Anthony E. Cook is Professor of Law whose teaching and research spans the subjects of community economic development, corporate law, entrepreneurship and the law, constitutional law. His Law and Entrepreneurship practicum involves advising social enterprises, early stage, and scaling ventures on a range of legal and business issues. The American Bar Association honored Professor Cook as One of 21 Lawyers Leading America into the 21st Century for his scholarship and activism working with grassroots and faith-based initiatives on community empowerment and economic development projects. Professor Cook's scholarship has explored the relationship between progressive religious theology and progressive politics in America. He is the author of The Least of These: Race, Law and Religion in American Culture.
Carlos Vazquez is Professor of Law and he writes and teaches primarily in the areas of international law, constitutional law, and federal courts. His more recent scholarly articles include The Abiding Exceptionalism of Foreign Relations Doctrine in Harvard Law Review, Things We Do with Presumptions: Reflections on Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum in Notre Dame Law Review, and Alien Tort Claims and the Status of Customary International Law in the American Journal of International Law. From 2000 to 2003, he was the United States member of the Inter-American Juridical Committee, the organ of the Organization of American States responsible for juridical matters and for promoting the progressive development and codification of international law in the Americas.
David Super is a Professor of Law who researches and teaches a range subjects, including Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Evidence, Health Law, Legislation, Local Government Law, Property, Public Welfare Law, Tax Law, and Torts. His scholarship includes a Public Welfare Law casebook, the book chapter “Federal-State Budgetary Interactions” in Fiscal Challenges (2008), and recent articles in scholarly journals such as Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, and Columbia Law Review. Professor Super previously served as general counsel of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and as staff attorney for the National Health Law Program.
David Cole is Hon. George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy and he teaches constitutional law, national security, and criminal justice. He also serves as the legal affairs correspondent for The Nation and as a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books. He has been published widely in law journals and the popular press, including the Yale Law Journal, California Law Review, Stanford Law Review, New York Times, Washington Post, The New Republic, Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times. His award-winning books include Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror that won the Palmer Civil Liberties Prize for best book on national security and civil liberties, and Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism that received the American Book Award in 2004.
Gary Peller is Professor of Law and he has taught Constitutional Law, Contracts, Torts, Civil Rights, Bargain, Exchange & Liability, Criminal Procedure, Radical Legal Thought, and Jurisprudence at Georgetown. His writings are primarily in the field of legal theory and legal history. His most recent book is Critical Race Consciousness: Reconsidering American Ideologies of Racial Justice (Paradigm 2012). His scholarly articles include History, Identity, and Alienation in the Connecticut Law Review and State Action and a New Birth of Freedom in the Georgetown Law Journal.
Girardeau Spann is James and Catherine Denny Professor of Law and he is the author of several books and articles concerning race and the constitutional concept of equality. His scholarship includes The Contracts Experience, Constitutional Theory: Arguments and Perspectives, and The Law of Affirmative Action: Twenty-Five Years of Supreme Court Decisions on Race and Remedies. Professor Spann is a member of the American Law Institute and he has served on the Board of the D.C. Neighborhood Legal Services Program, as a Trustee of the D.C. Bar Client Security Fund, on the Board of Governors and on the Ethics Committee of the D.C. Bar, and on the Administrative Conference of the United States.
J. Peter Byrne is Associate Dean for the J.D. program and Professor of Law and serves as faculty director of the Environmental Law and Policy Program and of the Georgetown Climate Center. Professor Byrne teaches and writes in the areas of property, land use, climate adaptation, historic preservation, and natural resources law. He is the District of Columbia Mayor's Agent for Historic Preservation, a position in which he adjudicates local preservation disputes, and he co-authored the casebook Historic Preservation Law.
Jane Stromseth is Professor of Law and she teaches and writes in the fields of constitutional law, international law, human rights, international security, and post-conflict reconstruction. She is co-author of Can Might Make Rights? Building the Rule of Law After Military Interventions (2006); editor of Accountability for Atrocities: National and International Responses (2003); and author of The Origins of Flexible Response: The Debate Over NATO Strategy in the 1960s (1988). Professor Stromseth has served in government as Director for Multilateral and Humanitarian Affairs at the National Security Council and as an Attorney-Adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State.
Jeffrey Shulman is Professor of Legal Research and Writing. From 1984 to 2005, he taught in the Department of English at Georgetown University. His recent scholarship includes the book “The Constitutional Parent: Rights, Responsibilities, and the Enfranchisement of the Child,” as well as scholarly articles including "Who Owns the Soul of the Child?: An Essay on Religious Parenting Rights and the Enfranchisement of the Child” “Epic Considerations: The Speech That the Supreme Court Would Not Hear in Snyder v. Phelps," and "The Parent as (Mere) Educational Trustee: Whose Education Is It, Anyway?" He also co-edited the New York Times bestseller “Robert Kennedy In His Own Words.”
John Mikhail is Professor of Law and his research interests include torts, criminal law, constitutional law, international law, jurisprudence, moral and legal philosophy, legal history, and law and cognitive science. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Cornell University and was a Lecturer and Research Affiliate in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His scholarship includes the book Elements of Moral Cognition: Rawls' Linguistic Analogy and the Cognitive Science of Moral and Legal Judgment, which is a revised and expanded version of his Ph.D dissertation on "Rawls' Linguistic Analogy." His publications have also appeared in a wide range of scholarly journals, including Stanford Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Law and History Review, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Psychology of Learning and Motivation, and Archiv fur Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie.
Laura Donohue is Professor of Law and Director of Georgetown’s Center on National Security and the Law and Director of the Center on Privacy and Technology. Professor Donohue writes on U.S. Constitutional Law, American and British legal history, and national security and counterterrorist law in the United States and United Kingdom. Her scholarship includes the forthcoming book The Future of Foreign Intelligence (2016), focusing on the Fourth Amendment and surveillance in a digital world. Her past books include The Cost of Counterterrorism: Power, Politics, and Liberty (2008) that looked at the impact of American and British counterterrorist law on life, liberty, property, privacy, and free speech, and Counterterrorist Law and Emergency Law in the United Kingdom 1922-2000 (2007) that concentrated on measures introduced to address violence in Northern Ireland.
Lawrence Solum is Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and he is an internationally recognized legal theorist who works in constitutional theory, procedure, and the philosophy of law. He is co-author of the monograph "Destruction of Evidence," widely acknowledged by courts and commentators as the leading authority on its subject. His volume on prior adjudication and related doctrines in "Moore's Federal Practice" has been cited by the United States Supreme Court and every circuit court of appeal. He has also authored scholarly articles in numerous journals, and he is the editor of Legal Theory Blog, an influential weblog that focuses on developments in contemporary normative and positive legal theory.
Lawrence Gostin is University Professor and he directs the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and was the Founding O'Neill Chair in Global Health Law. He is Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University, Professor of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University, and Director of the Center for Law & the Public's Health at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities. Professor Gostin is also the Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law & Human Rights, and he serves on the WHO Director-General's Advisory Committee on Reforming the World Health Organization. His recent books include Global Health Law, Public Health Law and Ethics: A Reader, and Principles of Mental Health Law & Practice.
Louis Michael Seidman is Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law and he teaches a variety of courses in the fields of constitutional and criminal law. He is co-author of a constitutional law casebook and the author of many articles concerning criminal justice and constitutional law. His most recent books include On Constitutional Disobedience, The First Amendment, Silence and Freedom, Equal Protection of the Law, and Our Unsettled Constitution: A New Defense of Constitutionalism and Judicial Review.
Martin Lederman is Associate Professor of Law and teaches courses in constitutional law and national security law. He previously served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel. His scholarship includes a two-part article in the Harvard Law Review examining Congress's authority to regulate the Commander in Chief's conduct of war, and the book chapter The National Security Agency's Domestic Spying Program: Framing the Debate. He has written on issues relating to separation of powers, war powers, torture, detention, interrogation, international law, treaties, executive branch lawyering, statutory interpretation, and the First Amendment for several blogs and web sites, including Balkinization, SCOTUSblog, Opinio Juris, and Slate.
Michael Gottesman is Professor of Law who specializes in the fields of labor law, constitutional law, and civil rights. He teaches courses in Property, Evidence, and Contracts, and his recent scholarship includes the articles Is There a Role for Labor in the 21st Century? (Colum. Bus. L. Rev.) and Seminole Tribe and the Americans With Disabilities Act (Ohio St. L.J.). He has argued numerous cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and served four years under President Carter on the Judicial Nominating Commission for the District of Columbia, reviewing hundreds of candidates for vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Nan Hunter is Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Graduate Programs. Her primary scholarship has spanned three areas: state regulation of sexuality and gender, health law, and procedure. Her work has been published in many law journals, and several of her articles have been selected for reprinting in anthologies. With William Eskridge, she wrote the first casebook to conceptualize sexuality and gender law as embodying a dynamic relationship between state regulation, sexual practices, and gender norms. Her most recent health law scholarship focuses on the intersection of health care systems with democratic theory. Her awards include the Pioneer of Courage award from the American Foundation for AIDS Research.
Neal Katyal is Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law and he focuses on Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Intellectual Property. He has served as Acting Solicitor General of the United States, where he argued several major Supreme Court cases. These include his successful defense of the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, his victorious defense of former Attorney General John Ashcroft for alleged abuses in the war on terror, and his unanimous victory against eight states who sued the nation's leading power plants for contributing to global warming. While teaching at Georgetown, Katyal won Hamdan v. Rumsfeld in the U.S. Supreme Court, a case that challenged the policy of military trials at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, Cuba.
Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz teaches and writes about constitutional law and federal jurisdiction. He earned his BA and JD from Yale, and then clerked for Judge Frank H. Easterbrook and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. His articles are regularly published in the nation’s top law reviews (including the Harvard Law Review and Stanford Law Review), and they have been cited by the nation’s top courts (including the United States Supreme Court). He is a Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute, and he also serves on the Board of Directors of the Federalist Society.
Paul Rothstein is Professor of Law and he is nationally-known for his work in evidence, civil and criminal lawsuits, and the judicial process from the Supreme Court on down. He is the author of Federal Testimonial Privileges: Evidentiary Privileges Relating to Witnesses and Documents in Federal Law Cases; Evidence: Cases, Materials and Problems; Evidence in a Nutshell; Federal Rules of Evidence; Federal Testimonial Privileges; and several other books and approximately 100 articles. His numerous professional activities include positions as chair of the American Bar Association Rules of Evidence and Criminal Procedure Committee, Board member and Education Chairman of the Federal Bar Association, and chair of the Association of American Law Schools Evidence Section.
Peter Edelman is Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy and faculty director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality. He is one of the nation’s leading authorities on the legal aspects of social welfare, and he teaches constitutional law and poverty law. Among his many publications are the books So Rich So Poor: Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America, Searching for America's Heart: RFK and the Renewal of Hope, and Reconnecting Disadvantaged Young Men. He has served in all three branches of government, including as Counselor to Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala and then Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation during President Clinton’s first term.
Randy E. Barnett is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at Georgetown Law, where he directs the Georgetown Center for the Constitution and teaches constitutional law and contracts. He argued the medical marijuana case of Gonzalez v. Raich before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2004 and represented the National Federation of Independent Business in its constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act in 2011-12. Professor Barnett’s publications span more than one hundred articles and reviews, as well as ten books, including Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Sovereignty of the People (forthcoming 2016), Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty (2d ed., 2014), and Constitutional Law: Cases in Context (2nd ed. 2013). His most recent writings on constitutional law and theory include "We the People: Each and Every One" in the Yale Law Journal.
Rebecca L. Tushnet is a Professor of Law focusing on intellectual property and advertising law. She regularly teaches Trademark and Unfair Competition Law, Advertising Law, and first-year Property. She is a nationally-known authority on trademark, copyright, and advertising law. Her publications include “Worth a Thousand Words: The Images of Copyright Law” (Harvard L. Rev. 2012); “Gone in 60 Milliseconds: Trademark Law and Cognitive Science” (Texas L. Rev. 2008); and “Copy This Essay: How Fair Use Doctrine Harms Free Speech and How Copying Serves It” (Yale L.J. 2004). Her blog, at tushnet.blogspot.com, is on the ABA’s Blawg 100 list of top legal blogs. Professor Tushnet helped found the Organization for Transformative Works, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting and promoting fanworks, and currently volunteers on its legal committee. She is also an expert on the law of engagement rings.
Robin L. West is Frederick J. Haas Professor of Law and Philosophy. She has written extensively on gender issues and feminist legal theory, constitutional law and theory, jurisprudence, legal philosophy, and law and literature. Her scholarship includes the books In Search of Common Ground on Abortion: From Culture War to Reproductive Justice and Teaching Law: Justice, Politics, and the Demands of Professionalism. In 2015, Professor West was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Silas Wasserstrom is Professor of Law and he has taught courses in Property, Criminal Justice, Constitutional Law, and Criminal Law. His criminal law experience includes positions as Trial Lawyer and Chief of the Appellate Section of the D.C. Public Defender Service and Commissioner of the D.C. Law Review Commission.
Steven Goldblatt is Professor of Law and Director of the Appellate Litigation Program and the Supreme Court Institute. He served as Assistant District Attorney and then a Deputy District Attorney of Philadelphia. He also served as chair of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Amicus Curiae Briefs Committee from 1982-1999. His recent writings in the criminal justice area include several briefs in the United States Supreme Court. He has argued three cases in that Court on behalf of Appellate Litigation Clinic clients. He currently serves as the Chairperson of the Rules Advisory Committee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
Susan Low Bloch is Professor of Law and is the author of numerous scholarly publications in the areas of constitutional and administrative law. Her books include A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution (2013), Inside the Supreme Court: The Institution and Its Procedures (2008) and Supreme Court Politics: The Institution and Its Procedures (1994). Professor Bloch teaches Constitutional Law I and II, Federal Courts, Communications Law, and a seminar on the Supreme Court. She has given lectures and interviews on a variety of topics, including impeachment, presidential immunity, historical overviews of the Supreme Court, the role of the Constitution in the United States and its relevance for emerging democracies.
Victoria Nourse is Professor of Law and has published widely on constitutional history, the separation of powers, legislation, and the criminal law. Her recent scholarship includes the book, Statutes, Regulation, and Interpretation (West 2014) and journal articles Elementary Statutory Interpretation: Rethinking Legislative Intent and History; Empiricism, Experimentalism, and Conditional Theory; and The Constitution and Legislative History. Her book In Reckless Hands (Norton 2008) tells the real life drama of the 1942 Supreme Court case striking down state eugenics laws, a case announcing a right to marry and procreate. She has also served in the Department of Justice and as senior advisor to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Joe Biden.
Viet Dinh is Professorial Lecturer and co-director of Georgetown Law Asia. He served as U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy from 2001 to 2003. During his time at the Department of Justice, he played a key role in developing legal policy initiatives to combat terrorism—namely, the USA Patriot Act. Professor Dinh successfully argued Nevada v. Hibbs before the Supreme Court on behalf of the U.S. government, and he represented the Department of Justice in selecting and confirming federal judges, contributing to the appointment of 100 district judges and 23 appellate judges during his tenure.
William Treanor is Professor of Law and Executive Vice President and Dean of the Law Center. In 2010, Dean Treanor joined the Law Center from Fordham Law School, where he had been dean of the law school since 2002 and Paul Fuller Professor. From 1998-2001, Dean Treanor served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice. He has published widely, with a focus on constitutional law and legal history. His more recent scholarship includes The Story of Marbury v. Madison: Judicial Authority and Political Struggle, in Federal Courts Stories and Morton Horwitz: Legal Historian as Lawyer and Historian, in Transformations in American Legal History: Essays in Honor of Professor Morton J. Horwitz.
William W. Buzbee is a Professor of Law and his scholarship focuses on environmental law, administrative law, regulatory federalism, and other public law topics. His books include Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War that Transformed New York City and Preemption Choice: The Theory, Law and Reality of Federalism’s Core Question. Professor Buzbee regularly assists with appellate and Supreme Court environmental, federalism, and regulatory litigation, and also has testified before congressional committees on environmental and regulatory matters.
Yvonne Tew is Associate Professor of Law and she teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law and comparative constitutional law. Her scholarship has been published in the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, the Cambridge Law Journal, and several Commonwealth law journals. Her book on constitutional adjudication in Southeast Asia is forthcoming in 2016 with Oxford University Press.