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Christopher Borgen

Professor of Law

St. John’s University School of Law

Christopher J. Borgen is Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law at St. John’s University School of Law.  His areas of teaching include International Law, National Security and the Law, Space Law, International Environmental Law, and International Finance, among other courses.  His research considers the role of international law in addressing political and military conflicts and his scholarship has been published in the Chicago Journal of International Law, the German Yearbook of International Law, International Law Studies, the Yale Journal of International Law, and in other journals and volumes. Among other professional activities, he has served Co-Rapporteur for the International Law Association's Committee on Recognition and Non-Recognition in International Law, was the principal author of Legal Aspects of the Separatist Crisis in Moldova, a report issued by the New York City Bar, and is currently a “core expert” for the Woomera Manual on the International Law of Military Space Operations.  He was a co-founder of the international law blog Opinio Juris and, previously, the Director of Research and Outreach at the American Society of International Law. Earlier in his career, he had been an associate in a law firm in New York City and, prior to that, a law clerk for a federal magistrate judge. He received an A.B. from Harvard College and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.