Oona Hathaway, Yale University

International Law and Domestic Authority

Date: 
Mon, 04/02/2007
Location: 
12:00 - 1:30 PM, 015 Robertson Hall

Oona Hathaway is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Professor Hathaway earned a B.A. summa cum laude at Harvard University and a J.D. at Yale Law School, where she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law Journal. She worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Patricia Wald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court. During a fellowship at Harvard University's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and at Harvard University's Center for Ethics and the Professions, she conducted research on the influence of human rights treaties on states' human rights practices. Beginning in 2000, Professor Hathaway taught international law and civil procedure at Boston University School of Law, before joining the faculty of the Yale Law School in 2002. Professor Hathaway's current research focuses on the ways in which international law influences state behavior. She is a recent recipient of a Carnegie Scholars Award for her project, Between Power and Principle: A Political Theory of International Law, and she is working on a book on the promise and limits of international law.