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Profiles of Lecturers

Jürgen Busch (Austria)

Studies of history, political science, law, and legal theory in Vienna, Leuven, Brussels, and Florence (Mag. phil. in 2000, LL.M. and D.E.A. in 2005); since 2016 head of social sciences, humanities and health sciences at the Ludwig Boltzmann Society in Vienna; besides regular teaching assignments at the Universities of Vienna and Brno (in the past also at the Paneuropean University Bratislava and the University of Applied Sciences bfi Vienna); before various positions as a pre-doc researcher and teaching assistant, study programme coordinator, and project director at the Universities of Vienna (legal history and comparative law) and Lucerne (public law and legal philosophy), as well as in research management at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and at the Austrian Agency for International Mobility and Cooperation in Education, Science and Research (OeAD, Erasmus office); since 2011 member of the board of the European Academy of Legal Theory (2011–18 secretary general) and tutor in its international LL.M.-programme in legal theory at the Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main; ongoing research, teaching and publication activities in the field of interdisciplinary legal studies (legal history and jurisprudence with a focus on the work of Hans Kelsen and the Vienna School of Legal Theory) and legal research and writing skills.

He is co-founder, co-author and former co-editor of the “SchreibGuide Jus”, a leading legal writing guide in Austria.

Lurene Contento (USA)

Lurene Contento is a Visiting Professor of Legal Writing at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she teaches Legal English and Legal Skills for International Students.  Before teaching at Chicago—Kent, Professor Contento was Assistant Professor and Director of the Writing Resource Center at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago where she taught skills-based courses for eighteen years. She also teaches skill-based courses abroad, including in China, Costa Rica, and the Czech Republic. She develops her courses around principles of interactive teaching and experiential education.

Professor Contento has presented widely to law faculties, both in the U.S. and abroad, on topics ranging from plagiarism to problem-solving to integrating foreign students into U.S. law communities.

Professor Contento serves on a number of national skills-related committees, including the Legal Writing Institute’s Global Legal Writing Skills Committee and the Global Legal Skills Program Committee. She is a 2017 recipient of the Global Legal Skills Award and the 2012 recipient of the Deborah Hecht Memorial Writing Award. She is also currently Chair of the Association of Legal Writing Specialists.

Professor Contento received her bachelor’s degree in English Literature summa cum laude from Loyola University. She received her Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude from The John Marshall Law School. She is a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois and worked in a general practice law firm before beginning her teaching career.

Florian Heindler (Austria)

Florian Heindler is a lawyer (2009) and philologist (2011) by training. Since 2014Florian Heindler is working as a corporate lawyer for an Austrian Bank and regularly lectures at University of Vienna. From 2009 to 2013 he has been working as a researcher at the Department of European, International and Comparative Law at the University of Vienna and as a praciticing lawyer with Specht Böhm. He is the author of the monograph on Russian Law of Corporations and Partnerships in the International Encyclopaedia of Laws and of numerous articles in Austrian, German and Russian journals.

Kimberly Holst (USA)

Professor Kimberly Holst teaches writing and skills in both the 1L and upper level curriculum at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Professor Holst’s interests focus on pedagogy in legal education and global legal education. She has focused her efforts on projects that advance legal skills training in the U.S. and around the world. Her recent scholarship examines the importance of teaching reflective practices to law students so that they develop those skills in law school and transfer them to practice. She is a 2017 Winner of a Global Legal Skills Award.  Professor Holst co-authors the 8th edition of Legal Method and Writing Volumes I & II with Charles Calleros.

David Sehnálek (Czechia)

Doc. Sehnálek is associate professor of EU law and the Vice-dean for bachelor's degree study and two-year follow-up master's degree programme at MUNI LAW Brno. 

Ana Vlahek (Slovenia)

Dr Ana Vlahek is associate professor of civil and commercial law, and university docent of European law at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in law from University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law, in 2003 and continued her education at University of Ljubljana with postgraduate studies in civil and commercial law including short-term research and  ducation visits to Cambridge, Cologne, and Salzburg. In 2005, she was also an intern at UNCITRAL in Vienna. She obtained her PhD in 2009 by defending a thesis on derivative transfer of movables in the European legal environment. Apart from working at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana, first as teaching assistant, and subsequently as university professor, she has also been a researcher at the Institute for Comparative Law at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana. She has published several cademic articles, has delivered papers at national and international conferences, and has been involved in a plethora of legislative projects in Slovenia, her major interests being European law, private enforcement of antitrust, class actions, property law, and contracts. Since 2001, she has been active and very successful in several moot-court teams (ELMC, CEEMC, Willem C. Vis), first as a speaker, and later as a coach and mentor, now she also serves as a judge at various moot court competitions.

Mauro Zamboni (Sweden)

Mauro Zamboni is Professor in Legal Theory at the Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law, Faculty of Law, Stockholm University (Sweden). He is also Visiting Professor at the Center of Law and Governance (Groningen, The Netherlands) and has been Guest Scholar at Stanford University (2003-2004), Harvard Law School (2008-2009) and at The Collaborative Research Center 597 "Transformations of the State", Bremen (2009-2011).

He has as his main topics the relations between law and politics (e.g. "The Policy of Law: a Theoretical Framework", Hart Publishing, 2008) and he is currently finishing a project on transnational corporate law ("The Idea of Corporation in Transnational Law: Setting the Legal Foundations"). He has among the others written about Rechtsstaat, Scandinavian legal realism, legal method and legal evolutionary theory.

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