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Steven A. Koh


Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Adjunct Professor of Law

A.B., Harvard; M.Phil, University of Cambridge; J.D., Cornell

Steven Arrigg Koh is currently serving as Trial Attorney in the Office of International Affairs in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice...

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Steven Arrigg Koh is currently serving as Trial Attorney in the Office of International Affairs in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Professor Koh previously served as Senior Fellow and Interim-Attorney Editor at the American Society of International Law (ASIL) in Washington, D.C. Professor Koh also worked as an ASIL International Law Fellow. Prior to his service at ASIL, Professor Koh gained three years of international legal experience in two international criminal courts in The Hague, Netherlands. First, at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, he served as an Associate Legal Officer working in Trial Chamber III on the Prosecutor v. Radovan Karadžic´ trial. In addition, in the Office of the Presidency of the International Criminal Court (ICC), he worked as a Visiting Professional. Professor Koh earned an A.B. degree cum laude from Harvard College and holds an M.Phil degree in Social and Developmental Psychology from the University of Cambridge, England. Professor Koh earned his J.D. from Cornell Law School, where he served as Senior Article Editor of the Cornell Law Review, won the CALI Excellence for the Future Award, and was named to the Dean’s List. In law school, Professor Koh also studied at the Cornell Summer Institute in International & Comparative Law at Universite´ Paris I Panthe´on-Sorbonne in Paris, France, and worked in Cornell’s International Human Rights Clinic. After law school, Professor Koh served as a law clerk for the Honorable Carolyn Dineen King of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Professor Koh has authored nine publications—on topics such as the emerging enforcement practice of the ICC and theories of criminal punishment—in journals such as the Cornell Law Review, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, and Human Rights Quarterly. He speaks conversational Spanish and has studied French, Arabic, and Korean. His international experience also includes service as a Visiting Scholar at Seoul National University, Korea. Professor Koh is currently a member of the bar in New York, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C.

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