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Jonathan Isa Charney, American law educator, lawyer. Bar: Wisconsin 1968, Tenn 1974, New York 1980, United States Supreme Court 1971.


Charney, Jonathan Isa was born on October 29, 1943 in New York City. Son of Wolfe R. and Rita Dorothy (Greenfield) Charney.


Bachelor of Arts, New York University, 1965. Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin, 1968.


Bar: Wisconsin 1968-1993, Tennessee 1974, New York 1980, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1971. Attorney Land and Natural Resources division Department Justice, Washington, 1968-1971, chief marine resources section, 1972. Assistant professor of law Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1972-1975, associate professor, 1975-1978, professor, since 1978.

Consultant in field; visiting professor University of Pennsylvania, 1989. Board editors Wisconsin Law Review, 1966-1968.


  • Bar: Wisconsin 1968, Tenn 1974, New York 1980, United States Supreme Court 1971.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles professional journal.


Member of Order of Coif, International Boundary Research Unit (member board advisory since 1993), Association American Law School (chairman international law section 1985), American Journal International Law (board editors since 1986, editor in chief since 1998), American Society International Law (executive council 1982-1985, vice president 1994-1996), American Law Institute, Council Foreign Relations, American Branch International Law Association (chair committee on formation of international law 1986-1990), American Bar Association (chair international law section international court committee 1988-1989, deputy vice chair section on international law, public international law division 1988-1990), Wisconsin Law Review (board editors 1966-1968), Ocean Development and International Law since 1985, (editor in chief since 1998), Marine Policy Center (senior advisors committee 1987-1996, chair 1991-1996), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.


Married Sharon Renee Lehman, June 12, 1966. Children: Tamar, Adam, Noah.

Wolfe R. Charney

Rita Dorothy (Greenfield) Charney

Sharon Renee Lehman

Adam Charney

Noah Charney

Tamar Charney