Duquesne University School of Law

Study Abroad - Europe - Faculty

Stephan Hobe
University of Cologne

Professor Hobe is Professor of Public International Law, European Law and European and International Economic Law and Director of the Institute and Holder of the Chair for Public International Law, European Law and International Economic Law. He earned his LL.M at the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University in Canada. Prof. Hobe has been awarded a Jean-Monnet-Professorship for the Law of European Integration, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Law Center for European and International Cooperation. In addition to other books and articles, Prof. Hobe is author and editor of the 7th edition of the textbook Introduction to International Law. He has been a guest lecturer at Duquesne University School of Law.


Prof. Dr. Barbara Grunewald
University of Cologne 

Prof. Barbara Grunewald studied law at the Universities of Bielefeld, Tübingen, London, obtained her PhD at the University of Bielefeld and her Habilitation form the University of Bonn. She is qualified to teach Civil Law, Business Law, Company Law, Commercial Law.


Professional  Activities.  From 1988-1999 she was Professor of Civil Law, Business Law, Company Law at the Universities of Mannheim and Mainz.  Since 1999, she is Professor of Civil Law, Business Law and Lawyer Law at the University of Cologne.  Since 2002 she has been a Member of the Justice Ministry Commission for the Reform of the Law on Impairment of Performance; since 2006 the Director of the Institute of Company Law at the University of Cologne.  From 2011 to 2013 she was Dean of the Law Faculty at the University of Cologne. Prof. Grunewald is the author of more than forty publications in the field of civil law and corporate law.


Dr. Alexander Morell
University of Cologne

Alexander Morell is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn and affiliated to the chair of commercial Law at the University of Cologne. He has taught law and economics, commercial law, civil law, and judicial decision making at the Universities in Bonn, Jena, and Cologne, the federal training center for judges in Trier, and the state-level training centers in Berlin-Brandenburg and Lower Saxony. Alexander Morell was a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley Law. He holds a doctoral degree in law and a PhD in economics.


Michael Grünberger, Ph.D.
University of Cologne

Dr. Grünberger teaches Intellectual Property, Copyright Law, Constitutional Law, and German and British Private Law at the

University of Cologne. He completed his doctorate at Cologne and earned his LLM at New York University. In addition, he has been a visiting Foreign Scholar at Fordham Law School and has lectured in Munich, Halle, Aachen, Bochum, Tübingen, Hamburg and Mannheim. Dr. Grünberger has more than twenty publications, including several in English, and many concerning the law of intellectual property.


Kirk Junker, Ph.D.
Coordinator of International Programs for Duquesne University School of Law

Kirk W. Junker is a Professor of Law at the University of Cologne, Germany, where he holds the Chair in US American Law. At Cologne, he is also Director of the International Master of Environmental Science Program. He acts as Coordinator of International Programs for Duquesne University School of Law. Prior to joining Cologne, he was Associate Professor of Law and Director of International Programs at Duquesne University School of Law. His previous academic career includes teaching both at the Open University and the Queen's University of Belfast in the United Kingdom and Dublin City University in the Republic of Ireland. He was an Assistant Counsel to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, and clerked for the Honorable James E. Rowley of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. He received a B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University, a J.D. from Duquesne University, a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, and held a postdoctoral fellowship with the Justice Ministry of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He teaches International Environmental Law, Comparative Environmental Law, German Environmental Law, Federal Evidence, US Constitutional Law, Federal Civil Procedure, and Torts.


Photo of Professor Jacob RooksbyJacob H. Rooksby, J.D., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Administration and Assistant Professor of Law
Jacob H. Rooksby is an assistant professor of law at Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, where he currently teaches courses in torts, intellectual property (IP) subjects, law and higher education, corporate governance, and social media and the law. His primary scholarship focus concerns the impact of IP law and policy on higher education. Rooksby is Of Counsel to the intellectual property group at Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. He formerly practiced law with McGuireWoods LLP in Richmond, Va., where he was a member of the firm’s IP litigation / patents department and higher education practice team.
Rooksby holds J.D., M.Ed. (social foundations of education), and Ph.D. (higher education) degrees from the University of Virginia. He earned his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, in Hispanic studies and government from the College of William & Mary, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Rooksby currently is at work on a book on IP policy issues in higher education.

Robin Connors
Coordinator of Student Organizations, Administrative Coordinator of the Study Abroad Programs, Duquesne University School of Law

Robin Connors is the Coordinator of Student Organizations and the Administrative Coordinator of the Study Abroad Programs for Duquesne University School of Law. She has been with Duquesne University since 2007. Prior to joining the law school in 2011, she worked in the Student Accounts Office for three years. She earned her bachelor's degree in Business and Communications from Duquesne and is currently studying to complete her Masters in Liberal Studies. Ms. Connors facilitates all study abroad inquiries, requests and applications. Her experience from working in Student Accounts affords her the knowledge to guide students through the financial aid processes and answer any questions. She is committed to ensuring that the registration process is seamless for all participants.