Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Governance
Daniel Abebe is the Harold J. and Marion F. Green Professor of Law and Walter Mander Teaching Scholar at the Law School.
As vice provost for academic affairs and governance, Daniel provides leadership for academic centers and institutes, professional education, N-12 education, faculty governance, and regulatory and compliance matters. In addition to overseeing University centers and institutes, he also provides oversight of the Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures, West Asia & North Africa; the University of Chicago Press; and the University Library. He is responsible for the Office of the Secretary of the Faculties and the Office of Institutional Analysis and manages administrative policies under the purview of the Office of the Provost. Daniel serves on the Board of Governors for Argonne National Laboratory and the Board of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools (ex officio), is chair of the Chapin Hall Board of Directors, and serves as president of the University of Chicago Charter School Board of Directors. He is a member of the Faculty Advisory Board for the University of Chicago Forum for Free Inquiry and Expression and a faculty affiliate at the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture.  
At the Law School, Daniel served as deputy dean, where he was responsible for academic affairs, including faculty appointments, mid-level reviews, and recruitment, and provided oversight for the Harry A. Bigelow Teaching Fellowship Program and the Earl B. Dickerson Fellowship Program. 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 International Studies Quarterly, the University of Chicago Law Review, the Supreme Court Review, the Virginia Journal of International Law, and the Stanford Journal of International Law, among others, in the areas of foreign affairs, human rights law, international institutions, and institutional design. Daniel is an elected member of the American Law Institute and serves on the Board of the Higher Learning Commission.
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 University faculty, Daniel was a Bigelow Fellow and lecturer in law at the Law School.
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