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 2015-2016 From left: Dan Ernst, Sherally Munshi, Tim Lovelace, Mark Massoud, Dimitry Kochenov, Zaid Al-Ali

Zaid Al-Ali , Senior Adviser on Constitution-Building for the Arab Region
Daniel R. Ernst , Visiting Research Scholar
Dimitry Kochenov , LAPA/Crane Fellow, Visiting Research Scholar
H. Timothy Lovelace, Jr. , Visiting Associate Research Scholar
Mark Fathi Massoud , Associate Professor, Politics and Legal Studies
Sherally Munshi , LAPA/Perkins Fellow, Associate Research Scholar

Zaid Al-Ali

Zaid Al-Ali is the Senior Adviser on Constitution-Building for the Arab Region at International IDEA and an independent scholar.  In his work, Al-Ali focuses on constitutional developments throughout the Arab region, with a particular focus on Iraq and the wave of reforms that took place in Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan and Yemen following the start of popular uprisings in December 2010.  Al-Ali has published extensively on constitutional reform in the Arab region, including on process design issues and the impact of external influence.  He is the author of The Struggle for Iraq’s Future: How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy (Yale University Press 2014).  Prior to joining International IDEA, Zaid worked as a legal adviser to the United Nations in Iraq, focusing on constitutional, parliamentary and judicial reform.  He also practiced international commercial arbitration law for 12 years, representing clients in investment and oil and gas disputes mainly as an attorney with Shearman & Sterling LLC in Paris and also as a sole practitioner.  He holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, a Maitrise en Droit from the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and an LL.B. from King’s College London.  He is the founder of the Arab Association of Constitutional Law and is a member of its executive committee.  At Princeton he will be working on a book project on the future of Arab constitutional reform. 

Daniel R. Ernst

Daniel R. Ernst *89 is a Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he has taught since 1988. Ernst teaches courses at Georgetown in American legal history and property.  He is the author of Lawyers Against Labor (1995), for which he received the Littleton Griswold Award of the American Historical Association, and Tocqueville’s Nightmare (2014).  He is also the co-editor of Total War and the Law (2003).  Ernst was a Fulbright Research Scholar at the National Library of New Zealand in 1996 and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in 2003-04. From 2006 to 2010, he was co-editor of "Studies in Legal History," a book series sponsored by the American Society for Legal History and the University of North Carolina Press, and he is the principal contributor to Legal History Blog. Ernst earned his law degree at the University of Chicago.  He received an LL.M. from the University of Wisconsin, and his Ph.D. in history from Princeton University.  During his year at LAPA he will be working on a book examining the history of New Deal lawyers.


Dimitry Kochenov

Dimitry Kochenov holds a Chair in EU Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Groningen (The Netherlands). He is also a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Natolin (Poland). His research focuses on European citizenship and the principles of European Union law, with emphasis on justice, democracy and the rule of law. His recent books include EU Citizenship and Federalism: The Role of Rights (ed., Cambridge University Press (in press)); Reinforcing the Rule of Law Oversight in the European Union (ed. with Carlos Closa, Cambridge University Press (2015)); Europe's Justice Deficit? (ed. with Gráinne de Búrca and Andrew Williams, Hart Publishing, Oxford (2015)) and European Union's Shaping of the International Legal Order (ed. with Fabian Amtenbrink, Cambridge University Press (2013)). Kochenov served as a consultant to several governments and international organizations, including the government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on the application of EU law in the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom in preparation for the constitutional reform which led to the restructuring of the Netherlands Antilles.  He has also been a consultant to the government of the Maltese Republic, on the recent citizenship law reform.  Kochenov has held several fellowships and visiting faculty positions in law programs in the United States and around the world. He holds an LL.D. from the Netherlands; an LL.M. from the Central European University (Budapest); and degrees in Law and in Arts from the Russian Federation.  At LAPA he will be working on a monograph on the place of EU citizenship in European constitutionalism.

H. Timothy Lovelace, Jr.

H. Timothy Lovelace, Jr. is an Associate Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he teaches American Legal History, Race and the Law, and Advanced Constitutional Law.  He recently published “Making the World in Atlanta’s Image” in the Law and History Review and has a forthcoming article, “Cold War Stories,” in the Journal of American History.  His current book project, entitled The World is on Our Side: The U.S. Origins of the U.N. Race Convention, examines how the U.S. civil rights movement shaped the development of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.  Lovelace earned his J.D. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia.  Before joining the Maurer faculty, Lovelace served as the inaugural Armstead Robinson Fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies and as the Assistant Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. 

Mark Fathi Massoud

Mark Fathi Massoud is a 2015-2016 Law and Public Affairs Fellow at Princeton University. His research focuses on law in conflict settings and authoritarian states, and on Islamic law and society. Massoud's first book, Law's Fragile State: Colonial, Authoritarian, and Humanitarian Legacies in Sudan (Cambridge University Press), refutes the conventional wisdom of a legal vacuum in war-afflicted regions. Based on extensive fieldwork in Sudan, the book traces how colonial administrators, post-colonial governments, and the international aid community have promoted the rule of law to build stability amid political violence and civil war. The book received the Herbert Jacob Prize from the Law and Society Association and Honorable Mention for the C. Herman Pritchett Prize from the American Political Science Association. Massoud has taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz, since 2009. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2015.

Sherally Munshi

Sherally Munshi joins LAPA after teaching at Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a research fellow. She has taught courses in law, literature, and American / ethnic studies at Georgetown and Columbia. Her current research explores the history of Indian immigration to — and exclusion from — the United States in the early twentieth century. Drawing upon a range of material, including legislative history, reported and unreported case law, political memoir and the life-writing of individual immigrants, her research broadly illuminates the role that immigration law and policy have played in defining the nation-state, its legal institutions, and contemporary social arrangements. Her writing has appeared in the Yale Journal of Law and Humanities, American Journal of Comparative Law, The Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, and Harper's. Munshi also practiced law for several years at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, LLP in New York City, where she worked on pro bono matters in immigration and family law. She earned her JD from Harvard Law School and PhD in comparative literature from Columbia University. At LAPA, Munshi will continue her research and writing on the legacies of immigrant exclusion.