Richard Perry Professor, Professor of Law; Inaugural Director, Perry World House
William Burke-White is Richard Perry Professor and Professor of Law at Penn Law and Inaugural Director of Perry World House. An expert on international law and global governance, Burke-White served in the Obama Administration from 2009-2011 on Secretary Clinton’s Policy Planning Staff, providing the Secretary direct policy advice on multilateral diplomacy and international institutions. He was principal drafter of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), Secretary Clinton’s hallmark foreign policy and institutional reform effort. Burke-White has written extensively in the fields of international law and institutions, with a focus on international criminal and international economic law. His work has addressed issues of post-conflict justice; the International Criminal Court; international human rights, and international arbitration. His current research explores gaps in the global governance system and the challenges of international legal regulation in a world of rising powers and divergent interests. In 2008 he received the A. Leo Levin Award and in 2007 the Robert A. Gorman award for Excellence in Teaching.
Burke-White, William. 2015. “Power Shifts in International Law: Structural Realignment and Substantive Pluralism.” Harvard International Law Journal 56(1): 1-79.
Burke-White, William. 2014. “Crimea and the International Legal Order,” 56 Survival 65 (2014).
Burke-White, William. 2011. “The Adoption of the Responsibility to Protect.” In The Responsibility to Protect the Promise of Stopping Mass Atrocities in our Time. edited by Jared Genser and Irwin Cotler. Oxford.
Burke-White, William and Andreas von Staden. 2010. “Private Litigation in a Public Law Sphere: The Standard of Review in Investor State Arbitration.” 35 Yale International Law Journal 283.
Burke-White, William. 2010. “Reframing Positive Complementarity: Reflections on the First Decade and Insights from the US Federal Criminal Justice System.” In The International Criminal Court and Complementarity: From Theory to Practice. Cambridge University Press.
Associate, Ballard Spahr
David Gest is a real estate attorney and Associate at Ballard Spahr. He has worked with city planners, architects, landscape architects, and environmental consultants on major real estate development projects. Gest has also worked with city agencies and community groups on zoning and historic preservation matters. Gest is a member of the American Planning Association and the American Bar Association. His focus areas include zoning and land use.
Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning
Areas of Interest
John Keene is Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning in the Department of City and Regional Planning in the School of Design. His teaching and research interests focus on the legal aspects of city and regional planning, land development regulation, strategies for sustainable development, environmental planning and law, legal and policy issues relating to brownfield remediation, and management of urban growth. Keene has advised local governments on the legal aspects of environmental and farmland protection. Keene chaired the Department of City and Regional Planning from 1988 to 1992 and served two terms as Chair of the Graduate Group in City and Regional Planning. During 1999, 2000, and 2001, he served consecutively as Chair-Elect, Chair, and past Chair of the Faculty Senate of the University of Pennsylvania. He served as University Ombudsman from 1978-84 and 2006-09.
Daniels, Thomas, and John C. Keene. 2018 (forthcoming). The Law of Agricultural Land Preservation. American Bar Association.
Keene, John. 2015. “Environmental Planning.” In The International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences 7. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Keene, John. 2006. “When Does Regulation Go Too Far? The Supreme Court’s Analytical Framework for Drawing the Line Between an Exercise of the Police Power and an Exercise of the Power of Eminent Domain.” Penn State Environmental Law Review 14.
Keene, John. et al. 1997. Saving American Farmland: What Works? American Farmland Trust Publications Division.
Coughlin, Robert E. and John C. Keene, senior authors and editors. 1981. The Protection of Farmland: A Reference Guidebook for State and Local Governments. National Agricultural Lands Study.
McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy, University of Chicago
Jens Ludwig is the McCormick Foundations Professor of Social Administration, Law, and Public Policy in the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He also serves as Director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab and Co-Director of the University of Chicago Urban Education Lab. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Co-Director of the NBER’s working group on the economics of crime. His primary research focuses on social policy in the areas of urban poverty, crime and education. Ludwig was the Project Director for a final assessment of the Moving to Opportunity for Fair Housing Demonstration Program, which provided low-income public housing families vouchers to relocate to private-market housing in less disadvantaged neighborhoods. He partners with policymakers nationwide through the Crime Lab to carry out large scale policy experiments to identify preventive measures of crime and violence. Ludwig has written extensively on gun-violence prevention as well as early childhood interventions and how social conditions affect children’s schooling outcomes.
Ludwig, Jens and Deborah A. Phillips. 2008. The Long-Term Effects of Head Start on Low-Income Children. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 40: 1-12.
Ludwig, Jens and Philip J. Cook, eds. 2003. Evaluating Gun Policy. Washington, DC: Brookings Press.
Cook, Philip J. and Jens Ludwig. 2000. Gun Violence: The Real Costs. New York: Oxford University Press.
David Arthur Skeel
S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law
David Skeel is S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is the author of True Paradox: How Christianity Makes Sense of Our Complex World (InterVarsity, 2014); The New Financial Deal: Understanding the Dodd-Frank Act and Its (Unintended) Consequences (Wiley, 2011); Icarus in the Boardroom (Oxford, 2005); Debt’s Dominion: A History of Bankruptcy Law in America (Princeton, 2001); and numerous articles on bankruptcy, corporate law, financial regulation, Christianity and law, and other topics. Professor Skeel has also written commentaries for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Books & Culture, The Weekly Standard, and other publications. He has received the Harvey Levin award three times for outstanding teaching, as selected by a vote of the graduating class, the Robert A. Gorman award for excellence in upper level course teaching, and the University’s Lindback Award for distinguished teaching.
Skeel, David A. “True Paradox: How Christianity Makes Sense of our Complex World.” IVP Books, 2014.
Skeel, David A., with William Warren and Daniel J. Bussel. “Brankruptcy.” Foundation Press 9th ed., 2012
Skeel, David A. “The New Financial Deal: Understanding the Dodd-Frank Act and its (Unintended) Consequences. Wiley, 2011