Oleg Kobelev

Assistant Dean for International Studies


Oleg is responsible for advising students on international career opportunities in the U.S. and abroad. Oleg joins Duke Law from the National Association of Attorneys General, where he served as tobacco counsel, supporting 52 attorneys general in enforcement and implementation of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, which ended states’ Medicaid litigation against tobacco companies and governs annual multi-billion dollar payments from tobacco companies to cover states’ costs in caring for people with smoking-related illnesses. He also has served as a staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and as an associate with Sidley Austin in New York. Oleg is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he was editor in chief of the Journal of Law and Technology.