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Law School Welcomes Three New Faculty

July 26, 2011 – 
Three outstanding new faculty with expertise ranging from immigration law to tax policy will begin teaching at Rutgers School of Law–Newark in the 2011-2012 academic year.

“Once again, we have had an absolutely stellar year for hiring new entry-level professors,” said Gary L. Francione, Distinguished Professor of Law, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law & Philosophy, and Chair of the Appointments Committee. “And I am delighted that all of our candidates, who were being sought by other excellent institutions, saw Rutgers as the right place to begin their academic careers. We are very excited about the seven additions we have made to our faculty in the past two years.”

The new Rutgers School of Law–Newark faculty members are:

Anjum Gupta, most recently an Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Gupta has clerked for the Hon. Chester J. Straub, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, and the Hon. Charles P. Sifton, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York. Her scholarly and teaching interests include immigration, refugee, and asylum law and policy. She has been a Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Center for Applied Legal Studies at Georgetown University Law Center and at the Center for Social Justice at Seton Hall University School of Law. Her most recent publication is “Doctrinal Mutilation: The Board of Immigration Appeals’ Flawed Analysis of the ‘Continuing Persecution’ Doctrine in Claims Based on Past Female Genital Mutilation” in the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal (2008). Gupta received her J.D. from Yale Law School where she was an Equal Justice America Fellow and an editorial board member of the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism.

Ji Li, previously an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP, where he focused his practice on corporate transactions, securities issuance, partnership tax, and tax policy issues. Li’s research and teaching interests span three major areas:  taxation, international and comparative law (with a focus on China), and property. His most recent publication is “When Are There More Laws, When Do They Matter?: Using Game Theory to Compare Changes in Laws, Power Distribution and Legal Environments in the U.S. and China,” published in the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal (2007). He received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was an Olin Fellow in Law, Economics and Public Policy and an editor of the Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal. Li expects to receive his Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University in June 2012.

Fadi Shaheen, most recently an associate in the Tax Group at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. His scholarship and teaching interests are international taxation, U.S. taxation, tax policy, and tax and economics. His most recent publication is “International Tax Neutrality: Revisited,” published in Tax Law Review (2011). After receiving his LL.B. cum laude from the Haifa University Law School, Dr. Shaheen was a tax law clerk for Judge Dr. Dan Bein, the District Court of Haifa, Israel, and then an associate in the tax department at the Law Offices of Itzhak Reinfeld in Haifa. He received both an LL.M. in International Taxation and an S.J.D. with a focus on international taxation from the University of Michigan Law School, where his honors include a Fulbright Scholarship and the Michigan Grotius Fellowship.