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Stephen M. Harnik introduces Prof. Martin Flaherty at American Foreign Law Association Luncheon

Stephen M. Harnik, President of the AFLA, introduced Professor Martin Flaherty at a packed AFLA luncheon in May 2024. Prof. Flaherty spoke to the AFLA on judicial abdication in U.S. Foreign Affairs law.

Martin S. Flaherty is Leitner Family Professor of Law and Founding Co-Director of the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School. He is also a Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School and at Barnard College in New York and a Visiting Professor at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, where he was Fellow in the Program in Law and Public Affairs. Previously Professor Flaherty served as a law clerk for Justice Byron R. White of the U.S. Supreme Court and Chief Judge John Gibbons of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Martin received a BA summa cum laude from Princeton, an MA and MPhil from Yale (in history) and a JD from Columbia Law School. For the Leitner Center, Human Rights First, and the New York City Bar Association, he has led or participated in human rights missions to Northern Ireland, Turkey, Hong Kong, Mexico, Malaysia, Kenya, Romania and China. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is currently the Chair of the Council on International Affairs of the New York City Bar Association. He is also the author of the Restoring the Global Judiciary: Why the Supreme Court Should Rule in Foreign Affairs.


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