Monica Hakimi is the James V. Campbell Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Faculty and Research. She teaches and writes in the fields of public international law and U.S. foreign relations law. Her research ties together doctrine and theory to examine how international law operates and adapts to contemporary challenges, particularly in the areas of human and national security.

Before entering academia, Professor Hakimi served as attorney-adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, where she counseled policymakers on nuclear nonproliferation, efforts to reconstruct Iraq immediately after the 2003 war, international investment disputes, and international civil aviation. She also served as counsel before the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal and worked on cases before the International Court of Justice and U.S. federal courts and agencies.

Between 2013 and 2016, Professor Hakimi was the associate dean for academic programming at Michigan Law. She serves on the board of editors of the American Journal of International Law and the advisory board for the Institute of International Peace and Security at the University of Cologne, Germany.