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Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law and Co-Director of the Institute for Law and Economics

Edward RockRock’s interests lie in the field of international venture capital and on the ways in which U.S. securities law facilitates foreign firms’ access to U.S. capital markets. He has also participated in the writing of a forthcoming book on comparative corporate law – The Anatomy of Corporate Law (Oxford University Press; co-authors: Reinier Kraakman, Paul Davies, Gerard Hertig, Henry Hansmann, Klaus Hopt, and Hideki Kanda). Rock was a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor of Law at Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Isreal.

Professor of Law

Edward RubinRubin is a preeminent interdisciplinary scholar in the area of public governance, specializing in administrative law. Among other courses, he teaches Human Rights. He administered the Japanese- American Legal Studies program at Boalt Hall, Berkeley, and has served as a consultant to the governments of the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China.

Professor of Law and Sociology

Kim ScheppeleScheppele is considered one of the pioneers in the study of comparative constitutionalism. Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, she has been working in Eastern Europe, examining the ways in which new constitutional regimes have developed there, particularly in Hungary and in Russia. She is completing a book, Democracy by Judiciary, which is about the Hungarian Constitutional Court. She served as Co-Director of the Program on Gender and Culture at Central European University in Budapest. She also works on finding solutions to constitutional crises around the world. To that end, she is examining the development of “constitutional consciousness” in Russia, both among experts in the field and the general public. Specifically, she has been examining the case law of the Russian Constitutional Court to see how it understands concepts like private property, equality under law, and social rights and fairness of taxation. In another project, she is researching the use of ordinary courts by civil society groups to make political statements – looking at two cases in particular: 1) the Vladimir Sorokin pornography prosecution in which a religious and moralistic youth group filed a criminal complaint against this famous writer to protest his works; and 2) a civil suit brought by survivors of the fall 2002 hostage crisis in Moscow to try to get the government to disclose the type of gas used in the rescue. She has also been working with the U.N. transitional authority in Afghanistan to propose ideas for the country’s new constitution. Among other courses at Penn Law, she teaches Terrorism and Democracy Constitutionalism, Comparative Constitutional Politics, Comparative Constitutional Law, and Post- Communist Law and Society.

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