Tara Helfman is an Associate Professor at Syracuse University College of Law, where she teaches Contracts, Constitutional Law, Constitutional History, International Law, and Law of the Sea. She is the coauthor with Edgar McManus of the two-volume Liberty and Union: A Constitutional History of the United States (Routledge: 2014). Her scholarly interests include public international law, legal history, and legal theory.
Professor Helfman graduated from Yale Law School in 2006, where she was the Yale Journal of International Law Young Scholar of the Year and the recipient of the Joseph Parker Prize for Legal History. An undergraduate alumna of Queens College (1999), she was one of the first two recipients of a British Marshall Scholarship from the City University of New York. She holds an M.Phil. in Political Thought and Intellectual History from Cambridge University and an M.A. in Legal and Political Theory from University College London. Before joining the faculty of Syracuse University, Professor Helfman was an Associate at the New York office of Debevoise and Plimpton, LLP, in the International Dispute Resolution and Securities Law Practice Groups.
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2015 National Lawyers Convention
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Short video with Tara Helfman
In this short video, Prof. Tara J. Helfman, Associate Professor of Law at Syracuse University...