C.V. Starr Lecturers


Colin Finnegan earned his B.A. with honors in political science from the University of Chicago. He earned a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as a Global Teaching Fellow and as Senior Article and Line Editor for the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, and was a Staff Writer for the Georgetown Law Weekly. He has volunteered for the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, interned with Christo Rey Network, and tutored students in mathematics and science. Prior to joining STL, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Arthur R. Barcinas of the Superior Court of Guam.

Email: cfinnegan75@gmail.com


Jason Hartlage received his B.A. with honors in political science from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.  He received his J.D. from University of California, Irvine School of Law, where he served as staff editor for the UC Irvine Law Review, as well as the UCI Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law.  He interned with Public Counsel in Los Angeles and the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland, and has volunteered with Orange County Alternate Public Defenders Office.  His research interests include international human rights and criminal law. Prior to law school, he worked for Regions Financial, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, and Foxconn Technology Group.

Email: jhartlag@lawnet.uci.edu


Patrick Jiang has a B.S. from MIT, a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and an LL.M. from University College London.  He was an editor for the Boston University Law Review.  He was previously an associate with Skadden in Hong Kong and Goodwin Procter in Boston, MA.  His research interests include comparative constitutional law, law and economics, and legal theory.

Email: pxjiang@yahoo.com


Yi Seul Kim earned her LL.M. from Harvard Law School. She earned her B.A. from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and J.D. and J.M. from Peking University School of Transnational Law. While at Harvard, she was involved in the Program on International Law and Armed Conflict. During law school, she worked for United Nations Register of Damage located in Vienna and Kuala Lumpur Regional Arbitration Center. She was a visiting lecturer in 2016 at Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University, teaching a food safety law and policy seminar. Prior to law school, she worked for Morgan Stanley Capital International in Melbourne and Booz & Co in Seoul.

Email: kimyiseul@stl.pku.edu.cn


Yue, LIU has a J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a B.A. in English from Fudan University. Liu Yue is a passionate and active advocate for survivors of domestic abuse, human trafficking and violent crimes, as well as for asylum seekers fleeing persecution. He was a Volunteer Legal Advocate for urban refugees with Asylum Access Thailand in Bangkok prior to joining STL.

Email: yliu.stl@outlook.com


Dan Ortman is an experienced attorney and licensed engineer and patent attorney with several years experience in Texas and Saudi Arabia, most recently as Legal Manager for the Riyadh Metro Project (seconded by Samsung C&T) and before that as Senior Counsel for Hyundai Engineering & Construction.  He has experience in several areas, but whenever possible he has focused on contracts.  Dan has a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and M.S. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A & M University.

Email: d_w_ortman@yahoo.com


Desireé Slaybaugh has a J.D. from Texas A & M University School of Law, an LL.M. from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas, and a dual-B.B.A. in International Business and Spanish from the University of Texas at Arlington.  She was working as an attorney with Baron & Budd, P.C. in Dallas, where she also was a Volunteer Attorney and Advocate with the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, prior to joining STL. While at the University of Texas in Austin, she worked with the Human Rights Clinic and received certification in Latin American Law from the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies.

Email: dcslaybaugh.esq@gmail.com


Junchi, ZHOU received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in May of this year.  He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Southern California.  He clerked part-time for The Honorable Richard Moore of the Charlottesville Circuit Court during his third year of law school.

Email: zhoustlpku@sina.com

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