Emilia Justyna Powell

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Regular Faculty - Associate Professor


International Relations
Constitutional Studies


2006 Ph.D. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida


Emilia Justyna Powell is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, concurrent appointment at the Notre Dame Law School. Professor Powell specializes in international law and international courts, as well as the nexus between Islamic law and international law. Her prominent publications include a book published in Cambridge University Press (2011) entitled Domestic Law Goes Global: Legal Traditions and International Courts (with Sara McLaughlin Mitchell), and several articles in top political science academic journals such as International OrganizationJournal of PoliticsInternational Studies QuarterlyJournal of Peace ResearchJournal of Conflict Resolution, Law and Contemporary Problems, etc. Her most recent book project entitled Islamic Law States and International Law: Peaceful Settlement of Disputes provides a comprehensive examination of differences and similarities between Islamic law and the classical international law, especially in the context of dispute settlement. She has been a fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, and the University of Copenhagen Law School, icourts Centre for 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.

Office Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Contact Information

Office: 2016 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Phone: 574-631-1460
Fax: (574) 631-4405
Email: epowell4@nd.edu

Mailing Address

Department of Political Science
2060 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame, IN 46545


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