Rebecca Crootof is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale and a Resident Fellow with the Yale Law School Information Society Project. Her research interests include the formal structure of international law, the evolution of humanitarian and human rights law in response to emerging technologies, and the role of international law in American jurisprudence. Crootof’s publications have appeared in the Minnesota Law Review, the California Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal, and she has lectured abroad as a specialist in international law. Crootof earned her B.A. cum laude at Pomona College and her J.D. at Yale, where she was an active member of the Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges, an independent Center that promotes understanding of international law and aims to bridge the gap between the academy and practitioners. She also served as an Online Editor for the Yale Law Journal and as an Articles Editor for the Yale Journal of International Law.
Prior to returning to Yale, Crootof served as a law a law clerk for Judge Mark R. Kravitz of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and for Judge John M. Walker, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She is a member of the New York Bar.