Quinnipiac University
Bill Dunlap is a law professor at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, where he teaches international law, including the law of the sea, counterterrorism and national security law. His most recent publication is on the changing concept of ownership in underwater cultural heritage, including CSS Alabama, RMS Titanic, and other historic shipwrecks. He is a member of the enforcement panel of the North East Fisheries Management Council, a federal regulatory body. Three times he has been the chair of the Admiralty and Maritime Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools. He got his undergraduate degree from the New School for Social Research in New York, his law degree from Yale Law School, and his master’s from the Scott Polar Research Institute at Cambridge University. His thesis was on the impact of global warming on the legal status of the Soviet (now Russian) Arctic straits that form the Northern Sea Route.
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  • BA, New School for Social Research
  • MPHIL, University of Cambridge
  • JD, Yale University

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Rights
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Human Rights
  • National Security Law


  • Law

Office Location

  • School of Law and Education 262F

Mail Drop

  • LW-FAC

Selected Publications

Scholarly Journals

Drone Strikes and Never-Ending Wars

Mahmood Monshipouri & William V. Dunlap

OXFORD RESEARCH GROUP (November 3, 2016)

Law Reviews

Ownership of Underwater Cultural Heritage

William V. Dunlap

49 J. MAR. L. & COM. 425 (2018)

Law Reviews

National Security Law

James D.Carlson, William V. Dunlap, Adrianne Goins, Geoffrey M. Goodale,

47 INT'L LAW 453 (2013)



John Carey, William V. Dunlap, R. John Pritchard eds.

(Transnational Publishers/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2006)



John Carey, William V. Dunlap, R. John Pritchard eds.

(Transnational Publishers/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2004)