Adam Chilton

Assistant Professor
Law School

Adam Chilton’s research covers a range of topics in international law, foreign relations law, and comparative law. His current projects examine the ways in which political considerations affect the United States’ international trade and investment policy; the comparative competency of the executive and judicial branches in foreign relations law; and how experimental methods can be used to study whether domestic politics influence compliance with international law.

Chilton’s research is forthcoming, or has recently appeared, in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Yale Journal of International Law, Chicago Journal of International Law, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, and Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics. In 2013 he received the Addison Brown Prize from Harvard Law School, for the best paper in private international law. A year earlier, he was awarded the Laylin Prize, for the best paper in public international law.

He received a JD from Harvard University Law School. He also holds a PhD in political science from Harvard, as well as a BA and MA in political science from Yale University.

Chilton joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2014. 

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