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Law School Welcomes Five New Faculty

July 01, 2013 – 

An outstanding group of scholars will join the Rutgers School of Law–Newark faculty this fall, adding stellar practical and doctrinal expertise in such diverse areas as civil liberties, international human rights, international business transactions, securities regulation, constitutional law, and civil procedure. The new scholars are:

Elise C. Boddie, most recently Director of Litigation at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF). After receiving a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School and a masters of public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Boddie clerked for Judge Robert L. Carter, Southern District of New York. She then litigated at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, where she was the first recipient of the Fried Frank/NAACP LDF fellowship. From 1999 to 2005, she served as an assistant counsel, Director of Education and then Associate Director of Litigation at LDF, litigating complex affirmative action, employment and school desegregation cases in federal trial and appellate courts. She has argued in the federal courts of appeal, in addition to authoring numerous amicus briefs on a broad range of civil rights matters. She is a frequent public speaker and commentator and has appeared on major national television and radio programs. Before returning to LDF in 2011, Boddie taught constitutional law and other courses at New York Law School and Fordham Law School. Her scholarship and teaching interests focus on constitutional law, civil rights, and state and local government law. Boddie has published in the UCLA Law Review and the Iowa Law Review Bulletin, as well as Slate, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and SCOTUSblog. In 2012, the Law and Society Association awarded her the John Hope Franklin prize for her article, “Racial Territoriality.”     

Jorge Contesse, a 2012-2013 Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow at Yale Law School and, before that, Assistant Professor of Law and former Director of the Human Rights Center at Diego Portales University School of Law, Santiago, Chile, from which he received a degree in law and social science cum laude. Contesse holds an LL.M. from Yale Law School, where he is also a J.S.D candidate. At Yale, he was a Fulbright Scholar and an editor of the Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal. His teaching and research interests are international human rights, constitutional law, public international law, comparative constitutional law, and human rights advocacy. He has been a visiting researcher at the University of Texas at Austin, visiting professor at the University of Miami School of Law and Crowley Fellow in international human rights at Fordham Law School. Contesse has lectured widely on international human rights developments in the inter-American human rights system. He has edited four books on human rights in Chile and is the author of several articles on constitutional theory and international human rights law. His article, “Transnational Conversations: International Law and Domestic Adjudication” (with Fernando Basch) will be included in Latin American Casebook: Courts, Rights and the Constitution, forthcoming from Ashgate Publishing.

Sarah Dadush, who had served as Partnership Officer and, before that, Legal Counsel at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations in Rome, Italy. She received a J.D. and LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Duke University School of Law. Following graduation, she was an associate with Allen & Overy LLP in New York, where she specialized in international investment arbitration and project finance. She then spent two years as a Fellow with the Institute for International Law and Justice at New York University School of Law, where her primary responsibility was administering the Institute research program on Financing for Development. Her teaching interests are contracts, international business transactions, international organizations, and comparative law. Her research focuses on the regulation of “social finance,” i.e., privately-generated capital flows aimed at solving social and environmental problems in developed and developing nations. Dadush’s most recent publications are “Going Against the Grain: When Private Rules Shouldn’t Apply to Public Institutions” (with Rutsel S.J. Martha) in the International Organizations Law Review (2012) and a chapter titled “Impact Investment Indicators: A Critical Assessment” in Governance By Indicators: Global Power Through Classification and Rankings (2012).

Yuliya Guseva, who had been a Visiting Assistant Professor at Fordham Law School and, before that, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Program in the Law and Economics of Capital Markets and a Kauffman Legal Research Fellow at Columbia Law School. Guseva received her LL.B. with highest honors from Orenburg State University School of Law in Russia, S.J.D. summa cum laude from Central European University, and LL.M. from Columbia Law School where she concentrated on corporate law and securities law and was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Her legal experience includes the European Investment Bank, New York State Banking Department and Sidley Austin, LLP. Guseva’s teaching interests are securities law, banking law, corporate and commercial transactions, and cross-border transplantation of business law. Her research generally applies economic analysis to questions of business law. Her most recent publication is “Cross-Listings and the New World of International Capital: Another Look at the Efficiency and Extraterritoriality of Securities Law” in Georgetown Journal of International Law (2013).

David Noll, most recently an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School. Noll received his J.D. magna cum laude from New York University School of Law where he was articles editor for the N.Y.U. Law Review and received prizes for outstanding performance in the school’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic and for distinguished scholarship in federal courts and civil procedure. After receiving his J.D., he clerked for Judge Richard J. Holwell of the Southern District of New York and Judges Pierre N. Leval and Raymond J. Lohier, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Noll’s primary teaching and research interests are civil procedure, complex/transnational litigation, conflicts of law, regulation, and contracts. His most recent publication is “Rethinking Anti-Aggregation Doctrine” in the Notre Dame Law Review (2013).