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Mark Drumbl

Mark Drumbl

Mark Drumbl

Mark Drumbl, author of Atrocity, Punishment, and International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2007)—an important publication presenting a new perspective on how perpetrators of genocide and crimes against humanity should be punished—is the Class of 1975 Alumni Professor at Washington & Lee University, School of Law. Mr. Drumbl also serves as Director of the University's Transnational Law Institute. Mr. Drumbl received his J.D. in 1994 from the University of Toronto, graduating summa cum laude and holds an LL.M. and J.S.D. from Columbia University.

Prior to entering law teaching, Mr. Drumbl was judicial clerk to Justice Frank Iacobucci of the Supreme Court of Canada. His practice experience includes international arbitration, commercial litigation, and he was appointed co-counsel for the Canadian Chief-of-Defense-Staff before the Royal Commission investigating military wrongdoing in the UN Somalia Mission. Professor Drumbl has served as an expert in ATCA litigation in the U.S. federal courts (expert for the successful plaintiffs in Almog v. Arab Bank, 2007 WL 214433 (E.D.N.Y., 2007)) and in U.S. immigration court.

Mr. Drumbl has published numerous critically-acclaimed legal articles regarding human rights abuses and international humanitarian law. His current scholarly project examines the challenges in reintegrating child soldiers who have been implicated in acts of mass atrocity. This book, entitled Reimagining Child Soldiers in International Law and Policy, will be published by Oxford University Press early in 2012.