Emilia Justyna Powell

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Regular Faculty - Associate Professor


International Relations
Constitutional Studies


2006 Ph.D. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
2003 M.A., Political Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
2001 Masters Degree, Law, University of Nicholas Copernicus, Torun, Poland
2001 Diploma from Jean Monnet Center for European Studies, Torun, Poland


Emilia Justyna Powell is an Associate Professor of Political Science and concurrent Associate Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame. She specializes in international law, Islamic law (sharia), international courts, territorial disputes, comparative law, and peaceful resolution of interstate disputes. Her book project examines areas of law where Islamic law and international law are commensurable in the context of peaceful resolution of disputes. As a social scientist and legal scholar, Professor Powell is interested in investigating the variance in Islamic law states' attitudes towards international law and international courts. 

Born in Toruń, Poland, Professor Powell received legal education in the University of Nicholas Copernicus (Poland), Jean Monnet Center for European Studies, and the University of Cambridge. Professor Powell is the author of Domestic Law Goes Global: Legal Traditions and International Courts (with Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, Cambridge University Press). Her publications have appeared in International Organization, Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Peach Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Interactions, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Law and Contemporary Problems, and Public Prosecution and Law.

Office Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-10:45am

Contact Information

Office: 407 Decio
Phone: 574-631-1460
Fax: (574) 631-4405
Email: epowell4@nd.edu

Mailing Address

Department of Political Science
2107 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46545


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