James Kraska is Charles H. Stockton Professor of International Maritime Law and Chair of the Stockton Center for International Law at the U.S. Naval War College and Visiting Professor of Law and John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization at Harvard Law School. He served as Visiting Professor of Law at the College of Law, University of the Philippines and Visiting Professor of Law at Gujarat National Law University. He was also Mary Derrickson McCurdy Visiting Scholar at Duke University Marine Laboratory and Office of the Chief of Naval Research Fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He is the General Editor of International Law Studies and Editor-in-Chief of the treatise, Benedict on Admiralty: International Maritime Law. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Reading School of Law and a Permanent Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Professor Kraska served as a U.S. Navy officer and lawyer, with multiple tours of duty in Japan and the Pentagon. His most recent books are “Peaceful Management of Maritime Disputes” (contributing editor with Hee Cheol Yang) (Routledge 2023) and “Peaceful Maritime Engagement in East Asia and the Pacific Region” (contributing editor with Myron H. Nordquist & Ronan Long) (Martinus Nijhoff/Brill 2023). In 2022 he published “Disruptive Technology and the Law of Naval Warfare” (with Raul Pedrozo, Oxford University Press 2022) and “Emerging Technology and the Law of the Sea (with Young Kil Park, Cambridge University Press 2022).
- J.D. Indiana University Bloomington Maurer School of Law
- LL.M. University of Virginia School of Law
- S.J.D. University of Virginia School of Law