Associate Professor of Law
M.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
J.D. Duke University School of Law
International Law: Business Transactions
Recently Taught Courses
815 Appellate Advocacy- Moot Court (Vis Arbitration coaches)
815 Appellate Advocacy- Moot Court (Foreign Direct Investment Moot)
828 International Business Transactions
918 SP International Law: International Commercial Arbitration
918 SP International Law: International Investment Law
918 SP International Law: Vis Competition
Professor Yackee's research centers on international investment law, international economic relations, foreign arbitration, and administrative law and politics. He teaches Contracts, International Investment Law, International Arbitration, and International Business Transactions.
Professor Yackee graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pittsburgh, earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science (International Relations) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and earned a J.D., summa cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Duke University School of Law where he was an editor for the Duke Law Journal. He has also studied French and European law at L'Universite Pantheon-Assas (Paris-2).
Professor Yackee has published articles in a variety of peer-reviewed social science journals, student-edited law reviews, and edited volumes. His most recent articles include "Breaking the Myth of Ossification", forthcoming in the George Washington Law Review, and "Controlling the International Investment Law Agency", forthcoming in the Harvard International Law Journal. His other publications have appeared in such journals as the Virginia Journal of International Law, the Fordham International Law Journal, the Journal of Politics, and the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, among others. Professor Yackee has presented his research widely, both domestically and abroad, and he has served as a contract consultant for a major developed country on investment treaty issues.
Professor Yackee's work on the federal rulemaking process was awarded the Midwest Political Science Association's prize for "best paper by an emerging scholar", and his research on bilateral investment treaties has been funded by the National Science Foundation. Professor Yackee's research on choice-of-court clauses in international commercial contracts has been cited by the Tenth and Second Circuits. See"Choice of Law Considerations for International Forum Selection Agreements: Whose Law Applies?, 9 UCLA J. INT'L LAW & FOREIGN AFFAIRS 43 (2004), cited by Yavuz v. 61 MM, Ltd, 465 F.3d 418 (10th Cir. 2006); Phillips v. Audio Active, Ltd., 494 F.3d 378 (2d Cir. 2007).
Professor Yackee was recently elected Co-Chair of the American Society for International Law's (ASIL) International Economic Law Interest Group.