Maryam Jamshidi

Associate Professor

401 UCB
2450 Kittredge Loop Road
Wolf Law Building
Boulder, CO  80309
Office: 425
Phone: (303) 492-6154

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Maryam Jamshidi is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Colorado Law School. She teaches and writes in the areas of national security law, public international law, the law of foreign relations, and tort law. In particular, her scholarship focuses on the relationship between the private sphere and national security, as well as the law of foreign relations. In exploring these dynamics, Professor Jamshidi's work draws on political and critical theory, as well as sociology. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Cornell Law Review, the Washington University Law Review, the Harvard National Security Journal, amongst others. She also regularly publishes in popular media outlets.

Prior to joining Colorado Law, Professor Jamshidi was an Assistant and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law (2019-2023) and an Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering at NYU Law School (2016-2019). Professor Jamshidi was a visiting professor at UC Davis Law School (Fall 2022) and is currently a faculty affiliate at the Center for Security, Race, and Rights at Rutgers University. Prior to entering academia, Professor Jamshidi was an associate at several leading law firms in Washington D.C. and served as a clerk to the Honorable Judge Gladys Kessler of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Professor Jamshidi holds a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, a MSc in Political Theory from the London School of Economics, and an AB degree from Brown University.

Published Books



How Private Actors Are Impacting U.S. Economic Sanctions, 15 Harvard National Security Journal 119 (2023).
The Private Enforcement of National Security, 108 Cornell L. Rev. 739 (2023).
The Political Economy of Foreign Sovereign Immunity, 73 Hastings L. J. 3 (2022).
The Discriminatory Executive & the Rule of Law, 92 U. Colo. L. Rev. 77 (2021).
How the War on Terror Is Transforming Private U.S. Law, 96 Wash. U. L. Rev. 559 (2018).

Book Chapters

The International Criminal Court and the Arab Spring: Overcoming Bias, Increasing Engagement, in HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN SECURITY, AND STATE SECURITY: THE INTERSECTION, (Saul Takahashi ed.) (Praeger 2014).

Symposia, Invited Essays, and Short Articles

Genocide and Resistance in Gaza under Law's Shadow, Journal of Genocide Research (May 6, 2024).
The War on Terror and Vigilante Federalism, 108 Cornell Law Review (2023).
Whose Security Matters, 116 AJIL Unbound 236 (2022).
The World of Private Terrorism Litigation, 27 Mich. J. Race & L. (2021).
The Federal Government Probably Can't Order Statewide Quarantines, University of Chicago Law Review Online (2020).
The Climate Crisis Is a Human Security, Not a National Security Issue, 93 Southern California Law Review Postscript 36 (2019).

Popular Press

Biden Executive Order on West Bank Violence More Likely to be Used Against Palestinians than Israeli Settlers, February 5, 2024.
Securitizing the University, LPE Project, June 3, 2024.
Sanctions New Colonizers, Yale J. of Int'l L. & LPE Blog, June 22, 2023.
Material Support of Terrorism Looms over Supreme Court's Social Media Case, Transnational Litigation Blog, Mar. 2, 2023.
How Terrorism Torts Could Challenge Israeli Settler Violence, LPE Project, September 7, 2023.
Students for Justice in Palestine, Governors for Authoritarianism in Florida, LPE Project, November 9, 2023.
Instruments of Dehuman­ization, Boston Review, December 9, 2023.
Iran's ICJ Case Against Canada Tests the Terrorism Exception to Sovereign Immunity, Just Security, July 24, 2023.
How Law Can Make War Inhumane and Banal, Volkerrrechtsblog, June 23, 2021.
How Israel Weaponizes International Law, Boston Review, May 24, 2021.
Embracing Diversity and Critical Perspectives in National Security Law, Just Security, October 30, 2020 (with Emily Berman.
What a Few Cakes Say About the US Drone Program, Just Security, September 16, 2020.
Bringing Abolition to National Security, Just Security, August 27, 2020.
The War on Terror's Reeducation Camps, Jacobin, Jan. 12, 2019.
How Transitional Justice Can Affect Yemen's Future, The Washington Post, Dec. 20, 2018.
The National Security Rationale, NPR - All Things Considered, July 6, 2018.
The Travel Ban: Part of a Broad National Security Exceptionalism in U.S. Law, Just Security, July 3, 2018.
The Supreme Court's Decision to Hear Travel Ban Cases Does Not Bode Well for Civil Liberties, Just Security, July 6, 2017.


Fall 2024 Torts LAWS 5425-801
Spring 2024 International Law LAWS 6400-801
Fall 2023 Torts LAWS 5425-801