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Who We Are

Program Director

Professor Michael Newton


Michael Newton

Director, Vanderbilt in Venice Program
Professor of the Practice of Law
Professor of the Practice of Political Science
Expertise in international humanitarian law, international criminal law, special tribunals, terrorism/counterterrorism and national security law.



Program Faculty

Professor Daniel Gervais
Daniel Gervais
Expertise in international intellectual property law, the TRIPS Agreement and international copyright law.
Professor Karla McKanders
Karla McKanders
Expertise in immigration law, refugee law, human rights and civil rights.
Associate Dean Spring Miller
Spring Miller
Expertise in immigration law, access to justice and employment law.
Professor Ganesh Sitaraman
Ganesh Sitaraman
Expertise in foreign relations law, international law, the separation of powers and institutional design. 
Professor Kevin Stack
Kevin Stack
Expertise in administrative law, separation of powers, European Union law and the theoretical foundations of public law.
Professor Ingrid Brunk Wuerth
Ingrid Brunk
Expertise in international law, foreign relations law, international litigation, civil procedure and the German Constitution.
Associate Dean Yesha Yadav
Yesha Yadav
Expertise in international banking and financial regulation, securities regulation, the law of money and payment systems and bankruptcy.

Affiliated & Adjunct Faculty

Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman

Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman
Expertise in Rabbinic literature and Jewish law.

Peter Kerstens

Peter Kerstens
Expertise in EU policy and regulation in a wide variety of fields.
William E. Martin


William E. Martin
Expertise in international environmental law. 

Ambassador John Richmond

John Richmond
Expertise in ethical business, human rights, democracy and rule of law.

Program Coordinator

Alesa Lacey

Alesa Lacey
If you have any questions about the program or program events, please feel free to contact Ms. Alesa Lacey.