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Philip Alston Philip Alston is John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at New York University Law School, and was UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions (2004-10).
Mary DeRosa Mary DeRosa is Distinguished Visitor from Practice at the Georgetown University Law Center. She served as Deputy Assistant and Deputy Counsel to the President, and Legal Adviser to the National Security Council.
Derek Jinks Derek Jinks is the Marrs McLean Professor in Law at the University of Texas School of Law. Follow him on Twitter @djinks.
Meg Satterthwaite Meg Satterthwaite is Professor of Clinical Law at New York University School of Law, where she is a Faculty Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and director of the Global Justice Clinic. Follow her on twitter @SatterthwaiteML.
Meg Satterthwaite Stephen Schulhofer is the Robert B. McKay Professor of Law at New York University Law School.
Hina Shamsi Hina Shamsi is the Director of the ACLU’s National Security Project. Follow her on twitter @HinaShamsi.


Guest Authors

 width= Antoine Abi Ghanem is the Attaché for Disarmament and Security Affairs at the Holy See Mission (Geneva).
Jefferson Adams Jefferson Adams is professor of history at Sarah Lawrence College and senior editor of the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence. His publications include Historical Dictionary of German Intelligence and, most recently, Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond.
Matthew Atkins Matthew Atkins is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force and is a national security affairs fellow for the academic year 2013-14 at the Hoover Institution.
Bob Bauer is a partner at the law firm of Perkins Coie and Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at New York University School of Law. During 2010 and 2011, he was White House Counsel to President Obama.
Emily Berman Emily Berman is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, where she teaches and writes about constitutional law and national security law. In the fall of 2014, Berman will join the faculty at the University of Houston Law Center.
Charles Blanchard Charles Blanchard is a partner with Arnold & Porter. He served as General Counsel of the Air Force from 2009 to 2013 and as General Counsel of the Army from 1999-2001. Follow him on Twitter (@FmrAirForceGC.
Laurie Blank Laurie Blank is the Director of the International Humanitarian Law Clinic at Emory University School of Law.
Jo Brick Jo Brick is the Acting Staff Officer Legal, Headquarters Air Command, Royal Australian Air Force.
Gordon Brown is the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Sarah Cleveland Sarah Cleveland is the Louis Henkin Professor of Human and Constitutional Rights and Co-Director of the Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School. She served as the Counselor on International Law to the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State (2009-2011).
Sophia Cope Sophia Cope is Director of Government Affairs and Legislative Counsel at the Newspaper Association of America. Follow her on Twitter(@scopesetic).
Geoffrey S. Corn Geoffrey S. Corn is the Presidential Research Professor of Law at South Texas College of Law, and a Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), U.S. Army. He was formerly the Army’s senior law of war expert advisor.
Alan M. Dershowitz Alan M. Dershowitz(@AlanDersh) is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Emeritus at Harvard Law School.
Anthony Dworkin Anthony Dworkin is a senior policy fellow and leads ECFR’s work in the area of human rights, democracy, and justice. Follow him on Twitter (@AnthonyDworkin).
Bonnie Docherty Bonnie Docherty is a senior researcher in the Arms Division of Human Rights Watch and a lecturer on law and senior clinical instructor at the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School.
Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. is a Professor of the Practice of Law and Executive Director, Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, at Duke Law School. He retired from the Air Force in 2010 as a Major General.
Richard Epstein. Richard Epstein is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution, and the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law Emeritus and Senior Lecturer the University of Chicago.
Erwin Marshall Marshall Erwin is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. He was formerly an analyst in the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, an Intelligence Specialist at the Congressional Research Service, and staff member on the Senate Homeland Security Committee.
Christopher Fonzone most recently served as Deputy Assistant to the President, Deputy Counsel to the President, and National Security Council Legal Adviser. He previously worked at the Department of Justice in the Office of Legal Counsel and on the Civil Division’s Appellate Staff and served as Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the Department of Defense.
Craig Forcese Craig Forcese is vice dean and associate professor at the Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), University of Ottawa. Follow him on Twitter @cforcese.
Chris Ford is a Lt. Col. in the US Army and is a military professor at the US Naval War College’s Stockton Center for International Law.
Barry Friedman Barry Friedman is the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. Follow him on Twitter @barryfriedman1.
Lech Garlicki Lech Garlicki is New York University School of Law Global Professor of Law from Practice (2013), and Judge of the European Court of Human Rights (2002-2012).
ag46337-medium-240x300 Ahmed Ghappour is a Visiting Professor at UC Hastings College of the Law and Director of the Liberty, Security and Technology Clinic where he litigates constitutional issues that arise in espionage, cybersecurity and counterterrorism prosecutions. Follow him on Twitter (@ghappour).
Michael Glennon Michael J. Glennon is Professor of International Law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He has been Legal Counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (1977-1980) and has served as a consultant to various congressional committees, the U.S. State Department, and the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Liza Goitein Elizabeth “Liza” Goitein is the Co-Director of the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program, which seeks to advance effective national security policies that respect constitutional values and the rule of law.
Zachary Goldman Zachary Goldman is the Executive Director of the Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law.
Jack Goldsmith
Jack Goldsmith is the Henry L. Shattuck Professor at Harvard Law School and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He served as Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel from 2003-2004, and Special Counsel to the Department of Defense from 2002-2003. Follow him on Twitter @jacklgoldsmith.
David Golove David Golove is the Hiller Family Foundation Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law.
Jonathan Hafetz Jonathan Hafetz is Associate Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law. Follow him on Twitter @jonathanhafetz.
Monica Hakimi Monica Hakimi is Associate Dean for Academic Programming and Professor of Law at University of Michigan Law School.
Luke Hartig is a fellow in New America’s International Security program. He previously served as Senior Director for Counterterrorism at the National Security Council, and deputy director for counterterrorism operations in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Kevin Jon Heller Kevin Jon Heller is Associate Professor & Reader at Melbourne Law School. Follow him on Twitter @kevinjonheller.
Ian Scott Henderson Ian Scott Henderson is the Director of the Military Law Centre, Australian Defence Force.
Christof Heyns Christof Heyns is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, and Professor of Human Rights Law and Co-director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa at the University of Pretoria.
Jonathan Horowitz Jonathan Horowitz is Associate Legal Officer, National Security and Counterterrorism Program, at the Open Society Justice Initiative. Follow him on Twitter @J_T_Horowitz.
Tarek Ismail Tarek Z. Ismail is co-author of Illusion of Justice: Human Rights Abuses in US Terrorism Prosecution, and an adviser to the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, where he was a fellow at the Counterterrorism and Human Rights Project from 2011-2013. Follow him on Twitter @tarekzismail.
Dov Jacobs Dov Jacobs is an Assistant Professor in International Law at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University. Follow him on Twitter @dovjacobs.
Chris Jenks Chris Jenks is an assistant professor at the SMU Dedman School of Law. He previously served in the United States Army for over twenty years, including as the Chief of the Army’s International Law Branch in the Pentagon. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisJenks_SMU.
Eric Jensen Eric Jensen is a Professor at Brigham Young Law School. He was formerly Chief of the Army’s International Law Branch and Legal Advisor to US military forces in Iraq and Bosnia.
Jeffrey Kahn Jeffrey Kahn is Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.
David Kaye David Kaye is the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression and a clinical professor at the UC Irvine School of Law. From 1995 to 2005, he served in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the State Department. Follow him on Twitter at @davidakaye.
Orin Kerr Orin Kerr is the Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor at the George Washington University Law School. Follow him on Twitter @OrinKerr.
Jonathan Lee was Deputy Chief of Staff of the Department of Homeland Security from 2015-2017.  He previously served on the National Security Council Staff as Director for Human Rights and National Security Issues, and at the Department of Defense in the Office of General Counsel and Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense. Follow him on Twitter (@JonathanLLee).
Michael Lewis Michael Lewis was the Ella A. and Ernest H. Fisher Professor of Law at Ohio Northern University School of Law. Prior to entering law school he served in the U.S. Navy from 1987-95 where he flew F-14’s from the USS Independence, and graduated from the Navy’s Topgun fighter weapons school in 1992.
Edward Lucas Edward Lucas is a Senior Editor at The Economist and author of “The Snowden Operation: Inside the West’s Greatest Intelligence Disaster.” Follow him on Twitter @edwardlucas.
Daniel Markey Daniel Markey is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of “No Exit from Pakistan: America’s Tortured Relationship with Islamabad.” You can follow him on Twitter @MarkeyDaniel.
Kate Martin Kate Martin is the Director of the Center for National Security Studies.
Timothy Mathews Timothy Mathews is a US Army JAG officer, and served as a US Army infantry officer from 1999 to 2008. Follow him on Twitter @timmathews.
Wade McMullen Wade McMullen is the Staff Attorney for the International Strategic Litigation Unit at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFK Center). Follow him on Twitter @wademc.
David Medine David Medine was, at the time of writing, the Chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.
John Merriam Major John Merriam is a US Army Judge Advocate currently serving as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for the 10th Mountain Division.
Sahr Muhammedally Sahr Muhammedally is senior legal advisor at the Center for Civilians in Conflict (formerly CIVIC), where she provides strategic and legal advice on the organization’s work on civilian harm mitigation and engagement with governments and warring parties. Follow her on Twitter @Sahrmally.
Cameron Munter Cameron Munter is professor of practice at Pomona College. He was Ambassador to Pakistan (2010-2012) and Ambassador to Serbia (2007-2009).
Luis Moreno Ocampo Luis Moreno Ocampo was the First Chief Prosecutor of the new and permanent International Criminal Court (2003-2012).
Chidi Odinkalu Chidi Odinkalu is the senior legal officer for the Africa Program of the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Stephen Pomper served in the Obama Administration as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs, Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights on the staff of the National Security Council. He was previously an Assistant Legal Adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the Department of State, where he ran the Legal Adviser’s Office for Political-Military Affairs and, prior to that, the Legal Adviser’s Office for Afghanistan, Pakistan, South and Central Asian Affairs.
Michael Posner Michael Posner is Professor of Business and Society at NYU’s Stern School of Business, where he directs the Center for Business and Human Rights. Posner served from 2009 to 2013 as Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the State Department, and led Human Rights First between 1978 and 2009.
David Pozen David Pozen is an associate professor of law at Columbia Law School. He served as special advisor to the U.S. Department of State’s Legal Adviser and as special assistant to Senator Edward M. Kennedy on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Sam Rascoff Sam Rascoff is an Associate Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law. He previously served as director of intelligence analysis at the New York City Police Department.
Steven Ratner Steven Ratner is the Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. In 2008-2009, he served in the legal division of the ICRC in Geneva. He serves on the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Law.
Robert Reinstein Robert Reinstein is the Clifford Scott Green Chair in Law at the Temple University Beasley School of Law, and was previously the Vice President of Temple University and Dean of Temple Law School. He also previously served as Chief of the General Litigation Section of the US Department of Justice.
Christopher Rogers Christopher Rogers is a program officer for the Regional Policy Initiative on Afghanistan & Pakistan at Open Society Foundations. Follow him on Twitter @ChristphrRogers.
Gabor Rona Gabor Rona is the International Legal Director of Human Rights First and teaches International Humanitarian Law at Columbia Law School.
Rahul Sagar Rahul Sagar is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale NUS. He is the author of Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy. Follow him on Twitter @rahulsagar.
 Paul Scharre Paul Scharre is a fellow and Director of the 20YY Warfare Initiative at the Center for a New American Security. From 2008-13 he worked at the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He is a former infantryman in the 75th Ranger Regiment and has served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Follow him on Twitter @paul_scharre.
David Scheffer is the Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. He was the U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues (1997-2001) and led the U.S. delegation to U.N. talks to establish the International Criminal Court.
Martin Scheinin Martin Scheinin is Professor of Public International Law at the European University Institute. He was the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism (2005-2011).
Margot Sclanger Margo Schlanger is a professor of law at the University of Michigan, where she also heads the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse.  She served as the Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the Department of Homeland Security in 2010 and 2011. Follow her on Twitter @mjschlanger.
Gabriel Schoenfeld Gabriel Schoenfeld is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. He was senior adviser to the Mitt Romney for President Campaign. Follow him on Twitter @gabeschoenfeld.
Naureen Shah Naureen Shah is an Advocacy Advisor at Amnesty International USA. Follow her on Twitter @naureenshah.
Amrit Singh Amrit Singh is Senior Legal Officer for National Security and Counterterrorism at the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Shirin Sinnar Shirin Sinnar is an Assistant Professor of Law at Stanford Law School.
David Sloss David Sloss is a professor at the Santa Clara University of Law.  He worked for the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency for nine years before he attended law school.
Amie Stepanovich Amie Stepanovich is Senior Policy Counsel at Access and an expert in domestic surveillance, cybersecurity, and privacy law. Previously, she was the Director of the Domestic Surveillance Project at the Electronic Privacy Information Center. Amie was named as a Privacy Ambassador by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada and was recently recognized as one of Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30 leaders in Law and Policy. Follow her on Twitter @astepanovich.
James Stewart  James Stewart is an Associate Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. He has previously worked for the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, as well as the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Follow him on Twitter @jimgstewart.
Peter Swire Peter Swire is the Huang Professor of Law and Ethics at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business. Swire was the Chief Counselor for Privacy in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget from 1999-2001, the only person to date to have U.S. government-wide responsibility for privacy policy. In 2009-10 he was Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, in the National Economic Council. In 2013 he was one of five members of President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology.
Patrick C. Toomey Patrick C. Toomey is a Staff Attorney at the ACLU National Security Project. Follow him on Twitter @PatrickCToomey.
Jeffrey Vagle Jeffrey Vagle is Lecturer in Law and Executive Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Follow him on Twitter @jvagle.
Ken Watkin Ken Watkin is Brigadier-General (Ret’d), Canadian Forces, QC. He served four years as the Judge Advocate General, the senior military legal advisor and superintendent of the Canadian military justice system
Sean Watts Sean Watts is a Professor at Creighton University Law School and on the Department of Law faculty at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is also Senior Fellow at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. Professor Watts served as an active-duty Army officer in both the Armor and Judge Advocate General’s Corps from 1992-2007, and has remained an Army Reservist since.
Andrew Weissmann Andrew Weissmann teaches national security law at NYU School of Law and is part of the Centers on Law and Security and on the Administration of Criminal Law. He previously served as General Counsel for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
class= William Winston is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Law at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.
John Fabian Witt John Fabian Witt is the Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law at Yale Law School and a Professor in the Yale History Department.