ABOUT ME

I’m a Research Assistant Professor with the School of Law and a faculty affiliate with the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics at the University of Virginia.  I’m also a Ph.D. student in political science at the University of Michigan. My research focuses on international relations and international law, including how domestic law and politics impact international institutions. I am especially interested in the dynamics of treaty negotiation and formation. My work is published or forthcoming in law reviews such as the Michigan Law Review, American Journal of International LawLaw & Contemporary Problems, and Virginia Journal of International Law, and in several books published by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and others.

Before starting the Ph.D. program at Michigan, I taught courses in international law and federal courts at Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Virginia School of Law.  During the summer of 2012, I served as a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford.

I’ve served as a federal judicial clerk for judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the U.S. District Court, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.  I was also formerly a government enforcement litigation associate with the international law firm Skadden, Arps in Washington, DC, where I handled cases involving the World Bank, international corrupt practices investigations, and the constitutionality of pending federal and state legislation.  I received a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, and an LL.M. (focus in international law) from Georgetown University Law Center.