Chris Borgen is Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law at St. John’s University School of Law in New York City. He is a co-founder of Opinio Juris. From 2009 to 2014, he was the Associate Dean for International Studies for the St. John’s Law School.  Chris teaches International Law, National Security and the Law, International Finance, the International Law Colloquium, and Contracts, among other courses. He is one of the Core Experts for the Woomera Manual on the International Law of Military Space Operations and recently completed serving as Co-Rapporteur for the International Law Association’s Committee on Recognition and Non-Recognition in International Law.  Chris was the principal author of Thawing a Frozen Conflict: Legal Aspects of the Separatist Crisis in Moldova, the report issued by the New York City Bar as a result of a mission to that country regarding the ongoing conflict over the separatist region of Transnistria. His scholarship has been published in the German Yearbook of International Law, Yale Journal of International Law, the Chicago Journal of International Law, and International Law Studies, among other journals and volumes. 

Prior to joining the faculty at St. John’s, Chris was the Director of Research and Outreach at the American Society of International Law. He previously practiced international corporate law in Manhattan and clerked for a federal magistrate judge in New York. He was educated at Harvard College and New York University School of Law.