Ralph G. Steinhardt

Ralph G. Steinhardt

Title: Professor of Law and International Affairs; Arthur Selwyn Miller Research Professor of Law

Telephone: 202.994.5739
Email: rstein@law.gwu.edu

Degrees:
B.A., Bowdoin College; J.D., Harvard University

Specialties/Areas of Expertise:
International law; international law in domestic courts; international human rights; refugee law; foreign affairs; treaty law; national security law; federal litigation; law of war; humanitarian law; air and space law

Affiliations:
Oxford University Programme in International Human Rights Law; American Society for International Law; Center for Justice and Accountability

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Brief Bio:

  • co-director of the Oxford-GW Program in International Human Rights Law, at New College, Oxford
  • practiced law for five years in Washington, D.C., specializing in federal litigation, administrative law, and trade
  • served as general legal counsel to several foreign governments in both commercial and intergovernmental matters, including border disputes and economic relations
  • pioneered the application of international human rights law in U.S. courts
  • served as counsel to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International Human Rights Law Group
  • former visiting Fulbright professor of law at University College Galway in Ireland
  • founding chairman of the board, Center for Justice and Accountability, an anti-impunity organization created by Amnesty International and based in San Francisco