Alan L. Schuller, J.D., LL.M.

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Military Professor Stockton Center for the Study of International Law
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LtCol Schuller recently completed a yearlong research project on the interaction of international humanitarian law with Autonomous Weapon Systems (AWS) technology. LtCol Schuller has lectured on this topic throughout the U.S. Department of Defense as well as to the ICRC’s 2016 Meeting of Experts on AWS in Geneva. His article “At the Crossroads of Control: The Intersection of Artificial Intelligence in Autonomous Weapon Systems with International Humanitarian Law” was recently published in Harvard Law School’s National Security Journal. LtCol Schuller is a Fellow with the Center on National Security and the Law at Georgetown Law.

Areas of Expertise

  • Amphibious Warfare
  • International Law
  • Rules of Engagement

Professional Highlights


Associate Director & Operations Officer, Stockton Center for the Study of International Law

Technology Lead for a team of experts organized by Professor Michael N. Schmitt to research the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) implications of Autonomous Weapon Systems (AWS).

Legal Adviser, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Operational and international law subject-matter expert for an amphibious Task Force that responded to multiple international crises in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility.

Legal Adviser, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response

Operational and international law subject-matter expert for a Task Force that responded to international crises in the U.S. Africa Command Area of Responsibility.

Legal Adviser, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), Afghanistan

Synthesized complex international law issues into clear and executable guidance for aircrews conducting combat operations that integrated aircraft from multiple NATO nations.

News, Media, & Events


23rd International Seapower Symposium

Sep. 18, 2018
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Autonomous Weapon Systems and the Decision to Kill

Sep. 21, 2017
Just Security
Article Publication

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