Temple Law boasts one of the country’s leading international law faculties. Temple’s faculty represents
a wealth of international law experience and expertise.


Jeffrey Dunoff
Laura H. Carnell Professor of Law

Jeffrey Dunoff is the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Law at Temple University Beasley School of Law.  He serves as the Director of LL.M. in Transnational Law Program. His research and writing focuses on public international law, international regulatory regimes, international courts, international organizations, and interdisciplinary approaches to international law.


porrataRafael Porrata-Doria
Professor of Law

Professor Porrata-Doria joined the Temple faculty in 1983 as a Visiting Assistant Professor. He became an Associate Professor in 1988 and was promoted to Professor in 1992. His courses include, among others, International Commercial Transactions, Comparative Law, Law of the European Union, International Trade and Investment, and other courses in the international and business law areas. He has also taught in Temple’s Summer Sessions Abroad Program in Rome and at the University of Athens, Greece.


Donald P. Harris
Professor of Law

 A specialist in international intellectual property, Professor Harris joined Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2003, and teaches in the areas of international intellectual property and commercial law. Professor Harris received an LL.M. from the University of Wisconsin, as a Hastie Fellow, specializing in international intellectual property. Professor Harris has spoken at numerous symposia and colloquia, and has written numerous articles on international intellectual property, including articles discussing the international intellectual property treaty, Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).


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Mo Zhang
Professor of Law

Professor Zhang specializes in conflict of laws, international commercial transactions, contract law, Chinese Law and comparative law. A former Fulbright scholar and faculty member at China University of Politics and Law, Professor Zhang joined Temple in May 1998 after several years of legal practice in the United States. He served as the Director of the Temple University Rule of Law Program in China from 1998 to 2011, which includes the first foreign LL.M. degree-granting program in China. Professor Zhang has authored two books on Chinese law, and has published numerous articles in both English and Chinese law journals.


salil k. mehraSalil K. Mehra
Professor of Law and Director, LL.M. in Asian Law

Professor Salil Mehra joined the Temple Law faculty in 2000. His research focuses on antitrust/competition law, cyberspace law, law in Asia, and technology. Professor Mehra is a past Chair of the AALS Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation, and is a nongovernmental advisor to the International Competition Network. He is a former Abe Fellow of Japan’s Center for Global Partnership and the Social Science Research Center.


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Rachel Rebouché
Associate Professor of Law

Rachel Rebouché is an Associate Professor of Law at Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she teaches Family Law, Health Law, and Comparative Family Law. Professor Rebouché’s current research examines the intersection of genetic testing and family law doctrines, comparative methods in reproductive health reform, and governance feminism.

Professor Rebouché received a J.D. from Harvard Law School, LL.M. from Queen’s University, Belfast, and B.A. from Trinity University. Prior to law school, she worked as a researcher for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Human Rights Centre at Queen’s University, Belfast. Professor Rebouché clerked for Justice Kate O’Regan on the Constitutional Court of South Africa.


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Duncan B. Hollis
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and James E. Beasley Professor of Law

Duncan B. Hollis is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and James E. Beasley Professor of Law at Temple Law School. His scholarship focuses on issues of authority in international and foreign affairs law, asking who exercises authority in the formation, interpretation and application of international law, and who is it that has the authority to apply such law to, or for, national actors. Hollis has focused on treaties and cyberspace as the key subjects for his studies of authority. He is the editor of the Oxford Guide to Treaties (OUP, 2012) which was awarded the 2013 ASIL Certificate of Merit for high technical craftsmanship and utility to practicing lawyers. His cyber-related research studies international law’s role in regulating cyberthreats and the future of cybernorms. He is part of a team headed by research scientists from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) that was awarded a three-year U.S Department of Defense Minerva Grant for inter-disciplinary analysis of existing norms of behavior and governance in cyberspace. His expertise on treaty issues has been sought or used by all three branches of the federal government as well as several international organizations. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and serves as an Adviser on its project to draft a Fourth Restatement on the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.


Margaret deGuzman

Margaret M. deGuzman
Associate Professor of Law

Professor Margaret M. deGuzman teaches criminal law, international criminal law, and transitional justice.  Her scholarship focuses on the role of international criminal law in the global legal order, with a particular emphasis on the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC).  Her recent publications have addressed such issues as how the concept of gravity of crimes affects the legitimacy of international criminal law, the relationship between international criminal law and the responsibility to protect doctrine, proportionate international sentencing, and the selection of cases and situations for ICC investigation and prosecution.  She is currently participating in an international expert group studying the proposed addition of criminal jurisdiction to the mandate of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.


Henry Richardson

Henry J. Richardson III
Professor of Law

 Professor Richardson obtained his A.B. from Antioch College in 1963. Upon graduating from Yale Law School in 1966, Professor Richardson became International Legal Adviser to the government of Malawi shortly after its independence for more than two years, where he advised on inherited treaties and a range of southern African international legal negotiations and questions. Thereafter, he returned to the U.S. to become Faculty Africanist at Law and to earn an LL.M. at University of California at Los Angeles (1971) with a focus on international law and development in Africa. He was active in several anti-apartheid groups relative to international law. From 1977-79, he served on the National Security Council Staff in charge of African Policy and United Nations issues in President Carter’s administration. Professor Richardson was subsequently the Senior Foreign Policy Adviser to the Congressional Black Caucus and an attorney in the Office of General Counsel of the Department of Defense. Professor Richardson joined the Temple Law faculty in 1981.

Professor Richardson teaches Constitutional Law and Foreign Policy, as well as International Human Rights Law.


Scott Burris

Scott Burris
Professor of Law

Scott Burris, J.D., is a Professor of Law at Temple Law School, where he directs the Center for Health Law, Policy and Practice, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Research on Policy and Law program. He is also a Professor in Temple’s School of Public Health.

Burris began his career in public health law during the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. He was the editor of the first systematic legal analysis of HIV in the United States.  Since joining the Temple faculty in 1991, his research has focused on how law influences public health and health behavior.  In 2009, he founded the Public Health Law Research Program for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which has supported over 80 empirical studies of the impact of law on health, as well as LawAtlas, an innovative policy surveillance portal, and a comprehensive resource on scientific health law research methods. He has served as a consultant on public health law with organizations ranging from the United Nations Development Programme and World Health Organization to the Institute of Medicine and the producers of the Oscar-winning film Philadelphia.



Brishen Rogers
Associate Professor of Law

Brishen Rogers is Associate Professor of Law at Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he teaches torts, employment discrimination, and a seminar on current issues in labor law. Prior to joining the Temple faculty, Professor Rogers was a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Professor Rogers’ scholarship draws on the social sciences and liberal political theory to better understand why and how to regulate labor markets. His current research falls into two streams. The first considers the constitutional and normative dimensions of economic inequality. The second explores how new technologies are both altering the world of work and creating new opportunities for social and political mobilization. He is also a frequent commentator on labor issues in the platform economy.



Gregory N. Mandel
Dean, and Peter J. Liacouras Professor of Law

Gregory N. Mandel is the Peter J. Liacouras Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research at Temple Law School.  He specializes in intellectual property law and the interface among technology, science, and the law, with a particular focus on patent law, innovation, and emerging technology law.  Professor Mandel’s articles have been selected as top intellectual property and top patent law articles of the year, and his experimental studies have been cited by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and in several briefs filed before the United States Supreme Court.



Amy Sinden
James E. Beasley Professor of Law

Professor Amy Sinden joined the faculty in 2001, bringing a decade of experience in public interest law. She specializes in environmental and property law. Her recent academic writings have criticized the misuse of economic theory in environmental law, arguing against the use of cost-benefit analysis in environmental standard setting and countering claims that private property rights can solve environmental problems in the absence of government regulation. She has also written about the application of classical human rights norms to environmental conflicts. Her articles have appeared in a number of books and academic journals, including the Iowa Law Review, University of Colorado Law Review, and Harvard Environmental Law Review. She is on the Board of Directors of the Center for Progressive Reform.



Robert J. Reinstein
Clifford Scott Green Chair Professor of Law

Robert J. Reinstein has served Temple Law with his global vision, thoughtful leadership and constant dedication for nearly 20 years, fulfilling administrative, managerial and academic roles as Vice President, Dean, and Professor of Law.

Professor Reinstein earned broad respect as head administrator for the University’s Juris Doctor program (1989-2008), spearheading many academic advancements and improvements to the school’s operations and facilities. Also, in his former role as Vice President of Temple University, Reinstein expanded the University’s international programs, which now educate approximately 3,000 students on its campuses in Rome and Japan. Temple University Japan is the first foreign university to be accredited by the Japanese Ministry of Education and has undergraduate and graduate degree-granting programs in liberal arts, business, education and law. Temple Rome provides semester-abroad and summer programs in art, art history, liberal arts, business and law to about 600 U.S. students each year.



Laura E. Little
Senior Advisor to the Dean, and Charles B. Klein Professor of Law and Government

Professor Laura E. Little serves as the Charles Klein Professor of Law and Government and Senior Advisor to the Dean. She specializes in federal courts, conflict of laws, and constitutional law. She teaches, lectures, and consults internationally on these subjects and is routinely engaged for training judges as well as for speeches at academic and judicial conferences.

Professor Little has several times taught in Temple’s programs in Tokyo, Japan and Rome, Italy. She has served as a visiting professor at University of Sydney (Australia), and University College of Cork (Ireland). She has also lectured frequently to Chinese judges and prosecutors on the nature of American law, conflict of laws, and legal practice.


Pamela Bookman
Assistant Professor of Law 

Professor Pamela Bookman teaches Contracts and Civil Procedure. Her research interests lie in the intersection of civil procedure and international business law. Her work focuses on the challenges of adapting the U.S. domestic judicial system to the complexities of modern transnational disputes.

Following law school, Professor Bookman clerked for Judge Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, President Rosalyn Higgins and Judge Thomas Buergenthal of the International Court of Justice, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to entering academia, Professor Bookman was a Counsel in the New York office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP, where she represented clients in complex commercial business disputes with a focus on transnational litigation and maintained an active pro bono practice.



Finbarr McCarthy
Associate Professor of Law

 Professor McCarthy joined the Temple Law faculty in August 1991. He is a native of Ireland, and, before coming to the United States, he worked as an inspector of taxes for Ireland’s internal revenue service. After graduating from Tulane Law School, Professor McCarthy served as a Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School. He later clerked for Judge Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.