Stockton Center for International Law

The Stockton Center is an internationally recognized research institute for the study of international law and military operations that produces original analysis for national decision-makers, senior military leaders, scholars, and legal practitioners throughout the world in order to better grasp the role of international law in naval, Joint, and Combined operations.

Stockton Center for International Law

About The Stockton Center

The Stockton Center focuses on the most vexing questions of international law, often by conducting focused research workshops that bring together leading thinkers from government, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, academia, and the private sector to explore them.

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Workshops & More

The Stockton Center annually hosts legal research workshops on emergent issues drawing many of the world’s leading international law experts. The Center also co-hosts an annual International Law of Military Operations course and Maritime Security Cooperation Workshop for legal advisors from the U.S. and abroad. The Center provides legal support to War Games, and when requested, advice to the Fleet and other Department of Defense entities on a variety of international, operational, and maritime legal issues. The Center also serves as the Primary Review Authority for the Commander’s Handbook on the Law of Naval Operations. Most recently, the Stockton Center provided comprehensive support to the development of the Africa Maritime Security and Law Enforcement Primer, a collaborative effort between the Department of State and Department of Defense.

International Law Studies (ILS)

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Stockton Center for International Law Faculty

Stockton Center faculty teach courses on the law of armed conflict, the law of naval warfare and maritime security, and the law of air, cyber, and space operations. In addition, faculty members serve as guest lecturers and subject matter experts, while also participating in various international law conferences and workshops.

Charles H. Stockton Professor

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Howard S. Levie Professor

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International Law Faculty

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Stockton Center Visiting Research Scholar Program

The Stockton Center invites eminent international law scholars, as well as exceptional younger scholars, to share their knowledge and varied perspectives with the U.S. Naval War College through its Visiting Research Scholar Program. Interested applicants can find more information and details on how to apply here. Below, please find the list of past visiting research scholars.

Visiting Fellows

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