Faculty - The Hague, Netherlands


WEEK 1:              Sarah Gerwig, Director of Experiential Education and Professor of Law, Mercer University School of Law, Macon, Georgia
WEEK 2:              Andrew Appleby, Associate Professor of Law, Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida
WEEK 3:              Patricia Perkins, Associate Professor of Law, Elon University School of Law, Elon, North Carolina
WEEK 4:              Joseph Morrissey, Professor of Law, Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida



INSTRUCTOR:   Sarah Gerwig-Moore, Director of Experiential Education and Professor of Law, Mercer University School of Law, Macon, Georgia

Sarah Gerwig is a Professor at Mercer University School of Law, where she has previously served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Shortly after joining the law faculty in 2006, she founded the nationally-recognized Habeas Project, which provides pro bono representation in post-conviction cases across Georgia. She directs Mercer’s unique Introduction to Client Counseling program, and her textbook, What Brings You Here Today? An Introduction to Client Counseling, was published in Summer 2021Professor Gerwig is a McDonald Distinguished Fellow with Emory University’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Law and Religion, and she also writes on topics related to criminal law, mass incarceration, social justice, and legal education. Beyond her teaching and scholarship, she is engaged with a number of statewide nonprofit organizations, including the Georgia Resource Center, the Georgia Innocence Project, and the Altamaha Riverkeeper.

Before joining the Mercer faculty, Professor Gerwig was the Senior Appellate Supervising Attorney in the central office of Georgia’s statewide public defender system. She received her BA, summa cum laude, from Mercer University; her JD from Emory Law School; and her Master of Theological Studies from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, where she studied with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Her other honors include the Candler School of Theology Distinguished Alumni Award (2017); the Shanara Gilbert Emerging Clinician Award from the AALS Clinical Legal Education Section (2013); the Robert J. Benham Award Community Service Award (2011); and in 2016 was named as one of Georgia Trend’s 40 Under 40.

WEEK 2:  July 8-11, 2024:   COMPARATIVE CORPORATE GOVERNANCE   (1 credit)
INSTRUCTOR:   Andrew Appleby, Associate Professor of Law, Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida

Professor Andrew Appleby focuses his teaching and scholarship on tax and business law. He has particular expertise in state and local taxation, taxation of the digital economy, sports taxation, and applied tax policy.  Professor Appleby has published in many prominent law journals, most recently the Harvard Journal on LegislationArizona State Law Journal, and Maryland Law Review.

He has been featured extensively in the media, including The New York Times, Bloomberg TV, and Tax Notes.  Professor Appleby also co-authors the leading treatise on state taxation, Hellerstein’s State Taxation (3d. ed) (with Jerome Hellerstein & Walter Hellerstein), which is cited regularly by the United States Supreme Court and many other courts across the nation. 

Professor Appleby practiced tax and corporate law at leading law firms for nearly a decade. Most recently, he was special counsel in the tax group in Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP's New York office. Professor Appleby was a partner in the tax group in Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP's New York office, and an associate in the corporate group in Alston & Bird LLP's Atlanta office. Prior to his legal career, Professor Appleby was an information technology and business consultant.

Professor Appleby earned an LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, where he participated in the Graduate Tax Scholar fellowship program. He earned a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law, an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, and a B.S. from Florida State University.

INSTRUCTOR Patricia Perkins, Associate Professor of Law, Elon University School of Law, Greensboro, North Carolina

Patricia Perkins has expertise in and teaches courses addressing the rights of incarcerated people, civil rights litigation and the law of section 1983, constitutional law, and civil procedure.  Her research and teaching interests include state and federal constitutional issues involving solitary confinement and methods of execution, legal vehicles for litigating state constitutional claims, and international law and comparative law perspectives on conditions of confinement, with particular focus on the Constitution and laws of South Africa.  Perkins leads students in travel to South Africa as part of her Prisoners’ Rights course. She represented death row inmates raising Eighth Amendment challenges to lethal injection in litigation that included briefing in the United States Supreme Court. Perkins is a past Chair of the Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.  At Elon Law, Perkins coordinates the Mock Trial Program and serves as an advisor to the Advocacy Fellows Program. She has taught courses in pretrial litigation, trial advocacy, and legal method and communication, and has coached the school’s trial teams. In addition, Perkins taught in the leadership curriculum, including the Public Law and Leadership course, and is a certified MBTI practitioner.

Prior to joining the law faculty, Perkins was a civil litigator with Smith, Helms, Mullis, & Moore LLP and Smith Moore LLP (now Fox Rothschild LLP) in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she litigated section 1983 claims involving law enforcement, jails, and prisons, as well as complex commercial disputes. She left her litigation practice to serve as the chief operating officer of Master Key Consulting, an information technology services firm headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.

Perkins graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Law where she was a member of the mock trial team and moot court board and was selected for membership in Order of the Coif. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in history, magna cum laude, from Davidson College and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.



WEEK 4:  July 22-25, 2024:  INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL LAW   (1 credit) 
INSTRUCTOR:   Joseph Morrissey, Professor of Law, Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida

Professor Morrissey received his B.A. from Princeton University and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. He practiced corporate and securities law for Mayer, Brown & Platt, and later Kirkland & Ellis. He also spent several years overseeing a Russian asset portfolio for an investment company in Switzerland. His practice led him to run offices in Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Geneva, Switzerland; and Moscow, Russia.

In the summer of 2001, Professor Morrissey began his full-time academic career at Chicago-Kent College of Law. He joined Stetson Law in the summer of 2004.

Professor Morrissey has taught and published articles in the areas of contracts, constitutional law, corporations, securities, and international private law. His articles have appeared in the Columbia Business Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional LawThe University of Chicago Journal of International LawThe Georgia State University Law Review, and others. Professor Morrissey is the author of International Sales & Arbitration (Aspen Select, 2d Edition, 2017); co-author of Elder Law in Context (Aspen, 2017), and Bankruptcy Law in Context (Aspen, 2019); and authored the Business Entities Chapter in Ellen Podgor's Overview of US Law (Carolina Academic Press, 2d Edition,  2018).