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Faculty of Law

Visiting Professors Fall Semester 2021

Prof. Judit Sandor

Prof. Judit Sandor

Prof. Judit Sandor is a full professor at the Department of Political Science, the Department of Law and the Department of Gender Studies at Central European University (CEU). She is admitted to the Hungarian Bar and worked at Simmons & Simmons based in London. She has conducted research at New York University (NYU), the University of Chicago, the University of Stanford, McGill University in Montreal, and the Maison de sciences de l'homme in Paris. In 2004 - 2005, Prof. Judit Sandor headed the Bioethics Division of UNESCO in Paris and in this capacity led various missions to Australia, Namibia and Russia. She also participated in Hungarian and international legislative processes in the fields of medical law and bioethics.

Since 2005, Prof. Judit Sandor has been a founding member and director of CELAB (Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine) at CEU, where research is conducted on the ethical, legal and social significance of biotechnology.

Prof. Judit Sandor has also been involved in numerous research projects funded by the European Union. Most recently, she received the European Research Council (ERC) Synergy research grant as part of a recognized research team with the research project LEVIATHAN (Taming the European Leviathan: The Legacy of Post-War Medicine and the Common Good).

Judit Sandor has published numerous books and newspaper articles in Hungarian, English and French in the fields of human rights and bioethics. She is also the editor of several internationally recognized journals in the fields of health law, policy and philosophy. She was a member of the Hungarian Ethics Council for Science and Research and is a member of the Hungarian Commission for Human Reproduction.

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Prof. Kathleen Claussen


Kathleen Claussen is Associate Professor at the University of Miami School of Law and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Georgetown Institute of International Economic Law.  She is the author of more than 30 articles and essays concerning trade, investment, and international dispute settlement, among other related research areas.  Among other leadership roles, she serves on the Executive Council and Executive Committee of the American Society of International Law and as co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Economic Law.  Prior to joining the academy, Professor Claussen was Associate General Counsel at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).  Earlier in her career, she was Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague covering disputes between countries and investment law arbitrations.  She is a graduate of the Yale Law School, Queen’s University Belfast where she was a Mitchell Scholar, and Indiana University where she was a Wells Scholar.

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