Prof. Julian Ku

Professor of Law and Director of International Programs, Hofstra University School of Law

Professor Ku teaches international and constitutional law subjects. His main research interest is the intersection of international and domestic law. He has published articles on the constitutional aspects of foreign relations in journals such as the Yale Law Journal,the Supreme Court Review and Constitutional Commentary. He is the co-author, with John Yoo, of a forthcoming book on globalization and the U.S. Constitution from Oxford University Press. He also is a co-founder of the international law weblog Opinio Juris.

Before joining the Hofstra faculty in 2002, Professor Ku served as a law clerk to Judge Jerry Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and as an Olin Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Virginia Law School. Professor Ku also practiced as an associate at the New York City law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton, specializing in litigation and arbitration arising out of international disputes. Professor Ku has also been a visiting professor at the College of William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law in Williamsburg, Virginia. During the spring of 2011, Professor Ku was the Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer in Law at East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai, China.

  • B.A., Yale College
  • J.D., Yale Law School

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Upcoming Events
Treaties and National Sovereignty Conference
Hosted by The George Washington National Security and U.S. Foreign Relations Law Program and Sponsored by The Federalist Society's Faculty Division and the George Washington Student Chapter
March 27, 2015
Publications and Multimedia
What is Left of the Alien Tort Statute after Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum? - Podcast
International & National Security Law Practice Group and Litigation Practice Group Podcast
May 13, 2013
National Security vs. International Law? - Event Audio/Video
2012 National Lawyers Convention
November 20, 2012
Taming Globalization - Faculty Book Podcast
Faculty Division Podcast 06-06-12 featuring Julian Ku and Martin Flaherty
June 06, 2012
SCOTUScast 10-22-08 featuring Julian Ku
Winter v. Natural Resources Defense Council
October 22, 2008