Previous Fellows

LAPA has hosted fellows since the 2000-2001 academic year. LAPA alumni come from many countries, many disciplines and many levels of seniority. All have shared a common commitment to the study of law and legal institutions. For more on our LAPA alumni, see the listing of fellows by cohort below. Each former LAPA fellow has her/his own "people page" on the site, reachable by link from the person's name in the cohort listings or from the People Archive.


fellows 2000-2001 Back row: Cindy Kinelski, Chris Eisgruber, Stephen Macedo, Gabor Halmai; Front row: David Rudenstine, Joan Dayan, Ruth Rubio, Diane Orentlicher

Colin Dayan , Former Fellow, 2000-2001
Christopher L. Eisgruber , President of Princeton University
Gabor Halmai , Visiting Research Collaborator, Woodrow Wilson School and LAPA
Diane Orentlicher , Former Fellow, 2000-2001
Ruth Rubio Marin , Former Fellow, 2000-2001
David Rudenstine , Former Fellow, 2000-2001

Colin Dayan

While at LAPA
Joan Dayan is Regents Professor of English at the University of Arizona. Her primary areas of scholarship include American Studies, comparative Caribbean cultural history, and Religion. She is the author of Fables of Mind: An Inquiry into Poe's Fiction (Oxford University Press, 1987) and Haiti, History, and the Gods (University of California Press, 1995). She has published numerous articles on race and romance in the Americas, as well as on Haiti's literature, legal history and religious practices. Professor Dayan holds a B.A. from Smith College and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the City University Graduate Center. At Princeton, she will complete her book on prisons and the law, Held in the Body of the State, and teach a graduate seminar: "Legal Slaves and Civil Bodies: Interpretation, Literature, and the Law."

Diane Orentlicher

While at LAPA
Diane Orentlicher is Professor of Law and Director of the War Crimes Research Office at American University. Professor Orentlicher's scholarship has focused on the problems of accountability for mass atrocities, transitions to democracy, and the relationship between ethnic identity and political participation. She is co-editor, with Louis Henkin, Gerald L. Neuman and David W. Leebron, of Human Rights (Foundation Press, 1999). Professor Orentlicher holds an A.B. from Yale University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. At Princeton, she will write a book that explores recent developments in international criminal law, including the Spanish/British proceedings against former Chilean President Augusto Pinochet and the preparations for an international criminal court.

David Rudenstine

While at LAPA
David Rudenstine, the Dr. Herman George and Kate Kaiser Professor of Constitutional Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University. He is the author of the Pulitzer Prize nominated The Day the Presses Stopped: A History of the Pentagon Papers Case (California University Press, 1996). He holds a B.A. and a M.A.T. from Yale University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law. Before joining the law faculty in 1979, Professor Rudenstine spent two years in Uganda with the Peace Corps, worked as a legal services attorney, directed a study of the New York parole system, and spent five years doing civil liberties litigation at the New York Civil Liberties Union. At Princeton, he will write a book entitled Trophies for the Empire: The Tale of the Parthenon Marbles, which will be a history of the dispute between Greece and Britain over Lord Elgin's taking of the Parthenon marbles in the nineteenth century. He will also teach a freshman seminar: "Who Owns the Past."