Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University)
Boston College Law School
Duncan B. Hollis is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a Professor of Law at Temple Law School. His scholarship focuses on issues of authority in international and foreign affairs law, asking who exercises authority in the formation, interpretation and application of international law, and who is it that has the authority to apply such law to, or for, national actors. Hollis uses treaties as the focal point for this research, examining the status of treaties, and treaty-makers, from international, comparative and constitutional perspectives. He is the editor of the Oxford Guide to Treaties (2012) and he also co-edited National Treaty Law & Practice (ASIL & Martinus Nijhoff, 2005), which examined how nineteen countries incorporate treaty rules into their national laws. His scholarship has appeared in various books and journals, including the Texas Law Review, the Southern California Law Review, the Virginia Journal of International Law, and the Berkeley Journal of International Law. Professor Hollis is a regular contributor to the premier international law blog, Opinio Juris. His expertise on treaty issues has been sought or used by all three branches of the federal govenrment as well as several international organizations.