Professor Neal Katyal, 2007 - 2009
Professor Neal Katyal is the founding Director of the Center. Before his appointment as Deputy Solicitor General on January 21, 2009, Katyal was a professor at Georgetown Law and the Director of the Center on National Security and the Law. In 2006, he prevailed in the US Supreme Court case of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, challenging the policy of military trials at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, Cuba. An expert in matters of constitutional law, particularly the role of the President and Congress in time of war and theories of constitutional interpretation, Katyal has embraced his theoretical work as the platform for practical consequences in the federal courts.
Jennifer Daskal, 2011 - 2013
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. After her fellowship with the Center, Jen became an Associate Professor at American University Washington College of Law.
Matthew Gerke, 2007 - 2009
Matthew Gerke worked for three and a half years in the Pentagon and in Iraq, dealing with rule of law issues in the reconstruction of Iraq. Before that he was in private practice litigation with Arent Fox. He holds a BA from Princeton University, a JD from the University of Michigan Law School, and a Masters in international Public Policy from the University of Michigan.
Justin Florence, 2007 - 2008
Justin Florence is Counsel at Ropes & Gray LLP. Previously, he worked in the White House Counsel's Office as Special Assistant to the President and Associate Counsel to the President. Prior to that, he worked for the Senate Judiciary Committee as Senior Counsel to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism. Before then, he was an Associate in the Supreme Court and Appellate Practice at the Washington office of O'Melveny & Myers, LLP. He was a Fellow at the Center during its first year (2007-2008). Justin clerked for Judge Diana Gribbon Motz on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He graduated from Yale law School, where he was Executive Editor ofThe Yale Law Journal. He also holds a Master's degree in American history from Harvard University, and a BA from Yale College.
National Security Crisis Law Fellows
C. Jeffers Boggs, 2013 - 2015
Babak Siavoshy, Fall 2009
Babak Siavoshy was a visiting researcher at the Center for the Fall of 2009. Babak served as a law clerk to the Honorable John T. Noonan, Jr., on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco from 2008 - 2009. He graduated from Berkeley Law, where he was Associate Editor of the Berkeley Journal of International Law and worked on the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. He also holds a BA in Philosophy and English Literature from U.C. Berkeley, where he served as a Graduate Student Instructor, teaching courses in the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Cognitive Science.
Larry Schwartztol, Spring 2010
Larry Schwartztol was a visiting researcher at the Center for the Spring of 2010. Previously, Larry was a staff attorney in the American Civil Liberties Union's National Security Project, where he litigated cases involving foreign intelligence surveillance, ideological exclusion of foreign scholars, and the government's search authority at airports and the U.S. border. Before that, Larry litigated school equity cases as a Karpatkin Fellow in the ACLU's Racial Justice Program and worked on voting rights issues as a Liman Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. He served as a law clerk to Judge Harry T. Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Larry graduated from Yale Law School and received his BA from the University of Chicago.
Amanda Shanor, Fall 2010
While at Georgetown, Amanda worked with Professor David Cole on the litigation of several cases involving national security issues, including Humanitarian Law Project v. Holder, a First and Fifth Amendment challenge to the statute barring material support for terrorism heard by the Supreme Court, and Arar v. Ashcroft, a Bivens claim concerning rendition and torture. Previously, she served for several years as the U.S. Program Officer for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights. Amanda's academic work focuses on constitutional law, political theory, speech and association, and their intersection with the behavioral sciences, and she is co-authoring a casebook on law and terrorism. Amanda is a graduate of Yale Law School and Yale College.
Luis Miguel Dickson, 2011
Miguel Dickson graduated cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center where he was Senior Notes Editor for the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. He also holds a BA in Philosophy and English Literature from Swarthmore College.
Kerri Clark, 2013 - 2014
Robert Hoekstra, 2012 - 2013
Isaac Levy, 2012 - 2013
Allegra Funsten, 2012 - 2014
Sarah Harrison, 2012 - 2014
Nicole Stillwell, 2011 - 2013
Susan Asam, 2011 - 2012
Sarah Erickson-Muschko, 2011 - 2013
Marc Sorel, 2009 - 2010
Annamartine Salick, 2008 - 2009
Tim Bass, 2008 - 2009