E. James Kelly, Jr. Class of 1965 Research Professor of Law
S.J.D., Harvard Law School, 2010
Diploma, Hague Academy of International Law, 2007
LL.M., Harvard Law School, 2004
LL.B., McGill University, 2001
B.C.L., McGill University, 2001
Pierre-Hugues Verdier joined the faculty in 2009. He specializes in international law, financial regulation and the role of law in international economic relations. His current research focuses on the international regulation of banking and securities markets, with an emphasis on the reforms initiated in the wake of the global financial crisis. He is also working on an empirical project that examines the worldwide evolution of the law of foreign sovereign immunity for commercial activities, and its implications for current debates on customary international law.
After graduating from McGill University’s Faculty of Law in 2001, Verdier clerked for the Supreme Court of Canada and practiced corporate and financial law with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York City. He pursued graduate studies at Harvard Law School, where he was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics. Prior to joining the faculty, he also was affiliated with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and was a visiting assistant professor at Boston University School of Law.
“How Does Customary International Law Change? The Case of State Immunity” (with Erik Voeten), 59 Int’l Stud. Q. (forthcoming 2015).
“International Law in Domestic Legal Systems: An Empirical Perspective” (with Mila Versteeg), 108 Am. Soc’y Int’l L. Proc. 376 (2014).
"Precedent, Compliance and Change in Customary International Law: An Explanatory Theory" (with Erik Voeten), 108 Am. J. Int'l L. 389 (2014).
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"The Political Economy of International Financial Regulation," 88 Indiana L. J. 1405 (2013).
“US Implementation of Basel II: Lessons for Informal International Lawmaking,” in Joost Pauwelyn et al., eds., Informal International Lawmaking 437 (Oxford University Press, 2012).
"Mutual Recognition in International Finance," 52 Harv. Int'l L.J. 55 (2011).
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"Book Review – Daniel K. Tarullo, Banking on Basel: The Future of International Financial Regulation", 104 Am. J. Int'l L. 338 (2010).
"The Enforcement of International Judgments and Decisions in Canada," 103 Am. Soc. Int’l L. Proc. 48 (2009).
"Transnational Regulatory Networks and Their Limits," 34 Yale J. Int’l L. 113 (2009).
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"International Decisions – R. v. Hape," 102 Am. J. Int’l L. 143 (2008).