John B. Quigley

John B. Quigley

John B. Quigley

President's Club Professor of Law

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  • A.B., Harvard University
  • M.A., Harvard University
  • LL.B, Harvard University

Before joining the Ohio State faculty in 1969, Professor Quigley was a research scholar at Moscow State University, and a research associate in comparative law at Harvard Law School. Professor Quigley teaches International Law and Comparative Law. Professor Quigley holds an adjunct appointment in the Political Science Department. In 1982-83 he was a visiting professor at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Professor Quigley is active in international human rights work. His numerous publications include books and articles on human rights, the United Nations, war and peace, east European law, African law, and the Arab-Israeli conflict In 1995 he was recipient of The Ohio State University Distinguished Scholar Award.

Professor Quigley's books include the following:

  • Basic Laws on the Structure of the Soviet State (with H. J. Berman), Harvard University Press, 1969
  • The Merchant Shipping Code of the USSR (1968) (with W. E. Butler), John Hopkins University Press, 1970
  • The Soviet Foreign Trade Monopoly: Institutions and Laws, Ohio State University Press, 1974
  • Law After Revolution: Essays on Socialist Law in Honor of Harold J. Berman (edited) (with William E. Butler and Peter B. Maggs), Oceana Publications, 1988
  • Palestine and Israel: A Challenge to Justice, Duke University Press, 1990
  • The Ruses for War: American Interventionism Since World War II, Prometheus Books, 1992
  • Flight into the Maelstrom: Immigration to Israel and Middle East Peace, Ithaca Press, 1997
  • Genocide in Cambodia: Documents from the Trial of Pol Pot and Ieng Sary (edited, with Howard J. DeNike and Kenneth J. Robinson), University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000
  • The Case for Palestine: An International Law Perspective, Duke University Press, 2005
  • The Genocide Convention: An International Law Analysis, Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2006
  • Soviet Legal Innovation and the Law of the Western World, Cambridge University Press, 2007
  • The Ruses for War: American Interventionism Since World War II (second edition), Prometheus Books, 2007
  • Consular Law and Practice (with Luke T. Lee), Oxford University Press, 2008
  • The Law of Consular Access: A Documentary Guide (with William J. Aceves and S. Adele Shank), Routledge/Cavendish, 2009
  • The Statehood of Palestine: International Law in the Middle East Conflict, Cambridge University Press, 2010


  • The Six-Day War and Israeli Self-Defense: Questioning the Legal Basis for Preventive War, Cambridge University Press
  • Who Admits New Members to the United Nations (Think Twice Before You Answer), George Washington International Law Review, vol. 45, no. 1
  • A Tragi-Comedy of Errors Erodes Self-Execution of Treaties: Medellin v. Texas and Beyond, Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, vol. 45, no. 1
  • The Legal Foundations of Palestinian Statehood: The Way Ahead Towards Proclamation of a Palestinian Independent State, in The Search for Palestinian Statehood: Legal, Political and Economic Implications, Law Institute of Bir Zeit University, (in Arabic 2012), in English in Palestine Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 13
  • The Status of Jerusalem after the Admission of Palestine to the United Nations, in Membership of Palestine in the United Nations: Legal and Political Implications, Hebron University Press
  • The Efficacy of International Criminal Prosecution in the Aftermath of Ethnic Conflict, in T. Dragostinova and Y. Hashamova (eds.), Beyond Mosque, Church and State, University of Pittsburgh Press

Professor Quigley's Podcasts

Medellin v. Texas

Issues: Executive power; international law
Podcast Series: U.S. Supreme Court
Date: Mar. 31, 2008

Medellin v. Texas

Issues: Executive power; international law
Podcast Series: U.S. Supreme Court
Date: Oct. 9, 2007

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