Kristen E. Boon

Professor of Law

  • Degrees:

  • J.S.D. Columbia University
  • J.D., New York University
  • M.A. & B.A., McGill University
  • Contact:

  • Tel:  973-642-8958
  • SSRN Site link
  • Courses:

  • Public International Law
  • Transnational Law
  • Contracts

Kristen E. Boon

Kristen E. Boon

Professor of Law

Dr. Kristen E. Boon, Director of International Programs, specializes in public international law and international organizations.

Professor Boon joined the Seton Hall Law School faculty as an Associate Professor of Law in 2006. Professor Boon teaches courses in international law and contracts at Seton Hall. Professor Boon holds a Doctorate in law from Columbia Law School, a J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2000, a M.A. in Political Science from McGill University in 1996, and a B.A. with honors, in Political Science and History from McGill University in 1994.

She has authored and co-authored articles on such topics as legislative reform in post-conflict zones, jus post bellum, the security council's evolving jurisdiction and the law of responsibility. Prior to joining Seton Hall she served as a clerk to Supreme Court of Canada Justice Ian Binnie and as a litigation associate with Debevoise & Plimpton in New York. Kristen Boon is a member of the bar of New York (2002) and the Law Society of Upper Canada (2003) and the US Supreme Court Bar (2008).



Are Control Tests Fit for the Future? The Slippage Problem in Attribution Doctrines, 15 Melb. J. Int'l. L. 2 (2014)

Incentivizing Inclusive Solutions: Overfishing and Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, 52 U. Louisville L. Rev. 1 (2013)

Regime Conflicts and the U.N. Security Council: Applying The Law of Responsibility, 42 Geo. Wash. J. Int'l L. 101 (2010)

Coining a New Jurisdiction: The Security Council as Economic Peacekeeper, 41 Vand. J. Transnat'l L. 991 (2008)

When The Fighting Stops: Foreword, 38 Seton Hall L. Rev. 1233 (2008)

Open for Business: International Financial Institutions, Post-Conflict Economic Reform and the Rule of Law, 9 N.Y.U. J. Int'l L. & Pol. 513 (2007)

Legislative Reform in Post-Conflict Zones, 50 McGILL L.J. 285 (2005)

Rape and Forced Pregnancy under the ICC Statute: Human Dignity, Autonomy, and Consent, 32 Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 625 (2000-2001)


International Arbitration in Highly Political Situations: The South China Sea Dispute and International Law, Washington University Global Studies Law Review, symposium edition (forthcoming 2014)

Terminating Security Council Sanctions, International Peace Institute Policy Report (2014)

The Application of Jus Post Bellum in Non International Armed Conflict, JUS POST BELLUM: MAPPING THE NORMATIVE FOUNDATIONS (Stahn, Easterday, Iverson, eds., 2013) (pgs. 259-269)

The Role of Lex Specialis in the Draft Articles on the Responsibility of International Organizations, RESPONSIBILITY OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS (Maurizio Ragazzi ed., 2013) (pgs. 135-145)

The Law of Responsibility: A Response to Fragmentation?, Pac. McGeorge Global Bus. & Dev. L.J. (2011) (symposium)

New Directions in Responsibility: Assessing the Draft Articles on the Responsibility of International Organizations, 37 Yale J. Int'l L. (2011) (On-Line)

The Future of the Law of Occupation, Canadian Yearbook of International Law (2009)

Obligations of the New Occupier: The Contours of a Jus Post Bellum, 31 Loy. L.A. Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 101 (2008)

The Role of Courts in Enforcing Economic and Social Rights, The George Washington International Law Review Vol. 39, Issue No. 2 (2007)

International Criminal Courts in DELEGATING SOVEREIGNTY TO INTERNATIONAL TREATY REGIMES 171 – 207, (Thomas Franck ed., 2000)

A Response to the American Position on the International Criminal Court, 10 E.J.I.L.108 (No. 1, 1999) (co-author)

Contributor to the 2001, 2002 & 2003 "Year in Review" Issues of the ABA's International Lawyer,

The Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States, Max Plank Encyclopedia of International Law