Instructor Biography: Martin Flaherty
Martin Flaherty is the 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 the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, where he was Fellow in the Program in Law and Public Affairs. Professor Flaherty has taught at Cardozo School of Law, Columbia Law School, the New School, New York Law School, and St. John's University School of Law. Outside of the U.S., Flaherty has served as a visiting or adjunct professor at China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, China, the National Judges College in Beijing, China, Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea, and the Queen’s University Belfast, in Northern Ireland. Flaherty received a B.A. summa cum laude from Princeton, an M.A. and M.Phil. with distinction in history from Yale, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and the Book Review and Articles Editor for Columbia Law Review. He clerked for Hon. John J. Gibbons, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and Hon. Byron R. White of the Supreme Court of the United States. 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, where he was formerly Chair of the Committee on International Human Rights, and is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Flaherty's publications focus upon constitutional law and history, foreign affairs, and international human rights and appear in such journals as the Columbia Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Michigan Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, Constitutional Commentary, the Harvard Journal of Law and Policy, the Harvard Human Rights journal, and Ethics & International Affairs.  Selected publications include: “Executive Power Essentialism and Foreign Affairs” [with Curtis Bradley], Michigan Law Review; “The Most Dangerous Branch,” Yale Law Journal; and “History ‘Lite’ in Modern American Constitutionalism,” Columbia Law Review. He has appeared or been quoted in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Daily News, Newsday, the PBS Newshour, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and Fox News.