Emilia Justyna Powell
Office: 217 O'Shaugnessy Hall
Emilia Justyna Powell is an associate professor of Political Science and concurrent associate professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame. She specializes in international law, international courts, international dispute resolution, the Islamic legal tradition, Islamic international law, and Islamic constitutionalism. Her new book, Islamic Law States and International Law: Peaceful Settlement of Disputes (forthcoming 2019 in Oxford University Press), provides a comprehensive examination of differences and similarities between the Islamic legal tradition and the classical international law, especially in the context of dispute settlement. She demonstrates that substantive and procedural similarities between these two legal systems surpass their differences to bring about a more peaceful world.
Born in Toruń, Poland, Powell received legal education at the University of Nicholas Copernicus (Poland), Jean Monnet Center for European Studies, and the University of Cambridge. Her most prominent publications include a book published in Cambridge University Press (2011) titled 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, and Law and Contemporary Problems. She has published several book chapters on the Islamic milieu's attitudes towards various substantive areas of international law. Her publications appear in several languages, including Farsi, French, and Arabic (Yearbook of Arab Association of Constitutional Law, Algerian Constitutional Council Journal, etc.).