Florence Ellinwood Allen Professor of Law, who is the current faculty director of the Hauser Global Law School Program. The program encompasses more than faculty: it also includes 10 to 20 scholarships for foreign lawyers to pursue their LLM degrees; fellowships for academics, government officers, and lawyers from abroad; and a distinguished global fellows rotation of two-week visits to NYU Law.
In 2002, the Hausers made an additional $5 million donation and the program was renamed the Hauser Global Law School Program. University Professor Joseph Weiler, Joseph Straus Professor of Law, and University Dorsen Professor Richard Stewart, John Edward Sexton Professor of Law, took the Hauser program into its second decade. Weiler, an expert on international law and the European Union who is currently on leave to serve as president of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, focused his efforts on orienting the program more prominently toward scholarship and the nurturing of young international scholars. He launched the Global Working Paper Series, beefed up the LLM program for overseas students, and achieved full funding for a JSD program. When he became faculty director of the Hauser program in 2007, Stewart, now faculty director of the Frank J. Guarini Center
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Established with an initial $6 million donation from Rita and Gustave Hauser LLM ’57, the program, then called the Global Law School Program, brought foreign faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and postgraduate law students to NYU each year to co-teach and research with their American counterparts—with cross-cultural benefits for all. Dorsen, who served the Global Law School Program as its founding director until 2002, now says, “We plotted out this whole thing. And what happened? It worked.” The first class of eight global faculty recruited by Dorsen included Sir John Baker, then-dean of faculty at the University of Cambridge and an English legal historian; Justice Menachem Elon of the Israeli Supreme Court; and AmbasSexton Hauser sador Hisashi Owada, Japan’s thenpermanent representative to the United Nations. Over the last three decades, the global faculty has comprised Giuliano Amato, former prime minister of Italy; Catherine O’Regan, former justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa; Dieter Grimm, former judge of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany; and Dorit Beinisch, former president of the Supreme Court of Israel. Several current full-time members of the faculty began as global faculty as well: Philip Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law; Professor Franco Ferrari, director of the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law; David Garland, Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law; Moshe Halbertal, Gruss Professor of Law; and Gráinne de Búrca,
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