Faculty Profiles

Kristen Eichensehr

Kristen Eichensehr

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
A.B. Harvard University, 2004
M. Phil. University of Cambridge, 2005
J.D. Yale Law School, 2008

Kristen Eichensehr is a Visiting Assistant Professor at UCLA School of Law. Her primary research and teaching interests are in cutting-edge international, foreign relations, and national security law issues.

Eichensehr is a graduate of Harvard University, the University of Cambridge, and Yale Law School. During law school, Eichensehr served as Executive Editor of the Yale Law Journal and Articles Editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. She also received the Cullen Prize for the best paper by a first-year student and the Lemkin Prize for the best paper on international human rights.

Before joining the UCLA faculty, Eichensehr clerked for Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Sonia Sotomayor of the Supreme Court of the United States. Eichensehr also served as Special Assistant to the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State and practiced at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C., where she specialized in appellate litigation, international and national security law, and cybersecurity issues. Eichensehr is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the International Law Association’s Study Group on Cybersecurity, Terrorism, and International Law.

Eichensehr’s recent scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the Georgetown Law Journal, the American Journal of International Law, and the Virginia Journal of International Law.