Philip J. Shapiro The Philip J. Shapiro Endowed International Visiting Scholars Program was established in 2010 with a gift from Philip J. Shapiro ’78, president and CEO of Liberty Maritime Corporation and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board. The program annually brings legal scholars, government officials and prominent members of the international legal and business communities to the Maurice A. Deane School of Law. The visitors interact with faculty and students to discuss timely issues in the fields of international and comparative law. A public lecture for the Hofstra Law community is part of each visitor’s stay.


Lectures from 2018

The Role of the Lawyer in Peace Negotiations: Reflections from Three Decades in Search of Peace in the Middle East, Tal Becker

Lectures from 2016

Seeking Justice through International Litigation, Paul Reichler

Lectures from 2014

Legal Aspects of Modern United Nations Peacekeeping, Miguel Serpa Soares

Peaceful Settlement of Maritime Disputes, Shunji Yanai

Lectures from 2013


It Sure Looks Different from the Inside: Deciding International Disputes at the WTO, Thomas R. Graham

Lectures from 2011

Cooperation, Complementarity and Universality — Three Key Challenges of the Rome Statute System of International Justice, Sang-Hyun Song