J.D., Yale Law School
M.A., Queen's University Belfast (Mitchell Scholar)
B.A., Indiana University (Wells Scholar)
Professor Claussen’s primary scholarly interests include international law, especially trade, investment, international business and labor; dispute settlement and procedure; national security and cybersecurity law; and, legal issues surrounding U.S. foreign relations.
Professor Claussen’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in the print or online editions of the Yale Law Journal, the Stanford Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, and the Vanderbilt Law Review, among others, as well as in leading international law journals. She has been a visiting professor at Washington & Lee School of Law (spring 2021); a Brandon Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge’s Lauterpacht Centre for International Law; a visiting scholar at the University of Copenhagen’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts; a visiting researcher at the World Trade Institute; and, an invited seminar leader at the George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies. She is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Georgetown Institute of International Economic Law.
Professor Claussen holds a number of leadership positions within international law and arbitration professional associations. Among other activities, she is co-chair of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) International Economic Law Interest Group, a member of the ASIL Executive Council, co-chair of the Junior International Law Scholars Association, and serves on the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration. In 2021, she was appointed co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Economic Law. Professor Claussen has also blogged at Lawfare, the International Economic Law & Policy Blog, and Opinio Juris, and is regularly featured on or consulted as an expert for various media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Marketplace, Bloomberg, and the Financial Times.
Prior to joining the Miami Law faculty in 2017, Professor Claussen was Associate General Counsel at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in the Executive Office of the President. There, she represented the United States in trade dispute proceedings and served as a legal advisor for the United States in international trade negotiations. She also worked on economic security issues on behalf of USTR at the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force.
Earlier in her career, Professor Claussen was Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague where she advised on disputes between countries, and on investment and commercial arbitrations involving countries and international organizations. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable David F. Hamilton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. At Yale, Professor Claussen served on the board of the Yale Law Journal and was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of International Law. She was awarded the Jerome Sayles Hess Fund Prize for excellence in international law and the Howard M. Holtzmann Fellowship in international dispute resolution.