Janet K. Levit earned her J.D. in 1994 from the Yale Law School where she was book
reviews and articles editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. She earned a M.A.
in International Relations in 1994 from Yale University and an A.B., magna cum laude, in
1990 from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton
University (with a concentration in Latin American Studies). She served as law clerk for
Stephanie K. Seymour, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and
for the Chair of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of
American States. She has argued cases before the before the Inter-American Court of Human
Rights, as well as the Tenth Circuit. Professor Levit practiced in the international
trade and finance areas at the Export-Import Bank of the United States, as well as in the
private sector. She has also completed internships at the U.S. Embassy in Brazil and the
Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Professor Levit writes about international finance and
international human rights issues and published her most recent articles in the Emory Law
Journal, Yale Journal of International Law, Harvard International Law Journal, and the
Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. Her teaching interests include international law,
international commercial law, international human rights, contracts and administrative
law. Professor Levit was director of the College of Law's inaugural Summer Institute
in International Law in Buenos Aires, Argentina and was a visiting professor at
Vanderbilt Law School during the spring 2007 term. In October 2007, the President of the
University of Tulsa appointed Professor Levit as Interim Dean of the College of Law, and
on July 10, 2008, she was appointed Dean of the College of Law. 

Articles

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Bottom-Up Lawmaking: The Private Origins of Transnational Law, Articles, Chapters in Books and other contributions to scholarly works (2008)
 

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Does Medellin Matter?, Fordham Law Review (2008)
 

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The Scale of Networks: Local Climate Coalitions (with Hari Osofsky), Articles, Chapters in Books and other contributions to scholarly works (2008)
 

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Walking the Walk, Articles, Chapters in Books and Other Contributions to Scholarly Works (2008)
 

Books

Carlos Santiago Nino, Radical Evil on Trial, (Yale University Press, 1996) , Articles, Chapters in Books and other contributions to scholarly works (1996)
 

Contributions to Books

International Law Happens, Articles, Chapters in Books and other contributions to scholarly works (2006)
 
Reflections on the Problem of Individual Responsibility for Violations of Human Rights, Articles, Chapters in Books and other contributions to scholarly works (1996)
 
Deliberative Democracy and Human Rights: A Conference in Remembrance of Carlos Santiago Nino, Articles, Chapters in Books and other contributions to scholarly works (1995)
 
Fact-Finding Initiatives for the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (with W. Michael Reisman), Articles, Chapters in Books and other contributions to scholarly works (1994)
 

Unpublished Papers

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International Law Happens: Executive Power, American Exceptionalism, and Bottom-Up Lawmaking, ExpressO (2006)

This essay introduces “bottom-up transnational lawmaking” in the context of contemporary ideological and theoretical debates...