Bart M.J. Szewczyk
Associate in Law
- Ph.D. in International Relations, Cambridge University, 2011
- J.D., Yale Law School, 2006
- M.P.A. in Economics & Public Policy, Princeton University, 2006
- M.Phil. in International Relations (Gates Cambridge Scholar), Cambridge University, 2002
- B.S. in Economics (summa cum laude), University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, 2001
Areas of Expertise
- International Law
- Conflict of Laws
- Civil Procedure
- International Business Transactions
- National Security Law
- Constitutional Law
- Federal Courts
- Business Associations
- European Union Law
Bart M.J. Szewczyk’s (SHEF-chick) current scholarship focuses on international law and U.S. foreign relations law. He is a member of the Executive Council at the American Society of International Law, term member at the Council on Foreign Relations, international editor of the Polish Yearbook of International Law, and was selected this year as one of the Top 99 Under 33 Foreign Policy Leaders by the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy and the Diplomatic Courier.
Before joining the Columbia Law School faculty, Szewczyk was a senior associate in international arbitration and appellate litigation at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP in Washington, DC (2006-2007, 2009-2012) and an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School (2011-2012), where he taught courses on international law and international organizations. He clerked for then Vice-President Peter Tomka and Judge Christopher Greenwood at the International Court of Justice in The Hague (2008-2009) and for Judge Leonard I. Garth at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2007-2008). Szewczyk was also a visiting fellow at the EU Institute for Security Studies and a consultant in the United Nations Office of Strategic Planning.
During law school, Szewczyk worked in the Office of European & NATO Policy and Office of Strategy at the Department of Defense, the Office of President Theodor Meron at the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, and the legal department at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Szewczyk is admitted to practice in the State of New York, District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court.
- The African Human Rights System, in The Rules, Practice, and Jurisprudence of International Courts and Tribunals (Chiara Giorgetti ed., 2012)
- Georgia v. Russian Federation, 105 Am. J. Int’l L. 748 (2011)
- Sempra Energy International v. Argentine Republic, 105 Am. J. Int’l L. 547 (2011)
- The EU in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Powers, Decisions, and Legitimacy, EUISS Occasional Paper No. 83 (2010)
- Lawfulness of Kosovo’s Declaration of Independence, 14(26) ASIL Insights (2010)
- with Robert L. Hutchings, The Global Future and its Policy Implications: Views from Leading Thinkers on Five Continents, Atlantic Council Working Paper (2009)
- with Gary Horlick, Anti-Dumping Measures on Behalf of Third Countries, in Max Planck Commentaries on World Trade Law, Vol. 4: WTO – Trade Remedies (Rüdiger Wolfrum, Peter-Tobias Stoll, and Michael Köbele eds., 2006)
- Preemption, Deterrence, and Self-Defence: A Legal and Historical Assessment, 18 Cambridge Rev. Int’l Aff. 119 (2005) (peer reviewed)