Directors

Directors

Michael Eric Herz, co-director of the ISCP, is Arthur Kaplan Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy. He came to Cardozo from the Environmental Defense Fund, where he was a staff attorney for three years. Previously, he clerked for Associate Justice Byron R. White of the U.S. Supreme Court and for Chief Judge Levin H. Campbell of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Professor Herz was Cardozo's Vice Dean from 2006 to 2009 and served as Senior Associate Dean from 1996 to 2000. He was a visiting professor at New York University School of Law from 2000 to 2001 and 2005 to 2006, has also taught at Columbia and at Princeton, and spent a year as a Fellow in Princeton's Program in Law and Public Affairs. Professor Herz is a past Chair of the ABA's Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice and a public member of the Administrative Conference of the United States. His teaches and writes primarily in the areas of administrative law, constitutional law, and environmental law. His books include: The Content and Context of Hate Speech: Rethinking Regulation and Responses (Cambridge University Press, 2012) (co-editor with Peter Molnar); Administrative Law and Regulatory Policy: Problems, Text, and Cases (8th edition, Wolters Kluwer 2017) (7th edition 2011) (with Stephen Breyer, Richard Stewart, Cass Sunstein, and Adrian Vermeule); Elements of Law (2d edition, Lexis-Nexis 2010) (with Eva Hanks and Steven Nemerson); and A Guide to Judicial and Political Review of Federal Agencies (American Bar Association, 2015) (co-editor with Richard Murphy and Kathryn Watts).

Michel Rosenfeld, co-director of the ISCP, is the University Professor of Law and Comparative Democracy, Justice Sydney L. Robins Professor of Human Rights and Director of the Program on Global and Comparative Constitutional Theory at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.  He is the author of several books, including Affirmative Action and Justice: A Philosophical and Constitutional Inquiry (Yale Univ. Press 1991), which in 1992 was named outstanding book on the subject of human rights in the U.S. by the Gustave Meyers Center; Just Interpretations: Law Between Ethics and Politics (Univ. of California Press 1998), which was translated into French and Italian; Comparative Constitutionalism: Cases and Materials, ( 3d ed., West  2016) (with Baer, Dorsen, Sajo, and Mancini); The Identity of the Constitutional Subject: Selfhood, Citizenship, Culture, and Community (Routledge 2010) and Law, Justice, Democracy and the Clash of Cultures: A Pluralist Account (Cambridge U. Press 2011). He is the co-editor with Andras Sajo of The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2012) and with Susanna Mancini of Constitutional Secularism in an Age of Religious Revival (Oxford Univ. Press 2014); and editor of Constitutionalism, Identity, Difference and Legitimacy: Theoretical Perspectives. Several among Professor Rosenfeld’s works have been translated into Chinese, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish and Spanish.  He is a founding member and president of the United States Association of Constitutional Law, the founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Constitutional Law (I•CON) from 2001 to 2014, and was president of the International Association of Constitutional Law (1999-2004). Professor Rosenfeld  has lectured throughout the world, was awarded an International Blaise Pascal Research Chair at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto in 2007, and has held the Fresco Chair in Jurisprudence at the University of Genoa, the Chaim Perelman Chair in Legal Philosophy at the Free University of Brussels,  The Fulbright –Tocqueville Distinguished Chair at the University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne), and the Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the University of London Birkbeck College of Law in 2014. Among his many honors, in 2004 he received the French government's highest and most prestigious award, the Legion of Honor.

Suzanne Last Stone, co-director of the ISCP, is University Professor of Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization, Professor of Law, and Director of the Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization. She has held the Gruss Visiting Chair in Talmudic Civil Law at both the Harvard and University of Pennsylvania Law Schools, and also has visited at Princeton, Columbia Law, Hebrew University Law, and Tel Aviv Law. She is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia University Law School and was a Danforth Fellow in 1974 in Jewish History and Classical Religions at Yale University. Before joining the Cardozo faculty, Stone clerked for Judge John Minor Wisdom of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and then practiced litigation at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison. In addition to teaching courses in Jewish Law and Political Thought and Jewish Law and American Legal Theory, she regularly teaches Civil Procedure, Federal Courts, and Law, Religion and the State. Professor Stone is the co-editor-in-chief of Diné Israel, a peer reviewed journal of Jewish law, co-edited with Tel Aviv Law School. She is also on the editorial board of the Jewish Quarterly Review. She is a member of the board of the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute, the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, and the International Summer School in Religion and Public Life. Professor Stone writes and lectures on the intersection of Jewish thought, legal theory, and the humanities. Her publications include: "In Pursuit of the Counter-text: The Turn to the Jewish Legal Model in Contemporary American Legal Theory" (Harvard Law Review); "The Jewish Conception of Civil Society," in Alternative Conceptions of Civil Society (Princeton University Press); "Feminism and the Rabbinic Conception of Justice," in Women and Gender in Jewish Philosophy (Indiana University); and "Law Without Nation? The Ongoing Jewish Discussion," in Law Without Nations (Stanford University Press). Her work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Hebrew, and Arabic.

Ari Mermelstein, Assistant Professor of Bible at Yeshiva University, serves as the assistant director of the ISCP. Professor Mermelstein holds a PhD from NYU's Department of Hebrew & Judaic Studies, a JD from NYU Law School, and a BA from Yeshiva College. He is also the assistant director of the YU Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization at Cardozo Law School. Dr. Mermelstein's first book, Creation, Covenant, and the Beginnings of Judaism: Reconceiving Historical Time in the Second Temple Period, was published in the Supplement Series to the Journal for the Study of Judaism (Brill, 2014). His current research agenda is devoted to the study of emotion in ancient Judaism. He has edited several volumes, including Jews and the Law (Quid Pro Press, 2014) and The Divine Courtroom in Comparative Perspective (Brill, 2014).

 

 

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