Hannah Buxbaum is the vice president for international affairs at Indiana University and the John Schiller Professor of Legal Ethics in the Indiana University Bloomington Maurer School of Law. Buxbaum earned her B.A. from Cornell University, LLM from the University of Heidelberg, and J.D. from Cornell University. She joined the faculty at the Maurer School in 1997 after practicing as an associate in the New York and Frankfurt offices of Davis Polk & Wardwell. Buxbaum's research is in the areas of private international law and international litigation and jurisdiction, and she publishes widely in both U.S. and European journals.
She has conducted research in Germany as an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow and taught as a visiting professor at the universities of Cologne, Kiel, and Nurnberg-Erlangen as well as the San Diego Institute for International and Comparative Law in London. She is a past member of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law and is active in that and other organizations, including the American Society of Comparative Law and the Association of American Law Schools. Buxbaum is an elected member in the American Law Institute. She is a recipient of the Maurer School's Leon H. Wallace Teaching Award and has twice won the Gavel Award for outstanding contribution to the graduating class.
Buxbaum received the IU Bicentennial Medal in August 2019 in recognition of her distinguished service as the vice president for international affairs and member of the president's executive cabinet.