During academic year 2023-24, Hannah Buxbaum will be at Berkeley Law as the Robbins Distinguished Visiting Professor. She is a professor at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where she holds the John E. Schiller Chair. For the past five years, she has served as Indiana University’s Vice President for International Affairs. Prior to that appointment, she held a number of other administrative positions at the university, including as interim dean (2012-2014) and executive associate dean (2009-2012) of the Maurer School of Law.
Buxbaum’s research is on international jurisdiction and international litigation, with a focus on the problems caused by extraterritorial economic regulation. She is the co-author (with William Dodge and Harold Koh) of Transnational Business Problems, a leading casebook on international business transactions, and has recently published an edited volume (with Thibaut Fleury-Graff) on extraterritoriality. She has also authored over 50 scholarly articles and book chapters. Over the course of her teaching career, she has held visiting appointments at universities including the London School of Economics, Humboldt University, and Université Paris II, Panthéon-Assas. She has also delivered courses for the Hague Academy of International Law in The Netherlands and in Buenos Aires.
She is active in many national and international organizations, including as an elected member of the American Law Institute and the International Academy of Comparative Law. She currently serves on the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law; as the U.S. member of the Hague Academy of International Law’s academic governing council; and as Vice President and President-Elect of the American Society of Comparative Law. She has also held a number of leadership roles in the American Society of International Law, most recently as Vice President (2016-2018).
Prior to joining Indiana University, Buxbaum practiced in the area of international securities transactions in the New York and Frankfurt offices of Davis Polk & Wardwell.
B.A., Cornell University (1987)
J.D., Cornell Law School (1992)
LL.M., University of Heidelberg (1993)