Professor Chimène Keitner’s research focuses on cutting-edge issues in international and transnational dispute resolution, including disputes between private and sovereign parties. She has authored two books and dozens of articles, essays, and book chapters on questions surrounding the relationship among law, communities, and borders.
Professor Keitner holds a bachelor's degree in history and literature from Harvard, a JD from Yale, and a doctorate in international relations from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She served as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and spent several years litigating in U.S. state and federal courts. In 2005, she served as co-counsel in the first civil suit to challenge the U.S. government's treatment of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2010, she represented amici Professors of Public International Law and Comparative Law in the U.S. Supreme Court case Samantar v. Yousuf.
Among other professional service, Professor Keitner has served on the Executive Committee of the American Society of International Law and as Co-Chair of the ASIL International Law in Domestic Courts Interest Group. She is a member of the American Law Institute and an Adviser on the ALI's Fourth Restatement of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States. She is also a Co-Chair of the International Law Association Study Group on Individual Responsibility in International Law, and a member of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration.
Courses Taught: International Law, International Civil Litigation, Advanced Topics in International Law, Evidence
Expertise: Transnational Litigation and Dispute Resolution, International Law in U.S. Courts, Law and Global Politics, Complex Civil Litigation
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