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Daniel Abebe

Daniel Abebe’s scholarship focuses primarily on the constitutional law of U.S. foreign relations and public international law. Abebe’s most recent articles include an examination of water law issues surrounding the Nile River entitled, "Egypt, Ethiopia, and the Nile: The Economics of International Water Law," 15 Chicago Journal of International Law 27 (2014); a study of the impact of international politics on domestic institutional design entitled, "The Global Determinants of U.S. Foreign Affairs Law," 49 Stanford Journal of International Law 1 (2013); and an analysis of the U.S.’s relationship with international institutions entitled, "Rethinking the Costs of International Delegations," 34 University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law 491 (2013). Abebe currently teaches foreign relations law, conflict of laws, and public international law. He has previously taught international trade law, legal issues in international transactions, and refugee and asylum law. 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 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and later worked at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City.