D. A. Jeremy Telman

Professor of Law

Public International Law

B.A., Columbia University
M.A., Cornell University
Ph.D., Cornell University
J.D., New York University School of Law


Before coming to the Oklahoma City University School of Law, Professor Telman taught for sixteen years at the Valparaiso University Law School, where he also, at times, served as Associate Dean for Faculty Development and as the Director of International Programs. Prior to moving to full-time teaching, Professor Telman taught public international law at Brown University and practiced commercial litigation in the New York office of Sidley Austin LLP, where he also administered and participated in the office’s pro bono asylum program.

Soon after graduating from the NYU School of Law, Professor Telman clerked for Judge Rosemary Barkett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Miami, Florida. Professor Telman, whose doctorate is in modern European history, previously taught in the history department at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Northern Illinois University School of Law, the DePaul University College of Law, and Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law. From 2011-2015, Professor Telman served as editor of ContractsProf Blog, the official blog of the AALS Section on Contracts, and he returned to that position in 2020.

He has in the past written on contracts and commercial law, public international law, and comparative jurisprudence. He is currently working on an intellectual history of originalism in constitutional interpretation, but he also continues to write about contract law and public international law, with a focus on teaching those subjects to law students. His scholarship has appeared in Austrian, English, French, German, Indian, Israeli, Serbian, South African, Swiss, and U.S. publications.

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