Neha Jain

Professor of Law
Faculty Fellow Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs


Neha Jain teaches and writes on international law, human rights law, comparative law, and criminal law. She is the author of Perpetrators and Accessories in International Criminal Law (2014) and her work has appeared in numerous journals, including the American Journal of Comparative Law, American Journal of International Law, European Journal of International Law, and Harvard International Law Journal. Her article “Manufacturing Statelessness” was awarded the 2022 Francis Deák Prize for best article by American Journal of International Law.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Comparative Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • International Law

Selected Publications

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  • D.Phil in Law, University of Oxford
  • M. Phil in Law, University of Oxford
  • B.C.L., University of Oxford
  • B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), National Law School of India University

Prior Appointments

  • Professor of Public International Law, 2019-2023, European University Institute,
  • Co-Director, Academy of European Law, 2020-Present, European University Institute
  • Associate Professor of Law, 2012-2023, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Law Research Fellow, 2010-2012, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Research Fellow, 2008-2010, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law

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