Craig H. Allen
Professor Allen joined the UW law school faculty in 1996, following his retirement from the U.S. Coast Guard. He was the Honor Graduate in his law school class and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Washington Law Review. At graduation he received the Vivian Carkeek Prize for legal writing and was inducted into the Order of the Coif and the National Order of Barristers. His teaching and research interests include maritime and international law, national and homeland security law, and constitutional law issues in the conduct of international relations. He is a fellow in the Nautical Institute and the Royal Institute of Navigation, and a member of the Secretary of Homeland Security's Navigation Safety Advisory Council. Professor Allen is on the board of editors of Ocean Development and International Law and authored Farwell's Rules of the Nautical Road (8th ed. 2005).
He is admitted to practice in Oregon and Washington and in the Ninth and Federal Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor Allen has been honored by the students three times with the Professor of the Year Award. In 2003 he was named a Washington Law Foundation Scholar, and in 2005 he was appointed the Judson Falknor Professor of Law. In 2006, the members of the Washington Law Review honored Professor Allen with their Distinguished Alumni Award. During the 2006-07 academic year he served as the Charles H. Stockton Chair in International Law at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI.
On leave for the 2011-2012 academic year, while serving as the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Maritime Studies at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and Visiting Professor at Yale Law School.