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Ted Kill Bio

Ted Kill, JD '07, magna cum laude, received his BS in economics, cum laude, as well as a certificate in Latin American studies from Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service in 2000. During law school, he served as a Contributing Editor on the Michigan Law Review and was a recipient of the William W. Bishop, Jr., Award for distinction in international law and related activities. Kill was a member of Michigan Law's Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Team and, in 2006, contributed to the memorials which were judged the best overall team memorials in the Shearman & Sterling International Rounds.

During his Law School summers, Kill worked at the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State; Sidley Austin LLP's Washington, D.C. office; and Human Rights Watch’s Americas Division. Prior to coming to Michigan, he worked in international development, completing short-term assignments in Morocco, Guatemala, Egypt, Zambia and Serbia in addition to working more than two years in Bosnia and Herzegovina on a USAID tax modernization project.

Kill has published Don’t Cross the Streams: Past and Present Overstatement of Customary International Law in Connection with Conventional Fair and Equitable Treatment Obligations, 106 Mich. L. Rev. 853 (2008). He speaks Spanish, Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian and French.

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