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Vice Provost


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 responsible for UChicagoGRAD, including the Chicago Center for Teaching, providing faculty leadership for this important resource for our graduate students. In addition, he oversees such units as the UChicago Press, the University Library, and the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights. Daniel also manage academic compliance matters, including academic fraud, conflict of interest and conflict of commitment, and accreditation, and work with divisions and schools to enhance master’s programs.

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, and the Virginia 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. Daniel's current research projects include examining the President’s authority to withdraw the U.S. from a treaty, evaluating ethnic federalism as a form of constitutional design, and considering the impact of dejudicialization in international politics. 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 as Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the Law School.