Hannah Buxbaum holds a BA cum laude from Cornell University and a JD magna cum laude from Cornell Law School, where she served as articles editor of the Cornell Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. She also received an LLM summa cum laude from the University of Heidelberg.
Book Review Editor, American Journal of Comparative Law
Member, American Law Institute
Member, International Academy of Comparative Law
Professor Buxbaum joined the faculty at Indiana Law in 1997 after practicing as an associate in the New York and Frankfurt offices of Davis Polk & Wardwell.
She teaches Comparative Law, Contracts, International Business Transactions, International Litigation, and Secured Transactions. She is a recipient of the school's Leon H. Wallace Teaching Award and has twice won the Gavel Award for outstanding contribution to the graduating class. She has conducted research in Germany as an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow and taught as a visiting professor at the universities of Cologne, Kiel, and Nurnberg-Erlangen as well as the San Diego Institute for International and Comparative Law in London.
Buxbaum's research is in the areas of private international law and international litigation and jurisdiction, and she publishes widely in both U.S. and European journals. She is a past member of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law and is active in that and other organizations, including the American Society of Comparative Law and the Association of American Law Schools. She has been elected to membership in the American Law Institute.
In December 2011, Buxbaum was named interim dean upon the appointment of Dean Lauren Robel as interim provost of the IU Bloomington campus. Robel was named provost in June 2012, and Buxbaum continued to serve as interim dean through December 2013.
A CONFLICT-OF-LAWS ANTHOLOGY (second edition) (with Gene R. Shreve) (LexisNexis, 2012)
Remedies for Foreign Investors under U.S. Federal Securities Law, 75 LAW & CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS 161 (2012).
Jurisdiction and Choice of Law in International Antitrust Law: A U.S. Perspective, in INTERNATIONAL ANTITRUST LITIGATION: CONFLICT OF LAWS AND COORDINATION 225 (J. Basedow et al., eds. 2012) (with R. Michaels).
Morrison v. National Australia Bank: Defining the Domestic Interest in International Securities Litigation, American Society of International Law 105th Annual Meeting Proceedings 402 (2012)
Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Directors in Cross-Border Securities Litigation, 35 JOURNAL OF CORPORATION LAW (2010).
Competition in the Private Enforcement of Regulatory Law, in ECONOMIC LAW AS AN ECONOMIC GOOD: ITS RULE FUNCTION AND ITS TOOL FUNCTION IN THE COMPETITION OF SYSTEMS (Karl M. Meessen et al., eds.) Munchen, Germany: Sellier, 2009.
Conflict of Laws Conventions and Their Reception in National Legal Systems: Report for the United States, in THE IMPACT OF UNIFORM LAW ON NATIONAL LAW: LIMITS AND POSSIBILITIES (J. Sanchez Cordero, ed., 2010).
Culture and Conflict in the Enforcement of Competition Law, in GLOBAL COMPETITION AND NATIONAL COMPETITION POLICIES: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 41ST FIW SYMPOSIUM Carl Heymann, 2009.
Territory, Territoriality and the Resolution of Jurisdictional Conflict, 57 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LAW 631(2009).
Multinational Class Actions Under Federal Securities Law: Managing Jurisdictional Conflict, 46 COLUM. J. TRANSNAT'L L.14 (2007).