Rebecca Ingber

Associate in Law

Office: Jerome Greene Hall, Room 612
435 West 116 Street
New York NY 10027
Tel: 212-854-0337
  • B.A., cum laude, with distinction in major, Religious Studies, Yale University, 2000
  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 2005


Rebecca Ingber's research focuses on international law, national security, the laws of war, and executive branch decision-making.  Her scholarship is informed by her practice in these fields, in particular her work in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, where she worked on matters involving the law of armed conflict and national security, serving as the principal staff attorney for domestic and foreign litigation issues involving the law of armed conflict. In prior roles at the State Department, Ingber worked on matters of diplomatic property, government contracts and on litigation before the Supreme Court and the International Court of Justice in the Medellin and Avena cases.

Ingber received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and clerked for Judge Robert P. Patterson, Jr. of the Southern District of New York. Ingber was a 2011-2012 Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow and Hertog National Security Law Fellow at Columbia Law School, and a 2012-2013 Associate Research Scholar with the Project on Harmonizing Standards for Armed Conflict at the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute.  She is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Consulting Fellow for Law and Strategy with the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

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