Anne Laure Bandle has joined the LSE
as a guest lecturer in September 2015 to teach in the LLM programme,
although she has taught at the LSE since 2013 (Property I classes). Anne
Laure holds a PhD in law from the University of Geneva. She wrote her thesis
under the joint supervision of Professor Tatiana Flessas of the LSE and
Professor Marc-André Renold, Director of the Art-Law Centre, University of
Geneva, on the subject of "sleepers" - which are undervalued master pieces -
and their sale by auction houses.
She worked for 5 years as a teaching assistant in art and cultural property law at the Art-Law Centre, Geneva, and as a research assistant on a study sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) on "Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Art-Law". Anne Laure is a director of the Art Law Foundation, a trainee lawyer at the Swiss lawfirm FRORIEP and a member of the IDR Group’s Art Law Section.
Her recent publications include: "Fake or Fortune? Art Authentication Rules in the Art Market and at Court" in the International Journal of Cultural Property (August 2015) and "Arbiters of Value: The Complexity and Dealer’s Liability in Pricing Art" in Pierre Gabus and Anne Laure Bandle (eds), L’art a-t-il un prix ? / The Art of Pricing the Priceless, Studies in Art Law, Vol. 25 (Schulthess 2014).
Nigel Banerjee teaches on the Law of Business Associations course on the LLB at the LSE. He also teaches on the Company Law course on the LLB at King's College London. Nigel is the general editor of International Corporate Procedures (Jordans) and contributes to Gore-Browne on Companies (Jordans) and the Butterworths Corporate Law Service (LexisNexis). He is currently writing a company law handbook, which is scheduled for publication by the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) in 2015. Email: N.S.Banerjee@lse.ac.uk
Research Interests: My primary research interest is in the idea, principle and right of self-determination as considered from legal, political and philosophical perspectives. Related questions include the theory and foundations of international law, the status of secession in international law, indigenous peoples’ rights, minority rights, autonomy regimes under international law, democratic governance in international law, decolonisation (and post-colonial development), feminist approaches to self-determination and the theory of nationalism. I am particularly interested in exploring new approaches to self-determination as I think received conceptions unnecessarily limited (especially in light of the many recent developments in the area). In order to provide LSE students with an opportunity to pursue research interests relating to self-determination I founded the post-graduate course “The International Law of Self-Determination”, which ran for the first time in the Lent Term of 2010.
LL105 – International Law: Contemporary Issues
LL278 – Public International Law
LL4K4 – The International Law of Self-Determination
[I graduated from the LSE’s PG Cert. (teaching) programme in 2009.]
Selected Presentations, Conference Papers and Publications:
“Kosovo Before the ICJ – Does Territory Have Integrity?”, Staff Research Seminar, LSE, March 2010.
“The Kosovo Case Unpacked: A Legal and Political Discussion of the Arguments Presented to the ICJ”, presentation with Dr. James Ker-Lindsay at the LSE European Institute, February 2010.
“Universal Confusion: Global Rights through the Prism of Self-Determination”, presentation at the APA (Eastern Division)106th Annual Meeting, New York, December 2009.
“Self-Determination and Colonial Enclaves: The Success of Singapore and the Failure of Theory” (2008) 12 S.Y.B.I.L. 97-112. (Paper originally presented at the Asian Society of International Law Young Scholars Workshop, National University of Singapore, September 2008.)
“Self-determination, Human Rights & the Basis of International Law” presented at the Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World Annual Meeting held in Morelia, Mexico, July 2007.
“Nationalism and Normativity: Between the Poles” presented at the Association for the Study of Nationalities World Convention, Columbia University, March 2007.
Grainne Mellon is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers London where she practices in public law, human rights and discrimination. Before coming to the Bar, Gráinne worked in the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Unit of the European Commission in Brussels and at the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court in The Hague.Gráinne has also worked as a research assistant in the House of Lords and at LSE and has considerable experience internationally in the field of human rights law and policy. Gráinne studied law at Trinity College Dublin and completed the LLM in Public International Law at the London School of Economics. Emaill: G.B.Mellon@lse.ac.uk