Craig Martin's primary areas of interests are international law, with an emphasis on the use of force and the laws of war; and comparative constitutional law, with a focus on Anglo-American and Japanese constitutional rights and war powers. He has studied law in Canada, Japan, and the United States.
Martin received his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania, for which his research focused on the relationship between constitutional and international law constraints on the use of armed force, using the Japanese constitutional experience as a basis for part of the analysis. He graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada, and served four years as a naval officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, during which time he was, among other things, naval attaché in the Canadian Mission to the United Nations. After leaving the navy, he spent four years in Japan on a Monbushõ scholarship, during which he obtained an LL.M. from Osaka University, Graduate School of Law and Politics. He went on to study law at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, following which he practiced civil litigation for several years at Stikeman Elliott LLP and Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP in Toronto. He left practice in 2006 to undertake the S.J.D. at Penn Law.
Professor Martin has taught as a visiting lecturer at Osaka University, and as an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and the University of Baltimore School of Law. After completing his doctorate he spent a year as Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, teaching public international law and international business transactions. He has published scholarly work in the area of both public and private international law, and Japanese constitutional law. He is a frequent contributor to The Japan Times, and other mainstream media.
- Public International Law
- Law of Armed Conflict
- Constitutional Law II
- Professional Responsibility