Courses Taught

  • Public International Law
  • International Law of Armed Conflict
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Trade Law
  • U.S. Foreign Relations Law
  • Research Methods of International Law
  • Patent Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Contracts


Yale Law School
J.D., June 1997

Yale University Graduate School
M.A., International Relations, June 1997

  • Yale University Fellow

University of Paris IV–Sorbonne
Experimental Center for the Study of French Civilization, August 1993
Graduate study in economics and French history.

University of California, Berkeley
A.B. summa cum laude, Honors Social Sciences, 1993

  • Honors Thesis: The Reciprocal Influence of Law & Psychology Phi Beta Kappa
  • University Citation of Distinction
  • (awarded to the top six students in the graduating class)
  • Alumni Scholar
  • U.C. Berkeley French Club, President (1990-93)

Bar Admissions


Arizona State University College of Law, Tempe, AZ
Professor of Law, May 2008 to present, & Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar, May 2013 to present
Associate Professor of Law, August 2004 to May 2008
Research interests:

  Public International Law
International Human Rights Law
International Trade Law
International Protection of Intellectual Property
U.S. Foreign Relations Law
International Business Transactions

Universitat de Barcelona, Faculty of Law, Barcelona, Spain
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Faculty of Law, Bellaterra, Spain
Scholar in Residence, fall 2010

University of Hawai'i, William S. Richardson School of Law, Manoa, HI
Visiting Scholar, Summer 2008
Visiting Scholar, Summer 2006

Miller & Chevalier, Washington, DC
Bryan Cave, LLP, Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA
Baker & McKenzie, San Francisco, CA
Senior Associate, International Group, Foreign Trade Group, IP Law Group
Summer Associate, Foreign Trade Group, May 1996 to July 1996
September 1997 to April 2004
International trade, commercial and corporate regulation and litigation, focusing on export and customs compliance and litigation and international protection of intellectual property; advised the governments of Taiwan and Poland and the U.S. Senate on Uruguay Round treaties and bilateral trade negotiations; second chair representing the government of Morocco in free trade agreement negotiations with the United States; international contracts and licenses; mergers and acquisitions; international reorganizations; international protection of intellectual property; representation of a foreign government before the U.N. Claims Commission; representation of foreign parties accused of violating the U.N.-imposed embargo of Iraq.

United Nations Secretariat, Office of Legal Affairs, New York, NY
Law Clerk, May 1995 to July 1995
Researched and wrote memoranda of law on issues of public international law, including application of international humanitarian law to U.N. military operations and jurisdiction of Rwanda Human Rights Tribunal.

U.S. International Trade Commission, Office of the General Counsel, Washington, DC
Law Clerk, May 1994 to August 1994
Aided in drafting appellate briefs; reported on congressional hearings; drafted Commission preliminary determinations; researched and wrote memoranda on antidumping and countervailing duty law.

Professional Honors

  • 2005 Harold D. Lasswell Prize for Best Policy Sciences Paper (for Secrecy, Monopoly, and Access to Pharmaceuticals in International Trade Law), Society for Policy Sciences

Court Opinions Referencing Scholarship

  • Torgelson v. Real Property Known as 17138 880th Ave., Renville Cty., 734 N.W.2d 279, 284 (Minn.App. 2007)
  • Traicoff v. Digital Media, Inc., 439 F.Supp.2d 872, 872 (S.D. Ind. 2006)
  • Superbrace, Inc. v. Tidwell, 21 Cal.Rptr.3d 404, 411-13 (Cal. App., Nov. 23, 2004)
  • In re Supernational Foods, LLC, 268 B.R. 759, 796 n.103 (Bkrtcy. M.D. La. 2001)

Foreign Languages

  • French (fluent)
  • Italian (proficient)
  • Spanish (proficient)

Court Admissions

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