Institute for International Law and Public Policy


Professor Gao Fuping

Professor Gao is Professor on the law faculty at the East China University of Politics and Law in Shanghai, where he is Director of the E-Commerce Law Institute. He serves as Secretary for the Professional Committee for Policy and Law of the China Electronic Commerce Association. He was a Fulbright scholar for the 2002-03 academic year, which he spent as a Visting Scholar with the Institute. He has taught Civil Law, Contract Law, Real Property Law, Intellectual Property Law, E-Commerce Law. He is the author of several books on Real Property Law, Partnership and E-Commerce, as well as numerous articles. While at Temple, he did extensive research on the law of computer information transactions (and the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act.).

Antonio Gidi

Professor Gidi is a law graduate from Brazil, has his SJD from the University of Pennsylvania, and has had academic experience in the US, Italy and France. He has been teaching as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania for several years, and has co-taught with Professor Geoffrey C. Hazard in the areas of civil procedure and comparative law. He currently serves as the Associate Reporter to the American Law Institute / UNIDROIT project on Principles and Rules of Transnational Civil Procedure, a project geared to producing a code of civil procedure for international litigation. He is also a Reporter for a project sponsored by the Ibero-American Institute of Civil Procedure to create a model code of class actions for Latin America. He has written several books in Portuguese and a number of articles in English as well. He is currently working on a book on American class actions for a foreign audience. In the spring semester, Gidi will be teaching a course in Comparative Civil Procedure.

Professor Achilles Skordas

Professor Skordas, an Institute Visiting Scholar January to August of 2003, earned his law degree in Athens and his PH.D in Frankfurt Germany, and is an Assistant Professor of International Law at the University of Athens. His courses in Athens have included Public International Law, International Organizations, International Economic Law, International Human Rights, and Aliens and Refugee Law. Before coming to Temple, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Paris XII, a Visiting Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for International Law in Heidelberg, and a Fulbright at the American Studies Institute of the University of Southern Illinois. His publications are extensive, including books in German and French as well as English-language publications. His research while at the Institute focued on international law, power and globalization.

Professor Abiola

Professor Sanni is a Fulbright research fellow. He taught business law at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Nigerian Revenue Law Report. For the past four years he has been lecturing and pursuing a doctoral degree in taxation law at the University of Lagos. His current research involves the constitutional and fiscal relationships between federal, state and local governments.