Heidi Gilchrist

Heidi Gilchrist is an Assistant Professor of Legal Writing at Brooklyn Law School where her scholarship focuses on national security law.  She is also a Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School.

Professor Gilchrist’s scholarship focuses on national security law issues and the intersection of national security with civil rights and human rights law. In February 2017, Professor Gilchrist was appointed to the Fulbright Specialist roster making her eligible for an international teaching grant through the J. William Fulbright Scholars Program.

Previously, she served in the federal government as a national security analyst and subsequently as a liaison to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in New York City. Professor Gilchrist also worked as a managing editor at Wordsworth Publishing, writing and editing legal publications including American JurisprudenceAmerican Law Reports, and American Law of Torts. Before that, she practiced law at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York, where she focused on securities law and international law.

Professor Gilchrist received her B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Kent Scholar and an Articles/Submissions Editor at the Journal of Transnational Law. After graduating from Yale, she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study Arabic literature and Islamic law in Damascus, Syria. She is proficient in Arabic, Italian, and French.

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