare them, it focuses on their expected value. This is the value of the ...
The Meaning of Gravity at the International Criminal Court: A Survey of Attitudes About the Seriousness of Mass Atrocities, 24 U.C. Davis J. Int'l L. & Pol'y 209 (2018) Faculty Scholarship (2018)
Gravity is an enormously important concept at the International Criminal Court (ICC). The word appears nine times in the Rome Statute and is crucial at every stage of the proceedings. It is an important factor ...
What Investigative Resources Does the International Criminal Court Need to Succeed?: A Gravity-Based Approach, 16 Wash. U. Global Stud. L. Rev. 1 (2017) Faculty Scholarship (2017)
There is an ongoing debate about what resources the International Criminal Court (ICC) needs to be successful. On one side of this debate are many of the Court’s largest funders, including France, Germany, Britain, Italy, ...
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, ...
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) ...