Legal scholar joins College of Law faculty
Tara Helfman has joined the Syracuse University College of Law as assistant professor of law. Helfman teaches contract law and international law. She spent 2009-10 as the Olin/Searle Fellow at the New York University School of Law conducting research on counterproliferation, maritime law and legal history. Her current research interests include fiduciary law, the laws of war, and Anglo-American legal history, fields in which she has published award-winning articles.
A graduate of Yale Law School, Helfman spent three years as an associate at Debevoise and Plimpton LLP, where she was a member of the International Dispute Resolution and Securities and White Collar Defense practice groups. Her pro bono work has included death penalty cases, habeas petitions and disability rights advocacy. While at Yale, Helfman was awarded the Joseph Parker Prize for Legal History and the Yale Journal of International Law Young Scholar Award. She also earned a master of arts degree at University College London, a master of philosophy degree at Cambridge University, and a bachelor of arts degree from Queens College, City University of New York.