Associate Professor of Law
Kristine Kalanges teaches torts, international business transactions, and comparative law. Her first book, Religious Liberty in Western and Islamic Law: Toward a World Legal Tradition (Oxford University Press, 2012), explores the comparative effects of religious beliefs and practices on constitutions and international human rights. In addition to her continuing work on religion and human rights, she is researching the intersection of law and international political economy, focusing especially on law and development.
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Professor Kalanges joined the Notre Dame faculty in 2012, where she is also a faculty fellow in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Previously, she was an assistant professor of Justice, Law & Society in the School of Public Affairs at American University. She also practiced corporate law in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and served in Washington, D.C. as a law clerk for the U.S. Department of Justice.
In 2008, Professor Kalanges received a J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law, Economics and Public Policy, and a Ph.D. from Georgetown University, where she was a Graduate Fellow in International Relations. She also holds a M.A. in Government from Georgetown University and a B.A. from the University of Puget Sound, where she majored in International Political Economy. Prior to undertaking graduate studies, she spent two years in Seattle’s private sector, providing research, marketing, and communications services for technology and consulting firms.
Courses TaughtComparative Law
LAW70437, International Business Transactions
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN WESTERN AND ISLAMIC LAW: TOWARD A WORLD LEGAL TRADITION
(Oxford University Press, 2012).
Taking God Seriously: Why Religion is Essential to the Defense of Religious Human Rights 2011
FIDES ET LIBERTAS 37-58 (2011).
Areas of Expertise
- Comparative Legal Traditions
- International Political Economy
- Law and Development
- Legal and Political Philosophy
- Religion and Human Rights