Faculty Biography

Jennifer Brown headshot

William Dunlap

Professor of Law

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



Bill Dunlap is a Professor of Law at Quinnipiac University School of Law. He teaches international law, including the law of the sea, as well as counterterrorism and national security law. His most recent publication focuses on the changing concept of ownership in underwater cultural heritage, including CSS Alabama, RMS Titanic, and other historic shipwrecks. Dunlap is a member of the enforcement panel of the North East Fisheries Management Council, a federal regulatory body, and three times served as chair of the Admiralty and Maritime Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools. 

Dunlap received his undergraduate degree from the New School for Social Research in New York, his law degree from Yale University 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.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

William V. Dunlap, Ownership of Underwater Cultural Heritage, 49 J. MAR. L. & COM. 425 (2018)

Mahmood Monshipouri & William V. Dunlap, Drone Strikes and Never-Ending Wars, OXFORD RESEARCH GROUP BLOG (November 3, 2016)

James D.Carlson, William V. Dunlap, Adrianne Goins, Geoffrey M. Goodale, National Security Law, 47 INT'L LAW 453 (2013)

John Carey, William V. Dunlap, R. John Pritchard eds., INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW: PROSPECTS.  INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW: CHALLENGES.  INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW: ORGINS. (Transnational Publishers/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2006, 2004, 2003)