Alyssa King studies how adjudicators define their own roles and sources of legitimacy as well as issues of access to justice. She is particularly interested in the intersection of normative systems through mechanisms such as federalism, arbitration, and the reception of international law.

She comes to Queen’s from Yale Law School, where she is a PhD candidate and an Affiliate Fellow with the school’s Information Society Project. She received her JD from Yale Law School in 2012, and was an executive editor of the Yale Journal of International Law and a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a Master 2 from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. A member of the New York Bar, she previously clerked for Judge Barrington D. Parker of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the Eastern District of New York.

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  • Courts
  • Arbitration
  • Collective Litigation

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