Bart M.J. Szewczyk

Associate in Law

Office: Jerome Greene Hall, Room 539
435 W 116th Street
New York N.Y. 10027
Tel: 212-854-4447
  • 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
  • Contracts
  • National Security Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Federal Courts
  • Legislation
  • 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.


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