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Christine Abely
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Areas of Expertise
  • Administrative Law
  • International Transactions
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Law
  • Compliance Law

Christine Abely

Assistant Professor of Law


JD, University of Virginia School of Law
BA, Economics and French Studies, Dartmouth College

Professional Background

Professor Christine Abely is an Assistant Professor teaching Contracts & International Business Transactions at New England Law. Following her graduation from law school, she worked at several Massachusetts law firms in business litigation and international trade and sanctions law. Prior to teaching at New England Law, she taught as an adjunct lecturer at Boston University School of Law.

Professor Abely has written in the areas of compliance, contracts, and international trade and sanctions. She has published or has papers forthcoming in the Florida State Law Review, the Tennessee Law Review, and the Virginia Journal of International Law, among others. Her shorter pieces and blog posts have appeared in The Hill, NYU’s Compliance & Enforcement BlogThe ALI Adviser, and the Harvard Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law Blog.

Featured Publications

Opinion: Amid the Ukraine war, are sanctions against Russia working?, Los Angeles Times (2023)

The Russia Sanctions: The Economic Response to Russia's Invasion of Ukraine, (2023)

Gluten-Free and CBD: Compliance Challenges and Regulatory Action in New Areas of Food and Drug Law, 49 Fla. St. L. Rev., (2022)

Clarifying the Role of Reliance: Promissory Estoppel and Charitable Subscriptions in the Restatement (Second) of Contracts, 26 Lewis & Clark L. Rev., (2022)

Ransomware, Cyber Sanctions, and the Problem of Timing (forthcoming), 63 Boston Coll. L. Rev. E. Supp. (2022)

New Export Controls Distinguish Between Exports to Russia and Deemed Exports to Russian Nationals, Just Security (2022)

As Sanctions Are Announced, Remember the 50 Percent Rule, The Compliance & Ethics Blog (2022)

Adjusting Pre- and Post-Judgment Interest Rates for Consumer Debt Collection Actions, 88 Tenn. L. Rev., (2021)

A Little More on Bucatini, Ind. L. Rev. Blog (2021)

It's time to require country of origin disclosures for products sold online, The Hill (2021)


Win at All Costs: At the Intersection of Sports & Compliance, Harvard J. Sports & Entm’t Blog (2020)

Regulatory Compliance for Nonprofits, NYU PCCE Compliance & Enforcement Blog (2020)

Causing a Sanctions Violation with U.S. Dollars, 48 Ga. J. In’tl & Comp. L. 29, (2019)

E-Commerce Transactions and Country of Origin Marking for Imported Products, 59 Va. J. Int’l Law 1, (2019)