Resident Faculty

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Pierres-Hugues Verdier
International law and business, financial regulation
  • Practiced corporate and financial law with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York City
  • Is one of five Canadians to be awarded the Diploma of the Hague Academy of International Law since 1950
  • Writes on the international regulation of banking and securities markets, the law of foreign state immunity, and the application of international law in domestic courts around the world     
Rip Verkerke
Employment law and discrimination, contracts, contract theory, law and economics
  • M.Phil. in economics, Yale University
  • A pioneer in the use of technology in the classroom, won a $10,000 Hybrid Challenge Grant for Technology-Enhanced Teaching to convert his first-semester Contracts course into flipped classroom model of instruction (Story)
  • Author of an open-source Contracts casebook published by the CALI eLangdell Press. (Link)
  • Recent scholarship focuses on information-forcing rules in contracts and on vicarious liability for employee torts
  • In 2013, began an empirical study of law school teaching practices and how they affect student experiences and outcomes
Mila Versteeg
Comparative law and human rights
  • D.Phil. in socio-legal studies, Oxford University
  • Has written on the constitutions of nations, including the declining influence of the U.S. Constitution (Story)
  • Named a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow, which provided her with a $200,000 award to expand her research into the world's constitutions to better understand how constitutional rights are enforced in different countries. (More)
  • Gained human rights experience working at the U.N. Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute in Turin and at the Southern Africa Litigation Centre in Johannesburg