Kristen E. Boon

Dr. Kristen E. Boon is Dean at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. Professor Boon joined the Seton Hall Law School faculty as an Associate Professor of Law in 2006. She was promoted to full professor in 2011. In 2018, she was named the inaugural Patrick Toscano Jr. Research Scholar for significant contributions to scholarship and teaching.

Dr. Boon holds a Doctorate in law from Columbia Law School, a J.D. from New York University School of Law, an M.A. in Political Science from McGill University, and a B.A. with honors in Political Science and History from McGill University in 1994.

Dr. Boon’s areas of expertise include privileges and immunities of international organizations, the law of responsibility, international arbitration, transnational law, and international humanitarian law. Prior to joining Seton Hall she served as a clerk to Supreme Court of Canada Justice Ian Binnie and as a litigation associate with Debevoise & Plimpton in New York. She is a member of the bar of New York (2002), the Law Society of Upper Canada (2003) and the US Supreme Court Bar (2008).