Faculty - Tianjin, China
Resident Director: Ming Gu
Director of International Programs
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Mr. Gu will serve as resident director of the program. He is a Chinese citizen and a native of Tianjin, China and earned both his M.B.A. and J.D. degrees from Oklahoma City University. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and specializes in China law practice.
Mr. Gu is a native Chinese speaker and fluent in English, and he has studied Russian, French and Arabic. He has traveled extensively, and has participated in the Tianjin Institute as Assistant Resident Director/Resident Director every year since its inception in 2006.
Mr. Gu has 17 years of experience in strategic planning, negotiation, structuring, documentation and cross-border dispute resolution of China-related business transactions. He worked for the Chinese government and interfaces with various Chinese government agencies and business entities. He was in-house counsel for more than six years in a public energy company in the United States and its subsidiaries in China.
Mark D. Bauer
Professor of Law
Stetson University College of Law
Mark Bauer is a Professor of Law teaching Antitrust, Administrative Law, Property, Consumer Protection, and Financial Advocacy. He also supervises Stetson's internship program in Elder Consumer Protection Law and Stetson's Full Semester Federal Agency Externship. Professor Bauer served as Stetson's Associate Dean for Academics from 2009-2011.
Before joining the faculty, Professor Bauer clerked for the Honorable William R. Robie, chief immigration judge of the United States. Following his clerkship, Professor Bauer joined the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition, where he worked on cases involving high profile mergers and other anticompetitive conduct. After leaving the Federal Trade Commission, Professor Bauer moved to Chicago to practice antitrust law in the private sector with two large law firms. He represented one of the defendants in a multi-billion dollar multi-district price fixing case, and counseled other major public corporations on antitrust and consumer protection matters.
Professor Bauer wrote and edited a new treatise on state unfair trade practice laws for CCH/Wolters Kluwer, and then joined the Chicago-Kent College of Law faculty in a fellowship position where he taught antitrust, administrative law, and legal writing.
Professor Bauer received his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Chicago, where he received the Howell Murray award for outstanding contributions to the university. He received his law degree from Emory University, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, and taught first-year legal research and writing.
In 2011 Bauer was a visiting scholar at Queen Mary, University of London, and was Academic Director of Stetson's Autumn in London Semester Study Abroad Program. In 2012, Professor Bauer was a Senior International Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the University of Melbourne in Australia.
Joseph D. Harbaugh
Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law
Nova Southeastern University
Joseph Harbaugh is Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus and was the Dean of NSU Law from 1995 to 2008. He also served as the Dean at the University of Richmond Law School and as a member of the faculty at several other law schools in his four decade academic career (Connecticut, Duke, Temple, Georgetown and American Universities). Professor Harbaugh has served in a wide range of legal education leadership positions, including the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), the Council of the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, as a member and former Chair of the Board of Directors of Access Group, Inc., legal education's non-profit student loan program, and as the AALS Representative in the ABA House of Delegates for 19 years. Recently, the President of the ABA appointed him to the Task Force on the Future of Legal Education. A leader in the clinical education movement and a recognized expert in legal negotiation, Harbaugh is the co-author of a standard clinical text, Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiating: Skills for Effective Representation, and a best-selling instructional CD, The Fundamentals of Negotiation.
On behalf of the Practicing Law Institute and ALI-CLE, Professor Harbaugh conducts negotiation workshops for lawyers, business people and government officials. He numbers among his clients half of the AmLaw Top 100 firms and dozens of Fortune 200 corporations. Professor Harbaugh also "coaches" and leads negotiation teams for law firms and businesses. Following a national peer review process, Professor Harbaugh was designated a Fulbright Fellow Specialist in Negotiation and Mediation and taught the IBC Negotiation course at Universitá Roma Tre.
Professor of Law and Philosophy
Mercer University School of Law
In addition to his law degrees (J.D. & LL.M.), Professor Ritchie has a Ph.D. in philosophy. He is currently a Global Ethics Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York, and a Research Associate at the Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict at Oxford University. He has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Buenos Aires, and a visiting scholar at New York University.
Professor Ritchie has taught and lectured extensively in Argentina, Brazil, and Macau. He is also currently on the international jury of PLURAL+, a joint initiative between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the International Organization for Migration which is a youth-produced video festival that encourages young people to explore migration, diversity and social inclusion, and to share their creative vision with the world.
Professor Ritchie's scholarship focuses on issues of comparative law, constitutional drafting, film theory (in the context of law and society), legal discourse and rhetoric, and peace studies/nonviolent action. He has published two books and more than two dozen articles in books, law reviews and other academic journals, and he serves on the editorial board of three peer reviewed academic journals. Additionally, Professor Ritchie has previously served as Chair of both the Section on Law & Humanities and the Section on Law & Interpretation of the Association of American Law Schools.
Before joining the faculty at the Mercer University School of Law, Professor Ritchie taught law at three other ABA approved law schools. He is also a member of the Mercer University philosophy department, and has taught philosophy at a number of other colleges and universities. Prior to entering academia, Professor Ritchie practiced law in Oregon for three years.
Dr. Bruno Zeller
Victoria University, Australia
Associate Professor Dr. Bruno Zeller joined the Victorian Law School in 2000. He teaches International Trade Law, International Arbitration, Conflict of Laws, and Maritime Law. His research contributes to the understanding of uniform international laws, which have been developed under the auspices of the United Nations, especially the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. Currently he is researching the design of effective dispute resolution mechanisms to resolve disputes in carbon trading. Since 2006, he has served as an adjunct professor at Murdoch University, Perth. He is also an associate in the Institute for Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Victoria University. In 2008, he was appointed as arbitrator by the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (MLAANZ). He is also a member of the International Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.