Kathleen Claussen

Associate Professor of Law

J.D., Yale Law School
M.A., Queen's University Belfast (Mitchell Scholar)
B.A., Indiana University (Wells Scholar)

Phone: 305-284-6646
Office: G-470

Prior to joining the Miami Law faculty, 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 international trade dispute proceedings and served as a legal advisor for the United States in international trade negotiations.  Professor Claussen was previously Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.  Her work at the PCA included acting as registrar and tribunal legal secretary in disputes between countries, and in 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.  

Professor Claussen’s primary teaching areas and interests include: international economic law, dispute settlement & procedure, foreign relations and international security issues, and other areas of public and private international law.  In 2011, she was selected as a Brandon Research Fellow to carry out research at the University of Cambridge’s Lauterpacht Centre for International Law.  

Professor Claussen also holds various leadership positions within international law and arbitration professional associations.  Among other activities, she is co-chair of the 2018 American Society of International Law Annual Meeting, co-vice chair of the ASIL International Economic Interest Group, and a member of the 2018 program committee of the Society of International Economic Law.

Professor Claussen received her B.A. from Indiana University where she was a Wells Scholar, her M.A. from Queen’s University Belfast where she was a Mitchell Scholar, and her J.D. from the Yale Law School where she served on the board of the Yale Law Journal and was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of International Law.  At Yale, she was awarded the Jerome Sayles Hess Fund Prize for excellence in international law and the Howard M. Holtzmann Fellowship in international dispute resolution.  

 News / Media

Treatment of non-investment-treaty obligations in investment arbitration and the place for states, Opinio Juris (international law academic blog) (invited guest post) (2013).

Phone: 305-284-6646
Office: G-470
Faculty Assistant

Demmings, Sue

Phone: 305-284-4442
Office: G463