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Marco Basile

Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law


Marco Basile
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Marco Basile is a historian who researches how U.S. law intersects with international and foreign law to govern transnational conduct and disputes. He has written on the history of international courts, conflict of laws, human rights litigation, and the suppression of the Atlantic slave trade.

He previously practiced appellate litigation and international arbitration, following clerkships with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge David Barron of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and Judge Paul Watford of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Between clerkships, he was a Samuel I. Golieb Fellow in Legal History at New York University School of Law.

He received a JD and a PhD in History from Harvard and an MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History from the University of Cambridge. During graduate school at Harvard, he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, an associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and a resident tutor at Lowell House. For his role as an adviser and mentor to undergraduates, the College awarded him the John R. Marquand Award for Exceptional Advising and Counseling of Harvard Students.