Jenia teaches criminal procedure, comparative criminal procedure, international criminal law, and international organizations. Before joining SMU, she served as a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, teaching legal research and writing and comparative criminal procedure. She earned her J.D. from Yale, where she was a Coker Fellow and articles editor for the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Journal of International Law. After her 1st year of law school, she was a summer clerk at the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; the following summer, she worked at the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Houston and the New York and Paris offices of Debevoise & Plimpton.
Jenia's publications concentrate on issues related to comparative and international criminal law and procedure; in that vein is her guest post below, which discusses her study of defense counsel attitudes toward international criminal proceedings. She's currently working on Plea Bargaining Across Borders, a book that explores plea bargaining from a comparative perspective.