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Summer 2019

Eminent Young Scholar Joins Faculty

Steven Koh, a scholar with expertise in criminal law and procedure with a particular emphasis on the international aspects of US cases, has joined the Boston College Law School faculty as the inaugural recipient of the Marianne D. Short and Ray Skowyra Sesquicentennial Assistant Professorship. He will be teaching Criminal Procedure in the fall.

“We are thrilled to welcome Steven Koh to BC Law,” said Dean Vincent Rougeau. “His experiences at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and the US Justice Department will enrich both the teaching expertise and the scholarly profile of our faculty.”

Koh worked in the Office of the Presidency of the ICC in The Hague, advising the legal adviser to the presidency on a host of matters, including the enforcement of sentence agreements with states party to the Rome Statute of the ICC. At the tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, he served as an associate legal officer working in Trial Chamber III on the Prosecutor v. Radovan Karadžić trial, one of the capstone cases in the tribunal’s history.

Koh comes to BC Law from Columbia Law School, where he was an associate in law. His scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as NYU Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, and Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.

Koh earned his JD from Cornell Law School, where he served as senior article editor of the Cornell Law Review, won the CALI Excellence for the Future Award, and was named to the Dean’s List.  He received his AB degree cum laude from Harvard College, where he was president of the Harvard Glee Club, and an M.Phil. degree in Social and Developmental Psychology from the University of Cambridge, England.

After graduating from law school, Koh clerked for the Honorable Carolyn Dineen King of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He was senior fellow and interim-attorney editor at the American Society of International Law in Washington, DC.

“I am sure our students will enjoy meeting him when they return to campus in August,” Rougeau said.

More: Steven Koh’s Website, and in BC News.

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