Daniel J. Gervais focuses on international intellectual property law. He spent 10 years addressing policy issues at the World Trade Organization, the World Intellectual Property Or-ganization, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors & Composers, and the Copyright Clearance Center before entering the academy. He previously served on the law faculty at the University of Ottawa.
Before studying and practicing law in the U.S. and abroad, Christopher Brummer earned a Ph.D. in Germanic Studies from the University of Chicago and served as a doctoral fellow at the cia's Office of Russian and European Analysis. His expertise includes regulation of international securities and foreign direct investment, globalization and the law, and law and economic development.
Ingrid Brunk Wuerth's expertise is in foreign affairs, international law, and comparative constitutional law. She has served as a research fellow in Berlin at both Humboldt University and the Free University, where she worked as a research scholar in 2007. Professor Wuerth serves as cochair of the American Society of International Law's Interest Group on International Law in the Domestic Courts.
Michael A. Newton is an expert on international accountability, international criminal law and conduct of hostilities. He assisted with the establishment of the Iraqi High Criminal Court and served as Advisor to the Court's Legal Judicial Chambers. At Vanderbilt, he teaches the International Law Practice Lab and International Criminal Law and develops placement opportunities for students interested in international law practice.
Laurence R. Helfer heads Vanderbilt's International Legal Studies Program. His diverse research interests include international human rights, intellectual property law, international relations theory, and international litigation and dispute settlement. He serves as an expert advisor to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and provides advice to ngos that engage in human rights advocacy.