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Chimene Keitner

Alfred & Hanna Fromm Professor of International Law

University of California Hastings College of the Law



International Policy Law Litigation National Security

Professor Chimène Keitner is a leading authority on international law and civil litigation, and served as the 27th Counselor on International Law in the U.S. Department of State. She has authored two books and dozens of articles, essays, and book chapters on questions relating to international law, national self-determination, jurisdiction, extraterritoriality, and foreign sovereign and foreign official immunity. Professor Keitner holds a bachelor's degree in history and literature with high honors from Harvard, a JD from Yale, where she was a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow, and a doctorate in international relations from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Among other roles, Professor Keitner has served on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law and as Co-Chair of the ASIL International Law in Domestic Courts Interest Group. She is an Adviser on the American Law Institute's Fourth Restatement of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.

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Keywords: sovereignty in cyberspace, borders, attribution