Presidency

Presidency

LSGL General Assembly elects the President/s for a two-year mandate. Current Presidency is being run by the Deans of Koç Law School, Istanbul and IE Law School, Madrid.

Prof.-Dr.-Bertil-Emrah-Oder-
Javier de Cendra

Bertil Emrah Oder

President

Dean, Koç University Law School

boder@ku.edu.tr

Bertil Emrah Oder is the Dean and Professor of Constitutional Law at Koç University Law School, received her PhD in both public and private law from University of Cologne (Germany). Dr. Oder’s research focuses on comparative constitutional law, European Union law and international human rights law. She is a full member of the Science Academy and has national and international awards for her scholarly achievements. She has been also selected as Henry Morris Lecturer of International and Comparative Law in 2012 by Chicago-Kent College of Law. She has served as international consultant of UN Women and Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and published four books, dozens of articles, editorials and book chapters on various subjects in public law with focus on human rights and judicial review. Fluent in English, German and Turkish, Dr. Oder holds also LLB and MA/LLM degrees from the University of Istanbul and Marmara University (Turkey).

Javier de Cendra

President

Dean, IE Law School

Javier.deCendra@ie.edu

Javier de Cendra is Dean of IE Law School. He is also Honorary Senior Research fellow at University College London Faculty of Law, Honorary Senior Lecturer at UCL Energy Institute, visiting profesor at University of KU Leuven and University of Malta, legal expert at the Malta Forum on Legal Issues of Adaptation to Climate Change, member of the Scientific Committee of Fondazione Scienza y Fede – STOQ, within the Pontifical Council for Culture, and member of various think tanks and research centres in Spain and abroad.

Javier´s fields of expertise span across environmental and energy law, with a particular focus on climate change. Javier has engaged intensively in research and consultancy on climate change and energy law at national and EU level. Javier has published three books and many academic articles in journals such as the Yearbook of International Environmental Law, the Journal of Environmental Law, Climate Law, Climate Policy, the Journal of European Consumer Law, and RECIEL; he in the editorial board of Climate Carbon Law Review and of European Journal of Consumer Law.

Former Presidents

Randall Lesaffer
Oscar Vilhena Vieira

Randall Lesaffer

Former President

(°Bruges, Belgium 1968) studied law as well as history at the universities of Ghent and Leuven. In 1998, he obtained his PhD at the Faculty of Law of the latter university. Since 1999, he is professor of legal history at Tilburg University, where he also served as dean of Tilburg Law School from 2008 to 2012. He is currently director of studies of the LLB Global Law. Lesaffer is also part-time professor of international and European legal history at the University of Leuven, visiting professor at the Catolica Global Law School in Lisbon and visiting fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge.
Randall Lesaffer’s scholarly work focuses on the history of international law, in particularly the European Early Modern Age. He is the general editor of The Cambridge History of International Law, editor-in-chief of Oxford Historical Treaties online, editor-in-chief of the book series Studies in the History of International Law (Brill/Nijhoff) and is an editor of the Journal of the History of International Law and of the Global Law Series (Cambridge UP). Since 2015, he is president of the Grotiana Foundation. His major research project now is a book on the political history of international in the early 1990s.

Oscar Vilhena

Former President

Oscar Vilhena Vieira is the Dean of the School of Law of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV/SP), where he teaches Constitutional Law, Human Rights, and Law and Development. He has a B.A. in law from the Catholic University of Sao Paulo; a LL.M. from Columbia University in New York; a M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Sao Paulo, and made his post-doctoral studies at the Centre for Brazilian Studies, at Oxford University. Oscar Vilhena Vieira was legal adviser for the Center for the Studies of Violence of the University of Sao Paulo (1990-1996) and executive secretary of the Teotonio Vilela Commission for Human Rights (1989-1991). He served as state attorney for Sao Paulo (1993-2003) and as executive secretary of the United Nations Latin American Institute in Brazil (1997-2002). In 2000 he founded and directed Conectas Human Rights and the Pro Bono Institute. He has written several books and academic articles on constitutional law, human rights and law and development. Oscar is member of several civil society organizations and academic programs advisory boards, including OSI – Human Rights board, Pro Bono Institute, ANDI (National Agency for the Rights of Children), Law School´s Global League (former president). Oscar Vieira has also being an active pro bono lawyer in several human rights cases at the Brazilian Supreme Court.

Presidency Terms

2015-2017 Koç University Law School / IE Law School
2013-2015 Fundação Getulio Vargas Direito GV
2012-2013 Fundação Getulio Vargas Direito GV / Tilburg University