Faculty and Directors
Jaume Saura Estapà
Professor of Law
J.D., (Licenciada en Derecho), University of Barcelona, Spain
Ph.D, University of Barcelona
Visiting Professor of Law, Loyola Law School during the Spring 2003 and Fall 2005 terms. Estapà taught International Law, International Law of Armed Conflicts and International Protection of Human Rights while at Loyola. Since May 1997, he has been Professor (Profesor Titular) of Public International Law and International Relations at the University of Barcelona, where he teaches International Law, European Union Law, International Protection of Human Rights, Diplomatic Relations in Law and Practice, International Humanitarian Law, and International Relations.
Associated with the University of Barcelona since 1990, he has served in a number of administrative services, including Associate Dean of the Law School from 2001 to 2004.
He has authored a number of books, articles, reports and notes in legal journals. His international monitoring experience has taken him to Bosnia & Herzegovina, East Timor, Palestine, Peru, Togo and South Africa.
Professor of Law
W. Joseph Ford Fellow
M.A., (Laurea), University of Milano
D.E.S., (Diplôme des Études Superieures), Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva
LL.M., New York University Law School
Ph.D, (Doctorat), Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva
Cesare P. Romano holds degrees in three different disciplines (political science, international relations and law) from three countries (Italy, Switzerland and the United States). Romano's scholarship and teaching reflects his international background.
His expertise is in public international law (with an emphasis on dispute settlement), international environmental law, international human rights and international criminal and humanitarian law. However, he has made the greatest contribution to the field of international courts and tribunals, publishing four books and numerous articles. Since 1997 he has directed the Project on International Courts and Tribunals (www.pict-pcti.org), an international research project shared by scholars across the globe becoming a world-renowned authority in the field.
Before joining Loyola Law School, Prof. Romano served as visiting or adjunct professor at a number of institutions in the U.S. and Europe.
Professor of Law and Joseph Scott Fellow
Director of International Programs
B.A., with distinction, Stanford University, Phi Beta Kappa
J.D., University of California Berkeley, Order of the Coif
Ph.D, University of California San Diego
Professor Tiersma was born in the Netherlands and immigrated with his parents to the United States. Following graduation from Stanford University, he was a Fulbright Fellow to the Netherlands and later received a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of California, San Diego. Subsequently, he obtained a J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California in Berkeley. He clerked for Justice Stanley Mosk of the California Supreme Court, worked in private practice for three years, and has been teaching at Loyola Law School since 1990.
Tiersma is the author of the books: Frisian Reference Grammar (Fryske Akademy, 1999), Legal Language (University of Chicago Press, 1999), and Speaking of Crime: The Language of Criminal Justice (co-authored with Lawrence Solan, University of Chicago Press, 2005).
He has written several articles on the relationship between language and law. Tiersma has also lectured widely on these topics, most recently in Germany and China.
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919 Albany Street
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