McGeorge School of Law Assistant Professor Nadia Banteka

Nadia Banteka

Assistant Professor of Law
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Nadia Banteka joined the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law faculty in August 2021. Professor Banteka teaches, researches, and writes on issues concerning criminal procedure, criminal law, law and technology, and international law. Professor Banteka’s recent research has focused on the intersection of criminal procedure and criminal law with an emphasis on policing and police accountability, as well as on emerging legal issues of artificial intelligence personhood within the criminal legal system and beyond.

Professor Banteka has published articles in several law reviews, including the UCLA Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Houston Law Review, and Seton Hall Law Review. Professor Banteka has also published articles in several international law journals, including Virginia Journal of International Law, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, and Michigan Journal of International Law. Professor Banteka has recently served as an invited expert, among others, for the Perry World House of the University of Pennsylvania, Oxford University, and the International Criminal Court Office of the Prosecutor. Finally, Professor Banteka has contributed to popular media outlets, such as Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, ABC, CBS, San Francisco Chronicle, and Chicago Tribune.

Before joining McGeorge School of Law, Professor Banteka served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, as a Visiting Fellow at Yale Law School, a Dean’s Fellow at Columbia Law School, an Assistant Professor at Tilburg Law School in the Netherlands, and a Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law. Before entering academia, Professor Banteka was a public defender and has practiced as a defense counsel before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

Professor Banteka holds law degrees from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as a Dean's Scholar and was awarded the Karin Lest Award of excellence for graduating first in her graduating class.


University of Pennsylvania Law School, LLM, SJD 

University of Nottingham School of Law, LLM in International Criminal Justice and Armed Conflict

Democritus University of Thrace School of Law, LLB

Curriculum Vitae
Research Focus

Law Review Articles

Book Chapters and Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • Artificially Intelligent Personhood on a Sliding Scale, in The Cambridge Handbook of Private Law and Artificial Intelligence (Ernest Lim & Philip Morgan eds., Cambridge University Press).
  • Cities and International Law, UPenn Perry World House Report on Cities, Geopolitics, and International Legal Order.
  • Consent and Intuitions of Justice, in Crime, Criminal Justice, and the Way Forward 383 (C.D. Spinellis et al. eds., Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishers).
  • An Integrative Model for International Criminal Court Enforcement of Arrest and Surrender Requests: A More Political Court?, in Contemporary Issues Facing the International Criminal Court 478 (Richard H. Steinberg ed., Brill-Nijhoff).