A professor emeritus of international law, Susan W. Tiefenbrun taught at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law for more than 20 years before retiring in 2018.
DEL MAR, CA, January 15, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Susan W. Tiefenbrun with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms.Tiefenbrun celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
A professor emeritus of international law, Ms. Tiefenbrun taught at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law for more than 20 years before retiring in 2018. During her tenure, she taught various courses, including European Union Law, International Business Transactions and Women and International Human Rights Law, and she was the director of the Center for Global Legal Studies, as well as the director of the Master of Law programs in international trade and American legal studies. Additionally, she founded, directed and taught in the study abroad programs in France and China for many years. Ms. Tiefenbrun previously worked at Hofstra University School of Law, where she taught law courses for nearly two decades between 1991 and 2007 and Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia University and Brooklyn College where she taught French between 1967 and 1983. Additionally, she was an attorney for Coudert Brothers in New York City where she focused on international business transactions and an associate and of counsel at Holtzmann, Wise and Shepard in New York City.
Participating in dozens of presentations, lectureships and invitational conferences throughout her career, Ms. Tiefenbrun has also notably delivered more than 70 public lectures in the U.S. and abroad in such countries as England, France, China, and Japan. Some of the topics she has covered have included international law, terrorism, joint ventures, semiotics and pedagogy. A prolific author, Ms. Tiefenbrun published a lengthy study of Chinese, Russian and Eastern European joint venture laws, as well as approximately 40 articles on international intellectual property, international law issues and human trafficking in the Fordham International Law Journal, the Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law and the Hofstra International Law and Business Journal, among other publications. Furthermore, Ms. Tiefenbrun edited three books on law and the arts, war crimes and legal ethics, including "Decoding International Law: Semiotics and the Humanities" in 2010, "Women's International and Comparative Human Rights" in 2012 and "Tax-Free-Trade Zones of the World and in the United States" in 2012.
An alumna of the University of Wisconsin, Ms. Tiefenbrun received a Bachelor of Arts in French, Russian and education in 1965, followed by a Master of Arts in 1966. She later acquired a Doctor of Philosophy in French, with summa cum laude honors, from Columbia University in 1971 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence at New York University in 1986. Since then, Ms. Tiefenbrun has been admitted to practice law by the New York and Connecticut Bar Associations. Her education also bequeathed her with proficiency in 11 languages.
Among other industry-related organizations, Ms. Tiefenbrun has been aligned with the Connecticut Bar Association, the Westchester Women's Bar Association and the American Arbitration Association and has served on numerous committees for the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the Association of the Bar of the City New York. Additionally, she is a member of the French American Chamber of Commerce and the Paris-American Club. Securing an American Counsel of Learned Societies grant in 1971, 1977 and 1983, Ms. Tiefenbrun was also a Chamberlain fellow. In 2003, she received the French Legion of Honor Medal, France's highest honor, from former President Jacques Chirac for her efforts at fostering educational and cultural cooperation between France and the U.S. A celebrated Marquis listee, Ms. Tiefenbrun has been included in the 23rd and 24th editions of Who's Who in the East.
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