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Curriculum Vitae


2009: Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (on leave as Martin R. Flug ’55 Professor of International Law at Yale Law School)

2004-2009: Dean of Yale Law School

1993: Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law, Yale Law School (Procedure, International Human Rights, International Business Transactions, Constitution and Foreign Affairs, International Trade, International Organizations, International Law and Political Science)

1998-2001: Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor United States Department of State; Commissioner, Commission for Security and Cooperation in Europe; U.S. Delegate or Head of Delegation to United Nations General Assembly (Third Committee), the United Nations Human Rights Commission, the Organization of American States, the Council of Europe, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the U.N. Committee Against Torture, Inaugural Community of Democracies Meeting (Warsaw 2000); U.N. Conference on New and Restored Democracies (Cotonou, Benin 2000)

1993-1998: Director, Orville H. Schell Jr., Center for International Human Rights, Yale Law School

1996-97: Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford University and Waynflete Lecturer, Magdalen College, Oxford University

1993: Visiting Professor, Hague Academy of International Law

1990-93: Professor, Yale Law School

1990, 2002: Visiting Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto (intensive courses in international business and human rights law)

1985-90: Associate Professor, Yale Law School

1983-85: Attorney-Adviser, Office of Legal Counsel, United States Department of Justice

1982-85: Adjunct Assistant Professorial Lecturer in Law, George Washington University National Law Center

1982-83: Associate, Covington & Burling, Washington, DC

1981-82: Law Clerk to Hon. Harry A. Blackmun, Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court

1980-81: Law Clerk to Hon. Malcolm Richard Wilkey, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit

1978-79: Teaching Fellow, First-Year Legal Methods Program, Harvard Law School (Contracts and Civil Procedure)



1980:  Harvard Law School, J.D. cum laude
Developments Editor, Harvard Law Review; Tutor, Mather House, Harvard College

1977:  Magdalen College, Oxford University, Honours B.A. in Philosophy, Politics & Economics with First-Class Honours; (M.A. 1996); Marshall Scholar; Magdalen College Underhill Exhibitioner; President, Magdalen College Middle Common Room

1975:  Harvard College, Harvard University A.B. in Government, Summa Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Harvard National Scholar; Charles Bonaparte Scholar (Outstanding Junior Government Major); Harvard Club of Southern Connecticut Distinguished Senior; National Merit Scholar; State of Connecticut Scholar

Honorary Degrees
2010: Doctor of Laws, Wayne State University; Northeastern University
2009: New School for Social Research
2008: Iona College
2008: Jewish Theological Seminary
2005: University of Hartford
2005: Widener School of Law
2002: Doctor of Laws, Skidmore College
2001: Doctor of Laws, Connecticut College
2000: Doctor of Laws, University of Connecticut; Doctor of Humane Letters, Dickinson College
1999: Doctor of Laws, Suffolk Law School; Doctor of Humane Letters, Albertus Magnus College
1998: Doctor of Laws, CUNY-Queens Law School
1990: M.A., Yale University

2008: Western New England School of Law
2004: Presidential Medal, Central Connecticut State College
2000: Villanova Medal, Villanova Law School
2000: Arthur J. Goldberg Award, Jacob Fuchsberg Law Center, Touro Law School  

Other Honors and Awards
2010: Library of Congress George Wickersham Award for Outstanding Public Service
2008: Judith Lee Stronach Human Rights Award, given for outstanding contribution to global justice by the Center for Justice and Accountability, San Francisco
7th Annual Sengbe Pieh Award, First and Summerfield United Methodist Church
IRIS Human Rights Award
2007: Green Bag Award for “exemplary writing in a long article” Green Bag Almanac and Reader (2007)
2007, 8, 9 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America
2007-08: Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Diversity Award
2007: Pacific Islander, Asian, and Native American (PANA) Distinguished Service Award
2006: Philip Burton Award for Advocacy, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
2006: Boston College 75th Anniversary Celebration Law School's Distinguished Service Award
Asian American Bar Association of New York Award
The Asian American Law Students Association (Pace Law School) Award of Distinction
2006: Named one of the Top Connecticut Super Lawyers by Connecticut Magazine (International Law)
2005: Louis B. Sohn Award, given by the International Law Section of the American Society of International Law for Lifetime Achievement in International Law
2005: Equal Access to Justice Award, New Haven Legal Assistance
2005: Allies for Justice Award
ABA National Lesbian and Gay Law Association
100 Most Influential Asian Americans of the 1990s, A Magazine
2002: Wolfgang Friedmann Award, given by Columbia Journal of Transnational Law "to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of international law"
2002: Connecticut Bar Association Distinguished Public Service Award
2002: John Quincy Adams Freedom Award, Amistad America
2001: Korean American Coalition Public Service Award
2000: Institute for Corean-American Studies Liberty Award
1999; 1994: FACE (Facts About Cuban Exiles) Excellence Award
1997: Public Sector 45" (45 leading American Public Sector Lawyers Under the Age of 45), American Lawyer Magazine
1997: Named one of nation's leading Asian-American Educators, Avenue Asia Magazine
Asian-American Lawyer of the Year, Asian-American Bar Association of New York
1995: Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (co-recipient)
1994: Cuban-American Bar Association
1994: Political Asylum Immigration Representation Project
1994: Asian-American Lawyers of Massachusetts
1994: Haiti 2004
1994: Korean-American Alliance
1993: Asian Law Caucus
1993: Asian-American Legal Defense & Education Fund, Justice in Action Award
1992: Co-recipient, American Immigration Lawyers' Association Human Rights Award
1991: Richard E. Neustadt Award, Presidency Research Section, American Political Science Association

Fellow, American Philosophical Society (2007-); Honorary Fellow, Magdalen College (2002-); Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2000-); Guggenheim Fellow (1996-97); Twentieth Century Fund Fellow (1996-), Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford (1996-97); James Cooper Lifetime Fellow, Connecticut Bar Association (2006-)


Books and Monographs
Transnational Litigation in United States Courts (2008) (Foundation Press)

Transnational Business Problems (4th ed. 2008) (Foundation Press), with Detlev F. Vagts & William S. Dodge

Foundations of International Law and Politics (with Oona A. Hathaway)

The International Human Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities: Different but Equal (Oxford University Press 2002) (with Stanley Herr and Lawrence Gostin, eds)

Deliberative Democracy and Human Rights (with Ronald C. Slye) (Yale University Press 1999) (translated into Spanish)

International Business Transactions in United States Courts, Recueil des Cours (Martinus Nijhoff 1998) (Monograph of Lectures in Private International Law at The Hague Academy of International Law)

Transnational Legal Problems (with Henry Steiner & Detlev Vagts) (Foundation Press 4th ed. 1994) and Documentary Supplement (1994)

The National Security Constitution: Sharing Power After the Iran-Contra Affair (Yale University Press 1990) (Winner, Richard E. Neustadt Award, awarded by the Presidency Research Section, American Political Science Association, to the best book published in 1990 that contributed most to research and scholarship on the American Presidency)

Justice Harry A. Blackmun Supreme Court Oral History Project, Federal Judicial Center/Supreme Court Historical Society (Editor 1996) (public release 2004)

Articles and Book Chapters
Commentary in Michael W. Doyle, Striking First: Preemption and Prevention in International Conflict 99 (2008)

Human Rights and National Security: Chapter in Mark Green, et al., eds, Change for America: Progressive Blueprint for the Next Administration (2008)

Keynote Address: A Community of Reason and Rights, 77 Fordham L. Rev. 583 (2008)

A Day in Court Denied The Washington Post, Monday, March 31, 2008 Page A19

No Torture. No Exceptions. The Washington Monthly, January/February/March 2008

Tom Eagleton: True Senator, 52 St. Louis U. L Journal 25 (2008)

Mirjan Damaska: A Bridge Between Two Cultures, in Maximo Langer, et al., Festschrift for Mirjan Damaska (2008)

Sale v. Haitian Centers Council: Guantanamo and Refoulement (with Michael J. Wishnie), in Ford, Hurwitz & Satterthwaite, Human Rights Advocacy Stories (2000)

Repairing America’s Human Rights Reputation, 40 Cornell Int’l L.J. 635 (2007)

Is there a “New” New Haven School of International Law? 32 Yale J. Int'l L. 559 (2007)

“Repair America’s Human Rights Reputation”—op-ed appeared in the Summer 2007 issue of the Yale Law Report as part of a collection of op-eds written by Yale Law School faculty members

Filártiga v. Pena-Irala: Judicial Internalization of the Customary International Law Norm Against Torture in International Law Stories (Noyes, Dickinson & Janis, eds.; Law Stories Series, Foundation Press 2007)

Tom Eagleton: True Senator, 52 SLU L. Rev. 1 (2007)

Preface to Eugene Fidell, Beth Hillman & Dwight Sullivan, Military Justice: Cases and Materials (2007)

Preface to William J. Aceves, The Anatomy of Torture: A Documentary History of Filártiga v. Peña-Irala (2007)

The Future of Lou Henkin’s Human Rights, Movement, 38 Col. H.Rts Rev. 487 (2007)

The Bright Lights of Freedom, NPR: THIS I BELIEVE, Jay Allison & Dan Gediman, eds., (New York: Henry Holt & Company, 2006) 141-143; paperback edition (2007)

America and the World, 2020, in THE CONSTITUTION IN 2020 (Siegel & Balkin eds. 2009)

In Memoriam: Robert F. Drinan, S.J. (1920-2007) 95 Georgetown Law Journal 1709 (2007)

The Activist: Robert S. Drinan S.J., Stirring the Human Rights Revolution, BC Law Magazine 7 (Summer 2007) (tribute to Father Drinan)

A World Drowning in Guns, INTERNATIONAL LAW AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: BRIDGING THEORY AND PRACTICE, Thomas J. Biersteker, Peter J. Spiro, Chandra Lekha Sriram, and Veronica Raffo, eds., (London: Routledge Press, 2006) 59

Louis B. Sohn: Present at the Creation, Harvard International Law Journal, 2006

Unveiling Justice Blackmun, 72 Brooklyn L. Rev. 9 (2006)

Setting the World Right, 115 Yale L.J. 2350 (2006)

Why Transnational Law Matters, 24 Penn State Int’l L.Rev. 745 (2006)

The Healing Wisdom of Jay Katz, 6 Yale J. Health Policy, Law and Ethics 397 (Spring 2006)

Harry Andrew Blackmun, in Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law (2007)

“The New Global Slave Trade,” Displacement, Asylum, Migration 232 (Oxford Amnesty Lectures) (Kate Tunstall ed. 2006)

“A Law Unto Itself?,” Yale L.J. (The Pocket Part), March 2006

Tribute to President Francis Daly Fergusson, upon her retirement from Vassar College, Vassar Quarterly, “Energy in the Executive”

”Can the President Be Torturer in Chief?,” Ind. L. Rev. 81:1145 (winner 2007 Green Bag Award for “exemplary writing in a long article” Green Bag Almanac and Reader (2007)

“Mark Janis and the American Tradition of International Law,” Conn. J. Int’l L.

“Captured by Guantanamo”

Choosing Heroes Carefully (Tribute to John Hart Ely), 57 Stan. L. Rev. 723 (2005)

“The Bright Lights of Freedom,” This I Believe, NPR

“The Value of Process,” in Why Obey International Law?, 10 Int’ Legal Theory 1 (2004)

“Standing Together,” 15 Law & Sexuality, 15:1

“Internalization Through Socialization,” Duke L.J. 54: 975 (2005)

“Commentary: A World Drowning in Guns,” in International Law and International Relations 59-76 (Thomas Biersteker, Veronica Raffo, Peter Spiro and Chandra Sriram, eds Routledge 2006)

Preface to Jaya Ramji & Beth van Schaack, Bringing the Khmer Rouge to Justice: Prosecuting Mass Violence Before the Cambodian Courts

The Ninth Annual John W. Hager Lecture, The 2004 Term:  The Supreme Court Meets International Law, Tulsa Journal of Comparative & International Law 12: 1 (2004)

"The Wolfgang Friedmann Lecture: A World Without Torture," Columbia Journal of Transnational Law (2005)

International Law as Part of Our Law, 98 Am. J. Int’l Law 43 (2004)

Separating Myth and Reality about Corporate Responsibility Litigation, 7 J. Intl Econ. L. 263 (2004)

Snatched in Sudan, Captive in Khartoum, Times Higher Education Supplement, Feb. 20, 2004

Advice to the Next High Commissioner, Columbia Human Rights L. Rev. 2003

Transnational Legal Process After September 11, 22 Berkeley J. Int’l L. (2004)

Rights to Remember, Economist, November 2003 at 24

American Diplomacy and the Death Penalty (with Thomas Pickering) 80 Foreign Service Journal 19 (October 2003)

"On America's Double Standard: The Good and Bad Faces of American Exceptionalism,” American Prospect (October 2004)

"America's Jekyll and Hyde Exceptionalism," chapter in Michael Ignatieff, American Exceptionalism and Human Rights (Princeton University Press 2005)

On American Exceptionalism, 55 Stan. L. Rev. (2003)

A World Drowning in Guns, 71 Fordham L. Rev. (2003)

Why the United States should ratify the Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), 34 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 258 (2002)

Tribute to John Sexton, 60 Annual Survey of American Law (2003) (tribute to John Sexton)

A Tribute to Tom the Frank, 35 NYU Journal Int’l L. & Pol. (2003) (tribute to Thomas Franck)

The Law Under Stress After September 11, 31 Int’l Legal Info. 317 (2003)

International Human Rights of Persons with Mental Disabilities, 63Md. L. Rev. 1 (2004)

Wrong on Rights, Yaleglobal Online (2004)

In Memoriam: Dean Eugene V. Rostow, Yale Law Report 16 (Summer 2003)

Paying “Decent Respect” to the World Opinion on the Death Penalty, 35 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1085 (2002)

Paying Decent Respect to International Tribunal Rulings, 2002 Proceedings of the American Society of International Law

Against Military Tribunals, Dissent Magazine 58 (Fall 2002)

One Year Later, America Deserves Mixed Reviews, Yale Daily News (September 13, 2002)

A Better Way to Deal with Iraq, Hartford Courant, October 20, 2002

“Preserving Our Values: The Challenge At Home and Abroad," chapter 6 in The Age of Terror: America and the World After September 11 at 143 (Strobe Talbott & Nayan Chanda, eds. Basic Books 2002)

"The Spirit of the Laws," 43 Harv. Int'l L.J. 23 (2002)

"The 2001 Richard Childress Memorial Lecture: A United States Human Rights Policy for the 21st Century," 46 St. Louis U. L. J. 293 (2002) (special issue with nine commentators)

"The Case Against Military Commissions," 96 Am. J. Int'l L. 337 (April 2002)

"Transnational Legal Process Illuminated,"in Transnational Legal Processes: Globalisation and Power Disparities 327 (Michael Likosky ed. Butterworths Press 2001)

"The Globalization of Freedom,"26 Yale J. Int'l L. 305 (2001)

"A Passion for Service," 45 N.Y.L.S. L. Rev. 17 (2001) (tribute to Harry Wellington)

"An Uncommon Lawyer," 42 Harv. Int'l L.J. 7 (2001) (tribute to Abram Chayes)

"We Have The Right Courts for Bin Laden," N.Y. Times, Nov. 23, 2001 at A39

Six Civil Rights Experts Weigh in on Sept. 11,, 12-1-01
"The U.S. Can't Allow Justice to Be Another War Casualty," The Los Angeles Times; Dec. 17, 2001 at B11

"The Best Defense: Article I," The Hartford Courant (September 16, 2001)

"America the Pariah," Project Syndicate (August 2001) (op ed piece published in 20 foreign newspapers)

"Estados Unidos y Europa, divididos por la pena de muerte," LA NACION (Argentina) July 23, 2001

"A Dismal Record on Executing the Retarded," New York Times (June 14, 2001)

"A Wake Up Call on Human Rights" Washington Post (May 8, 2001)

"A Breakthrough in North Korea," Washington Post (November 2, 2000)

"Complementarity Between International Organisations on Human Rights/The Rise of Transnational Networks as the "Third Globalization," 21 Human Rights Journal 307 (2000)

"The Third Globalization: Transnational Human Rights Networks," Introduction to the 1999 Human Rights Report, U.S. Dept. of State, Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1999 at xv (vol.1) (2000)

"The Right to Democracy,"  Introduction to the 1998 Human Rights Report, U.S. Dept. of State, Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1998 at xv (vol.1) (1999)

"1998 Harris Lecture: How Is International Human Rights Law Enforced?" 74 Indiana L. J. 1397 (1999)

"1998 Frankel Lecture: Bringing International Law Home," 35 Houston L. Rev. 623 (1998)

"Is International Law Really State Law?", 111 Harv. L. Rev. 1824 (1998)

"Why Do Nations Obey International Law?", 106 Yale L.J. 2599 (1997)

"Ten Lessons About Appellate Oral Argument,"71 Connecticut Bar Journal 218 (1997)

"Congressional Protection of International Human Rights,"170 Fed. R. D. 285 (1997)

"Book Review, Chayes & Chayes, The New Sovereignty," 91 American Journal of International Law 389 (1997)

"War and Responsibility in the Dole/Gingrich Congress," 50 Miami L. Rev. 1 (1996)

"Transnational Legal Process," 75 Neb. L. Rev. 181 (1996)

"The Constitution,"in Encyclopedia of U.S. Foreign Relations (Oxford University Press 1996)

"A World Transformed," 20 Yale Journal of International Law vii (1995)

"America's Offshore Refugee Camps," 29 Richmond L. Rev. 139 (Allen Chair 1994)

"Refugees, The Courts, and the New World Order," 1994 Utah L. Rev. 999

"The 'Haiti Paradigm' in United States Human Rights Policy," 103 Yale L.J. 2391 (1994)

"Democracy and Human Rights in U.S. Foreign Policy?: Lessons from the Haitian Crisis," 48 SMU L. Rev. 189 (1994)

"The Haitian Refugee Litigation: A Case Study in Transnational Public Law Litigation," 18 Md. J. Int'l L & Trade 1 (1994)

"Reflections on Refoulement and Haitian Centers Council," 35 Harv. Int'l L.J. 1 (1994)

"Who Are the Archetypal 'Good' Aliens?" 88 American Society of International Law Proc. 450 (1994)

"Justice Blackmun and the 'World Out There'," 104 Yale L.J. 23 (1994)

Broadening Access to International Law Resources Through New Technology," 89 American Society of International Law Proc. -- (1995)

"Aliens in Our 'Beloved Community,'" Smithsonian Working Paper (1995)

"One Step Forward, One Step Back," Miami Herald, May 4, 1995 A27

Alliance for Justice, "First Monday," October 3, 1994 (video panel)

"Terms for Assessment," Roundtable on Justice Blackmun, ABA Journal 52 (July 1994)

"Justice Done," New York Times, Apr. 8, 1994, at A27

"The Justice Who Grew," 1994 J. S.Ct. Hist. 5 (1994)

"DIANA: A Human Rights Data Base," 16 Human Rights Quarterly 753 (1994) (with N. Finke, T. Fitchett, and R. Slye)

"Bitter Fruit of the Asian Immigration Cases," 6 Constitution 68 (1994) (reproduced in Cong. Record, Jan. 6, 1995 at S569)

"Standing Up for Principle: A Personal Journey," 5 Korean and Korean-American Studies Bulletin 4 (1994)

"A Tribute to Justice Harry A. Blackmun," 108 Harv. L. Rev. 20 (1994)

Remarks at Proceedings Held on the Occasion of the Induction of Jose A. Cabranes As U.S. Circuit Judge, 2d Cir. (Sept. 26, 1994)

"The New New International Economic Order," 87 American Society of International Law Proc. 259 (1994)

"Aliens and the Duty of Nonrefoulement:  Haitian Centers Council, Inc. v. McNary," 6 Harvard Human Rights Journal 1 (1993) (with the Lowenstein Human Rights Clinic)

"The Role of the Courts in War Powers Cases," in Constitutional Government and Military Intervention After the Cold War (M. Halperin & G. Stern eds.) (Westview Press 1993)

"The President Versus the Senate in Treaty Interpretation: What's all the Fuss About?" 15 Yale Journal of International Law 331 (1990)

"Reply to Book Reviews of The National Security Constitution: Sharing Power After the Iran Contra Affair, 15 Yale Journal of International Law 382 (1990)

"A History of the Fast Track Approval Mechanism," Chap. 1, A. Holmer & J. Bello, eds., The Legislative Fast Track: Its Illustrative Use for the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement (Prentice Hall 1990)

"The Iran-Contra Affair," The Guide to American Law Yearbook 1990 (West 1990)

"The Human Face of the Haitian Interdiction Program," 33 Virginia Journal of International Law 483 (1993)

"Two Cheers for Feminist Procedure," 61 University of Cincinnati Law Review 1201 (1993)

"Protecting the Office of Legal Counsel from Itself," 15 Cardozo Law Review 1601 (1993)

"The War Powers Resolution," in Cold War Patriot and Statesman:  Richard M. Nixon 321 (L. Friedman and W. Levantrosser, eds.) (Greenwood Press, 1993)

"Against Specialization in The Teaching of International Law," Contemporary International Law Issues: Sharing Pan-European and American Perspectives 198 (1992)

"The Fast Track and United States Trade Policy," 18 Brooklyn J. Int'l L. 143 (1992)

"Dollar Diplomacy/Dollar Defense:  The Fabric of Economics and National Security Law," 26 International Lawyer 715 (1992) (with John Choon Yoo)

"Los regímenes de formulacion de politica comercial del Congreso y del Ejecutivo estadunidenses y su relacion con un posible acuerdo de libre comercio entre Canada, México y Estados Unidos," México/Estado Unidos 1990 at 193 (G. Vega ed. 1992)
Remarks at Presentation of the Portrait of the Honorable Malcolm R. Wilkey, 992 F.2d lxxi (1993) (U.S. Ct. App. D.C. Dec 17, 1992)

Selections, Encyclopedia of the American Presidency (1993)

Closed Door Policy for Refugees," Legal Times 36 (July 26, 1993)

"We the People --and Congress-- Have Yet to Be Heard" (with Bruce Ackerman), L.A. Times (May 5, 1993)

"Reflections on Kissinger," Constitution (Winter 1993)

"The War Powers Debate," Ending the Cold War at Home 41 (1992)

"The Constitution and the Bill of Rights," 85 American Society of International Law Proc. 199 (1991)

"Foreword," Asian Americans and the Supreme Court:  A Documentary History ix (H.C. Kim ed.) (Greenwood Press 1992)

"Begging Bush's Pardon," 29 Hous. L. Rev. 889 (1992)

Conversation/By Steve Kemper," Northeast Magazine, July 26, 1992

"Good News, Bad News," Constitution 13 (Spring-Summer 1991)

"Bush Honors the Law When It Pleases Him," Newsday (January 20, 1991)

"A Justice for Passion," 1990 Annual Survey of American Law (1991)

"Transnational Public Law Litigation," 100 Yale L.J. 2347 (1991)

"The Constitutional Roles of Congress, the Executive and the Courts in the Conduct of U.S. Foreign Policy," (with K. Stith-Cabranes and S.Y. Koh) (Woodrow Wilson Center monograph) (Fall 1991)

"The Coase Theorem and the War Power:  A Response," 1991 Duke L.J. 122(1991)

"Presidential War and Congressional Consent:  The Law Professors' Memorandum in Dellums v. Bush," 27 Stanford J. Int'l L. 247 (1991)

"Summary Remarks, Conference on The Dynamics of U.S.-Korea Trade Relations: Economic, Political, Legal and Cultural," (East Rock Press, 1991)

"A Level Playing Field for Global Problems:  Section 337 of the Tariff Act -- A Case Study," Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Judicial Conference of the U.S.Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 133 F.R.D. 257 (1990)

"The Liberal Constitutional Internationalism of Justice Douglas," He Shall Not Pass This Way Again: The Legacy of Justice William O. Douglas 297 (S. Wasby ed., U. of Pittsburgh Press 1990)

"The Responsibility of the Importer State," Chapter 8, in G. Handl & R. Lutz, eds., Transferring Hazardous Technologies and Substances: The International Legal Challenge 171 (Graham & Trotman/Martinus Nijhoff 1989)

"Don't Close the Books on Iran-Contra Mess," New Haven Register (May 13, 1990)

"Graduation Address to Yale Law School," (May 1989), excerpted in S. Lee & M. Fox, Learning Legal Skills 207 (1991) and Yale Law Report 14 (Fall 1989)

"What Congress Must Do To Reassert National Security Power," First Principles 5 (September 1988)

"Why the President (Almost) Always Wins in Foreign Affairs:  Lessons of the Iran-Contra Affair," 97 Yale Law Journal 1255 (1988) (republished as Chapter 6 in The Constitution and the Conduct of American Foreign Policy (David Gray Adler & Larry N. George eds. 1996)

"The Palestine Liberation Organization Mission Controversy," 82 American Society of International Law Proc. 534 (1988)

"Four Dichotomies in American Trade Policy," in Symposium, American Trade Policy: Actors, Issues, and Options, Special Issue No. 1, Yale L. & Pol'y Rev. 4 (1988)

"Introduction," Focus: Foreign Affairs Under the Constitution, 13 Yale J. Int'l L. 1 (1988)

"Rebalancing the Medical Triad: Justice Blackmun's Contributions to Law and Medicine," 13 Am. J. L. & Med. 201 (1988)

"The Treaty Power," 43 U. Miami L. Rev. 106 (1988)

"A Legal Perspective," Chapter 5, in Perspectives On A U.S.-Canadian Free Trade Agreement (R. Stern, P. Trezise & J. Whalley, eds.) (Brookings Institution 1987) (based on 12 Yale J. Int'l L. 193 (1987)

"The Legal Markets of International Trade: A Perspective on the Proposed United States-Canada Free Trade Agreement," 12 Yale Journal of International Law 193 (1987)

"Civil Remedies for Uncivil Wrongs:  Combatting Terrorism Through Transnational Public Law Litigation," 22 Texas Int'l.L.J. 169 (1987)

"Why the President (Almost) Always Wins in Foreign Affairs," 81 American Society of International Law Proc. 248 (1987)

Looking Beyond Achievement:  After `the Model Minority,' Then What?"," 3 Korean And Korean-American Studies Bulletin 15 (Fall/Winter 1987)

"Thoughts on Being a Korean-American Legal Academic," 1 Korean-American Journal 5 (May 1986)

"Asians in American Law", Yale Law Report 28 (Fall 1986)

Book Review, H. Steiner & D. Vagts, Transnational Legal Problems and D.Vagts, Transnational Business Problems, 20 Int'l.Law 1417 (1986)

"Judge Wilkey's Contributions to International Law and the Foreign Relations Law of the United States," 1985 B.Y.U. Law Rev. 647 (1985)

"Malcolm R. Wilkey:  Jurist and Scholar," 19 Int'l Law. 1289 (1985)

"Congressional Controls on Presidential Trade Policymaking after INS v. Chadha," 18 N.Y.U.J.Int'l.L.& Pol. 1191 (1986)

"Equality with a Human Face:  Justice Blackmun and the Equal Protection of Aliens," 8 Hamline Law Rev. 51 (1985)

Note, "The Constitutionality of Municipal Advocacy in Statewide Referendum Campaigns," 93 Harv.L.Rev. 535 (1980)

Case Comment, "Discovery from Media Defendants in Public Figure Defamation Actions: Herbert v. Lando," 93 Harv.L.Rev. 149 (1979)

Selected Congressional Testimony

Testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution regarding Restoring the Rule of Law (September 16, 2008)

Testimony before the House Foreign Relations Committee regarding “The 2006 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices and the Promotion of Human Rights in U.S. Foreign Policy” (March 29, 2007)

Testimony before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary regarding “Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: Establishing a Constitutional Process” (July 11, 2006)

Testimony before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary regarding “Wartime Executive Power and the National Security Agency’s Surveillance Authority” (February 28, 2006)

Testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding “The Nomination of the Honorable Alberto R. Gonzales as Attorney General of the United States” (January 7, 2005)

Testimony before the House Committee on International Relations regarding “A survey and analysis of supporting human rights and democracy:  The U.S. record 2002–2003” (July 9, 2003)

 “United States Ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women,” Hearing Before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee (June 13, 2002)

“Human Rights in Turkey,” Hearing before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Washington, DC (March 9, 2000).

“Country Reports on Human Rights Conditions,” Testimony before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights, U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC, (March 8, 2000).

“The Global Problem of Trafficking in Persons: Breaking the Vicious Cycle,” Hearing Before the House Committee on International Relations (Sept. 14, 1999)

“Human Rights at the End of the 20th Century,” Hearing before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe; Washington, DC, (March 17, 1999).

“Country Reports on Human Rights Conditions,” Testimony “Country Reports on Human Rights Conditions,” Testimony before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights, U.S. House of Representatives (March 3, 1999)

“Human Rights in China,” Testimony International Operations and Human Rights, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington DC (January 20, 1999)

“U.S. Policy Toward Haiti”: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere and Peace Corps Affairs of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, 103d Cong. 2d Sess. (Mar. 8, 1994)

“The Nonrefoulement Reaffirmation Act of 1992,” House Foreign Affairs Committee (June 11, 1992)

“U.S. Human Rights Policy Toward Haiti,” Hearing before Legislation and National Security Subocmmittee; House Government Operations Committee, 102nd Cong., 2nd Sess. 97 (April 9, 1992)

“The Constitutional Roles of Congress and the President in Waging and Delcaring War,” Senate Judiciary Committee (January 8, 1991)

“Executive-Congressional Relations in a Multipolar World,” Hearings Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 101st Cong., 2d Sess. 92 (Nov. 26, 1990)

Testimony on H.R. 3665, the Official Accountability Act, before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, (June 15, 1988)

Awards and Honors:

100 Most Influential Asian Americans of the 1990s, A Magazine; Named to the APublic Sector 45" (45 leading American Public Sector Lawyers Under the Age of 45), American Lawyer Magazine (1997); Connecticut Bar Association Distinguished Public Service Award (2002); John Quincy Adams Freedom Award, Amistad America (2002); Korean American Coalition Public Service Award (2001); Honorary Citizenship, Pukcheju, Republic of Korea (1999); Institute for Corean-American Studies Liberty Award (2000); FACE (Facts About Cuban Exiles) Excellence Award (1999, 1994); Named one of nation's leading Asian-American Educators, Avenue Asia Magazine (1997); Asian-American Lawyer of the Year, Asian-American Bar Association of New York; 1995 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (co-recipient); Cuban-American Bar Association (1994); Political Asylum Immigration Representation Project (1994); Asian-American Lawyers of Massachusetts (1994); Haiti 2004 (1994); Korean-American Alliance (1994); Asian Law Caucus (1993);Asian-American Legal Defense & Education Fund, Justice in Action Award (1993); Co-recipient, American Immigration Lawyers' Association 1992 Human Rights Award; Richard
E. Neustadt Award, Presidency Research Section, American Political Science Association (1991) 

Selected Legal Activities:
Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Public International Law (1994-98)

Editor, Justice Harry A. Blackmun Supreme Court Oral History Project, Federal Judicial Center/Supreme Court Historical Society (1994-96)

Co-author, Law Professors= Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Regarding Military Commission, December 5, 2001, available at

Counsel for U.S. Diplomats Morton Abramowitz, et al, Amicus Curiae in McCarver v. North Carolina, No. 00-8727 (U.S. cert. Dismissed Sept. 25, 2001) and Atkins v. Virginia (No. 00-8452) (U.S. argued Feb. 20, 2002) (arguing that execution of those with mental retardation violates Eighth Amendment's cruel and unusual punishments clause)

Consultant, United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees Global Consultations on reformation of the UN Refugee Convention, Cambridge University (Summer 2001)

Arbitrator, Binational Dispute Settlement Panel Convened Under Chapter 19 of the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement, No. U.S.A.-93-1904-05, In re Certain Flat-Rolled Carbon Steel Products from Canada (Nov. 4, 1994).

Co-founder (with Michael Ratner), Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School (1991-)

Counsel for respondents, Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. v. Ken Wiwa, et al., (U.S. S.Ct., No. 00-1168, cert. denied March 26, 2001)

Of counsel and oralist for plaintiffs, Cuban-American Bar Ass'n v. Christopher, 43 F.3d 1413 (11th Cir. 1995) (For work done on this case, received 1994 Human Rights Award from Cuban-American Bar Ass'n)

Lead counsel for plaintiffs, Sale v. Haitian Centers Council, Inc., 113 S.Ct. 2549 (1993), 823 F.Supp. 1028 (E.D.N.Y. 1993), and 969 F.2d 1326 (2nd Cir. 1992) (For work done on this case, recognized by Haiti 2004, Korean-American Alliance, Political Asylum Immigration Representation Project and as co-recipient, 1993 Justice in Action Award, Asian-American Legal Defense and Education Fund; Co-recipient, 1992 Human Rights Award, American Immigration Lawyers' Association; Asian Law Caucus)

Co-counsel for petitioners, In re civilian population of Chiapas, Mexico and certain Members of the Ejercito Zapatista de Liberacion Nacional (Inter-American Commission on Human Rights) (filed January 27, 1994); In re Haitian population of Bahamas

Co-counsel for plaintiffs, Doe v. Karadzic, 70 F. 3d 232 (1995); 176 F.R.D. 458 (S.D.N.Y. 1997) (represented from filing of complaint until 1998, when withdrew from representation to join U.S. government; after a two-week jury trial in September 2000, a jury awarded plaintiffs approximately $ 4.5 billion in compensatory and punitive damages); Greenpeace, Inc. (U.S.A.) v. France, 946 F. Supp. 773 (C.D. Cal. 1996); Paul v. Avril, 812 F. Supp. 207 (S.D. Fla. 1993) ($41 million judgment awarded); Todd v. Panjaitan, No 92-12255WD (D. Mass. decided October 25, 1994) ($14 million judgment awarded); Xuncax v. Gramajo, No. 91-11564WD (D.Mass., filed June 6, 1991); Ortiz v. Gramajo (D.Mass. 1992)($47.5 million judgment awarded); Doe v. Karadzic, 866 F. Supp. 734 (1994); No. 94-9035 (2d Cir. 1995); Belance v. FRAPH, No. 94-2619 (E.D.N.Y.) (Nickerson, J.) (For work done on Avril and Gramajo cases, named as co-recipient, 1995 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, by the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice).

Amicus Curiae, U.S. Supreme Court, Argentine Republic v. Amerada Hess (1990); United States v. Alvarez-Machain, (1992); Nelson v. Saudi Arabia, No. 91-522 (1993); Jaffe v. Snow, No. 93-241 (1993); Trajano v. Marcos, 978 F.2d 493, 499¬500 (9th Cir. 1992), cert. denied, 113 S. Ct. 2960 (1993); No. 93-9133 Negewo v. Abebe-Jira, 11th Cir. 1995; Abebe-Jiri v. Negewo, No. 90-2010, Slip Op. at 7
(N.D. Ga. Aug. 20, 1993).

Co-author (with ten other constitutional law scholars) of Memorandum Amicus Curiae of Law Professors in Ronald v. Dellums v. George Bush (D.D.C. 1990), reprinted in 27 Stanford Journal International Law 257 (1991); (with nine other constitutional law scholars) of Correspondence With Assistant Attorney General Walter Dellinger re Legality of United States Military Action in Haiti, reprinted in 89 American Journal International Law 127 (1995)

Co-author (with David Cole and Jules Lobel), "Interpreting the Alien Tort Statute: Amicus Curiae Memorandum of International Law Scholars and Practitioners in Trajano v. Marcos," 12 Hastings Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 1 (1988) (published Amicus Curiae Brief on behalf of nineteen international law scholars and practitioners in international human rights case).

Co-author, Brief Amicus Curiae Urging Denial of Certiorari, Tel-Oren v. Libyan Arab Republic, reprinted in 24 I.L.M. 427 (1985) (as Justice Department Attorney)

Litigation before Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, Case No. 55, Amoco Iran v. Islamic Republic of Iran (as Private Practitioner)

Co-counsel for Iranian Hostages in Persinger v. Iran (D.C. Cir. 1982) and Cooke v. United States (Cl. Ct. 1982) (as Private Practitioner)

Litigation before International Court of Justice in Nicaragua v. United States, 1986 I.C.J. 14 (as Justice Department Attorney) 

Named Lectures:
Cecil Wright Lecture, University of Toronto School of Law (2002); Korematsu Lecture, New York University School of Law (2002); George Wythe Lecture, William and Mary College of Law (2002); Robert Levine Lecture, Fordham Law School (2002); Frank Strong Lecture, Ohio State University School of Law (2002); Barbara Harrell-Bond Lecture, Oxford University (2001); Edward Barrett Lecture, University of California at Davis School of Law (2001); Bruce Klatsky Lecture, Case Western Reserve University School of Law (2001); Richard Childress Lecture, St. Louis University School of Law (2001); Frankel Lecture, University
of Houston Law Center (1998); Harris Lecture, University of Indiana Law School (1998); Scuola Santa Anna (Pisa, Italy) (1997); Bartlett Lecture, Yale Divinity School (1997); Waynflete Lectures, Magdalen College, Oxford University (1996); Enrichment Lecturer, George Washington University National Law Center (1995); Scholar-in-Residence, Hofstra University (1995); Ralph Kharas Lecture, Syracuse University (1995); Mason Ladd Lecture, Florida State University (1995); 1995 Martin Luther King Lecture, Smithsonian Institution (1995); Roscoe Pound Lecture, University of Nebraska College of Law (1994); Emmanuel Emroch Lecture, University of Richmond Law School (1994); George Allen Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Richmond Law School (1994); Roy R. Ray Lecture, Southern Methodist University School of Law (1994); William H. Leary Lecture, University of Utah Law School (1993); Convocation Lecturer, Duke Law School (1993); McGill Law School (1993); Gerber Lecture, University of Maryland (Baltimore) (1993). Commencement Addresses at Yale Law School (1987, 1989, 2000), Skidmore College (2002); University of Connecticut School of Law (2000); Dickinson College (2000); Villanova Law School (2000); Touro College of Law (2000); Albertus Magnus College (1999); NYU Law School (1999); University of Maryland (Baltimore) School of Law (1995). 

Teaching Activities:
Faculty Member, Oxford/George Washington University Joint Programme in International Human Rights Law, New College Oxford, 1996, 1998, 2002; American University Human Rights Academy 2001; Aspen Institute, Law and Society Program (Moderator 2001; Harry Blackmun Fellow, 1992); Aspen Institute, Seminar for Judges on International Human Rights: Its Application in National Jurisprudence, Wye Plantation (1994, 95, 98); Federal Judicial Center, "The Role of International Law in the U.S. Courts (March 1994); Faculty Member, American Law and Legal Institutions, Salzburg Seminar, Salzburg, Austria (1991); Center for National Security Studies National Security Law Institute for Professors (1991, 1992); Distinguished Visitor, The Policy Study Group, Tokyo, Japan (1990).

Boards of Editors:
Editorial Board, University Casebook Series, Foundation Press (1993-98, 2001-); American Journal of International Law (1992-); Editorial Review Board, Human Rights Quarterly (1994-96); Advisory Committee, Journal of Legal Education (1991-94); Editorial Advisory Board, Human Rights Watch World Report (Yale University Press).

Professional Affiliations:
Executive Council, American Society of International Law (1998-present); Chair, Nominating Committee, American Society of International Law (1998); National Council, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (1997-98); Legal Advisory Committee, Connecticut Civil Liberties Union (1997-98); The Benchers (1994-); Coordinating Committee for Immigration, American Bar Association (1993-5); Oversight Committee, University of California at Berkeley School of Law (1991); American Society of International Law Board of Review and Development (1989¬91); Advisory Board, Center for National Security Studies, American Civil Liberties Union (1991-93); Member, Executive Committee of International Law Section of American Association of Law Schools (1988-90); Member, Executive Committee of Civil Procedure Section of American Association of Law Schools (1991-93); Vice-Chair, International Legal Education Committee, American Bar Association Section of International Law and Practice (1991-93); Liaison Between ABA International Law Section and AALS (1990-91); Advisory Committee, Yale Center for International and Area Studies, Center for Western European Studies, International Security Program, International Relations Program, and Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Project; Fellow, Timothy Dwight College.

Presentations and Workshops:
Faculty Workshops at more than twenty schools; scores of lectures and presentations on International Human Rights Law, U.S. Trade Policy and International Economic Law; International Litigation and Procedure; International and Foreign Affairs Law; European Community Law; Law Teaching; Immigration and Refugee Law; Asian-American Issues; and invited presentations at numerous judicial conferences and bar associations.

Brookings Institution Board of Directors (2004-); Connecticut Bar Foundation Board of Directors (2004-05); Harvard University Overseer (2001-); Visiting Committee, Harvard Law School (1996-2002); Visiting Committee, Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2007-); Visiting Committee, University of Toronto Faculty of Law (2004); Board of Directors, American Arbitration Association (2007-); Board of Directors, Human Rights in China (2002-5); Member of Council, American Law Institute (2006-); Counselor, American Society of International Law, Washington, DC (honorary post; 2008-); Thomas J. Dodd Research Center National Advisory Board (2001-); Board, National Democratic Institute (2001-); Board of Human Rights First (formerly Lawyers Committee for Human Rights) (2001-); Board of Human Rights in China (2001-); Board of International Campaign for Tibet (2001-); Human Rights Watch (1994-98); Hopkins School (1997-); Interights (1996-98); St. Thomas's Day School (1993-96); Connecticut Civil Liberties Union (1993-7); Initiative for Public Interest Law at Yale (Chair, 1988-90); East Rock Institute (Secretary); YLS Early Learning Center (Treasurer 1987-88).

New York (1981); District of Columbia (1981); Connecticut (1985); U.S. Supreme Court (1985); U.S. Ct. App., Eleventh Circuit (1995); D.C. Circuit (1981); U.S. Dist. Ct., D.C. (1981); D. Conn. (1985); U.S. Claims Ct. (1983).


Hon. Malcolm R. Wilkey (ret.), Santiago, Chile, U.S. Ct. App. DC Cir. (Ret.)
Sen. Russell Feingold Washington, D.C.
Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (ret.) Washington, D.C.
Judge Guido Calabresi U.S. Ct. App., 2d Cir.
Prof. Arthur R. Miller Harvard Law School
Larry L. Simms, Esq. Gibson, Dunn; Crutcher, D.C.
Peter D. Trooboff, Esq. Covington; Burling, D.C.