John Heywood

Associate Law Librarian

Office: Room 115
Phone: 202-274-4329
E-mail: vCard


John Quentin Heywood is the information architect and digital media librarian at the Washington College of Law, although neither he nor anyone else is quite sure exactly what that title means. As the library's information architect and webmaster, he designs the website and databases. He is also heading the Electronic Text Project, which is dedicated to the provision of content on the Internet, focusing on materials related to international and domestic law. The first task of the ETP is the conversion of the documents of the Tokyo War Crimes Trials (the International Military Tribunal for the Far East) to electronic format for mounting on the Web. John is also an adjunct professor of international law at WCL, and has taught international law and a seminar on international courts. Previously, he taught legal methods for several years. He received his Juris Doctorate from the Washington College of Law in 1985, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Arizona University in Psychology, Environmental Studies, and Political Science in 1982. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife Kirsten Kunz and their son Michael and daughter Caitlin. He used to enjoy sailing, reading, homebrewing, cooking, gardening, and croquet. He now enjoys diaper changing and keeping up with a toddler and a grade-schooler.





Degrees & Universities

  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law 1985
  • B.S., Northern Arizona University 1982

  • + Selected Publications

    • John Heywood, Report of the Workshop on Customary International Law and the 1977 Protocols to the 1949 Geneva Conventions, 2 Am. U. J. Intl. L. & Policy 415 (1998).
    • John Heywood, The Inter-American Conventions on Asylum, in Territorial Asylum and International Law (Martinus Nijhoff, ed., Hague Academy of Intl. L. 1990).
    • John Heywood, Chemical Warfare, Proceedings of the 83rd Annual Meeting, American Society of International Law (1989).
  • + Selected Media Appearances

    • Trial of Saddam Hussein, "Interview with Dave Sturgeon" (CKGL Radio in Ontario, Can. Oct. 21, 2005) (Radio Interview).