Taylor Dalton

Assistant Professor of Law

Taylor Dalton’s teaching and research interests include international law and courts, international humanitarian law, foreign relations law, and civil procedure. Taylor’s current research projects broadly examine how international norms, law, and institutions affect both state and non-state behavior–if at all. Specifically, his subject areas of interest include state exit from international institutions; arming and arms control; governance of military activities in outer- and cyberspace; and appellate procedures in international courts and tribunals.

Taylor most recently completed his doctorate at USC’s Political Science and International Relations (POIR) program. Taylor has over ten years experience as a civil litigator in courts throughout California. During his years of practice, he provided immigration and naturalization services pro bono with the Public Law Center in Southern California. Taylor obtained a J.D. and LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Cornell Law School. While at Cornell, he studied international law in Suzhou, China at Soochow University and the United Kingdom at the University College London. Taylor also earned a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from USC.


Ph.D., Political Science and International Relations, University of Southern California

LL.M., International and Comparative Law, Cornell Law School

J.D., Cornell Law School

B.A., University of Southern California

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