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Hakimi, Monica

Professor of Law

3062 Jeffries Hall
734.763.0404
E-mail mhakimi@umich.edu

Twitter: @MonicaHakimi

Monica Hakimi teaches and writes in the fields of public international law and U.S. foreign relations law. Her research ties together doctrine and theory to examine how international law operates and adapts to contemporary challenges, particularly in the areas of human and national security.

Professor Hakimi earned her JD from Yale Law School and her BA, summa cum laude, from Duke University. After law school, she clerked for The Hon. Kimba Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and then served as attorney-adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. While at the State Department, she counseled policymakers on nuclear nonproliferation, efforts to reconstruct Iraq immediately after the 2003 war, international investment disputes, and international civil aviation. She also served as counsel before the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal and worked on cases before the International Court of Justice and U.S. federal courts and agencies.

Between 2013 and 2016, Professor Hakimi was the associate dean for academic programming at Michigan Law. She currently is a contributing editor of EJIL Talk!, the blog that is affiliated with the European Journal of International Law. She also serves on the board of editors of the American Journal of International Law, the executive council of the American Society of International Law, and the advisory board for the Institute of International Peace and Security at the University of Cologne, Germany.


Recent Publications

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"Techniques for Regulating Military Force." In The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Foreign Relations Law, edited by Curtis A. Bradley, 735-52. Oxford Handbooks. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.
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"Introduction to the Symposium on Cyber Attribution." AJIL Unbound 113 (2019): 189-90.
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"The Jus Ad Bellum's Regulatory Form." Am. J. Int'l L. 112, no. 2 (2018): 151-90.
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Review of How to Do Things with International Law, by Ian Hurd. Eur. J. Int'l L. 29, no. 2 (2018): 662-6.
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"The Work of International Law." Harv. Int'l L.J. 58, no. 1 (2017): 1-46.
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"The Theory and Practice at the Intersection Between Human Rights and Humanitarian Law." Am. J. Int'l L. 111, no. 4 (2017): 1063-74.
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"Reply on The Work of International Law." Harv. Int'l. L.J. Online 58, no. 1 (2017).
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"Introduction to Symposium on Unauthorized Military Interventions for the Public Good." AJIL Unbound 111 (2017): 284-6.
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"In Re Akhbar Beirut & Al Amin." Am. J. Int'l L. 111, no. 1 (2017): 132-8.
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"Constructing an International Community." Am. J. Int'l L. 111, no. 2 (2017): 317-56.
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Co-author. "Two Codes on the Use of Force." J. K. Cogan, co-author. Eur. J. Int'l L. 27, no. 2 (2016): 257-91.
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"Custom's Method and Process: Lessons from Humanitarian Law." In Custom's Future: International Law in a Changing World, edited by C. Bradley, 148-71. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
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"Commentary on The Ongoing Indigenous Political Enterprise: What's Law Got to Do with It?" J.L. Prop. & Soc'y 2 (2016): 101-3.
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Professor

Activities

Served as a panelist on "Effects of the New Tax Law on Corporate and Business Tax Planning Decisions" at the Tax Policy Center, Washington, D.C., June 2019.

Her paper, "The Jus Ad Bellum's Regulatory Form," was the basis for the International Law as Process and Practice: A Transatlantic Conversation on the Use of Force conference presented by the Max Planck Institute, July 2019.

Presented "What Was the International Rule of Law? Histories and Narratives" at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, May 2019.

Discussant for the paper presentation, "Is a Threat to State Survival an Emergency in International Law? Implications for the Permissibility of Using Nuclear Weapons," at the Revisiting the Laws on Nuclear Weapons: Proportionality, Reprisal, and Launch Authority Workshop, Stanford University, February 2019.

Participated in a workshop on the Palestine/Israel case at the International Criminal Court, Harvard Law School, February 2019.

Participated in the Situating International Law Workshop sponsored by the Max Planck Institute, Berlin, July 2018.

Participated in the Conference on Comparative Foreign Relations Law that was co-sponsored by Duke University School of Law and Leiden Law School, Leiden, Netherlands, June 2018.

Presented "Human Rights in Armed Conflict" at the Fog of Law Workshop, Naval War College, Rhode Island, May 2018.

Moderated a panel discussion on the use of force against non-state actors at the annual meeting of the American Society of International Law, April 2018.

Presented the paper, "The Theory and Practice at the Intersection between International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law," at the Brigham Young University Conference on War in Cities and the Law of Armed Conflict, February 2018.

Commentator on Sandesh Sivakumaran's paper, "Who Makes International Law? The Case of the Law of Armed Conflict," for the Cyber-Colloquium on International Law, February 2018.

Presented her paper, "The Jus ad Bellum's Regulatory Form," at a faculty workshop sponsored by the College of William and Mary, February 2018.