David P. Stewart teaches in the area of International and Transnational Law and co-directs the Global Law Scholars program and the Center for Transnational Business and the Law. He joined the faculty in 2008 following a career in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, where he served as Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law, Diplomatic Law and Litigation, African Affairs, Human Rights and Refugees, Law Enforcement and Intelligence, and International Claims and Investment Disputes, among other positions. He was previously in private practice at Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine in New York City. He also taught as an adjunct professor at the Law Center for over 25 years.

He is past President and current Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Branch of the International Law Association and a member of the American Law Institute (co-Reporter for the Restatement (Fourth), Foreign Relations Law of the United States, published in 2018). He serves on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law and the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law. In 2008 (and again in 2012) the OAS General Assembly elected him to serve on the Inter-American Juridical Committee.

Scholarship

Books

Thomas Buergenthal, Dinah Shelton, David P. Stewart & Carlos M. Vázquez, International Human Rights in a Nutshell (West 6th ed. forthcoming).

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

David P. Stewart, 116 Am. J. Int’l L. 469-473 (2022)(reviewing The Politics of International Criminal Law (Holly Cullen, Philipp Kastner & Sean Richmond eds., Brill Nijhoff 2021).
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David P. Stewart & Diana Reisman, Who Thinks Treaties Are Like Contracts? Not John Marshall, 37 Am. U. Int’l L. Rev. (forthcoming).
David P. Stewart & Andrew Feinstein, Private International Law: An Introduction from and American Perspective, 50 Syr. J. Int’l L. & Comm. (forthcoming).
David P. Stewart, Symposium in Honor of Prof. Robert Lutz: The Challenges of Teaching Private International Law, 27 Sw. J. Int’l L. (forthcoming).