Jean  Galbraith

Jean Galbraith

Assistant Professor

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Law Office: E412
V: (856) 225-6965

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Jean Galbraith teaches and writes in public international law and U.S. foreign relations law.  Her research focuses on the structure of international legal institutions, especially treaty regimes, and the connections between these institutions and U.S. domestic law. 

Professor Galbraith received her B.A. summa cum laude from Harvard University and her J.D. from Berkeley Law School.  She clerked for Judge David S. Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Justice John Paul Stevens at the Supreme Court of the United States.  Prior to coming to Rutgers Camden, she was an associate legal officer for Judge Theodor Meron at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, an associate at Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin in Philadelphia, and a Sharswood Fellow in Law and International Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.


Soft Law as Foreign Relations Law, 99 Cornell L. Rev. __ (2014) (forthcoming) (with David Zaring)

International Law and the Domestic Separation of Powers, 99 Va. L. Rev. 987 (2013)

Treaty Options: Towards a Behavioral Understanding of Treaty Design, 53 Va. J. Int'l L. 309 (2013) (data available here)

Prospective Advice and Consent, 37 Yale J. Int'l L. 247 (2012)

The Good Deeds of International Criminal Defendants, 25 Leiden J. Int'l L. 799 (2012)

Custom, Codification, and the Verdict of History, 160 U. Pa. L. Rev. PENNumbra 349 (2012)  (Response Essay)

The Ethic of High Expectations, 62 S.C.L. Rev. 439 (2010) (awarded the Warren E. Burger Prize by the American Inns of Court)

The Pace of International Criminal Justice, 31 Mich. J. Int'l L. 79 (2009)

'New Facts' in ICTY and ICTR Review Proceedings, 21 Leiden J. Int'l L. 131 (2008)

Nuremberg and Its Legacy, in John E. Noyes et al., eds., International Law Stories (2007) (with Theodor Meron)

The Bush Administration's Response to the International Criminal Court, 21 Berkeley J. Int'l L. 683 (2003)


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