SMU Faculty Experts

Anthony Colangelo

Gerald J. Ford Research Fellow and Professor of Law

Anthony J. Colangelo, a Gerald J. Ford Research Fellow and professor of Law, studies and teaches in the fields of Conflict of Laws, Civil Procedure, U.S. Foreign Relations Law, and Private and Public International Law.
Professor Colangelo's articles have been cited at the U.S. Court of Appeals and U.S. District Court levels, as well as in U.S. Military Commissions, regarding among other things:

  • Piracy off the coast of Somalia
  • The extraterritorial application of U.S. law implementing the U.N. Torture Convention to Chuckie Taylor (son of former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor)
  • The proper exercise of universal jurisdiction in relation to Alien Tort Statute claims by South African plaintiffs against corporations alleged to have been complicit in apartheid-era abuses by the South African government
  • Salim Hamdan’s (Osama bin Laden’s driver) challenges to U.S. Military Commission jurisdiction
  • Claims against international financial institutions for financing terrorism in the Middle East
  • U.S. jurisdiction over drug trafficking on the high seas
  • Choice of law regarding U.S. military contractors in Iraq

Anthony Colangelo in the News

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