Visiting Professor of Law
B.A., M.T., University of Virginia; J.D., Georgetown; D.Phil., Oxford
Professor Carstens comes to the Law Center from the U.S. Department of State, where she served as a research historian and Franklin Fellow in the...Continue Reading
Professor Carstens comes to the Law Center from the U.S. Department of State, where she served as a research historian and Franklin Fellow in the Office of the Historian. Her teaching and research interests cover the intersections of public international law, cultural property law, and international intellectual property law.
Prior to her arrival at the Department of State, she finished her DPhil in Law at Oxford University on the protection of cultural property in the law of armed conflict, which was based on extensive archival and other historical research conducted in the United States and Europe, and was Visiting Researcher at Yale Law School. She also taught International Intellectual Property in the Law Center’s London Summer Law Program and taught International Intellectual Property and Cultural Property Law for the Comparative and International Law Center, an ABA-accredited law study abroad program based in London. She has contributed to a variety of academic journals, including the British Year Book of International Law, the Minnesota Law Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, the American Journal of Legal History, Transnational Dispute Management, and Art Antiquity and Law.
Professor Carstens practiced with the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in Washington and in London, and she clerked for the Honorable Diana Gribbon Motz of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was Executive Articles Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal and research assistant to Professor Michael Gottesman.