Lori Fisler Damrosch

Hamilton Fish Professor of International Law and Diplomacy

Lori Fisler Damrosch

Lori
Fisler
Damrosch
Hamilton Fish Professor of International Law and Diplomacy

Lori Fisler Damrosch is the Hamilton Fish Professor of International Law and Diplomacy at Columbia Law School. Damrosch’s principal areas of interest are public international law and the U.S. law of foreign relations.

Prior to joining the Law School, Damrosch served in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the Department of State with responsibilities including European and Canadian affairs, international antitrust, aviation, and trade. In 1980, Damrosch served as special assistant to the legal adviser. From 1981 to 1984, Damrosch was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell. In 1984, Damrosch joined the Law School’s faculty.

Damrosch is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Department of State Advisory Committee on International Law, as well as numerous international law and human rights organizations. Since 2009, Damrosch has been an associate member of Institut de droit international. From 1990 to 2013, Damrosch served as a member of the board of editors of the American Journal of International Law, later serving as co-editor-in-chief from 2003 to 2013.

Damrosch was an organizer of a U.S.-Soviet (later U.S.-Russian) research project on international law for the American Society of International Law (A.S.I.L.). From 1996 to 1998, Damrosch served as vice president of the American Society of International Law, followed by her term as counselor of the American Society of International Law from 2001 to 2005, and president-elect of the American Society of International Law since 2013, leading to Damrosch’s presidential term from 2014 to 2016.

Education
  • J.D., Yale Law School, 1976
  • B.A., Yale College, 1973
Areas of Expertise
  • Constitution and foreign affairs
  • Public international law
  • Enforcing international law
  • International criminal law
Publications
  • Cases and Materials on Foreign Affairs and the U.S. Constitution, (with Louis Henkin), Foundation Press, 2004
  • “The United States Congress, the German Bundestag, and NATO's Intervention in Kosovo,” (with Hans Born & Heiner Hänggi), The “Double Democratic Deficit”: Parliamentary Accountability and the Use of Force Under International Auspices, shgate, 2004
  • “The International Court of Justice and Other International Tribunals,” (with Mary Hawkesworth & Maurice Kogan), Encyclopedia of Government and Politics, Routledge, 2004, (2nd edition)
  • “Comment: Connecting the Threads in the Fabric of International Law,” (with Stephen Macedo), Universal Jurisdiction: National Courts and the Prosecution of Serious Crimes Under International Law, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004
  • “Editors' Introduction, Agora: The United States Constitution and International Law,” American Journal International Law, 2004
  • “Treaties and International Regulation,” American Society International Law Proceedings, 2004
  • “Remembering Oscar Schachter,” Columbia Law Review, 2004
  • “Oscar Schachter (1915-2003),” American Journal International Law, 2003
  • International Law: Cases and Materials and Basic Documents Supplement, (with Louis Henkin, Richard Pugh, Oscar Schachter & Hans Smit), West Publishing Company, 2001 
  • “Enforcing International Law Through Non-Forcible Measures,” Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law, 1997
  • Beyond Confrontation: International Law for the Post-Cold War Era, (with Gennady Danilenko and Rein Müllerson), Westview Press, 1995
  • Enforcing Restraint: Collective Intervention in Internal Conflicts, Council on Foreign Relations Press, 1993
  • Law and Force in the New International Order, (with David J. Scheffer), Westview Press, 1991
  • The International Court of Justice at a Crossroads, Transnational Publishers, 1987
Activities and Affiliations
  • Co-editor-in-chief, American Journal of International Law, 2003–present
  • Counsellor, American Society of International Law, 2001–present
  • Department of State Advisory Committee on International Law, 1987–present
  • Member, U.S. National Group, Permanent Court of Arbitration, 1993–present
  • President, American Society of International Law, 2014–2016.
  • Member, Board of Editors, American Journal of International Law 1990–2002
  • Legal Adviser, American Society of International Law, 1998–2000
  • Coordinator, Joint program of research with former Soviet Union, American Society of International Law, 1998–2000
  • Chair of Research Committee, American Society of International Law, 1998–2000
  • Vice President, American Society of International Law, 1996–1998
  • Consultant for study group on Collective Involvement in Internal Conflicts, Council on Foreign Relations, 1991–1993
  • Executive Council, American Society of International Law, 1985–1988
  • Board of Editors, International Lawyer, 1984–1987
  • American Arbitration Association, International Law Committee, 1982–1989
  • Secretary, Committee on International Law, New York City Bar Association, 1981–1984
Honors and Awards
  • Certificate of Merit, American Society of International Law, 1988
  • Francis Deák Prize, American Journal of International Law, 1981
  • Superior Honor Award, Department of State, 1980
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Courses
C. International Criminal Law
Constitution and Foreign Affairs
International Law
Jessup International Moot Court
S. Enforcing International Law

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