Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Amherst College; J.D., Stanford
Professor Rettig is an attorney-adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. He is in the office of Political...Continue Reading
Professor Rettig is an attorney-adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. He is in the office of Political Military Affairs, where he works on a wide range of law of war issues, as well as mutual defense treaties and intelligence sharing agreements. He previously worked on state-to-state arbitration, domestic litigation, and legal policy for the Office of International Claims and Investment Disputes. Prior to law school, Professor Rettig worked for the Brennan Center for Justice and conducted research on post-genocide justice in Rwanda as a Fulbright Scholar. He has also worked for the Office of the President at the International Criminal Court. Professor Rettig received his B.A. from Amherst College and his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was a fellow at the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation. His scholarship focuses primarily on the four types of trials that have been used to try perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide.