John R. Crook

Professorial Lecturer in Law


Email: John R. Crook
2000 H Street, NW Washington DC 20052

John R. Crook teaches international arbitration. He is a judge on NATO’s Administrative Tribunal and frequently acts as arbitrator in international investment and other disputes in ICSID, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and other settings. He was a Commissioner on the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission, which successfully addressed extensive claims following the two countries’ 1998-2000 war. Mr. Crook served for nearly three decades in the U.S. State Department’s Office of the Legal Adviser. He was U.S. Agent at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, was deeply involved in creating the U.N. Compensation Commission, and has appeared several times before the International Court of Justice. From 2000-2004, he was General Counsel of the Multinational Force and Observers, which operates a peacekeeping force of 1700 soldiers in the Sinai Desert. Mr. Crook has written extensively on dispute settlement and is a member of the American Journal of International Law’s Board of Editors. He is past vice-president of the American Society of International Law.

BA, Wabash College; JD Yale University