Hannah Buxbaum

Academic Director



Hannah Buxbaum is the academic director of the IU Europe Gateway Office.

She is the John E. Schiller Chair in Legal Ethics at the IU Maurer School of Law, where she has been a faculty member since 1997. She previously practiced in the area of international securities transactions in the New York and Frankfurt offices of Davis Polk & Wardwell.

Buxbaum has been recognized with numerous awards for outstanding teaching. She has been a visiting professor at the universities of Cologne, Kiel, and Nürnberg-Erlangen and delivered a course on international regulatory law at the Hague Academy of International Law in 2013.

Buxbaum’s research in private international law and international litigation and jurisdiction has been published in leading U.S. and European journals. Her recent work focuses on jurisdictional issues in cross-border securities and antitrust litigation. She is the co-author of a leading casebook on international business transactions.

She is active in the American Society of International Law, the American Society of Comparative Law, and the Association of American Law Schools and is an elected member in the American Law Institute, where she serves as an advisor for the Restatement (Fourth) of Foreign Relations Law: Jurisdiction and Judgments, and is a titular member of the International Academy of Comparative Law.

Courses Taught

  • Conflict of Laws
  • Contracts
  • International Business Transactions
  • Secured Transactions