Chimène
Keitner

Alfred and Hanna Fromm Professor of International Law

Biography

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.

Expertise

Education

  1. Yale Law School 2002

    J.D., Law

  2. Oxford University, St. Antony's College 2001

    D.Phil, International Relations

  3. Oxford University. New College 1998

    M.Phil, International Relations

  4. Harvard University 1996

    A.B. (Magna Cum Laude), History & Literature

Courses

  1. International Law
  2. Democracy, Technology and Security
  3. Evidence
  4. Civil Litigation Across Borders