Summer 2024 Cambridge Program Director and Faculty


William W. Berry III is the Montague Professor of Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law and Director of the Cambridge Summer Abroad Program. Professor Berry teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law and sports law.  Before coming to Ole Miss, he received his Doctor of Philosophy (D. Phil.) in law from the University of Oxford (UK), where he also received a Master’s of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Criminology. Previously, Professor Berry received his law degree from Vanderbilt University and his undergraduate degree in English from the University of Virginia. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr. in the Middle District of Tennessee and the Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr. on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  In addition, Professor Berry practiced law in Washington, D.C. with the firm of Shea & Gardner (now Goodwin Procter).


Ido Kilovaty is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law. He specializes in the intersection of cybersecurity, law, and policy – both domestic and international. His specific areas of research include regulation of data security, computer crime law, and the regulation of new technologies. Some of Kilovaty’s published research addressed the data security of oil and gas infrastructure, data breaches causing psychological harm in affected consumers, tech companies as global cybersecurity regulators, military cyber-attacks against databases, and the expansion of legally permissible security research. Prior to joining the University of Arkansas, Kilovaty taught at the University of Tulsa College of Law, where he held the Frederic Dorwart and Zedalis Family Fund Endowments. He was awarded two Upper-Level Professor awards in 2020-21 and 2021-22, as well as the 2022 Outstanding Teacher Award, a university-wide lifetime award. Kilovaty holds an SJD from Georgetown University, an LLM from UC Berkeley, and an LLB from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Federica Paddeu is the John Tiley Fellow in Law at Queens’ College and a Fellow at Lauterpacht Centre for International Law Abogado (cum laude). She received her PhD (Yorke Prize) at Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas – Venezuela; her LLM in international law (first class honours, Clive Parry Prize for International Law) at the University of Cambridge; and her Post-Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGDipLATHE) at the University of Oxford. Paddeu’s main research interests are general international law, the law of State responsibility and the law on the use of force. She is also interested in the history of international law, especially the ‘long’ 19th century. Her work has been published in the British Yearbook of International Law and in the Leiden Journal of International Law. A monograph based on her PhD dissertation on Justification and Excuse in International Law: Concept and Theory of General Defences was published by Cambridge University Press in January of 2018. She has also conducted research for the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, as part of the activities of the Cambridge Pro Bono Project. In 2017, she was a member of the legal panel chaired by Shaheed Fatima QC tasked with producing a legal report as part of the Inquiry on Protecting Children in Conflict, launched by the UN Special Envoy for Global Education and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and supported by Save the Children and Theirworld. She is currently a Research Associate of the Following Grenfell: The Human Rights and Equality Dimension project of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Before arriving to Cambridge, she worked for Baker & McKenzie (Caracas office) as a law-clerk and a paralegal in the criminal law and labour law departments. Paddeu is admitted to practice in Venezuela, as a member of the Caracas (Distrito Federal) Bar.

Brendan Plant is Hopkins–Parry Fellow and Director of Studies in Law (LLM) at Downing College, Cambridge and Affiliated Lecturer in Law at the University of Cambridge. Having practised as a solicitor in leading commercial law firms in Sydney, Australia and London, Dr. Plant became a Research Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London, where he co-authored the book ‘Evidence before the International Court of Justice.’ He has held research fellowships in Germany at the University of Freiburg and the Max Planck Institute of Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, and he has acted as consultant to numerous international NGOs, including Amnesty International and Greenpeace. Dr. Plant holds undergraduate honours degrees in Economics and Law from the University of Sydney, a Master’s in Human Rights from the London School of Economics, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He lectures international human rights law, public international law and English private law, and he pursues research in international dispute settlement, territorial sovereignty, human rights and international legal theory.

Kevin Ruser joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska College of Law in June, 1985. Professor Ruser is the Director of Clinical Programs at the College of Law and teaches in the Civil Clinic, Debtor Defense Clinic, Estate Planning Clinic, and the Immigration Clinic. He also co-administers the Litigation Skills Program of Concentrated Study.  He is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Clinical Section of the Association of American Law Schools, and the Clinical Legal Educators Association. He is currently a member of the Nebraska Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission and a member of the Nebraska Supreme Court’s Civil Justice Reform Committee. From 2000 to 2015, Professor Ruser periodically worked abroad on law reform and legal education reform projects, mainly in the former Yugoslavia (Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia). From 2010 to 2012, he was, along with Professor Steven Schmidt, principal investigator of a USAID-funded grant to help teach oral advocacy techniques to faculty at the law school of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Professor Ruser’s research interests lie primarily in the area of “crimmigration” – the intersection of immigration and criminal law. He first published The Nebraska Criminal Practitioner’s Guide to Representing Non-Citizens in State Court Proceedings in 2012, and updates it on an annual basis.