David Koplow is Professor of Law and he specializes in the areas of public international law and national security law. His principal courses have been International Law I, a seminar in the area of arms control, non-proliferation and terrorism, and the pro-seminar for LL.M. students in national security law. Most of his scholarly writing concentrates on the intersection between international law and U.S. constitutional law, especially in the areas of arms control and national security and treaty negotiation and implementation. His recent scholarly articles include Nuclear Arms Control by a Pen and a Phone: Effectuating the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Without Ratification, A Nuclear Kellogg-Briand Pact: Proposing a Treaty for the Renunciation of Nuclear War as an Instrument of National Policy, and What Would Zero Look Like? A Treaty for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons.
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.
David Luban is University Professor and Professor of Law and Philosophy. His scholarship includes edited anthologies on legal ethics, textbooks on international criminal law and legal ethics, and more than 180 articles on international criminal law, moral and legal philosophy, professional ethics, law and literature, just war theory, and issues surrounding the U.S. "war on terrorism." His books include Torture, Power, and Law; Legal Ethics and Human Dignity; and Lawyers and Justice: An Ethical Study. Professor Luban serves on the editorial boards of Ethics & International Affairs and Legal Ethics, and is a founding editor of the weblog Just Security.
David Stewart is Professor from Practice as well as Director of the Global Law Scholars Program and Co-Director of the Center on Transnational Business and the Law. He teaches courses in public and private international law, foreign relations law, international immunities, and international criminal law and civil litigation. He previously served in the U. S. Department of State as Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law, for Diplomatic Law and Litigation, for African Affairs, for Human Rights and Refugees, for Law Enforcement and Intelligence, and for International Claims and Investment Disputes, as well as Special Assistant to the Legal Adviser.
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.
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.
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.
Milton Regan is McDevitt Professor of Jurisprudence and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession. His work focuses on ethics, the legal profession, corporations, and national security. His publications include Confidence Games: Lawyers, Accountants, and the Tax Shelter Industry (MIT Press 2014); Legal Ethics and Corporate Practice; Eat What You Kill: The Fall of a Wall Street Lawyer; and of two books on family law in liberal and communitarian theory.
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.
Rosa Brooks is Professor of Law and she teaches courses on international law, national security, constitutional law, and other subjects. She writes a weekly column for Foreign Policy and serves as a Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation. In July 2011, she received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service for her work as Counselor to Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy. During her time at the Defense Department, Professor Brooks founded the Office for Rule of Law and International Humanitarian Policy, and led a major overhaul of the Defense Department's strategic communication and information operations efforts. Her scholarship includes numerous journal articles on international law, failed states, post-conflict reconstruction and the rule of law, human rights, terrorism and the law of war.