Emilia Justyna Powell

Emilia Justyna Powell

Associate Professor

Fields of Study: International Relations, Constitutional Studies

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., and by appointment

2016 Jankins Nanovic Halls




Emilia Justyna Powell is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Concurrent Associate Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame. Professor Powell specializes in international law, international courts, peaceful resolution of disputes, as well as the nexus between the Islamic legal tradition and international law. 
Her prominent publications include a forthcoming book (2019) in Oxford University Press entitled Islamic Law and International Law: Peaceful Resolution of Disputes. This book provides a comprehensive examination of differences and similarities between the Islamic legal tradition and classical international law, with particular focus on interstate dispute resolution. Powell is also the author of a book published in Cambridge University Press (2011), 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 Organization, Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Law and Contemporary Problems, etc.  Powell's research appears in several policy outlets, such as the Yearbook of Arab Association of Constitutional Law, and the Algerian Constitutional Council Journal. 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.