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Kristen Boon   


Miriam T. Rooney Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development

  • Degrees:

  • J.S.D. Columbia University | J.D., New York University | M.A., B.A., McGill University
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  • Tel:  973-642-8958
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  • Courses:

  • Public International Law, International Dispute Resolution, Transnational Law, Contracts

Dr. Kristen E. Boon, Miriam T. Rooney Professor of Law, 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. She was promoted to full professor in 2011. In 2018, she was honored with the inaugural Patrick Toscano Jr. Research Scholar for significant contributions to scholarship and teaching and named Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development.

Dean Boon teaches courses in international law and contracts at Seton Hall. Dean Boon holds a Doctorate in law from Columbia Law School and a J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2000. She was also awarded an M.A. in Political Science from McGill University and Sciences Po (Paris) in 1996, and a B.A. with honors, in Political Science and History from McGill University in 1994.

Her areas of expertise include public international law, international organizations, business and human rights, international arbitration, transnational law, and international humanitarian law. She is a member of the Executive Council of The American Society of International Law.

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), the Law Society of Upper Canada (2003), and the US Supreme Court Bar (2008).



Jurisdictional Immunities of the UN and Specialized Agencies, in The Cambridge Handbook of Immunities and International Law, (Tom Ruys, Nicolas Angelet and Luca Ferro, eds.) (forthcoming 2018)

Timing Matters: Termination Policies For UN Sanctions, in UN Sanctions and International Law, (Larissa van den Herik ed.) (2017 ) (pgs. 236-262)

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)

International Criminal Courts, in Delegating Sovereignty To International Treaty Regimes, (Thomas Franck ed.) (2000)


Investment Treaty Arbitration: Making a Place for Small Claims, Journal World Investment & Trade 19 (2018) (pgs. 1-26)

The Contributions of United Nations Security Council Resolutions to the Law of Non-International Armed Conflict: New Evidence of Customary International Law, 61 Am. U. L. Rev. 1 (2018)

The United Nations as Good Samaritan: Immunity and Responsibility, 16 Chi. J. Int'l L. 2 (2016)

U.N. Sanctions As Regulation, Chinese Journal of International Law (2016)

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)


Introductory Note To United Nations Security Council Resolution 2288: Termination Of Sanctions Against Liberia, 56 International Legal Materials 2 (2017)

Prewitt Enterprises Inc. v. Org. of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Appeal Judgment, 353 F3d 916 (11th Cir 2003) in Judicial Decisions on the Law of International Organizations, Oxford University Press (2016)

International Arbitration in Highly Political Situations: The South China Sea Dispute and International Law, 13 Wash. U. Global Stud. L. Rev. 487 (2014)

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

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

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

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)

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


The Power of Process: The Value of Due Process in Security Council Decision-Making, 64 Neth Int’ Law Rev 177 (2017) (D. Hovell)

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