Previous Fellows - 2001-2002

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 2001-2002 Back row: Phil Weiser, Wilfrid Prest, Cindy Kinelski, Chris Eisgruber, Nico Stavropoulos, Oren Gross; Front row: Gil Seinfeld, Kathy Applegate, Linda Bosniak, Christina Burnett, Fionnuala Ni Aolain

Linda Bosniak , Former Fellow, 2001-2002
Fionnuala Ní Aoláin , Former Fellow, 2001-2002<br />
Wilfrid Prest , Professor Emeritus
Gil Seinfeld , Former LAPA Fellow, 2001-2002
Nicos E. Stavropoulos , Former Fellow, 2001-2002
Phil Weiser , Former Fellow, 2001-2002

Linda Bosniak

While at LAPA
Linda Bosniak is Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School. She has published extensively on the subjects of immigration, citizenship, and nationalism in law and political theory. Professor Bosniak holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University, an M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. Before joining the Rutgers faculty, she practiced law at Rabinowitz, Boudin, a civil rights and labor law firm in New York. While at Princeton, she will write a book entitled Citizenship, Globalization, and the Scope of Political Solidarity, which will examine the question of citizenship's changing relationship with the nation-state at a time of increasing globalization. She also will teach an upper-level undergraduate course on "Citizenship."

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin

While at LAPA
Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Professor of Law at the University of Ulster. She has written numerous articles in the fields of international law and international human rights law. She is the author of The Politics of Force: Conflict Management and State Violence in Northern Ireland (Blackstaff Press, 2000). Professor Ní Aoláin received an LL.B. from Queen's Law Faculty in Belfast and a Ph.D. from Queen's University. She has worked for the International War Crimes Tribunal and was nominated by the Irish government to sit on the Human Rights Commission created in the Irish Republic on the basis of the Good Friday Agreement. At Princeton she will work on a book about the theoretical and comparative aspects of emergency laws entitled Law's Vanishing Point: An Analysis of Law and Crisis.

Wilfrid Prest

While at LAPA
Wilfrid Prest, Professor of History at the University of Adelaide. His primary area of interest is the social history of law and lawyers. His most recent book is Albion Ascendant: English History 1660-1815 (Oxford University Press, 1998), and he has edited the forthcoming Wakefield Companion to South Australian History. He holds a B.A. from the University of Melbourne and a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Professor Prest has taught at John Hopkins University and St. Andrews University, Scotland, and he recently held a fellowship at the National Humanties Center. While at Princeton, he will be completing a book on civil litigation in post-Restoration England and pursuing research for a full-length biography of William Blackstone. He also will teach a freshman seminar: "Lawyers and Litigation, Past and Present."

Gil Seinfeld

While at LAPA
Gil Seinfeld, Law Clerk to the Honorable Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. His primary areas of interest are federal courts and civil procedure. He received an A.B. in Government from Harvard College and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. He has published a case comment exploring the intersection of the Free Speech and Establishment Clauses of the First Amendment and is completing a piece on constructive waiver of the Eleventh Amendment immunity. At Princeton he will be working on two projects: one examines state legislative reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court's reinvigorated federalism jurisprudence, the other assesses different versions of the canon of constitutional avoidance.

Nicos E. Stavropoulos

While at LAPA
Nicos E. Stavropoulosis is a University Lecturer in Legal Theory at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Mansfield College. He received a law degree from the University of Athens, an LL.M. degree from the University of London, and a D.Phil. degree from the University of Oxford. Before joining the Oxford Law Faculty in 1999, he practiced law in Athens and served for two years as Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Greece. He is the author of Objectivity in Law (Clarendon Press, 1996). His teaching and research focus on the philosophy of law, with particular emphasis on the bearing of philosophy of language and mind on legal theory. Dr. Stavropoulos will be a Fellow during the fall semester, when he will be writing a book on the nature of legal concepts.

Phil Weiser

While at LAPA
Phil Weiser, Associate Professor of Law and Telecommunications and Executive Director of the Silicon Flatirons Telecommunications Program at the University of Colorado. His primary areas of scholarship include telecommunications policy and federalism, as well as the intersection of telecommunications regulation, antitrust, and intellectual property. He holds a B.A.from Swarthmore College and a J.D. from New York University. Professor Weiser joined the Colorado law faculty in 1999. Previously he served as senior counsel for telecommunications policy to the U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust and as Clerk to Associate Justice Byron White of the U.S. Supreme Court. At Princeton he will develop a model for the appropriate regulation of information platforms, integrating the approaches of telecommunications regulation, antitrust, and intellectual property law. He also will teach a course on "The Challenges of Information Technology Policy."