Daimeon Shanks



PhD Student in Jurisprudence and Social Policy

Legal history, jurisprudence and critical legal studies, and political theory

Daimeon Shanks is a third-year PhD student in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy program at Berkeley Law, studying legal history, jurisprudence, and political philosophy. He graduated from the University of Colorado Law School in 2019, where he studied international law, International human rights, American Indian law, and administrative law. At Colorado, Daimeon was an assistant editor on the University of Colorado Law Review, a Student Attorney for the Maya Leaders Association of Belize in the American Indian Law clinic, and twice a member of Colorado's Jessup International Moot Court Competition team. He worked as a legal assistant to the Chair of the 70th session of the International Law Commission, a sub-organ of the United Nations General Assembly that is mandated with the progressive development and codification of international law. His research interests include the development of international legal norms and international community on the high seas in the first half of the 19th century, and the United States' engagement with both through its whaling fleets.

B.A., Italian, University of Oregon, 2002; J.D., University of Colorado Law School, 2019


Entrance Fees: Self-Funded Agencies and the Economization of Immigration, 93 U. COLO. L. REV. __ (forthcoming 2022); From Aspirational to Prescriptive Capacity Building: Post-Conflict States, Rule of Law, and Hybrid International Justice, 90 U. COLO. L. REV. 1195 (2019); Book Review: Robert B. Reich’s The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It, 1(2) J. L. & POL. ECON. (2020).