Lori Fisler Damrosch

Columbia University

Lori Fisler Damrosch is the Hamilton Fish Professor of International Law and Diplomacy and Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization at Columbia Law School. She joined the Columbia faculty in 1984. She has served as President-elect of the American Society of International Law (A.S.I.L.) since 2013 and will begin her presidential term in 2014-2016. She was the vice president of A.S.I.L., 1996-98, and a counselor of A.S.I.L. 2001-05.

She is a member of the board of editors of the American Journal of International Law, 1990-2013 and has been co-editor-in-chief since 2003. She is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an Associate member of Institut de droit international since 2009. She was also a resident fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace (1995-96).  She served on the Department of State Advisory Committee on International Law, and numerous international law and human rights organizations. She has also served in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, through 1980, with responsibilities including European and Canadian affairs, international antitrust, aviation, and trade. Lori was special assistant to the legal adviser in 1980. Lori served as a law clerk to Judge Jon O. Newman, 1976-77. She was an associate with Sullivan & Cromwell, 1981-84.

Damrosch has written extensively on her principal areas of interest, which are public international law and the U.S. law of foreign relations.  Publications include The International Court of Justice at a Crossroads (ed., 1987); Law and Force in the New International Order (ed., 1991); Enforcing Restraint: Collective Intervention in Internal Conflicts (ed., 1993); Beyond Confrontation: International Law for the Post-Cold War Era (ed. 1995); Enforcing International Law through Non-Forcible Measures (Hague Academy of International Law, 1997); and International Law: Cases and Materials (5th ed., with Henkin, Murphy and Smit, 2009). B.A., Yale, 1973; J.D., 1976.

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