Academic Director

Professor Connie de la Vega writes extensively on international human rights law and participates in United Nations human rights meetings. She has submitted amicus briefs detailing international law standards to U.S. courts for juvenile death penalty and affirmative action cases, including Roper v. Simmons and Graham and Sullivan v. Florida, and has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court. De la Vega is the co–author of The American Legal System for Foreign Lawyers (Wolters Kluwer, 2011) and...

  • JD, UC Berkeley
  • BA, Scripps College
  • Application of International Law in the U.S.
  • Death Penalty Law
  • Discrimination - Race
  • Human Rights
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Law
  • Sentencing Practices

Full-Time Faculty

Professor Reza Dibadj’s research involves both corporate and securities law as well as administrative law and regulation. His writing focuses on two themes. The first involves the application of new tools, such as network theory, to legal analysis. The second is an exploration of different institutional choices the law has made. For instance, corporate and securities law often try to achieve similar goals, but through very different means; similarly for antitrust and regulation. For their part...

  • JD, Harvard University
  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • SB, Harvard College
  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust
  • Business Law
  • International Law and Arbitration
  • Regulation
  • Securities Regulation

Part-Time Faculty

Jessica Vapnek, Visiting Professor, had a long international career before joining the faculty at USF School of Law. She served as Associate Director of Global Programs at UC Hastings College of the Law; Regional Technical Director for a consulting firm implementing rule-of-law projects around the world; and Legal Officer with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome. At FAO, she provided policy advice to member countries, drafted legislation on agriculture and natural...

  • JD, UC Berkeley, 1991
  • BA, Yale University, 1985

Faculty Emeritus

Professor Emeritus Jack I. Garvey joined USF School of Law in 1976 and specializes in public and private international law. His work can be found in numerous domestic and foreign law journals including The Yale Law Journal and the Oxford Journal of Conflict and Security Law, and principal peer–reviewed international law journals, such as the American Journal of International Law and the American Journal of Comparative Law. Garvey’s book, A New Grand Bargain for the Counter–Proliferation of...

  • JD, Harvard University
  • BA, Harvard University
  • Business - International
  • International Law
  • International Trade and Arbitration