Roger P. Alford is Professor of Law of the University of Notre Dame Law School. Alford teaches and writes in a wide range of subject-matter areas, including international trade, international arbitration, international antitrust, and comparative law. 

Before entering the legal academy, he served as a law clerk to Judge James Buckley of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and Judge Richard Allison of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. He practiced law with Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) in Washington, D.C., and was also a senior legal advisor to the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Activities in Zurich, Switzerland. He has served as the Academic Director of the University of Notre Dame's London Global Gateway. 

In addition to publishing widely in leading law reviews and journals, Alford has contributed regularly to the international-law blog Opinio Juris and has been the general editor of Kluwer Arbitration Blog. 

He is Concurrent Professor at the Keough School of Global Affairs. Alford currently is on leave serving as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for international affairs with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.


ISP Advisee:
Olivia Heldring

Thematic Interests

International trade, international arbitration, and comparative law, and the intersection between public and private international law.

Current Research

"Champions of Peace" book project

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Journal Articles


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