Professor Chimène Keitner is a leading authority on international law and civil litigation, and served as the 27th Counselor on International Law in the U.S. Department of State. She has authored two books and dozens of articles, essays, and book chapters on questions surrounding the relationship among law, communities, and borders, including issues of jurisdiction, extraterritoriality, foreign sovereign and foreign official immunity, and the historical understandings underpinning current practice in these areas.
Professor Keitner holds a bachelor’s degree in history and literature with high honors from Harvard, a JD from Yale, where she was a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow, and a doctorate in international relations from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.
Among other professional service, Professor Keitner has served on the Executive Council 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 founding co-chair of the International Law Association’s Study Group on Individual Responsibility in International Law.
Yale Law School 2002
Oxford University, St. Antony's College 2001
D.Phil, International Relations
Oxford University. New College 1998
M.Phil, International Relations
Harvard University 1996
A.B. (Magna Cum Laude), History & Literature
Categorizing Acts by State Officials: Attribution and Responsibility in the Law of Foreign Official Immunity, 2016
Duke Journal of Comparative and International LAw
Dinah Shelton ed., The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law (Oxford University Press)
NYU Law Review
Yale Journal of International Law
Hastings Law Journal
Columbia Journal of Gender and Law