Associate Professor of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law
Anthony Colangelo is an Associate Professor of Law at SMU Dedman School of Law. His scholarship has been selected multiple times for presentation at the prestigious Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum, and his articles have been cited at the U.S. Court of Appeals and U.S. District Court levels, as well as in a recent U.S. Military Commission ruling, regarding among other things 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 abroad, and piracy off the coast of Somalia.
Prior to coming to SMU, Professor Colangelo held an Associate-in-Law research and teaching fellowship at Columbia Law School. Before Columbia, he worked as a litigation associate at the law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP in the New York and Rome offices. Professor Colangelo clerked for the Honorable Ralph K. Winter, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.