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Wayne C. Raabe


Principal Deputy Chief, Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Adjunct Professor of Law

J.D., McGeorge

Professor Raabe is the Principal Deputy Chief of the Department of Justice Criminal Division's Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section, where he represents the Department on matters relating...

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Professor Raabe is the Principal Deputy Chief of the Department of Justice Criminal Division's Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section, where he represents the Department on matters relating to the development and application of narcotic drug policy. Professor Raabe specializes in maritime law enforcement issues, and serves as the Department's representative to the NSC-led Maritime Security Interagency Policy Committee.His additional responsibilities include maritime use of force, maritime security, maritime counterterrorism, the Controlled Substances Act, the three Vienna Drug Conventions, and general international maritime law matters.Professor Raabe also served as the lead U.S negotiator for the maritime boarding amendments to the SUA Convention. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Professor Raabe served on active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard, where he served as a commanding officer and executive officer afloat, assistant division chief of the Office of Maritime and International Law in Coast Guard Headquarters, appellate defense counsel before the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and was designated as a Special Courts-Martial Trial Judge. He has been a member of the Georgetown Law adjunct faculty since 2015.  

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