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Spain: Summer Semester in Madrid
Professor Stephen C. Thaman
Professor Stephen C. Thaman, a recognized expert on comparative criminal law and procedure, joined the SLU LAW faculty in 1995. He has consulted with Russia, Latvia, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia and Vietnam on the reform of their criminal procedure. Professor Thaman, who is fluent in six languages, obtained his B.A., M.A. and J.D. from the University of California – Berkeley. He has edited and contributed a major theoretical chapter to the book World Plea Bargaining, published by Carolina Academic Press in 2010. He has written numerous articles and book chapters on comparative criminal law and procedure. In 2008, the second edition of his book: Comparative Criminal Procedure: A Casebook Approach, was published by Carolina Academic Press. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max-Planck Institute for comparative and international criminal law in Freiburg, Germany, and a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law. Professor Thaman has been a visiting professor at the University of Orléans in France, the University of Bologna, the National University of Singapore, the University of Buenos Aires, the University of Bern, Paris-Dauphine, LUISS Rome and the University of Modena.
Professor Lorena Bachmaier Winter
Professor Bachmaier Winter has been a professor of the Faculty of Law at Complutense University since 1996, where she teaches both criminal and civil procedure. She has written extensively on the subject of procedure and lectured in universities and governmental agencies in Europe and Latin America. She is a member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation and the Ibero-American Association of Procedural Law and has consulted for Spain’s Ministry of Justice. Over the years she has been a fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and a visiting scholar in the Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law [Freiburg, Germany], the University of California-Berkeley and Harvard University. Her comparative legal studies are focused on human rights and procedure, international judicial cooperation, comparative law and the EU process of legal harmonization.
Professor Ignacio Borrajo Iniesta
Professor Borrajo Iniesta was an associate professor of law at the Complutense University in Madrid from 1984 to 1989 and was appointed a full professor of law at the University of Navarra, where he taught from 1993 to 1995. He has also lectured at the Sorbonne in Paris, the European University in Florence, Italy, the Academy of European Public Law in Spetses, Greece, and at the College of William and Mary, both in Virginia and at their summer program. He is currently senior staff attorney at the Constitutional Court of Spain in Madrid, where he also teaches at the University Institute Ortega y Gasset. He has collaborated as an expert with the Council of Europe in the fields of human rights and the rule of law, and he has published widely in the areas of constitutional and administrative law, European Community law, due process and other public law subjects.
Carol A. Needham
Prior to joining the Saint Louis University faculty in 1992, she practiced law in Los Angeles with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Chadbourne & Parke, primarily in the areas of securities, corporate debt restructuring, project finance and commercial litigation. Her clients have included Fortune 100 corporations, privately-held companies, and business consulting firms, as well as industry-leading manufacturing companies, banks and financial institutions operating in the U.S. and in countries in the E.U., the Americas and Asia.
Professor Needham is co-authoring a new edition of the book, Lawyers and the Legal Profession (Lexis Pub. 5th ed. forthcoming 2015) with Roy Simon, and Burnele V. Powell. She has published numerous articles on confidentiality, ethics issues arising in transactional and corporate legal practice and cross-border legal services. As an Advisor to the ABA ITILS (International Trade in Legal Services) Task Force, Professor Needham has participated in summits and other forums focusing on cross-border legal services involving regulators and members of the legal professions of countries including Vietnam, India, Germany, the U.K., Australia, Brazil, and Japan. Professor Needham has also been AALS Section on Professional Responsibility Liaison to the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility.
In addition to giving talks at conferences and meetings convened by the Association of Corporate Counsel, corporate law firms, the ABA Business Law Section, and by the legal departments of companies including Centex, Ralston-Purina, and Southwestern Bell, and maintaining an active consulting practice in the private sector, Professor Needham has given lectures in Turkey, Costa Rica, France, Canada and Spain, among other countries, and participated in panel presentations convened by universities and national and international organizations including the International Association of Legal Ethics, the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, the ABA's Center for Professional Responsibility, and the Instituto International de Sociologia Juridica de Onati in connection with meetings of the Law and Society Working Group on Comparative Legal Professions in Onati, Spain.
William P. Johnson
William P. Johnson, the Director of the Summer Law Program in Madrid, is an Associate Professor of Law and Director for the Center for International and Comparative Law at Saint Louis University, where he teaches commercial law and international business law courses. He has also taught at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany, and Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania.
Before becoming a law professor, Prof. Johnson spent six years in private practice as a transactional lawyer in the business law department of Foley & Lardner LLP. He remains engaged with the practice community through his active involvement in the Section of International Law of the ABA, where he holds numerous leadership positions.
Prof. Johnson's research is in the areas of commercial law and international law and practice. He has written extensively on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, publishing his work in the United States, Turkey and Brazil.
Professor Javier Martínez-Torrón
Professor Martínez-Torrón has been a professor of law (Catedrático) at Complutense University of Madrid since 2000. Formerly a professor at the University of Granada (1993 to 2000), his teaching areas are comparative law, law and religion, marriage law and Canon Law. In these areas he has published extensively in 18 countries and eight languages. He has taught or lectured at numerous universities and international conferences in Europe, America and Asia. He has developed part of his research at Cambridge University, The University of Chicago, Columbia University and Harvard University, among others. He is vice president of the Canon Law and Law-and-Religion section of the Spanish Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation. He was co-founder of the Spanish Association of Comparative Law and a member of its board of directors. He is also a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, the OSCE/ODIHR Advisory Council on Freedom of Religion or Belief, the Advisory Commission on Religious Freedom in the Spanish Ministry of Justice and the Bioethics Committee of the Autonomous Region of Madrid.
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