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2014 Galway Faculty

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia received an A.B. from Georgetown University and the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. In 1982, he was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1986.

Dr. Karen da Costa is a Brazilian lawyer who is currently a University Fellow in Human Rights at the Irish Centre for Human Rights and an honorary research fellow at the Department of Social Sciences of the University of Roehampton in London. Her previous work experience includes positions as visiting lecturer at the University of Roehampton; legal consultant for the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies; human rights officer at the UN Operation in Cote d’Ivoire; and legal officer at the Brazilian Federal Prosecutorial Office. She holds a master’s degree from the Ruhr-University Bochum, an L.LM. from Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, and a Ph.D. in international studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

Dr. Shane Darcy is a lecturer in international human rights law at the Irish Centre for Human Rights and director of the centre’s Ph.D. program. Previously, he was a lecturer at the University of Ulster, a Government of Ireland scholar, and the 2007 recipient of the Eda Sagarra Medal for Excellence in the Humanities and Social Sciences, awarded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. He has participated in training, workshops, and research projects in Cambodia, China, India, Iran, South Africa, and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. An associate editor of Criminal Law Forum, he conducts research projects on the judicial development of international criminal law and humanitarian law. He holds a B.A. in law and accounting from the University of Limerick, and LL.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Professor Peter J. Karol joined the full-time New England Law | Boston faculty in 2012. He teaches an array of intellectual property courses, and has written extensively on trademark, copyright, and patent matters, including recent articles on patent litigation procedure, the history of the service mark, and U.S. constitutional limitations on trademark propertization. He has been a long-time active member of the International Trademark Association, among other intellectual property organizations, where he has developed a close network of academic and practitioner contacts based throughout the world. He is also a regular commentator at intellectual property symposia. Formerly a partner at a Boston-based intellectual property boutique firm, he represented U.S. and foreign companies in complex litigation and appellate matters, focusing on international trademark portfolio development, and patent, trademark, and copyright litigation. He holds a B.A. from Amherst College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Dr. Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko is a lecturer at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, where she teaches Human Rights, Public International Law, and Women’s Rights. She is also an associate researcher at the Hans and Tamara Oppenheimer Chair in International Law at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Previously she taught Public International Law, Women’s Rights, International Refugee and Migration Law, and Human Rights and Islam at the Faculty of Law, University of Montreal. She has worked as a legal advisor for a project at the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and is a member of the Quebec Bar. She holds a B.A. from Geneva University, an LL.M. from Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, and a Ph.D. in international law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

Professor Ray Murphy is a professor at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National
University of Ireland Galway, Ireland. He is a former practicing barrister and captain in the Irish Defense Forces, and he served with UN forces in Lebanon from 1981 to 1982 and in 1989. He has worked for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the European Union, Program Faculty Amnesty International, and the Irish government in human rights and election monitoring in Africa and Europe. His main teaching and research interests include international peace operations and international humanitarian law. He received a B.A. and an LL.B. from the National University of Ireland, Galway; a B.L. from King’s Inns, Dublin; an M.Litt. in international law from Dublin University, Trinity College; and a Ph.D. in international law from the University of Nottingham, England.

Professor Charles W. Rhodes is a professor of law at South Texas College of
Law, where he teaches Constitutional Law, First Amendment Law, State Constitutional Law, and Civil Procedure. He is an author of three constitutional law books and dozens of journal articles and book chapters addressing constitutional and procedural issues. He is a frequent media commentator, and his segments have aired on CNN, NPR’s Morning Edition and Day to Day, BBC Radio’s World Business News, and Bloomberg Radio. Prior to his teaching career, he served as a briefing and a staff attorney at the Supreme Court of Texas; practiced appellate law at a national law firm; and earned his board certification in civil appellate law. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and a J.D. from Baylor Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Baylor Law Review and class valedictorian.

Professor Monica Teixeira de Sousa joined the faculty of New England Law | Boston in 2007. She began practicing law in 2002 as a Skadden Fellow at Rhode Island Legal Services, where she specialized in representing children and parents in education law cases and created a school-based legal clinic. She is the former chair of the Rhode Island Education Justice Council and speaks and writes on education law and school reform topics. She teaches Education and the Law, Family Law, and Property. She received a B.A. from Brown University and a J.D. from Georgetown Law.