Nomura Visiting Professor of International Financial Systems
Pierre-Hugues Verdier is E. James Kelly, Jr. – Class of 1965 Research Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law. He specializes in public international law, banking and financial regulation, and international economic relations. His current research focuses on the reception of international law in domestic legal systems, foreign state immunity and customary international law. He is also working on a book-length project on U.S. and foreign prosecutions targeting global banks. His research has appeared in multiple law reviews, peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes, and he has delivered numerous lectures on his work in the United States and internationally.
Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Law, Professor Verdier was a law clerk for the Supreme Court of Canada, practiced corporate and financial law with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York City, and was a visiting assistant professor at Boston University School of Law. Since joining the UVA Law faculty, he has been a visiting professor at the University of Chicago Law School (Fall 2014) and the University of Münster (Summer 2014). He will be a visiting professor at Harvard Law School in the spring of 2017.
Professor Verdier is a graduate of the joint civil law and common law program of the Faculty of Law, McGill University, and obtained LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees from Harvard Law School, where he was a Trudeau Scholar, a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics, and a Graduate Student Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. He was the fifth Canadian national to be awarded the Diploma of the Hague Academy of International Law since its establishment in 1950. Professor Verdier is a member of the bars of New York and Ontario.