Pamela Bookman

Academic Fellow

Office: Jerome Greene Hall, Room 544
435 West 116th Street
New York NY 10027
Tel: 212-854-0325
Email: pbookman@law.columbia.edu

Education
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2006
  • B.A., Yale University, 2001, magna cum laude with distinction in Russian literature

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Procedure
  • International Business Transactions
  • Corporations
  • Contracts
  • Conflicts of Laws
  • International Litigation
  • Federal Courts

Biography

Pamela Bookman's academic interests lie in the intersection of civil procedure and international business law.   Her work focuses on the challenges of adapting the U.S. domestic judicial system to the complexities of modern transnational disputes.   Her teaching interests include civil procedure, international business transactions, corporations, contracts, conflicts of laws, international litigation, and federal courts.

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 represented clients in complex commercial business disputes with a focus on transnational litigation 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.

Publications

Litigation Isolationism, 67 Stan. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2015)

Once and Future U.S. Litigation, in FOREIGN COURT JUDGMENTS AND THE UNITED STATES LEGAL SYSTEM (26TH ANNUAL SOKOL COLLOQUIUM) (Paul B. Stephan, ed., Brill 2014)

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