Professor Maya Steinitz of the College of Law has been granted tenure and promoted to full professor. Steinitz joined Iowa College of Law in the fall of 2011. Before joining the Iowa College of Law, she held a dual appointment as an Associate-in-Law and Lecturer at Columbia Law School. Prior to entering academia, Steinitz served as a litigator at Latham & Watkins, LLP. She also clerked for Israeli Supreme Court Justice Esther Hayut.
Steinitz teaches civil procedure, complex litigation, corporations, international business transactions, and international arbitration. Her research focuses on a wide range of topics in public and business international law, transnational litigation, and the global legal profession. Her scholarship has been published or accepted for publication by Vanderbilt Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, William & Mary Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Iowa Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, Stanford Law Review Online, and Oxford University Press (twice). Some of her works-in-progress are titled "Transnational Litigation as Prisoners’ Dilemma," "The Case for an International Court of Civil Justice," "Dewey & LeBoeuf's Post-Mortem Report and the Future of Law Firm Finance," and a book project tentatively titled "Law and the Self: An Imaginary Exchange of Letters between H.L.A. Hart and G.H. Mead."
While in private practice, Steinitz led the representation of the emerging government of Southern Sudan in drafting its national and sub-national constitutions.
Recently, she was appointed to serve on the inaugural bench of the ICC’s Jerusalem Arbitration Center (JAC), an Israeli-Palestinian international commercial arbitration tribunal.