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William V. Dunlap

Professor of Law

BA, New School for Social Research; MPhil, University of Cambridge; JD, Yale University

School of Law


LAWS 113

Criminal Law - Law Fall 2018

LAWS 110

Constitutional Law - Law Spring 2019

LAWS 367

Counterterrorism Law - Law Spring 2019

LAWS 360

International Criminal Law - Law Fall 2018


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Phone Number

(203) 582-3265

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A faculty member since 1983, William Dunlap teaches constitutional, criminal, national security, counterterrorism, and international law. He is the associate dean for faculty research and a former associate dean for academic affairs, and for ten years he directed the legal writing program. He studied at the National Security Law Institute at the University of Virginia and the Parker School for Foreign and Comparative Law at Columbia Law School and has been a visiting scholar at Yale Law School and the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London. He is a former chair of the Section on International Law, the Section on Admiralty and Maritime Law, and the Section on International Human Rights Law of the Association of American Law Schools. He is also a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Cambridge Philosophical Society. After law school, he practiced first amendment law and international commercial litigation and arbitration at the Coudert Brothers law firm in New York. Before law school, he was a newspaper editor and a public radio host and producer in New York. He frequently gives public lectures and advises the media on current legal issues.

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