Daniel Abebe is interested in the interaction between theories of state behavior in international politics, theories of state compliance with international law, and constitutional theories of the allocation of decision–making power with respect to international law in the American legal system.
Professor Abebe earned his B.A. in political science from Maryville University of St. Louis in 1997 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2000. After law school, he clerked for Judge Damon J. Keith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and later worked as a corporate associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City. Mr. Abebe subsequently returned to graduate school to pursue a Ph.D. in political science at the University of Chicago and earned an M.A. in political science in 2006. He taught at the Law School as a Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law before joining the faculty in 2008.