Professor Joel Richard Paul teaches and writes about constitutional law, international business and trade, and foreign relations and national security law.
Professor Paul has taught on the law faculties at U.C. Berkeley, Yale, Leiden, University of Connecticut, and American University.
Professor Paul has lectured or published in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. He is the author of “Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution” and “Without Precedent: How John Marshall Invented American Diplomacy.” In his spare time Professor Paul writes stage plays and screenplays.
As the former Associate Academic Dean for Global Programs, he initiated the law school’s 18 global exchange programs and joint degrees, LL.M. program, summer program, and foreign visiting scholars program.
Professor Paul attended Amherst College, B.A. History, Economics and Political Science; the London School of Economics and Political Science; and Harvard Law School, J.D.; Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, MALD in international law and economic development.
Paul was the first openly gay man hired on a U.S. law faculty. He has drafted federal trade legislation, advised the Clinton presidential campaign on trade policy, challenged the military’s exclusion of gay service members and brought other first amendment cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, testified before Congress, managed political campaigns, and worked on affordable housing policies. In 1991 Professor Paul corroborated the testimony of Professor Anita Hill before the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings on the nomination of Clarence Thomas.
Courses Taught: Constitutional Law I and II, International Business Transactions, International Trade Law and Policy, Seminar on Global Inequalities, National Security and Foreign Relations Law, and Public International Law.
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
MALD, International Law and Economic Development
Harvard Law School
The London School of Economics and Political Science
General Course in International Economics and International Relations
B.A., History, Economics, and Political Science
Indivisible: The Rise of American Nationalism, 1812-1860
Joel Richard Paul, Penguin Random House (forthcoming)
Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times
Joel Richard Paul, Penguin Random House Press / Riverhead Books 2018
Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution
Joel Richard Paul, Penguin Press / Riverhead Books 2009
Es Realmente Libre El Libre Comercio? ("Is Free Trade Really Free")
Joel Richard Paul, (Helena Alviar Garcia trans.), Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Instituto Pensar 2006
Fundamentals of U.S. Foreign Trade Policy
Joel Richard Paul, with Stephen Cohen and Robert Blecker, Westview Press 1996
The Cost of Free Trade
Brown Journal of World Affairs 2015
The Myth of Economic Interdependence
Waseda University Journal of Comparative Law 2009
The Transformation of International Comity
Law & Contemporary Problems 2008
The Rule of Law is Not for Everyone
24 Berkeley Journal of International Law 221 2006
The Bush Doctrine: Breaking or Making Customary International Law
27 Hastings International & Comporative Law Review 457 2004
Do International Trade Institutions Promote Economic Growth and Development?
44 Virginia Journal of International Law 285 2003
16 Leiden Journal of International Law 919 2003
Holding Multinational Corporations Responsible Under International Law
Hastings International and Comparative Law Review 2001
Cultural Resistance to Global Governance
22 Michigan Journal of International Law 1 2000
The Geopolitical Constitution: Executive Expediency and Executive Agreements
86 California Law Review 671 1998
Free Trade, Regulatory Competition and the Autonomous Market Fallacy
1 Columbia Journal of European Law 29 1995
The Isolation of Private International Law
Wisconsin International Law Journal 1988
Comity in International Law
32 Harvard International Law Journal 1 1991