Andreas Pottakis (Academy of European Public Law, D.Phil. Oxford - Athens, Greece)
Dr. Pottakis is the Deputy Director of the Academy of European Public Law. Andreas studied Law at the Universities of Athens and Oxford, where he was awarded a doctorate (D.Phil.) in EU Law.
He has lectured at various European Universities, and most recently in Greece, where he has also pursued a career as a lawyer since 2001. He has considerable experience in organising and running vocational training and Inter-University courses in several countries in Europe and abroad as scientific director. He has published extensively on a wide range of areas, including, inter alia, European Public Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, and the legal protection of Human Rights.
David Sonenshein (Temple Law School - Philadelphia, USA)
Professor David Sonenshein has had a distinguished teaching career in U.S. Schools of Law and in continuing legal education programs around the world.
David is currently the Jack E. Feinberg Profesor of Litigation at Temple Law School, Philadelphia. In addition to Temple Law School, he has taught at Boston University, DePaul University and George Washington University Law School.
He has received the Outstanding Professor Award at both DePaul and Temple Law Schools a total of six times. He has taught Trial Advocacy, Evidence, Civil Motion Practice, and Deposition Practice at many of the largest law firms in the U.S. including Drinker Biddle, Shearman & Sterling, Lovells, McDermott Will & Emery and Kaye Scholer among many others. In addition, David teaches both Civil Deposition Practice and Evidence to U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division.
David is also the former Director of In-House training for the American Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA) and received the Frances E. Rawle Award from ALI-ABA for outstanding achievement in Post-Admission Legal Education.
Stefano Maffei (University of Parma, D.Phil Oxford - Parma, Italy)
Dr. Maffei is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Parma, Italy. A licensed lawyer in Italy since 2003, Stefano was awarded a doctorate (D.Phil.) in Law at the University of Oxford in 2005.
He is the Director of EFLIT, the largest post-graduate training program in legal & business English for Italian graduates, lawyers and accountants.
He served as Visiting Professor at the University of the Pacific Mc George School of Law in 2008 and 2009 and was a Fulbright Scholar at Temple Law School, Philadelphia, in 2011. An expert on the case-law of the European Convention of Human Rights, Stefano has lectured extensively on litigation and evidence topics in Europe, USA, Turkey, the Middle East as well as in Bangladesh and Iran.