Maxwell O. Chibundu

Professor of Law




(410) 706-8415


(410) 706-5856

Photo of Maxwell O. Chibundu


  • BA, 1980, Yale University
  • MA, 1984, Fletcher School, Tufts University
  • JD, 1984, Harvard University
Current teaching and research interests include civil rules of practice of federal courts, international civil litigation and the rule of law in economic and political transformation.

Book Chapters

The Parochial Foundations of Cosmopolitan Rights, in Parochialism, Cosmopolitanism and the Foundations of International Law (M.N.S. Sellers ed., 2011).

Assessing the High-Level Panel Report: Rethinking the Causes and Consequences of Threats to Collective Security, in United Nations Reform and the New Collective Security, (Peter G. Danchin & Horst Fischer eds., 2010). Read Full Text.

Jury Trial and Democratic Values: On the Twenty-First Century Incarnation of an Eighteenth Century Institution, in Jury Trial: A Legal Concept (V.B. Maleswari ed., 2008).


International Law and the Legitimation of External Coercive Measures in Aid of Internal Change, 124 Temple Journal of International & Comparative Law 123 (2017).

Can, Do, and Should Legal Entities Have Dignity?: The Case of the State, 75 Maryland Law Review 194 (2015). Read Full Text.

Critical Perspectives on Intervention: Thoughts in Response to Professor Richardson's Keynote Lecture, 29 Maryland Journal of International Law 50 (2014). Read Full Text.

Tensions Between International Law and Domestic Responsibilities, 1 Baltimore International Law Society Journal of International Law 1 (2010). Read Full Text.

The Iraq War and International Law, 19 Law & Politics Book Review 525 (2009). Read Full Text.

International Human Rights and the International Law Project: The Revolving Door of Academic Discourse and Practitioner Politics, 24 Maryland Journal of International Law 309 (2009). Read Full Text.

The Other in International Law: 'Community' and International Legal Order (2004). Read Full Text.

For God, for Country, for Universalism: Sovereignty as Solidarity in Our Age of Terror, 56 Florida Law Review 883 (2004). Read Full Text.

Africa's Economic Reconstruction: On Leapfrogging, Linkages and the Law, 2000-2003 Third World Legal Studies 17 (2003). Read Full Text.

Intervention, Imperialism and Kant's Categorical Imperative, 7 International Legal Theory 41 (2001). Read Full Text.

Globalizing the Rule of Law: Some Thoughts at and on the Periphery, 7 Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies (1999). Read Full Text.

Making Customary International Law Through Municipal Adjudication: A Structural Inquiry, 39 Virginia Journal of International Law 1069 (1999). Read Full Text.

Affirmative Action and International Law, 15 Law in Context 11 (1997). Read Full Text.

Law and the Political Economy of Privatization in Sub-Saharan Africa, 21 Maryland Journal of International Law 1 (1997). Read Full Text.

Law in Development: On Tapping, Gourding, and Serving Palm-Wine, 29 Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law 167 (1997). Read Full Text.

Delinking Disproportionality from Discrimination: Procedural Burdens as Proxy for Substantive Visions, 23 New Mexico Law Review 87 (1993). Read Full Text.