International Criminal Law & Justice Faculty

Our faculty is our strength

The International Criminal Law and Justice program is taught exclusively online, allowing us to build a formidable faculty of high-end practitioners, scholars and experts from around the globe. Our faculty are the strength of the ICLJ program. Below is biographical information about our ICLJ scholars from around the world.

Albert (Buzz) E. Scherr

Professor Scherr is a nationally recognized authority on forensic DNA evidence. Since 1990, he has served as the lead attorney in numerous pretrial hearings in homicide, robbery and sexual assault cases to determine the admissibility of forensic DNA evidence.

In addition to his work involving forensic DNA evidence, Professor Scherr has extensive experience as a trial and appellate lawyer for more than 20 years. He has handled over 40 homicide cases and has trial experience as a criminal defense lawyer in a wide variety of cases, including substantial Daubert and Frye litigation.

As a law professor, Professor Scherr teaches courses in criminal procedure, evidence, expert witnesses and scientific evidence, genetics and the law and trial advocacy. He also directs the Trial Advocacy Program at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. He has lectured to judges and lawyers on a variety of evidence issues.

Professor Scherr is currently the principal investigator on a two–year NIH grant to study genetics, police investigation and Constitutional privacy. He has also co–designed and taught a national model, NIH–funded Summer Faculty Institute at Dartmouth that educates undergraduate faculty from around the country in the ethical, legal and social issues of the Human Genome Project. He has lectured to judges, attorneys, educators and others regionally and nationally on a variety of genetics and law issues.

Professor Scherr is chair and president of the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, and he is a member of the ACLU's national Board of Directors and chair of the Board's Patents and Civil Liberties Committee. He is also a member of the NHCLU's Board of Directors and its executive committee and is chair of NHCLU's Public Education Committee.

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Professor Audrey Roofeh

Human Trafficking – Fall semester

Audrey Roofeh is the Director of Advisory Services at the Polaris Project in Washington, D.C.  The Project is a major international non-profit advocacy group that seeks to disrupt the conditions that allow human trafficking to thrive in our society. A leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery and restore freedom to survivors, Polaris uses a comprehensive model that includes client services, policy advocacy, advisory services, a national human trafficking resource center, a data analysis program as well as a variety of global programs.

As Director of Advisory Services, Professor Roofeh works with businesses, government agencies, and nongovernmental organizations that play a pivotal role in combatting human trafficking.  She directs a program that provides tailored solutions and ongoing consultation to help shape these institutional responses to trafficking – from analyzing risk within corporate supply chains and developing interagency protocols for community wide responses to training direct practitioners in best practices and improving law enforcement investigation techniques.

Prior to joining Polaris, Audrey was a Senior Court Attorney in New York City Criminal Court, where her work included coordinating trainings for attorneys, judges and court personnel on issues related to sex trafficking. Audrey was previously an associate at the law firm of Schlam, Stone & Dolan LLP in New York. Audrey received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Barnard College and her juris doctor degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Professor Grant Neimann

International Criminal Court & The Special Tribunals – Spring semester

Professor Grant Neimann is a full-time faculty member at Flinders University School of Law in Adelaide, Austrailia.  From 1994 – 2000, he was first Senior Trial Attorney of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).  During that time, he conducted the first trial before the International criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia of Dusko Tadic. Other trials he conducted including Zejnil Delalic et al (“Celibici”), Slavko Dokmanovic, Drazen Erdemovic and Zlatko Aleksovski. He also litigated a number of appeals before the ICTY Appeals Chamber.

Professor Neimann has written extensively in the area of international criminal law, in particular the International Criminal Court.  HE has published in the Journal of International Criminal Justice, the Encyclopedia of Criminology and the Criminal Law Journal.  His book, Foundations of International Criminal Law, was published by LexisNexis Buttersworth in 2014.  HE has presented papers at Harvard Law School, the American Bar Association, Duke University and the London School of Economics.

In 2004, Professor Neimann authored a Major Report to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the validity of international criminal law trials in Timor Leste and Indonesia. In 2005, he trained prosecutors for the Iraq Special Tribunal in preparation for the prosecution of former President Saddam Hussein.

Professor Neimann received his undergraduate degree from the University of Sidney and his law degree from the University of Adelaide.

Dr. Gregor Urbas

CyberCrimes – Summer semester

Professor Urbas is a senior lecturer in law at the Australian National University School of Law in Canberra, Australia from whom he obtained his law and undergraduate degrees. 

In 2004, Cambridge University Press published Cyber Criminals on Trial, authored by Professor Urbas with Russell Smith and Peter Grabosky.  The book was selected as the most distinguished foreign book  by the 2005 American Society of Criminology International Division Book Award Committee.

The book was the first international study of the manner in which cybercriminals have been dealt with by the judicial process in recent times. As one reviewer from the International Association of Prosecutors commented, the book is “definitely a reference book giving us a thorough analysis of cyber crime. I am convinced that every prosecutor should read it, whether he or she is directly concerned by the issue or not, since even in cases where cyber crime is not directly involved, some techniques related to it may have been used or may have triggered off the commission of other offences.”  Cambridge University Press published the paperback edition in 2011.

Professor Urbas has also written a book chapter on “CyberCrime & Jurisdiction: An Austrailian Perspective” with Peter Grasbosky in the IT and Law Series based on country contributions to the Hague Expert Workshop on Cyber Crime Jurisdiction in 2005 as sell as a chapter called, “Cybercrime Legislation in the Asia-Pacific Region.” in Cyber Crime: The Challenge in Asia published by Hong Kong University Press in 2005.  He has also published several articles in the Internet Law Bulletin on CyberCrime.

Dr. Philip L. Reichel

Comparative Criminal Justice Systems – Fall & Spring semesters

Professor Reichel is an internationally recognized scholar of international criminal law. He is the founding adjunct professor of UNH Law’s ICLJ program as well as a professor of Sociology & cCriminal Justice emeritus at the University of Northern Colorado  

He has authored or coauthored more than 30 articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries and has lectured at universities in Austria, China, Germany, and Poland. He has written leading texts in Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (now in its 6th edition), Transnational Law and Human Trafficking and the much-admired Handbook on Transnational Law & Justice, with his co-author Jay S. Albanese as well as Transnational Organized Crime: An Overview from Six Continents, also with Jay S. Albanese.

He has also presented papers at side events during the United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (Brazil) and the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (Vienna). Dr. Reichel is an active member of the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, serving as a Trustee-at-large for the latter.

Professor Reichel received both his Master’s and Phd. From Kansas State University.

Robert McDaniel, Esq.

Drug & Weapons Trafficking – Summer semester

Robert ("Bob") McDaniel has more than thirty years of legal, litigation and business experience in the United States and dozens of foreign countries. He received his undergraduate education at the United States Coast Guard Academy and did graduate work at Tulane University.  After serving in a variety of military assignments in the U.S. and overseas he left active duty with the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

He graduated from Catholic University Law School in Washington, D.C. in 1982 and served as law clerk to the Hon. Tim Murphy in Washington before joining the United States Attorney's Office. Rising rapidly through the Department of Justice, McDaniel was assigned to the elite Special  Prosecutions Unit where he specialized in international conspiracy cases. 

He received two Special Achievement Awards from the U.S. Attorney General as well as a variety of commendations from the FBI, the U.S.  Secret Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

McDaniel went on to join a top New England law firm where he led the white-collar practice and concentrated on commercial litigation, civil rights and police conduct cases, and corporate representation before the Securities Exchange Commission and other federal agencies.

 His career path took him "in-house" as General Counsel to US multi-national companies where he directed international deal-making and dispute resolution.  McDaniel has handled commercial and legal matters in more than 40 countries eventually being named Head of Legal Affairs  for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) at its largest diplomatic Mission in Kosovo.

He was also Professor of Law at The European School of Law and Governance in Kosovo where he taught international business and post-conflict property law by live simulcast to students in Slovenia, Turkey, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Albania and Croatia.  McDaniel continues to serve as an Economic and Legal Advisor to European governments, Bar Associations and international organizations.   He teaches Rule of Law, economic development and diplomacy, and judicial system improvement to judges, attorneys and government officials in Eastern Europe.

Raha Wala

Piracy & Terrorism – Fall Semester

Professor Wala is currently Senior Counsel at Human Rights First, a major international human rights advocacy non-profit in Washington, D.C. He has worked there since 2011. 

As a Senior Counsel for Defense and Intelligence, Professor Wala advocates for US counter-terrorism and national security policies that are consistent with human rights norms.  He is a recognized expert in international human rights and humanitarian law, and has worked to reform key post-9/11 counterterrorism policies, including indefinite detention and military commissions at Guantanamo; targeted killings in the U.S. drone program; “enhanced interrogation techniques” and other forms of torture or abusive interrogations; and counterterrorism war authorities, including the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF).

Professor Wala frequently shares his expertise with policymakers in Congress and the executive branch, and has appeared regularly in major print, radio, and TV outlets, including the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, National Journal, Reuters, Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, CNN, MSNBC, and BBC.

Professor Wala graduated with honors from Georgetown University Law School, where he served as managing editor of the Georgetown Journal of International Law, co-president of Georgetown Law’s Amnesty International chapter, and student co-director of the Iraqi Refugee Resettlement Fact-Finding Project.  

He is the recipient of the Bettina E. Pruckmayr Award in International Human Rights, and the author of academic publications on human rights and counterterrorism policy appearing in the American Journal of International Law, Georgetown Journal of International Law, and Cambridge University Press. Raha is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Prior to attending law school, Raha worked as consultant advising corporations on strategic financial modeling.  Raha has a J.D. from Georgetown University Law School, and B.B.A. in Finance, Management, and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.