Daniel Abebe

Daniel Abebe is the Harold J. and Marion F. Green Professor of Law, Walter Mander Teaching Scholar, and associate member of the department of Political Science.

As Vice Provost, Daniel is co-director of UChicagoGRAD, supporting University master’s degree programs and career opportunities in academia and industry. As co-director, Daniel also supervises UChicago Launch and the Chicago Center for Teaching, providing faculty leadership for these important resources for our graduate students. He oversees the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, serves as President of the University of Chicago Charter School Board of Directors, and manages a range of K-12 education initiatives. Daniel also is responsible for faculty governance, oversees Institutional Analysis, and serves as the Faculty Advisor to University of Chicago Professional Education and Office of the Provost liaison to the Field Museum.

In addition, Daniel has oversight of regulatory and compliance matters under the purview of the Office of the Provost, including academic fraud, conflict of interest and conflict of commitment policies, accreditation, and equal opportunity programs and Title IX.

Daniel's scholarship focuses on the relationship between the constitutional law of U.S. foreign affairs and public international law. His research has been published in The University of Chicago Law Review, the Supreme Court Review, the Virginia Journal of International Law, and the Stanford Journal of International Law in the areas of foreign affairs, human rights law, international institutions, and institutional design. He has also written about international water law, China and climate change, and cyberwar. He is a member of the American Law Institute and a faculty affiliate at the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago.
Daniel earned a BA from Maryville University of St. Louis, a PhD in political science from the University of Chicago, and a JD from Harvard Law School. He clerked for Judge Damon J. Keith of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and later worked at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Before joining the faculty, Daniel was a Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the Law School.