Professor of Law
Daniel Joyner's CV
Areas of Expertise:
International Trade and Investment Law
Public International Law
Professor Joyner received a B.A. in Japanese from Brigham Young University, his J.D. from Duke Law School, an M.A. in political science from the University of Georgia, and a PhD in law from the University of Warwick School of Law in the United Kingdom.
Prior to joining the Alabama Law faculty in 2007, Professor Joyner taught for four years on the faculty of the University of Warwick School of Law. During Michaelmas Term 2005, he was also a Senior Associate Member of St. Antony's College, Oxford University.
Professor Joyner teaches Public International Law, International Trade and Investment Law, The Law of War, WMD Law & Policy, and Contracts.
Professor Joyner's research interests are focused in public international law, with particular interest in the area of nuclear weapons nonproliferation law and civilian nuclear energy law. His areas of expertise include nuclear non-proliferation treaties and international organizations; and sources of international trade, investment, safety, security, liability and export control law in the nuclear energy area. He has also written extensively on international use of force law, and on the U.N. Security Council.
Professor Joyner blogs at www.armscontrollaw.com
Professor Joyner’s first book, entitled INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THE PROLIFERATION OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, was published in 2009 by Oxford University Press. Professor David Koplow of Georgetown University Law Center has written regarding Professor Joyner’s book:
“This book is both important and timely. In it, the author leads the reader meticulously through some of the most intricate and urgent problems of national security, addressing the historical origins of our contemporary security problems and the most dangerous and provocative present threats to stability. Intended principally for lawyers (and providing a comprehensive, thoroughly documented analysis of the principal international and domestic legal sources and texts), the work also merits a broader audience, for it parses non-proliferation and counter-proliferation policy with striking clarity, offering fresh insights and proposing novel solutions. It deserves a place on any informed citizen's bookshelf.”
This book has also been reviewed in the American Journal of International Law, the International and Comparative Law Quarterly, and the Netherlands International Law Review.
Professor Joyner’s second book is entitled INTERPRETING THE NUCLEAR NONPROLIFERATION TREATY, and was published in March of 2011 by Oxford University Press. Ambassador Mohamed Shaker, Chairman of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs and author of the seminal 1980 treatise THE NUCLEAR NONPROLIFERATION TREATY: ORIGIN AND IMPLEMENTATION 1959-1979, has written regarding this book:
“This study is a remarkable one and is greatly welcomed at an important juncture and after a successful NPT Review Conference in 2010. Daniel H. Joyner has relied on solid grounds in interpreting the Treaty, not relying entirely on statements made by certain officials and personalities involved in negotiating the Treaty. Since my book was published more than 30 years ago, it is a great source of comfort to find such a new and remarkable study that greatly enhances our understanding of the NPT and which can be considered as an inescapable companion to my study of the NPT negotiations. This new study should be a required reading to any one who would wish to deal with nonproliferation. . . . Congratulations for a well thought of study which is original and faithful to the tradition of meticulous interpretation.”
This book has been reviewed in the American Journal of International Law, Survival, the Nonproliferation Review, the European Journal of International Law, Arms control Today and the Leiden Journal of International Law.
Professor Joyner's other publications include:
NONPROLIFERATION LAW AS A SPECIAL REGIME: A CONTRIBUTION TO FRAGMENTATION THEORY IN INTERNATIONAL LAW (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming 2012)(Co-editor with Marco Roscini)
ARMS CONTROL LAW (Ashgate Publishing, 2012)(Editor)
The Security Council as a Legal Hegemon, 43 GEORGETOWN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 225 (2012)
Recent Developments in International Law Regarding Nuclear Weapons, 60 INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW QUARTERLY, Issue 1 (Cambridge University Press, 2011)(Peer Reviewed Journal)
Why Less is More: Law and Policy Considerations on the Iranian Nuclear Issue, HARVARD LAW AND POLICY REVIEW (ONLINE), Volume 4 (March 24, 2010)
COMBATING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION: THE FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL NON-PROLIFERATION POLICY (University of Georgia Press, 2009)(Co-editor with Nathan Busch)
Jus ad Bellum in the Age of WMD Proliferation, Volume 40, GEORGE WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL LAW REVIEW, Issue 1 (2008)
Non-proliferation Law and the United Nations System: Resolution 1540 and the Limits of the Power of the Security Council, 20 LEIDEN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW No. 2 (Cambridge University Press, 2007)(Peer Reviewed Journal)
NON-PROLIFERATION EXPORT CONTROLS: ORIGINS, CHALLENGES AND PROPOSALS FOR STRENGTHENING (Ashgate, 2006)(Editor)
The Proliferation Security Initiative: Non-proliferation, Counter-proliferation & International Law, 30 YALE JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 507 (2005)
The Nuclear Suppliers Group: Present Challenges and Future Prospects, INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW AND REGULATION, VOL. 10 ISSUE 3 (Sweet & Maxwell 2005)(Peer Reviewed Journal)
The Nuclear Suppliers Group: History and Functioning, INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW AND REGULATION VOL. 11 ISSUE 2 (Sweet & Maxwell 2005)(Peer Reviewed Journal)
Restructuring the Multilateral Export Control Regime System, JOURNAL OF CONFLICT AND SECURITY LAW, Vol. 9 Issue 1 (Oxford University Press 2004)(Peer Reviewed Journal)
The Enhanced Proliferation Control Initiative: National Security Necessity or Unconstitutionally vague?, 32 GEORGIA JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW 107 (2004)
The Kosovo Intervention: Legal Analysis and a More Persuasive Paradigm, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, Vol. 13 No. 3 (Oxford University Press 2002)(Peer Reviewed Journal)
A Normative Model for the Integration of Customary International Law into United States Law, 11 DUKE JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL LAW 133 (2001)(Student Note)