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Daniel Abebe

Daniel Abebe’s scholarship focuses on the relationship between foreign relations law and public international law. He is currently the Deputy Dean, and the Harold J. and Marion F. Green Professor of Law and Walter Mander Teaching Scholar. His research has been published in the University of Chicago Law Review, the Supreme Court Review, and the Virginia Journal of International Law in the areas of foreign affairs, human rights law, international institutions, and institutional design. He has also written about international water law, China and climate change, and cyberwar.

Professor Abebe’s current research projects include examining the President’s authority to withdraw the U.S. from a treaty; evaluating ethnic federalism as a form of constitutional design; and considering the impact of dejudicialization in international politics. Professor Abebe is a member of the American Law Institute and a faculty affiliate at the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago.

Professor Abebe earned a BA from Maryville University of St. Louis, a PhD in political science from the University of Chicago, and a JD from Harvard Law School. He clerked for Judge Damon J. Keith of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and later worked at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Before joining the faculty, Professor Abebe was as Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the Law School.

Professor Abebe teaches Property, Foreign Relations Law, Conflict of Laws, Public International Law, and Legal Issues in International Transactions.