Peter J. Spiro

Email: peter.spiro@temple.edu


Peter J. Spiro joined the faculty at Temple University Law School in 2006 as the Charles R. Weiner Professor, before which he was the Rusk Professor of Law at the University of Georgia Law School.  He is the author of Beyond Citizenship: American Identity After Globalization (Oxford University Press 2008).  He has also published widely on international, immigration, and constitutional law subjects in law journals and in such publications as Foreign Affairs, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Republic. He writes for the leading international law blog, Opinio Juris.  In 1993-94, he served as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, during which he studied the growing role of NGOs in international decision-making, and received an Open Society Institute/Soros Foundation fellowship to study the law of American citizenship in 1997-98.  He is a former law clerk to Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court, director for democracy on the staff of the National Security Council, as an attorney-adviser in the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Legal Adviser and as a resident associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Spiro holds a B.A. from Harvard College and a J.D. from the University of Virginia, School of Law.