Kenneth S. Gallant is currently a licensed lawyer in Washington state. He was Ben J. Altheimer Distinguished Professor at the University of Arkansas William H. Bowen School of Law until he retired from teaching in 2018. He taught criminal law, various international law courses, conflict of laws, lawyering skills and clinic.. He joined the law school faculty in 1999 from the University of Idaho, where he had directed the clinic and taught on the faculty.
He is the author of two books, International Criminal Jurisdiction: Whose Law Must We Obey? (Oxford Univ. Press, 2022) and The Principle of Legality in International and Comparative Criminal Law (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009), and has published extensively in international law, particularly international criminal law. In 2014, he was elected to Associate Membership in the International Academy of Comparative Law.
Before entering teaching, he worked first as a prosecutor and later as Attorney-in-charge for Special Litigation with the Office of the District Attorney of Philadelphia. After law school, he was a law clerk to the late Justice Samuel J. Roberts of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the late Judge Louis H. Pollak of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
From 2006-12, he was Representative of Counsel on the International Criminal Court Advisory Committee on Legal Texts (roughly equivalent to a Court Rules Committee in the United States). From 2014-18, he was a Member of the ICC’s Disciplinary Appeals Board, operating under the Court’s Code of Conduct for Counsel.
EDUCATION: Harvard University, A.B.; University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.