Pamela Bookman

Academic Fellow

Office: Jerome Green Hall, Room 544
435 West 116th Street
New York NY 10027
Tel: 212-854-0325
  Areas of Legal Expertise
  • International Law
  • Civil Procedure
  • Conflicts of Laws
  • Federal Courts
  • Torts
  • Corporations

Professional Biography

Pamela Bookman’s academic interests lie in the intersection of U.S., foreign, and international law.  Her current work focuses on issues that arise when sovereigns and multinational corporations are parties in transnational litigation.  Her teaching interests include international law, civil procedure, conflicts of laws, federal courts, torts, and corporations.

Pamela has clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court, President Rosalyn Higgins and Judge Thomas Buergenthal of the International Court of Justice, and Judge Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  Pamela graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2006, where she served as an Articles Editor on the Virginia Law Review and received the Rosenbloom Award for enhancing the academic experience of her fellow students.  Prior to joining Columbia Law School, Pamela was a Counsel in the New York office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP, where she litigated a variety of cases involving international and foreign law issues in federal courts and maintained an active pro bono practice.

Pamela is admitted to practice in the State of New York, and is a member of the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Federal Circuit, and several U.S. District Courts.  She is also a violist in the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony.

Books, Essays, Articles

Note, Solving the Extraterritoriality Problem: Lessons from the Honest Services Statute, 92 Va. L. Rev. 749 (2006).