Alexander K. A. Greenawalt

  • Professor of Law
Preston Hall 212
By appointment
Assistant: Jennifer Chin
Preston Hall 201-207
(914) 422-4263


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

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Alexander K. A. Greenawalt joined the Pace faculty in 2006 from the firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 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.  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’s research focuses on criminal law, international law, and the laws of war.  His article, "Targeted Capture," received Pace's 2018 Goettel Prize for Faculty Scholarship, which is awarded based on blind review by a panel of external peer reviewers. Professor Greenawalt also received the 2016 Goettel Prize for Faculty Scholarship for his article,  “Foreign Assistance Complicity,” and he was the 2017 recipient of the Law School's Richard Ottinger Faculty Achievement Award. He has taught Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, International Law, Administrative Law, International Criminal Law, United States Foreign Relations Law, and National Security Law.

Professor Greenawalt was a Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School during the Spring 2017 semester, and has also been a Visiting Professor at St. John’s Law School.

In his free time, Professor Greenawalt serves as the bass guitarist for Pace’s student-faculty rock band, The Recess Appointments.




"Targeted Capture," 59 Harvard International Law Journal 1 (2018).

"Foreign Assistance Complicity," 54 Columbia Journal of Transnational Law 531 (2016) (winner of the 2016 Goettel Prize for Faculy Scholarship).

"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).

Note, Rethinking Genocidal Intent: The Case for a Knowledge-Based Interpretation,” 99 Columbia Law Review 2259 (1999).