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James Joseph Busuttil, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1983, District of Columbia 1984, United States Court International Trade 1986. Recipient Recent Graduate award New York University School Law, 19187; scholar Harvard University, 1977-1979.


Busuttil, James Joseph was born on July 28, 1958 in Manhasset, New York, United States. Son of Joseph Michael and Pauline Sally (Grech) Busuttil.


Bachelor, Harvard University, 1979. Juris Doctor, New York University, 1982.


Attorney adviser United States Department State, Washington, 1982-1983. Associate Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, New York City, 1983-1984, Shearman & Sterling, New York City, 1984-1986, Porter & Travers, New York City, 1986-1990. Special assistant to general counsel National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Washington, 1986, interagency committee United States Govt International Whaling Commission, since 1986.

Guest lecturer law schools Harvard University, Yale University, New York University, Georgetown University, also others. Board directors Trivestments Incorporated, New York York City. Advisor Union Afghanistan Lawyers, since 1989.


  • Bar: New York 1983, District of Columbia 1984, United States Court International Trade 1986.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Towards the Rule of Law: Soviet Legal Reform and Human Rights under Perestroika, 1989. Chairman New York University Journal International Law and Politics, 1988-1990. Contributor numerous book reviews to professional journals.


Member council St. John's University, Jamaica, New York, since 1986. Member development council REgis High School, New York City, since 1989. Rapporteur Indiana Counsel in International Human Rights, New York City, since 1986, Helsinki Watch Committee Jursits, New York City, since 1988.

Member Council on Foreign Relations, since 1990. Member American Bar Association (vice chairman inter-bar committee on terrorism 1984-1986, international law committee since 1984, member international finance law committee 1986-1990, commercial finance services committee 1988-1990, environmental control committee 1988-1990), New York State Association (vice chairman committee on international human rights 1987-1989), District of Columbia Bar Association, Association of Bar of City of New York (committee on international human rights since 1989), American Society International Law (executive council 1988-1991), International Law Association (multinational banking committee since 1988, terrorism committee since 1984), Council on Foreign Relations, New York University Law School Alumni Association (board directors since 1988), Catholic Lawyers Guild, Harvard Club, Graduates Club, Order of Coif.


  • Other Interests

    Photography, travel, scuba diving.


Joseph Michael Busuttil

Pauline Sally (Grech) Busuttil