Maggie Gardner

Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law



Maggie Gardner, a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law, writes on international law, civil procedure and courts. Her research explores how domestic institutions cooperate with foreign peers to address cross-border harms, with a particular focus on transnational litigation and transnational policing.

Ms. Gardner received her A.B. cum laude from Harvard College, where she was a Truman Scholar, and her J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she served as a Supervising Editor of the Harvard Law Review. She clerked for the Honorable Sandra L. Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Honorable Michael H. Simon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, and she completed a year-long fellowship with the Appeals Chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon under the direction of President Antonio Cassese. Ms. Gardner has also practiced as a litigation and appellate associate with WilmerHale LLP in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia.

Her recent scholarship includes Channeling Unilateralism, Harvard International Law Journal (2015); Piracy Prosecutions in National Courts, Journal of International Criminal Justice (2012); and Reconsidering Trials in Absentia at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, George Washington International Law Review (2011).

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