Jon M. Van Dyke
- Professor of Law
- Carlsmith Ball Faculty Scholar
- Regents' Medalist for Excellence in Research
- Presidential Citation for Excellence in Teaching
- BA cum laude Yale University 1964
- JD cum laude Harvard Law School 1967
Professor Van Dyke joined the faculty in 1976, teaching Constitutional Law, International Law, International Ocean Law, and International Human Rights. He previously taught at the Hastings College of Law, University of California, San Francisco (1971-76), and at the Catholic University Law School, Washington, D.C (1967-69).
He was law clerk for Chief Justice Roger Traynor of the California Supreme Court (1969-70) and a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Democratic Institutions in Santa Barbara, California (1970-71). Professor Van Dyke has served as the Law School's Associate Dean (1980-82), as the University's representative on the Executive Board of the Law of the Sea Institute (1982-88), as Director of the Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace (1988-90), and as an Adjunct Research Associate or Fellow at the East-West Center (1979-91, 2000-present).
He has written six books -- North Vietnam's Strategy for Survival (1972), Jury Selection Procedures: Our Uncertain Commitment to Representative Panels (1977), Sharing the Resources of the South China Sea (co-author 1997), Who Owns the Crown Lands of Hawai`i? (2008) (which was picked as one of the six most memorable books of 2008 by the Honolulu Advertiser), International Law and Litigation in the U.S. (co-author, 3rd ed. 2009), and Checklists for Searches and Seizures in Public Schools (co-author updated annually) -- and has edited another five books -- Consensus and Confrontation: The United States and the Law of the Sea Convention (1985), International Navigation: Rocks and Shoals Ahead? (1988), Freedom for the Seas in the 21st Century (1993) (which was awarded the Harold and Margaret Sprout Award for 1994 by the International Studies Association), Updating International Nuclear Law (2007), and Maritime Boundary Disputes, Settlement Processes, and the Law of the Sea (2009). He has also written numerous articles, focusing in particular on issues related international ocean law, international human rights, international environmental law, and the rights of Native Hawaiians.
In 1987, Professor Van Dyke was recipient of a University of Hawaiʻi Presidential Citation for Excellence in Teaching, and he has been selected Outstanding Professor at the Law School on four occasions.
Professor Van Dyke was a Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley in Spring 2011.
- MARITIME BOUNDARY DISPUTES, SETTLEMENT PROCESSES, AND THE LAW OF THE SEA (Seoung-Yong Hong and Jon M. Van Dyke, eds.) (Law of the Sea Institute, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2009).
- INTERNATIONAL LAW AND LITIGATION IN THE U.S. (West Group, 2000, 2nd ed. 2005, 3rd ed. 2009). This casebook is accompanied by a Documents Supplement and a Teacher’s Manual. (Jordan J. Paust, Jon M. Van Dyke and Linda A. Malone).
- WHO OWNS THE CROWN LANDS OF HAWAI`I? (University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2008)
Chapters & Articles
- Ocean Transport of Radioactive Fuel and Waste, in THE OCEANS IN THE NUCLEAR AGE: LEGACIES AND RISKS (Harry N. Scheiber and David D. Caron eds., 2010).
- International Agreements Providing Guidance for National and Regional Ocean Policies, in INTEGRATED NATIONAL AND REGIONAL OCEAN POLICIES: COMPARATIVE PRACTICES AND FUTURE PROSPECTS (Biliana Cicin-Sain, David VanderZwaag, and Miriam C. Balgos eds., publication forthcoming).
- Addressing and Resolving the Dokdo Matter, in INSIGHT INTO DOKDO: HISTORICAL, POLITICAL AND LEGAL PERSPECTIVES ON KOREA’S SOVEREIGNTY 333-50 (Park Hyun-Jin ed., Korea Herald, Insights into Korea Series Vol.8, 2009).
- New Marine National Monuments Settle Issues, 24 NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT 50-51 (Fall 2009).
- Transit Passage Through International Straits, in THE FUTURE OF OCEAN REGIME-BUILDING: ESSAYS IN TRIBUTE TO DOUGLAS M. JOHNSTON 177-232 (Aldo Chircop, Ted L. McDorman & Susan J. Rolston eds., 2009).
- Disputes Over Islands and Maritime Boundaries in East Asia, in MARITIME BOUNDARY DISPUTES, SETTLEMENT PROCESSES, AND THE LAW OF THE SEA 39-75 (Seoung-Yong Hong & Jon M. Van Dyke eds., Law of the Sea Institute, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2009).
- Searches of Public School Students and Their Lockers, HAW. B.J., Feb. 2009, at 4-13.
- The 1982 UN Law of the Sea Convention: The Need for Change, in CONTEMPORARY TRANSNATIONAL CHALLENGES: INTERNATIONAL MARITIME CONNECTIVITIES 105-41 (Ravi Vohra, P.K. Ghosh & D Chakraborty eds., National Maritime Foundation (India), 2008).
- A Comparison of the Annexation of Korea with the Annexation of Hawaii,in THE ANNEXATION OF KOREA AND THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD 449-81 (Akashi Shoten 2008) (in Japanese).
- Canada’s Authority to Prohibit LNG Vessels from Passing Through Head Harbour Passage to U.S. Ports, 14 OCEAN AND COASTAL LAW JOURNAL 45-72 (2008).
- Air, Land, and Sea: A Comparative Analysis, in FREEDOM OF THE SEAS: A CONTEMPORARY OUTLOOK 31-98 (Ravi Vohra and P.K. Ghosh eds., National Maritime Foundation (India) 2008).
- The 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, in OCEAN AND COASTAL LAW AND POLICY 375-407 (American Bar Association, Don Baur, Tim Eichenberg & Mike Sutton eds. 2008).
- U.S. Accession to the Law of the Sea Convention, in OCEAN YEARBOOK 22, at 47-59 (2008).
- Allocating Fish Across Jurisdictions, in LAW OF THE SEA, PROTECTION OF THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT AND SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES 821-44 (Tafsir Malick Ndiaye & Rudiger Wolfrum eds. 2007).
- Navigational Freedoms in a Time of Insecurity, 31 STRATEGIC ANALYSIS 365-99 (2007).
- Liability and Compensation for Harm Caused by Nuclear Activities, 35 DENVER JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND POLICY 13-46 (2006), and also in UPDATING INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR LAW (Heinz Stockinger, Jon M. Van Dyke, Michael Geistlinger, Sarah Katharina Fussek & Peter Machart eds., 2007).
- The Fundamental Human Right to Prosecution and Compensation, FEAR OF PERSECUTION: GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS, INTERNATIONAL LAW AND HUMAN WELL-BEING 189-221 (James D. White and Anthony J. Marsella eds. 2007); earlier version published in 29 DENVER J. INT’L L. & POL’Y 77-100 (2001).
- Legal Issues Related to Sovereignty Over Dokdo and Its Maritime Boundary, 38 OCEAN DEVELOPMENT & INTERNATIONAL LAW 157-224 (2007); a shorter version of this paper was published in Japanese in THE ANNEXATION OF KOREA AND THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD 729-95 (Akashi Shoten 2008).
- An Introduction to the Rights of the Native Hawaiian People, HAWAII BAR JOURNAL 63-69 (July 2006).
- Reconciliation Between Korea and Japan, 5 CHINESE JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW (2006).
- Regionalism, Fisheries, and Environmental Challenges in the Pacific, 6 SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL 143-178 (2004-2005).
- The Evolution and International Acceptance of the Precautionary Principle (D. D. Caron and H. N. Scheiber (eds.), Bringing New Law to Ocean Waters, 357-79, 2004).
- Whales, Submarines, and Active Sonar, 18 OCEAN YEARBOOK 330–363 (2004).
- The North/South Korea Boundary Dispute in the Yellow (West) Sea, 27 MARINE POLICY 143–158 (2003).
- The Fundamental Rights of Marcos Human Rights Victims to Compensation, 76 PHILIPPINE LAW JOURNAL 169-193 (2001).
- The Political Status of the Native Hawaiian People, 17 YALE LAW & POLICY REVIEW 95-148 (1998-1999).
- The Exclusive Economic Zone of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands: When Do Uninhabited Islands Generate an EEZ?, 25 SAND DIEGO LAW REVIEW 425-494 (1988).
- Selected by graduating students to give faculty address at graduation ceremony, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Mānoa (2006, 2008).
- Member, American Society of International Law (1989-92)--member of the Society's governing Executive Council (1967-2011).
- Consultant to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs on reparations and other resource issues (1981-2011).
- Member of the International Editorial Board of Marine Policy, a bimonthly publication based in London (1988-2011).
- Member of the Editorial Board of The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law (1992-2011).
- Member of the Board of Advisors of the Center for International Environmental Law, Washington, D.C. (1993-2011).
- Member, International Advisory Board, Law of the Sea Institute (based at the University of California at Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall)). Participant in many conferences. Member of Executive Board of the Institute (1982-88, 2002-2011).
- Member of the International Board of the Turkish Journal of International Law and Politics (2004-2011).
- Member of the Editorial Committee, Kyung Hee Law Journal, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea (2008-2011).
- Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Korean Law (Seoul National University) (2009-2011).