John E. Noyes - California Western
John E. Noyes
Roger J. Traynor Professor of Law

John E. Noyes
225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101



J.D. University of Virginia
B.A. Amherst College [magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, history]

Courses Taught
Torts I, Conflict of Laws, International Law, Law of the Sea [Course Descriptions]


Professor Noyes has been on the California Western faculty since 1982 and has also taught international law courses as a visiting professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law, Roger Williams University School of Law, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), and the University of San Diego's Institute on International and Comparative Law (Oxford and Paris programs). During the spring of 2005 he was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Suffolk University Law School in Boston.

Noyes is active in several international law organizations and is currently Chair of the Executive Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association. He is co-author of one of the leading law school textbooks on international law, and the author of more than 50 book chapters, law review articles, and essays on the international law of the sea, international dispute resolution, and other topics. Noyes is a member of the State Bar of Connecticut, where he practiced law before entering academia.

Selected Publications


Book Chapters

Law Review Articles

Teacher’s Manuals

Op-ed essays

Book Reviews


Publications for Professional Organizations