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Antonia Eliason

Associate Professor of Law

Antonia Eliason joined the faculty in 2013 as Assistant Professor of Law. Professor Eliason teaches Contracts, International Law, International Trade Law, International Investment Law, International Finance, EU Law, the Law of Armed Conflict, and Law and Science Fiction. Her research focuses on international trade law, particularly issues relating to climate change, sustainable development, and trade facilitation. Her other research interests include cannabis legalization, decolonization, sovereign debt, and blockchain technology.

Before joining the faculty, Professor Eliason worked as an associate at Allen & Overy in London in the US Corporate Finance group, focusing on debt and equity securities. Professor Eliason also worked in Allen & Overy’s Hong Kong office, as well as at Credit Suisse in London. Prior to joining Allen & Overy, she interned in the Legal Affairs division of the WTO and clerked for Judge Lenaerts at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.

Professor Eliason received her B.S. in Cell & Molecular Biology and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, her M.A. in European and Eurasian Studies with a concentration in International Economics from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, and her J.D. from the University of Michigan, where she was the recipient of a Darrow Scholarship. She is currently working to complete her LL.M. in Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi.


J.D., University of Michigan Law School
M.A., The George Washington University
B.S., University of Michigan