Brief Bio

Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer is a Professor of International Law at the University of Basel. Teaching currently in the areas of WTO law and international investment law, Professor Nadakavukaren Schefer is also leading a research project on positive duties of states and non-state actors in the international legal system. Born and educated in the United States, Krista has a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and membership in the New York State Bar Association. She received her doctorate and Habilitation from the University of Bern, studying under Professor Thomas Cottier. Her project with the NCCR consists of a paper addressing corruption and the rules on government procurement in the WTO.


Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and the Emerging Principle of Common Concern

R2P and Common Concern

Courses taught at CTLS

  • The International Law of Poverty (Spring 2016)