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LAPA welcomes Fellow Travelers

LAPA welcomes into its community distinguished scholars and practitioners who enhance LAPA’s programs and learning opportunities, serve as a resource for students and faculty, contribute to academic and policy scholarship, and share their expertise with the LAPA community and beyond.  Because they participate in all LAPA fellows’ events, these individuals are admiringly referred to as LAPA’s “fellow travelers.”

The Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton University is pleased to welcome its Fellow Travelers for the 2010-2011 academic year. 

John Borrows, Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy and Society, University of Minnesota Law School

John Borrows is a leading scholar and teacher in indigenous, constitutional, and environmental law. He has written and spoken on such issues as aboriginal legal rights and traditions, treaties and land claims, and religion and the law. A member of Ontario’s Chippewas of Nawash First Nation and Anishinabe, he has worked with and for Indigenous peoples in many countries. Among his most recent publications are Aboriginal Legal Issues: Cases, Materials & Commentary; Canadian Constitutional Law (with Joel Bakan, Sugit Choudrhy, et al); and Recovering Canada: The Resurgence of Indigenous Law.  Professor Borrows joined the Law School from the University of Victoria Faculty of Law, where he was a professor and Law Foundation Chair in Aboriginal Justice since 2001. He also has been a visiting professor at Brigham Young University, Dalhousie Law School, the University of Waikato Law School in New Zealand, the University of New South Wales in Australia, and Arizona State University, where he was acting executive director of the Indian Legal Program.

Ruth Herz, Research Associate, Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford

Dr. jur. Ruth Herz has been a judge at the court of Cologne, Germany since 1974. She has taught Criminology at the University of Toronto, and at the Hebrew University. She introduced the ‘victim offender mediation and reparation’ as an alternative sanction for juvenile offenders to the German legal system for which she received the Medal of Merit of the State in 1998. From 2001 – 2005 she played the part of the judge in a daily court series on German television. From 2006 – 2010 she was Associate Researcher at the Centre for Criminology of the University of Oxford. She is working on the portrayal of justice on television and on the role and the everyday practice of judges especially through drawings made by a judge. She has published extensively. 

George Bustin, Senior Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb
Steen & Hamilton LLP

In his fourth year as a Fellow Traveler, Bustin remains an active participant in LAPA events and a valuable resource for colleagues and students. He lectures on EU-Russian relations for several Woodrow Wilson School courses even as he continues professional activities in the field, including presiding at a meeting of the Council on Foreign Relations on international risk control strategies. Last year Bustin chaired the Princeton Schools Committee, which is responsible for interviewing all undergraduate applicants worldwide.

Harry Litman, Visiting Associate Professor,
Rutgers (Camden) Law School

A resident of Princeton and former Fellow (2002-2003), Litman returned to LAPA this past year. As a former United States Attorney and senior official in the Department of Justice, and a visiting lecturer at Princeton, Litman brings his expertise on constitutional law to LAPA events, contributing ideas and information to colleagues, students, and staff.

Janet McLean, Professor of Law and Governance,
University of Dundee 

Janet McLean was appointed Professor of Law and Governance at the University of Dundee in 2006. She previously held the position of Associate Professor at The University of Auckland Faculty of Law, where she served as Deputy Dean in 1999-2001. She has held visiting fellowships at The Australian National University (2001) and the University of Dundee (2005) and was the George P. Smith Distinguished Visiting Professor at Indiana University at Bloomington in 2003. She has acted as legal advisor to the NZ Attorney-General on numerous occasions including as a member of the Legislation Advisory Committee and of a ministerial inquiry into Human Rights Protection in New Zealand (2000). She has also contributed to the work of the World Health Organisation in the Western Pacific. She teaches constitutional and administrative law and comparative human rights law.  

Deborah Pearlstein, Associate Research Scholar, WWS

Deborah Pearlstein joined the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 2007 as an Associate Research Scholar in the Law and Public Affairs Program. In fall 2010, she will be teaching at the University of Pennsylvania Law School as a Visiting Faculty Fellow in national security and international human rights.

Barry Sullivan, Professor of Law and
Cooney & Conway Chair in Advocacy at Loyola University School of Law

Barry Sullivan graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1974 and clerked for Judge John Minor Wisdom of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in 1974-1975. He was an associate (1975-80) and partner (1981-1994, 2001-2009) in Jenner & Block, where he was principally engaged in litigation and served as Co-Chair of the Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Group. Mr. Sullivan has litigated significant cases across the country, at all levels of the state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States. For example, Mr. Sullivan represented Andrew Wilson in the landmark death penalty case of People v. Wilson, 116 Ill. 2d 29 (1987), which was the first criminal conviction reversed because of police torture in Area 2 of the Chicago Police Department. During 1980 and 1981, Mr. Sullivan served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States, in which capacity he argued several cases in the Supreme Court of the United States. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Sullivan was Dean of the Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Winnifred F. Sullivan,Professor; Director of the Law and Religion Program, University of Buffalo Law School

Winnifred Sullivan studies the intersection of religion and law in the modern period, particularly the phenomenology of modern religion as it is shaped in its encounter with law.  In addition to numerous articles, she is the author of Paying the Words Extra: Religious Discourse in the Supreme Court of the United States(Cambridge: Harvard University Center for the Study of World Religions,1994); The Impossibility of Religious Freedom (Princeton, 2005) and Prison Religion: Faith-based Reform and the Constitution (Princeton, 2009).  Sullivan serves on the editorial board of the Religion and Society series at deGruyter; and is currently on the executive committee of the National Association for the Study of Religion, the American Society for the Study of Religion and the Law, Religion and Culture Group of the American Academy of Religion. Together with Robert Yelle (U of Memphis), she was consultant on the legal entries for the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Religion and, together with Robert Yelle and Matteo Taussig-Rubbo (UB Law), organizer of a pair of conferences entitled, "Re-describing the Sacred/Secular Divide: The Legal Story"sponsored by the Baldy Center for Law and Public Policy in 2008 and 2009, forthcoming as an edited volume entitled Law and Religion After Secular Liberalism.

The Program in Law and Public Affairs is jointly funded by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the University Center for Human Values, and Princeton University.