Justin Kanter, United States

Justin Kanter is an American lawyer who received his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2014 and his Bachelors in Arts in 2011 from Tufts University with majors in European History and Political Theory. 

While at the University of Virginia School of Law, Justin concentrated on private international law, U.S. corporate law, and other subjects pertaining to law and business. He was a member of the J.B. Moore Society of International Law and an editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law, the oldest and most-cited student-edited international law journal in the U.S.  Also during his time at law school, Justin co-founded and co-developed the business plan for a start-up enterprise – a portable water desalinization device that would serve to alleviate the clean drinking water crisis in the developing world. 

After law school, Justin spent a year as an Associate in the Boston office of WilmerHale, a large international law firm.  Working in the Corporate Practice Group, he counseled public and private companies on formation, governance, funding and compensation matters as well as public offerings, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, SEC compliance and ongoing corporate matters.  WilmerHale’s client base included both domestic and foreign companies in a range of industries, including technology and life sciences.

Through the LLM program at the Fletcher School, Justin hopes to deepen his understanding of public international law, expose himself to specialized areas of international law that he has not thoroughly examined to date, and further develop an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective through which he can approach international legal issues.  He is hopeful that through the experience, he will be will-equipped to address nuanced, systemic legal issues that are of importance to the global community.


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