Company: Georgetown University Law Center
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
David P. Stewart, Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in higher education and law.
A celebrated figure in the fields of academia and higher education, Mr. Stewart has accrued nearly 50 years of professional excellence in his areas of expertise. A professor at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC, since 2014, he previously served as a visiting professor of law at the same academic institution from 2008 to 2014. Prior to these engagements, he held the role of assistant legal advisor to the U.S. Department of State for 26 years, special assistant in the Office of Legal Advisor for the U.S. Department of State for six years, and an associate with Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine in New York City for five years.
Alongside his primary endeavors, Mr. Stewart has served as an elected member of the Inter-American Judicial Committee from 2008 to 2016, an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies from 2001 to 2012, and a visiting lecturer at the National Law Center of George Washington University from 1993 to 1999. In addition, he was employed as a visiting lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law from 1993 to 1996, an adjunct professor at American University from 1985 to 1986, and an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University from 1984 to 2008.
In preparation for his illustrious career, Mr. Stewart sought a formal education, first earning a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University in 1966. He followed this accomplishment with a Master of Arts from Yale University in 1971 and a Master of Laws from New York University in 1975. He has been admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
A respected voice in the field, Mr. Stewart has been a prolific author, contributing articles to professional journals and serving on the board of editors for the American Journal of International Law. He has authored a book, “International Criminal Law in a Nutshell,” published in 2014. Furthermore, he has been the coauthor of three books: “International Human Rights in a Nutshell,” Fifth Edition, in 2017; “International and Transnational Criminal Law” in 2014; and “The Foreign Sovereign Immunization Act: A Guide for Judges” in 2013. Moreover, he acted as coeditor of the Digest of United States Practice in International Law from 1989 to 2005.
Active in his professional circles, Mr. Stewart maintains affiliation with several industry-related organizations, including as president of the American Branch of the International Law Association since 2000 and a member-at-large of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association since 1975. Previously, he served as a president-elect of the American Branch of the International Law Association from 2010 to 2014 and he is a member of the American Society of International Law, the International Bar Association, and the Inter-American Bar Association.
In recognition of his exceptional contributions to his industry, Mr. Stewart was honored with the Charles Fahy Award for Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching from Georgetown University for 2003-2004. In addition, he has been named a Worldwide Humanitarian and an Industry Leader and was presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017. To pay tribute to his outstanding achievements, he has been listed in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in American Politics, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in the World.
Interested in the legal industry from a young age, Mr. Stewart has always felt drawn to international law and is most proud of his accomplishments with the U.S. Department of State. Married to Jennifer Kilmer since 1986, Mr. Stewart is the proud father of four children. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1970 to 1987.
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