Aslı Ü. Bâli

Florence Rogatz Visiting Professor of Law

(spring term)


Aslı Ü. Bâli is the Florence Rogatz Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. A faculty member of the UCLA School of Law since 2009, Bâli is Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the UCLA Law Promise Institute for Human Rights. Her teaching and research interests include public international law and comparative constitutional law, with a focus on the Middle East.

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Aslı Ü. Bâli

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Education & Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., Princeton University, 2010
J.D., Yale Law School, 1999
M.P.A., Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, 1999
M.Phil., Cambridge University, Emmanuel College, 1995
B.A., Williams College, 1993

Courses Taught


  • International Human Rights Law
  • Third World Approaches to International Law: Seminar

Aslı Ü. Bâli is the Florence Rogatz Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. A faculty member of the UCLA School of Law since 2009, Bâli is Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the UCLA Law Promise Institute for Human Rights. Bâli’s teaching and research interests include public international law — particularly human rights law and the law of the international security order — and comparative constitutional law, with a focus on the Middle East. She has written on the nuclear non-proliferation regime, humanitarian intervention, the role of judicial independence in constitutional transitions, and constitutional design in religiously divided societies. Bâli’s scholarship has appeared in the International Journal of Constitutional Law, University of Chicago Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Yale Journal of International Law, Cornell Journal of International Law, Virginia Journal of International Law, American Journal of International Law Unbound, Geopolitics, Studies in Law, and Politics and Society and in edited volumes published by Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press. She has also written essays and op-eds for such venues as The New York Times, The Boston Review, and The London Review of Books.

Bâli worked for the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and as an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where she specialized in international transactions and sovereign representation. Immediately prior to her appointment at UCLA, Bâli served as the Irving S. Ribicoff Fellow in Law at Yale Law School. She serves as co-chair of the Advisory Board for the Middle East Division of Human Rights Watch and as chair of the Task Force on Civil and Human Rights of the Middle East Studies Association.