Amy K. Larson, J.D., LL.M.

Deputy Chair Stockton Center for International Law
Capt., U.S. Navy
Amy K. Larson faculty photo


Capt. Larson is the deputy chair and military professor at the Stockton Center for International Law at the U.S. Naval War College. She specializes in international law and maritime operational law. She is a Fulbright Scholar and member of the National Defense University Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction Program for Emerging Leaders. The Stockton Center serves as the world’s premier research institute for the study of international law and military operations throughout the domains of land, sea, aerospace, and cyberspace. Stockton Center faculty teach in the core curriculum and electives at the NWC as well as in advanced international law courses around the world.

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Areas of Expertise

  • International Law
  • Rules of Engagement

Professional Highlights


Special Assistant for Training to the Judge Advocate General of the Navy and Commanding Officer, Naval Justice School

Accession-level and advanced legal instruction for all Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard officers, enlisted, and civilian legal personnel on the fundamental principles of military justice, national security law, and civil and administrative law and procedure.

Commanding Officer, Region Legal Service Office Midwest

Command advice, legal assistance, and military justice support to the Navy’s only boot camp, all NROTC units nationwide, and area commands.

Fleet Judge Advocate, U.S. Third Fleet

Principal legal advisor to Fleet Commander and staff on international law & operations, military justice, and administrative law. Senior legal advisor to exercise Rim of the Pacific, supervising 18 attorneys from 11 nations in support of 25,000 personnel from 25 countries.

Deputy Fleet Judge Advocate, U.S. Fleet Forces Command

Train, certify and provide combat-ready Navy forces to combatant commanders that are capable of conducting prompt, sustained naval, joint, and combined operations in support of U.S. national interests.

Operational Law Advisor, U.S. Africa Command

Staff Judge Advocate to Standing Joint Force Headquarters Africa, the COCOM Commander's deployable unit, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. Deployed in support of Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn for Libyan contingency operations. Advised on full-spectrum military operations.

International Law Advisor, U.S. Pacific Command

International and operational law advisor, supported bilateral exercises and treaty negotiations with the Republic of the Philippines.


LL.M., University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, International Law

J.D., The Ohio State University College of Law

B.A. with honors, Michigan State University

B.A., Michigan State University

Awards and Decorations

Qualified Navy & Marine Corps Parachutist

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