Faculty Profile

William Dunlap

William V. Dunlap

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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

Constitutional Law

Law Spring 2020

International Business Trans.

Law Spring 2020


Law School Academic

Phone Number

(203) 582-3265

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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.

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

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

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 (Transnational Publishers/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2006).

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