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Prof. Bill Bowring, Birbeck University of London, UK 

Professor of Law, Director of Mooting, the Teaching Laboratory, and Director LLM/MA Human Rights. Professor Bowring’s research interests include human rights, minority rights, international law, and the law and practice of Russia and the countries of the Former Soviet Union, and Eastern and Central Europe. He has published widely in these fields, with more than 90 publications to date. His research is enriched by his practice as a barrister, taking many cases to the European Court of Human Rights against Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Russia and Turkey. He has also frequently acted as an expert for the Council of Europe, OSCE, European Union, and United Nations, as well as advising the UK government.

Member in 2013-2016



Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Georgetown University, USA

Professor Menkel-Meadow joined the full-time faculty in 1996 after serving as a visiting professor in 1992 and 1994. She joined faculty from UCLA where she had been a professor of law since 1979, serving as well as a professor in the Women's Studies program, Acting Director of the Center for the Study of Women, and Co-Director of UCLA's Center on Conflict Resolution. She has taught as a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Legal Theory at the University of Toronto, a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, and as a clinical professor at the University of Pennsylvania.  As a Fulbright scholar in 2007, Professor Menkel-Meadow taught and conducted research in Chile, Argentina and China.  A national expert in alternative dispute resolution, the legal profession, and legal ethics, clinical legal education, feminist legal theory, and women in the legal profession, Professor Menkel-Meadow has written and lectured extensively in these fields.

Member in 2013-2016

 Marcel Storme, Gent University, Belgium 

Graduated from Gent in 1952, receiving a licence in Economy in 1955 and an Honorary Doctorate from Curie in Lublin (1994). He has been a Barrister since 1952 and he was a Professor at Antwerp (1958-91); Gent (1961-95, Dean 1982-84), and Queen Mary College (1985-86), Vlaamse Leergangen, Leuven (1986-87), Chair, Leverhulme, London (1991-92). He has been a visitor at Beijing (1988), Tokyo (2001), Kyoto (2004), UCL (2005), and editor Procedural Reporter (1983-2005), Tydshcrift Prvaatrecht (1964-), European Private LR (1992-), and has published widely in the field of procedural law.

Member in 2013-2018