Kristina Daugirdas is a professor of law and the associate dean for academic programming at the University of Michigan Law School. She teaches and writes in the fields of international law and institutions and US foreign relations law.
Her scholarship currently focuses on how international law regulates (and fails to regulate) international institutions, as well as how they contribute to the development of international law. She is a member of the editorial board of the International Organizations Law Review and the US State Department's Advisory Committee on International Law.
In 2016–2017, Daugirdas was a Visiting Fellow at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and served as a consultant on public international law issues for the World Intellectual Property Organization. From 2014 to 2017, she co-authored the Contemporary Practice of the United States Relating to International Law: A section of the American Journal of International Law. In 2014, she was awarded the Francis Deák Prize for an outstanding article published in the American Journal of International Law by a younger author.
Before joining the Michigan Law faculty, Daugirdas was an attorney-adviser at the US Department of State Office of the Legal Adviser. In that role, she provided guidance on the negotiation and implementation of UN Security Council sanctions and amicus participation by the U.S government in lawsuits with foreign policy implications.