Institute for the Study and Development of Legal Systems


EMBERS

STAFF MEMBERS PROFILES


PROFESSOR HIRAM E. CHODOSH
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7148
(216) 368-1796

EDUCATION
Wesleyan University, BA

Yale Law School, JD

LEGAL EXPERIENCE
Case Western Reserve University, 1993 - present
Professor of Law
Cleveland, OH

Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, 1990 - 1993
Attorney
New York, NY

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Teaching: Lectures and writes in the general areas of comparative and international law.

Professional Activities: Director of Comparative Law Studies at Cox International Law Center.

Publications: "Between Treaty and Custom: The Emergence of Declarative International Law," 26 Texas International Law Journal 87 (1990); "Swap Centers in the People’s Republic of China: A Step Toward Partial Convertibility of Local Currency," 25 The International Lawyer 415 (1991); :An Interactive Theory of International Law: the Distinction between Treaty and Customary Law," 28 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 973 (1995); "Egyptian Civil Justice Process Modernization: A Functional and Systemic Approach," Michigan Journal of International Law, (1996); "The Palestinian Legal Study: Consensus and Assessment of the New Palestinian Legal System," Harvard International Law Journal, (1997); "Indian Civil Justice System Reform: Limitation and Preservation of the Adversarial Process," New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, (forthcoming)

ISDLS Participation: Has served as senior legal reporter for ISDLS since 1993, and has worked in Egypt, the Palestinian National Authority, Jordan, India, Tunisia, and Russia.

Languages: Advanced Chinese Language Program, Beijing University (1984); Advanced Russian Language and Literature Program, Leningrad State University (1983); Intermediate Intensive French Language Program, Diavox Institute (1981); Intermediate Intensive German Language Program, Goethe Institute (1980).



J. KIRK BOYD
100 Berkeley Square
Berkeley, California 94704-1207
(510) 841-0707

EDUCATION
University of California (Berkeley), Boalt Hall School of Law, JSD Candidate

University of California (Berkeley), Boalt Hall School of Law, LLM

University of California (Berkeley), Boalt Hall School of Law, JD

University of California (Santa Barbara), BA

EXPERIENCE
Public Interest Lawyers Group, 1996-present
Partner
Berkeley, CA

American University of Armenia, Summer 1997
Instructor, Constitutional Law
Yerevan, Armenia

Boyd, Huffman, Williams & Urla, 1992-1996
Partner
San Francisco, California

Law Office of J. Kirk Boyd, 1989-1992
Founding PartnerHonolulu, HI
Sacramento, CA

Assistant Corporation Counsel, 1988-1989
Civil Litigation Representative
Honolulu, HI

District Attorney’s Office, 1987-1988
Prosecutor
Honolulu, HI

Morrison & Foerster, 1985-1987
Associate
San Francisco, CA

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Professional Experience: Committee Member, Model Rules for Hawaii Federal and State Courts (1988-1989); Research Assistant, Constitutional Committee for Russian Republic (1990).

Other Activities: Board of Directors, San Francisco Baykeeper; Board of Directors, Human Rights Advocates.



NINA HACHIGIAN
2501 Calvert St., N.W., no. 704
Washington, D.C. 20008
(202)232-5592

EDUCATION
Yale University, Yale College, BS

Stanford University, School of Law, JD

LEGAL EXPERIENCE
Federal Trade Commission, 1997 - present
Attorney Advisor to the Chairman
Washington, D.C.

O’Melveny & Myers, 1995 - 1997
Associate
Los Angeles, CA

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1994 - 1995
Judicial Clerk to Judge Peterson
Los Angeles, CA

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), 1993
Policy Consultant
Paris, France

Department of State, Legal Advisor’s Office, 1993
Summer Intern
Washington, D.C.

RELATED EXPERIENCE
International Experience: Course Instructor in International Human Rights Law and Law of War, U.S. Navy International Training Detachment, Cambodia (1996); Volunteer, Codehuca, Costa Rica (1992); Research Assistant, Independent Counsel on Human Rights, Pakistan (1988-89); Independent Investigator (by scholarship, to investigate political unrest), Armenia; Research Assistant (interviewed victims of human rights violations), Black Sash, South Africa (1987).

Legal Teaching: Guest lecturer on international antitrust law, UCLA Business School (1996).

Publications: "Essential Mutual Assistance in International Antitrust Enforcement," The International Lawyer, Spring 1995, at 117; "The Question of Karabagh," The International Forum at Yale, Winter 1988, at 14.

Professional Activities: Member, Pacific Counsel on International Policy (1996-present); Member, Board of Visitors, Stanford Law School (1995-present); Special Assistant to the President, First Spring Corporation (1991); Deputy Finance Director, Morrison for Governor Campaign (1990); Legislative Correspondent, U.S. Representative Bruce Morrison (1989-90); Member, State Bar of California; Member, American Bar Association.

Isdls Participation: Project Reporter to India (1996).



DANIEL THOMAS PURTELL
177 Post Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, California 94108
(415) 421-7151

EDUCATION
Stanford University, BA

Stanford University School of Law, JD

LEGAL EXPERIENCE
Altshuler, Berzon, Nussbaum, Berzon & Rubin, 1990 - present
Partner
San Francisco, CA

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1989 - 1990
Law Clerk to Honorable Judge Harry Pregerson
Los Angeles, CA

Altshuler & Berzon, 1988 - 1989
Summer Associate & Law Clerk
San Francisco, CA

Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, 1987
Summer Law Clerk
Los Angeles, CA

National Council of La Raza, 1984 - 1986
Policy Analyst
Washington, DC

The Tico Times, 1983 - 1984
News Reporter
San Jose, Costa Rica

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Publications: Author, The Immigration and Naturalization Service: An Analysis of its Reforms and Subsequent Effects of Hispanics, 1986; author, Undocumented Immigrants in the Labor Market, 1985, (National Council of La Raza)

Memberships: Stanford Journal of International Law, Alternative Law Practice Journal, Steering Committee of East Palo Alto Community Law Project; president, Stanford Public Interest Speakers Bureau; graduate fellow, Foreign Language Area Studies, Stanford University Law School

Bar Memberships: Ninth Circuit Bar Association; Northern District of California Bar Association; Central District of California Bar Association.

ADR Experience: Labor arbitrations (numerous); Counsel, ADRC (JAMs).

Isdls Participation: Program Reporter, Bolivia Legal Exchange Project (1993); Program Reporter, India Legal Exchange Project (1996).



MARTIN ANTONIO SABELLI
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

450 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102
(415) 436-7703, Ext. 12

EDUCATION
Harvard University, BA

The London School of Economics, M.Sc.

Yale Law School, JD

LEGAL EXPERIENCE
Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of California,1993 - present
Assistant Federal Public Defender
San Francisco, CA

Altshuler, Berzon, Nussbaum, Berzon & Rubin, 1992 - 1993
Associate
San Francisco, CA

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 1991 - 1992
Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert F. Peckham
San Jose, CA

Yale University, 1990 - 1991
Lecturer/History Department
New Haven, CT

Council for the Consolidation of Democracy, 1988
Fellow
Buenos Aires, Argentina

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Comparative Law Experience: Member, Legal Reporter, United States-Bolivia Legal Exchange Program; member, legal reporter, United States-Tunisia Legal Exchange Program; associate, Institute for the Study and Development of Legal Systems

Teaching: Seminar instructor, Latin American Studies Program, Yale University (1990); teaching assistant, Professor Drew S. Days, III, Yale Law School (1989); teaching assistant, Professor Suzanne Wofford, Yale University (1989).

Bar Memberships: American Bar Association; State Bar Association of California; United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Isdls Participation: Member, Drafted Final Report, United States Delegation: US-Bolivia Legal Exchange Program (1992) and US-Tunisia Legal Exchange Program (1994); Member, Co-drafted Final Report, United States Delegation: US-Palestine Legal Exchange Program (1995), US-Palestine Legal Exchange Program (April 1996), US-Palestine Legal Exchange Program (June 1996) and US-Egypt Legal Exchange Program (1997).