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Jean Galbraith

Assistant Professor of Law

Jean Galbraith

Jean Galbraith is a scholar of U.S. foreign relations law and public international law.  Her work focuses on the allocation of legal authority among U.S. governmental actors and, at the international level, between domestic actors and international regimes. Continue reading…


  • Separation of Powers
  • International Law
  • International Institutions
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts

Working Papers

Human Rights Treaties in and Beyond the Senate: The Spirit of Senator Proxmire (June 24, 2015), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 15-17; in FOR THE SAKE OF PRESENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS: ESSAYS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW, CRIME AND JUSTICE IN HONOUR OF ROGER S. CLARK, ed. Suzannah Linton et al. (forthcoming 2015) (forthcoming)
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Deadlines as Behavior in Diplomacy and International Law (May 2015), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 15-16. (forthcoming)
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What Should Restatement (Fourth) Say About Treaty Interpretation?, __ BYU L. REV.__ (forthcoming) (forthcoming)
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Research Areas

  • Foreign Relations Law
  • Public International Law
  • Treaties


Rutgers School of Law (Camden) - Assistant Professor (2013-14)

Penn Law - Sharswood Fellow (2010-12)

Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin - Associate (2008-10)

International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia - Associate Legal Officer for Judge Theodor Meron (2006-07)

Supreme Court of the United States - Law Clerk to Justice Stevens (2005-06)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit - Law Clerk to Judge Tatel (2004-05)

Professional Activities

Co-Chair, Junior International Law Scholars Association (2013-15)

Term Member, Council on Foreign Relations (2012 - present)

Member, California Bar (inactive) & Pennsylvania Bar


  • Foreign Relations Law
  • Contracts

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