Sean Watts

Sean Watts

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Sean Watts is a Professor of Law at Creighton University Law School where he teaches Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, Federal Habeas Corpus, Law of Armed Conflict, International Criminal Law, and Military Law.  He also serves as a Reserve Instructor at the United States Military Academy.  His teaching experience includes service as a Lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law. He has provided law of war instruction at a wide range of domestic and international governmental agencies and educational institutions.  His primary research interest is international legal regulation of emerging forms of warfare. From 2010-2012 he participated in drafting the Tallinn Manual on International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare. He recently served as a defense team member in Gotovina et al. at the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia. Prior to teaching, Professor Watts served as an active-duty U.S. Army officer for fifteen years in a variety of legal and operational assignments. Professor Watts was recently awarded Creighton Law School’s Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year and the American Society of International Law (ASIL) Francis Lieber Military Prize and is a Senior Fellow with the Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia.