Monica Hakimi joined the University of Michigan Law School faculty in 2008.
Biography Monica Hakimi teaches and writes on public international law and U.S. foreign relations law. She is particularly interested in the informal and operational aspects of the international legal process and in the ways in which that process adapts to contemporary challenges. Her research examines those issues in the contexts of international human rights law, the law of armed conflict, and the use of force. Professor Hakimi's publications include articles in the Yale Journal of International Law, the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law, and the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. She earned her J.D. in 2001 from the Yale Law School, and her B.A., summa cum laude, from Duke University. Following law school, Professor Hakimi clerked for Judge Kimba Wood on the Southern District of New York and later served as an attorney-adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. At State, she counseled policymakers on non-proliferation, the reconstruction of Iraq, international investment disputes, and civil aviation. She also worked on cases before the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, the International Court of Justice, and U.S. federal courts and agencies.