Christie S. Warren
Professor of the Practice of International and Comparative Law and Director, Program in Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding
Office phone: (757) 221-7852
Office location: Room 229A
Areas of Specialization
Comparative Constitutional Systems; Comparative Law--Constitutional Law; Comparative Law--Islamic Law; Comparative Law--Latin American Law; Comparative Law--Middle Eastern Law; Comparative and Foreign Law; Human Rights Law; International Law; Post-Conflict Justice; Transitional Justice
Teaching in Academic Year 2013-2014
Comparative Law; Islamic Law Seminar
Representative Professional Activities and Achievements
Christie S. Warren is Professor of the Practice of International and Comparative Law and founding Director of the Program in Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding. Her areas of specialization include Comparative Law, Comparative Constitutional Systems, Post-Conflict Justice, International Human Rights Law, Civil Code Systems and Islamic Law. She is a graduate of the Harvard Mediation Program.
Warren has designed and implemented constitutional, judicial and legal development programs in more than 40 countries throughout Africa, Central and East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the Newly Independent States, the Balkans and East Timor. She was named the 1998-1999 Supreme Court Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States and served as the 2010-2011 Senior Expert in Constitutional Issues for the United Nations Department of Political Affairs Mediation Support Unit Standby Team. In April 2012 she was appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States to serve a three year term as Supreme Court Fellows Commissioner.
Warren has advised on constitutional issues and processes in Haiti, Iraq, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Somalia and Sudan. She served as an advisor to the Darfur Peace Talks.
- Editor-in-Chief, International Legal Aid & Defender System Development Manual (Christie S. Warren et al. eds., Nat'l Legal Aid & Defender Ass'n 2010). Available here.
- Lifting the Veil: Women and Islamic Law, 15 Cardozo J. L. & Gender 33 (2008).
- Op-ed, Constitution Guarantees Rights to All of Kosovo's Citizens, Richmond-Times Dispatch, April 7, 2008.
- Quitando el Velo: Mujeres y Derecho Islamico, 9 Complutense Anuario de Derechos Humanos 621 (2008).
- Institutionalizing Ethical Practices, in International Legal Aid & Defender System Development Manual (Christie S. Warren et al. eds., Nat'l Legal Aid & Defender Ass'n 2010). Available here.
- The Hanafi School, Oxford Bibliographies in Islamic Studies. (Tamara Sonn ed., Oxford U. Press, forthcoming).
- Islamic Criminal Law, Oxford Bibliogs. (Oxford U. Press 2010). Available here.
- Islamic Commercial Law, 1 Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World 469 (Oxford U. Press 2009). Available here.
- Istislah, 3 Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World 213 (Oxford U. Press 2009). Available here.
- Polygyny, 4 Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World 384 (Oxford U. Press 2009). Available here.