Daniel Barnhizer, Program Co-Director, Professor, Michigan State University College of Law
Professor Barnhizer graduated with honors from Harvard Law School, where he served as managing editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review. After graduation, he was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Richard L. Nygaard, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, and for the Honorable Robert B. Krupansky, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, sitting by designation on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Professor Barnhizer has practiced as a litigator with the law firms of Hogan & Hartson and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. Before joining the MSU College of Law faculty, he was an adjunct professor of law at American University - Washington College of Law, where he taught legal reasoning, research, and writing. At MSU Law, he teaches Contracts, Contract Theory, Business Enterprises, Securities Litigation, and Legal History.
Izabela Krasnicka, Lecturer, University of Bialystok Department of Public Law
Izabela Kraśnicka holds a doctoral degree in public international law. Dr Kraśnicka teaches the following courses both in Polish and English: Law of the European Union, Public International Law, Law of International Organizations, Introduction to the American Legal System. She is also the Dean’s Representative for International Relations and runs several EU projects at the Faculty including the Legal English Program and Erasmus student exchange program. Dr Kraśnicka is a recipient of two scholarships: in 1999 – the Boeing Corporation scholarship to study at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC, and in 2005 – the Kosciuszko Foundation scholarship for the doctoral research on the law of aviation, also conducted in the United States.
Noga Morag-Levine, Professor, Michigan State University College of Law
Professor Noga Morag-Levine joined the MSU Law faculty in fall 2004. Previously, she was assistant professor of political science at the University of Michigan, a visiting fellow at the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton, and a Lady Davis post-doctoral Fellow at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law. She studies regulatory politics with an eye to the role of legal traditions and cross-national influences in shaping policy instruments. Professor Morag-Levine is the author of Chasing the Wind: Regulating Air Pollution in the Common Law State (Princeton University Press, 2003). Her current work focuses on the place of common law ideology—defined in opposition to continental administrative paradigms—in Anglo-American regulatory history and policy. Her recent writings explore this issue within a broad legal-historical framework and with reference to specific controversies, including emissions trading, the status of the precautionary principle in regulatory regimes, and Supreme Court citations to foreign precedents.
Kevin Saunders, Program Co-Director, Professor, Michigan State University College of Law
Professor Kevin Saunders graduated with honors from the University of Michigan Law School in 1984, then clerked for the Honorable Kenneth Starr, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He followed with assistant professorships at the University of Arkansas and the University of Oklahoma. During his 16-year tenure at Oklahoma, he rose through the ranks to become a full professor and to serve on the faculties of the graduate school, the College of Liberal Studies, and Film and Video Studies. He was the recipient of four awards at that institution, including the 2001 Regents' Award for Superior Accomplishment in Research and Creative Activity. He also served as Visiting James Madison Chair and Interim Director of the Constitutional Law Center at Drake University. Professor Saunders is the author of two books —Violence as Obscenity: Limiting the Media's First Amendment Protection and Saving Our Children from the First Amendment. He has authored dozens of book chapters, law review articles, and commentaries in legal and popular periodicals. He teaches a variety of courses and seminars on topics in Constitutional Law. Professor Saunders is a member of the Order of the Coif.
Charles Szymanski, Professor & Vice-Dean for International Relations, Vytautus Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania
Charles Szymanski received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994, where he was awarded the Order of the Coif. He was engaged in the private practice of law in Michigan and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for over 12 years, with a focus on labor law, employment discrimination and alternative dispute resolution, before changing to an academic career in Europe. His current research areas include international disability discrimination law, ADR, and comparative labor law. Professor Szymanski is an adjunct professor at the Michigan State University College of Law, and a professor and visiting professor at various European universities, including the Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) in Kaunas, Lithuania. In October, 2010, he was appointed as the Vice-Dean for International Relations at VMU's faculty of law.