Julian Arato

Associate in Law

Office: Jerome Greene Hall, Room 510A
New York NY 10027
Tel: (212) 854-1824
Email: jarato@law.columbia.edu
Education
  • LL.M. in International Legal Studies, New York University School of Law, 2012
  • J.D., cum laude, New York University School of Law, 2011
  • M.Phil in Political Thought & Intellectual History, Cambridge University, King’s College, 2008
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Columbia University, 2007

Biography

Julian Arato’s scholarship draws on his background in law, history, and political theory, bridging public and private international law. His current work-in-progress examines the lawmaking capacity and autonomy of the multinational corporation under international law, particularly in the context of treaty regimes for the protection of international investment and human rights. His recent publications have focused on international investment law and international arbitration, public international law, constitutional theory, and the law of international organizations. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the International Organizations Interest Group of the American Society of International Law, and as a Fellow at the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable Development.

Before coming to Columbia, Julian practiced as an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in the international arbitration group, acting on behalf of multinational companies, sovereign states and international organizations. His practice focused especially on natural resource extraction, construction, and the oil and gas sector.

While pursuing his LL.M at the New York University School of Law, Julian acted as advisor to the Permanent Mission of Palau to the United Nations – providing advice on public international law and international environmental law in furtherance of Palauan efforts to build a coalition seeking an advisory opinion by the International Court of Justice on the responsibility of states for the effects of climate change.

As a J.D. Candidate at NYU, Julian served as Senior Articles Editor on the NYU Journal of International Law & Politics, and as oralist on the NYU team in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. During law school he worked at the European Court of Human Rights, assisting the Grand Chamber of the Court, and as visiting fellow at the United Nations International Law Commission, assisting Professor Dr. Georg Nolte in his capacity as chairman of the study group on “Treaties over Time.”

Articles

The Margin of Appreciation in International Investment Law, 54 Virginia J. Int'l L. ___ (forthcoming, 2014)

Treaty Interpretation and Constitutional Transformation: Informal Change in International Organizations, 38 Yale J. Int’l L. 289 (2013)

Constitutionality and Constitutionalism Beyond the State: Two Perspectives on the Material Constitution of the United Nations, 10 Int’l J. Const. L. (I•Con) 627 (2012) [peer review]

Constitutional Transformation in the ECtHR: Strasbourg’s Expansive Recourse to External Rules of International Law, 37 Brook. J. Int’l L. 348 (2012)

Subsequent Practice and Evolutive Interpretation: Techniques of Treaty Interpretation over Time and Their Diverse Consequences, 9 Law & Prac. Int’l Cts. & Tribs. 443 (2010) [peer review]

Selected Book Chapters

Accounting for Difference in Treaty Interpretation over Time, in Interpretation in International Law, Andrea Bianchi, D.C. Peat, & Matthew Windsor, eds. (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2015)

Deference to the Executive, in Interpretation of International Law by Domestic Courts: Converging Approaches?, Georg Nolte & Helmut Aust, eds. (forthcoming)