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Alexander K. A. Greenawalt

Alexander K. A. Greenawalt
Alexander K. A. Greenawalt

Professor of Law
AB, Princeton University
MA, Yale University
JD, Columbia Law School

(914) 422-4092
Office: P212

Jennifer Chin
Office: P201-207
(914) 422-4263

Office Hours:
By appointment


Alexander K. A. Greenawalt joined the Pace faculty in 2006 from the firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (2001-06) where his practice focused on international disputes. He was a teaching fellow at Columbia Law School in 2005 and was previously a clerk for the Honorable Stephen F. Williams of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (2000-01).  Professor Greenawalt is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar and Articles Editor of the Columbia Law Review.

Professor Greenawalt teaches Criminal Law, International Law, Administrative Law, and International Criminal Law.  His research focuses on criminal law, international law, and international humanitarian law.

During the Fall 2010 semester, Professor Greenawalt taught at Columbia Law School.  He spent the Fall 2013 semester as a Visiting Professor at St. John’s University School of Law.

"Foreign Assistance Complicity," 54 Columbia Journal of Transnational Law (forthcoming, 2015).
"International Criminal Law for Retributivists," 35 University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law 969 (2014).
"Milošević and the Justice of Peace" in Timothy Waters, ed., The Milošević Trial: An Autopsy (Oxford University Press, 2013).
"Beyond War: Bin Laden, Escobar, and the Justification of Targeted Killing," (with Luis Chiesa), 69 Washington and Lee Law Review 1371 (2012)
"Review Essay: Larry May, Genocide: A Normative Account," 105 American Journal of International Law 852 (2011)
"The Pluralism of International Criminal Law" 86 Indiana Law Journal 1063 (2011).
"Review Essay: George P. Fletcher & Jens Ohlin, Defending Humanity: When Force is Justified and Why," 13 New Criminal Law Review 637 (2010).
"Complementarity in Crisis: Uganda, Alternative Justice, and the International Criminal Court," 50 Virginia Journal of International Law 107 (2009).
"Does International Arbitration Need a Mandatory Rules Method?" 18 American Review of International Arbitration 103 (2007).
"Justice without Politics? Prosecutorial Discretion and the International Criminal Court," 39 New York University Journal of International Law and Politics 583 (2007).
"Mitsubishi after Twenty Years: Mandatory Rules before Courts and International Arbitrators," in Pervasive Problems in International Arbitration (with Donald Francis Donovan) (Loukas Mistelle & Julian Lew eds.) (Kluwer Law International, 2006).
"Kosovo Myths: Karadzic, Njegos, and the Transformation of Serb Memory," Spaces of Identity Central Europe , Vol. 3, No. 1 (Vienna, 2001); available at
Note, Rethinking Genocidal Intent: The Case for a Knowledge-Based Interpretation,” 99 Columbia Law Review 2259 (1999).