Introducing Guest Blogger Chimène Keitner

keitner-chimene.jpgI’m very pleased to introduce Professor Chimène Keitner, who will be guest blogging with us this month. Chimène is an Associate Professor of Law at UC Hastings where she teaches International Criminal Law, the Advanced International Law Research Seminar for students in the Hastings international law concentration, and Evidence. Chimène earned her bachelor’s degree in history and literature at Harvard, her doctorate in international relations at Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and her law degree at Yale. She came to Hastings after clerking for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and practicing law for several years at a plaintiffs’ class action law firm in San Francisco.

Chimène’s research focuses on the relationships among law, communities, and borders. Recent publications include:

* THE PARADOXES OF NATIONALISM: THE FRENCH REVOLUTION AND ITS MEANING FOR CONTEMPORARY NATION BUILDING (State Univ. of N.Y. Press 2007) (now available in paperback).

* Conceptualizing Complicity in Alien Tort Cases, 60 Hastings L.J. 101 (2008)

She has also recently written an issue brief for the American Constitution Society on the use of foreign and international law sources in constitutional interpretation She is currently working on an article entitled Rights Beyond Borders, which provides a conceptual framework for reasoning about the extraterritorial application of domestic rights regimes based on a comparative analysis of the jurisprudence of several national supreme courts. She will present an overview of this work at the AALS Annual Meeting as part of the New Voices panel organized by the Section on International Human Rights, which will take place in the Cardiff Room at the San Diego Marriott on January 7 from 2-5pm.

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