Jens David Ohlin

Jens David Ohlin

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Jens David Ohlin (@LieberCode) is Vice Dean and Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. Professor Ohlin’s work stands at the intersection of four related fields: criminal law, criminal procedure, public international law, and the laws of war. Prof. Ohlin is the author of three new casebooks in three different fields: Criminal Procedure: Doctrine, Application, and Practice (2019)Criminal Law: Doctrine, Application, and Practice (2nd ed. 2018) and International Law: Evolving Doctrine and Practice (2018). His latest research project involves foreign election interference. His book, Election Interference: International Law and the Future of Democracy, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in 2020.

In addition to dozens of law review articles and book chapters, Prof. Ohlin has published several monographs and edited volumes, including The Oxford Handbook of International Criminal Law (OUP 2020, with K. Heller, F. Megret, S. Nouwen, & D. Robinson); Interrogation and Torture: Integrating Efficacy with Law and Morality (OUP 2020, with S.J. Barela, M. Fallon, & G. Gaggioli); Weighing Lives in War (OUP 2017, with L. May & C. Finkelstein); Research Handbook on Remote Warfare (Elgar 2017); Necessity in International Law (OUP 2016, with L. May); The Assault on International Law (OUP 2015); Targeted Killings: Law and Morality in an Asymmetrical World (OUP 2012, with A. Altman & C. Finkelstein); Cyber-War: Law & Ethics for Virtual Conflicts (OUP 2015, with C. Finkelstein & K. Govern); and Defending Humanity: When Force is Justified and Why (OUP 2008, with G. Fletcher).

He is co-editor, with Claire Finkelstein, of the Oxford Series in Ethics, National Security, and the Rule of Law and a steering-board member of an international working group researching secondary liability for international crimes.