Raul A.F. Pedrozo, J.D., LL.M.

Professor Stockton Center for International Law
Capt., U.S. Navy, Retired
Raul A.F. Pedrozo faculty photo


Professor Raul “Pete” Pedrozo is the Howard S. Levie Professor of the Law of Armed Conflict and professor of International Law in the Stockton Center for International Law at the U.S. Naval War College. He also serves as one of two U.S. representatives to the International Group of Experts participating in the revision of the 1994 San Remo Manual on International Law Applicable to Armed Conflicts at Sea. Prior to his retirement from active duty after 34 years of service, he served in numerous positions advising senior military and civilian defense officials.

Areas of Expertise

  • Arctic
  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • International Law
  • Japan
  • National Security
  • Rules of Engagement
  • South China Sea
  • UAVs/Drones

Professional Highlights


Executive Editor International Law Studies

Executive Editor, International Law Studies, Stockton Center for International Law, U.S. Naval War College


Publication of "The Free Sea: The American Fight for Freedom of Navigation" U.S. Naval Institute Press

Peer Reviewer, ICRC Commentary of 2017 of 1949 Geneva Convention II

U.S. Peer Reviewer of the ICRC Commentary of 2017 of the 1949 Geneva Convention (II) for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick, and Shipwrecked Members of the Armed Forces at Sea.


LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, International and Comparative Law

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

B.S., Eastern Kentucky University, Police Administration

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Research Contributions and Publications

Other Honors

Thomas J. Bradley Award Georgetown University Law Center

U.S. Department of State Honor Award

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