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ILSP Faculty

Full Time Faculty

Gervais Daniel

Daniel Gervais
Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law

Director, Intellectual Property Program
Faculty Co-Director, LL.M. Program

Expertise: International intellectual property law, the TRIPS Agreement and international copyright law.

Professor Karla McKanders

Karla McKanders
Clinical Professor of Law
Director, Immigration Practice Clinic

Expertise: Immigration law, refugee law, human rights and civil rights. Teaches a seminar in Refugee Law and directs the Immigration Practice Clinic.


Spring Miller

Spring Miller
Associate Dean and Martha Craig Daughtrey Director for Public Interest

Expertise: Immigration law, access to justice and employment law. Began her legal career as a Skadden Fellow with Southern Migrant Legal Services.


Newton Michael

Michael Newton
Professor of the Practice of Law
Director, Vanderbilt In Venice

Expertise: International humanitarian law, international criminal law, special tribunals, terrorism/counterterrorism and national security law. Former senior adviser to the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes.

Sitaraman Ganesh

Ganesh Sitaraman
New York Alumni Chancellor's Chair in Law
Director, Program in Law and Government

Expertise: Foreign relations law, international law, the separation of powers and institutional design. Former Public Law Fellow at Harvard Law School.

Professor Kevin Stack

Kevin Stack
Lee S. and Charles A. Speir Chair in Law
Director of Graduate Studies

Expertise: Administrative law, separation of powers, European Union law and the theoretical foundations of public law.

Wuerth Ingrid

Ingrid Brunk Wuerth
Helen Strong Curry Chair in International Law
Director, Cecil B. Branstetter Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program
Associate Dean for Research

Expertise: International law, foreign relations law, international litigation, civil procedure and the German Constitution.

Yadav Yesha

Yesha Yadav
Professor of Law
Faculty Co-Director, LL.M. Program
Associate Dean and Robert Belton Director of Diversity, Equity and Community

Expertise: International banking and financial regulation, securities regulation, the law of money and payment systems and bankruptcy. Former legal counsel at World Bank.

 Affiliated Faculty 

Ackerman-Lieberman Phillip

Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman
Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Law
Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Expertise: Rabbinic literature and Jewish law. Professor Ackerman-Lieberman is a secondary faculty member from the Vanderbilt Department of Jewish Studies.

Martin Will

William E. Martin
Adjunct Professor of Law
Retired Board Chair, Marine Stewardship Council

Expertise: International environmental law. Former senior fellow at and consultant to the World Wildlife Fund. Serves on the board of directors of the Ocean Conservancy. Served on the Marine Stewardship Council for 13 years as a trustee, including 8 years as chairman.