Elected Member

Professor John Linarelli

Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Duquesne University, BA Economics and Political Science
University of California Riverside, PhD (Philosophy)
American University, Washington College of Law, JD

John Linarelli is Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  

He practiced law in Washington DC for about a decade before becoming an academic, including at Dickstein Shapiro LLP and Spriggs and Hollingsworth LLP. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the Maryland Bar (inactive), and the Virginia Bar (associate status). He is a Fellow in the European Law Institute.

Professor Linarelli is the author of numerous publications. His book, The Misery of International Law: Confrontations with Injustice in the Global Economy (Oxford University Press 2018, co-authored with Margot Salomon (London School of Economics) and Muthu Sornarajah (National University of Singapore) won the European Society of International Law book prize for 2019. His articles have appeared in law reviews and faculty-edited journals. He has published with Oxford University Press, Aspen/Kluwer, and Cambridge University Press. He has written extensively on commercial law, financial regulation, comparative law, and international economic law. He is a widely acknowledged global expert in comparative and international business and commercial law. He is Co-Editor of the book series, Hart Studies in Commercial and Financial Law, published by Hart/Bloomsbury. 

Professor Linarelli has taught a variety of courses including Contracts, Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Mergers and Acquisitions, Global Financial Law, Public International Law, International Business Transactions, and International Trade Law.

Professor Linarelli has held senior faculty positions on both sides of the Atlantic, in both the United Kingdom and the United States. He has previously served as Professor of Commercial Law at Durham University Law School in the United Kingdom.

Professor Linarelli has an MA and PhD in Philosophy from the University of California Riverside, where he held a Dean’s Fellowship. He has a PhD in Law from King's College University of London. He earned an LLM in International and Comparative Law with distinction from Georgetown University, graduating first in class, receiving the Thomas Bradbury Chetwood SJ Prize. His JD is from the American University Washington College of Law. He earned a BA in Economics and Political Science, magna cum laude, from Duquesne University



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Areas of Expertise
Contracts Law
Trade (Commercial Law)
International Trade (International Law)
Secured Transactions (Commercial Law)
Commercial Law
Corporate Law (Commercial Law)
Finance (Banking Law)