David A. Koplow
Acting Faculty Director
After graduating from Yale Law School in 1978, Professor Koplow served first as an attorney-advisor, then as special assistant to the Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. He has also served as secretary of the Lawyers Alliance for World Security and as a member of the Policy Board of Legal Counsel for the Elderly and the steering committee of Section 2 of the D.C. Bar. He has been at GULC since 1981. From 1997-99, while on leave from the Law Center, he served as Deputy General Counsel (International Affairs) at the Department of Defense. Professor Koplow teaches International Law I, and a seminar in the area of national security, arms control and non-proliferation. He also directs a clinic, the Center for Applied Legal Studies, which practices in the field of political asylum. He has written in the areas of international law, U.S. foreign affairs law, and arms control, especially regarding verification of compliance with arms control treaties.
Nadia Asancheyev joined the Center from private practice in New York, where she was a litigator focusing on white collar criminal defense. Previously, Nadia was a law clerk to the Honorable Richard Owen, on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She has extensive experience in a variety of national security concerns, including the state secrets privilege, Guantanamo detainee issues, including Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, and on behalf of four Chinese Uighur detainees imprisoned at Guantanamo. Nadia holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was the Articles Editor of the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, and a BA from Johns Hopkins University.
Jennifer Daskal joined the Center from the Department of Justice, where she served as a Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security. She spent her first year there working on the Detention Policy Task Force. Previously, she was the Senior Counterterrrorism Counsel for Human Rights Watch. Prior to that, she worked as a staff attorney for three years at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. In 2001-2002, Jen clerked for Judge Jed S. Rakoff in the Southern District of New York. Jen received a BA in history from Brown University. She has an MA in economics from Cambridge University, England, where she was a Marshall scholar, and a JD from Harvard University (magna cum laude). She is a Term Member of the Council of Foreign Relations.
Nicky holds a JD from Georgetown Law, a BA(Hons) in Political Science from the University of Exeter, and a BA(Hons) in American Studies from the University of Kent at Canterbury.
Dana Carver Boehm
Dana Carver Boehm is a Dean's Scholar at Georgetown Law and a Visiting Researcher at the Center. Dana joined the Center from private practice at Hogan Lovells US, LLP, where she represented clients in a wide range of civil litigation matters. In 2010 and 2011, she served as the senior associate in the firm's pro bono practice group, where she litigated civil rights, employment discrimination, and post-conviction relief cases in a number of state and federal trial and appellate courts. Her research focuses on the intersection between national security, criminal law, and professional responsibility, with particular attention to the ethics of lawyering in Guantanamo Bay. Dana clerked for Judge Gladys Kessler on the District Court for the District of Columbia and graduated with a JD from Harvard Law School (cum laude) and a BA in International Politics from Brigham Young University (magna cum laude).
Cian Murphy is a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Researcher at the Center. He is currently on sabbatical leave from King's College London where he is a lecturer in law. Cian is the author ofEU Counter-Terrorism Law (2012) and the co-editor of the forthcoming EU Security and Justice Law(2013). The subject of his current research is the transnationalisation of counter-terrorism law and its implications for constitutional principles - with a focus in particular on material support and counter-terrorist finance law. Cian acts as a legal consultant in national security litigation before the European Court of Justice. He holds a BCL from University College Cork and LL.M and Ph.D degrees from King's College London.
Research AssistantsIsaac Levey
Isaac Levey is entering his third year at Georgetown Law and is a research editor for the Journal of National Security Law & Policy. Last summer, he worked for the Law Center as a research assistant to Dean William Treanor, where he produced a comprehensive analysis of the precedential effect and scholarly treatment of a recent United States Supreme Court decision on the Takings Clause. He worked previously as an intern for Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and has worked in research in a number of different fields including medicine and publishing. Isaac holds a BA cum laude in political science from George Washington University and hopes to work in public policy or government after graduating.
Nicole Stillwell is a National Security Law LL.M. Candidate at Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to attending Georgetown, she received a juris doctor in civil law and certificate in international legal studies at Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans Louisiana. Nicole has interned at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime's Division for Treaty Affairs in the office for the Chief of the Terrorism Prevention Branch where she performed research in support of rule of law programs in Yemen, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Additionally, she published the article, Robbers or Robinhoods: A Study of the Somali Pirate Crisis and a Call to Develop an International Framework to Combat Maritime Terrorism, 7 Loy. Mar. L.J. 129 (2008).