Archived Biography: Professor Ramasastry joined the faculty in 1996. Her research interests include commercial law, banking and payments systems, law and development and comparative law. Her current research focuses on the accountability of economic actors in conflict and weak governance zones. During 2008, she will be a Fulbright Scholar and visiting professor at the Irish Center for Human Rights - NUI Galway.
She has served as a staff attorney at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, an associate attorney at the international law firm of White & Case in Budapest, Hungary, and assistant professor of law at the Central European University in Budapest, founded by financier George Soros. She was the symposium editor for the Harvard International Law Journal and has clerked for Justice Alan B. Handler of the New Jersey Supreme Court.
In 1998-99, she served as a special attorney and advisor to a special claims resolution tribunal in Zurich, Switzerland, established to resolve claims to World War II-era bank accounts. She has been a visiting professor and Atlantic Fellow in Public Policy at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary Westfield College, and University of London. Professor Ramasastry served as a visiting scholar at the British Financial Services Authority. During the fall of 2001, she was a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School.