John B. Quigley

President's Club Professor Emeritus of Law
Contact Information:

(614) 292-1764 Drinko 337


Curriculum Vitae Publications

  • A.B., Harvard University
  • M.A., Harvard University
  • LL.B., Harvard University

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Areas of Expertise:
  • International Law

Before joining the Ohio State faculty in 1969, Professor Quigley was a research scholar at Moscow State University, and a research associate in comparative law at Harvard Law School. Professor Quigley teaches International Law and Comparative Law. In 1982-83 he was a visiting professor at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Professor Quigley is active in international human rights work. His numerous publications include books and articles on human rights, the United Nations, war and peace, east European law, African law, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. In 1995 he was recipient of The Ohio State University Distinguished Scholar Award.  He formerly held the title of President’s Club Professor of Law.

Professor Quigley’s books include the following:

  • Basic Laws on the Structure of the Soviet State (with H. J. Berman), Harvard University Press, 1969
  • The Merchant Shipping Code of the USSR (1968) (with W. E. Butler), John Hopkins University Press, 1970
  • The Soviet Foreign Trade Monopoly: Institutions and Laws, Ohio State University Press, 1974
  • Law After Revolution: Essays on Socialist Law in Honor of Harold J. Berman, Oceana Publications, 1988
  • Palestine and Israel: A Challenge to Justice, Duke University Press, 1990
  • The Ruses for War: American Interventionism Since World War II, Prometheus Books, 1992
  • Flight into the Maelstrom: Immigration to Israel and Middle East Peace, Ithaca Press, 1997
  •  Genocide in Cambodia: Documents from the Trial of Pol Pot and Ieng Sary, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000
  •  The Case for Palestine: An International Law Perspective, Duke University Press, 2005
  • The Genocide Convention: An International Law Analysis, Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2006
  • Soviet Legal Innovation and the Law of the Western World, Cambridge University Press, 2007
  • The Ruses for War: American Interventionism Since World War II (second edition), Prometheus Books, 2007
  • Consular Law and Practice, Oxford University Press, 2008
  •  The Law of Consular Access: A Documentary Guide, Routledge/Cavendish, 2009
  •  The Statehood of Palestine: International Law in the Middle East Conflict, Cambridge University Press, 2010
  • The Six-Day War and Israeli Self-Defense: Questioning the Legal Basis for Preventive War, Cambridge University Press, 2013
  • The International Diplomacy of Israel’s Founders: Deception at the United Nations in the Quest for Palestine, Cambridge University Press, 2016