Emilia Justyna Powell

Emilia Justyna Powell


Fields of Study: International Relations, Constitutional Studies

Research and Teaching Interests: International law, the Islamic legal tradition, international conflict management, territorial disputes

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

2018 Jankins Nanovic Halls



Emilia Justyna Powell is a Professor of Political Science and Concurrent Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame. She has written extensively on international law, international courts, international dispute resolution, the Islamic legal tradition, and Islamic constitutionalism. Her prominent publications include a book published in Oxford University Press (2019) entitled Islamic Law and International Law: Peaceful Resolution of Disputes, a Cambridge University Press (2011) book, Domestic Law Goes Global: Legal Traditions and International Courts (with Sara McLaughlin Mitchell), and several articles in top political science academic journals as well as law journals such as International Organization, Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Law and Contemporary Problems, Yearbook of Arab Association of Constitutional Law etc.

She has been a fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, and at the University of Copenhagen Law School, icourts Centre for International Courts. Born in Toruń, Poland, Emilia Justyna Powell received education in the University of Nicholas Copernicus (Poland), Jean Monnet Center for European Studies, the University of Cambridge, and the Florida State University.