James Kraska, LL.M, S.J.D

Chair Stockton Center for International Law
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Biography

James Kraska is chair and Charles H. Stockton Professor of International Maritime Law in the Stockton Center for International Law at the U.S. Naval War College, where he is a tenured full professor. He also serves as Visiting Professor of Law and John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization at Harvard Law School, where he teaches International Law of the Sea. Previously, he was a visiting professor at the University of the Philippines College of Law and Gujarat National Law University and a visiting scholar at Duke University and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He is a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Areas of Expertise

  • International Law

Professional Highlights

2021

Editor-in-Chief, Benedict on Admiralty: International Maritime Law

2020

Visiting Professor of Law and John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization, Harvard Law School

2019

Visiting Professor of Public International Law, Gujarat National Law University, Ahmedabad, India

2018

Publication of "The Free Sea: The American Fight for Freedom of Navigation" (US Naval Institute Press)

2018

Visiting Professor of Law and John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization, Harvard Law School

2018

Inaugural Global Engagement Fellow, Mississippi State University

Education

S.J.D., University of Virginia School of Law

LL.M, University of Virginia School of Law

J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law

M.A.I.S., School of Politics and Economics, Claremont Graduate School

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Related Credentials

Previously, Professor Kraska was Mary Derrickson McCurdy Visiting Scholar, an endowed chair in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University and an Office of the Chief of Naval Research Fellow in the Marine Policy Center at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, where he conducted a study on legal aspects of autonomous and expendable marine instruments.

Other Honors

Law of the Sea Institute, University of California Berkeley School of Law
Distinguished Fellow, 2014-present

Center for National Security Law, University of Virginia Law School
Senior Fellow, 2013-present

Center for Oceans Law and Policy, University of Virginia Law School
Senior Fellow, 2012-present

External Memberships and Associations

Council on Foreign Relations
Permanent Member

The Alexander Hamilton Society
National Board of Advisers

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