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Aaron Fellmeth

Dennis S. Karjala Professor of Law, Science & Technology
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9520
Biography: 

Aaron Fellmeth is the Dennis S. Karjala Professor of Law, Science, and Technology at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.  Professor Fellmeth is a leading expert in public international law, international business transactions, and intellectual property law. He has published extensively on legal theory, the history of international law, public international law, the international law of armed conflict, international trade law, human rights, and intellectual property law. He teaches Public International Law, International Business Transactions, International Law of Armed Conflict, and International Human Rights Law.

Professor Fellmeth's work has been cited several times by federal courts and in testimony before Congress. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the International Law Association's American Branch (ABILA) and is the chair of its International Human Rights Committee. He is also a member of the American Society of International Law's (ASIL) Executive Committee of the Law of Armed Conflict / International Humanitarian Law Interest Group and past Co-Chair of the Human Rights Interest Group. He sits on the Board of Directors of Amnesty International USA.

Before coming to ASU, Professor Fellmeth clerked for the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. International Trade Commission and at the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs. He then spent seven years at international law firms practicing international business law, public international law, and intellectual property law.

Education: 
  • J.D. Yale University School of Law 1997
  • M.A. International Relations, Yale University 1997
  • A.B. University of California-Berkeley 1993
Research Interests: 

Legal Theory

Public International Law

International Human Rights Law

Publications: 

GUIDE TO LATIN IN INTERNATIONAL LAW (2d ed., Oxford Univ. Press 2021) (with Maurice Horwitz)

INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW (Edward Eglar Pub. 2020)

PARADIGMS OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW (Oxford Univ. Press, 2016)

HE PSYCHOLOGY OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW (NYU Press, forthcoming) (with Linda Demaine)

The Human Right to Suicide under International Law, 21 Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 641 (2021) (with Nourin Abourahma)

nternational Human Rightgs Law and the Concept of Good Governance, 44 Hum. Rts. Q. __ (forthcoming 2022) (with Siobhán McInerney-Lankford)

International Human Rights Law, Normative Hierarchy, and Development Policy, 54 N.Y.U. J. Int'l L. & Pol. __ (forthcdoming 2021) (with Siobhán McInerney-Lankford)

Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 494Special Topics
LAW 615Public International Law
LAW 709International Human Rights
LAW 781Independent Study
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 768Intl Business Transactions
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 494Special Topics
LAW 615Public International Law
LAW 709International Human Rights
LAW 781Independent Study
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 768Intl Business Transactions
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 494Special Topics
LAW 615Public International Law
LAW 709International Human Rights
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 768Intl Business Transactions
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 615Public International Law
LAW 709International Human Rights
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 709International Human Rights
LAW 768Intl Business Transactions
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 768Intl Business Transactions
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Honors / Awards: 

2005 Harold D. Lasswell Prize for Best Policy Sciences Paper (for Secrecy, Monopoly, and Access to Pharmaceuticals in International Trade Law), Society for Policy Sciences

2002 Next Generation Leader in Science & Technology, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Professional Associations: 

International Law Association - Human Rights in Times of Emergency Committee

International Law Association, American Branch (ABILA) - Board of Directors

ABILA International Human Rights Committee - Chair

ASIL Law of Armed Conflict / International Humanitarian Law Interest Group - Executive Committee

American Society of International Law (ASIL) Human Rights Interest Group - Co-Chair

Amnesty International USA - Board of Directors

Service: 

Lead author, Petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Seeking a Determination on the Discriminatory Policy of Suspending Immigration of Certain Muslims by the United States of America, Inter-Am. Comm’n on Hum. Rts., Dec. 3, 2018

Lead author, Brief of International Law Scholars & Nongovernmental Organizations as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents, Trump v. Hawaii, Case No. 17-965, 585 U.S. __, 138 S.Ct. 2392 (2018) (also, amicus briefs in parallel cases before the D. Haw., W.D. Wash., 4th Cir. & 9th Cir.)

Lead author, Brief of International Law Scholars & Nongovernmental Organizations as Amici Curiae in Support of Plaintiffs, Darweesh v. Trump, Case No. 1:17 Civ. 480 (E.D.N.Y. 2017)

Sole author, Brief of GeneDX and Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners, Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, 569 U.S.576 (2013)