Robert B. Ahdieh

Robert B. Ahdieh is the K.H. Gyr Professor of Private International Law and director of the Center on Federalism and Intersystemic Governance at the Emory University School of Law, where he has been on faculty since 2000. During his tenure, he has held the roles of associate dean for faculty for one year and vice dean for six years.

Ahdieh’s academic experience has included work in admissions, curriculum and program development, marketing and communications, career and professional development, alumni relations, fundraising, budgeting, operations, human resources, institutional research, international programs, interdisciplinary initiatives, diversity and inclusion, student affairs and teaching – including courses on international law, contracts and financial regulation.

His scholarship on regulatory design, dynamics of coordination in law and regulation may be found in publications such as the Journal of Legal Education, Georgia Law Review, NYU Law Review and American Journal of International Law. He is also the author of a 1997 book titled Russia’s Constitutional Revolution: Legal Consciousness and the Transition to Democracy.

Before joining the Emory University School of Law, Ahdieh clerked for the Hon. James R. Browning of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; worked for the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division Honor's Program; and was a teaching assistant at Princeton University and Yale University. He has held visiting professorships at more than 10 universities in the U.S. and abroad.

Ahdieh has given more than 40 presentations at domestic and international meetings and has regularly presented multiple papers for more than 15 recurring conferences. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University and a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School.

See Ahdieh’s CV and faculty page for additional information.