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
A.K.Oconnell@lse.ac.uk) is a solicitor specialising in art and cultural
heritage law. She has been a guest teacher on the LSE´s LLM course in Art
and Antiquities Law since 2008 and was appointed a visiting fellow of the
LSE´s Law Department in the same year. She is also consultant lecturer in
art law at Sotheby´s Institute of Art and President of the Art Law
Association of Spain, ADA.
She previously practiced at London law firm Stephenson Harwood and US law firm Coudert Brothers. She was formerly in-house lawyer at the Art Loss Register. In 2015, Anna was appointed as an Expert Advisor to the UK's Secretary of State for Culture on applications for the approval of museums and galleries under the UK's immunity from seizure law for works of art on loan to temporary exhibitions.
She has spoken on art law issues at conferences in the UK and abroad including the St Petersburg Legal Forum, George Washington University Law School, the American Law Institute, Courtauld Institute of Art, Lyon University Institute of Art and Culture, Reina Sofia Museum, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Art Basel and ARCO Madrid. She has authored articles on art and cultural heritage law matters for publications including the Modern Law Review, Art Antiquity and Law and Antiques Magazine.
Joana Setzer, Email J.Setzer@lse.ac.uk joined the Law Department as a guest teacher in September 2016 to teach LL250 (Law and the Environment), although she has taught at the LSE since 2010 (LSE100 at the Geography Department). Joana holds a PhD in Environment and Development from the LSE. Her thesis focused on the international relations undertaken by subnational governments, particularly in the field of climate change. Joana also holds a Masters in environmental policy from the LSE, and a Masters in environmental science from the University of Sao Paulo. Joana is based at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (GRI/LSE) on a 3-year British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship. Her research focuses on climate legislation and litigation, and she has a particular interest on subnational climate policies and action. In addition to her academic activities, Joana worked as the external affairs coordinator of the Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development (nrg4SD), and for eight years she worked as an environmental lawyer in Brazil.