Jennifer C. Daskal
Fellow, Center on Law and National Security, Georgetown University Law Center, Adjunct Professor of Law
A.B., Brown; M.A., Cambridge; J.D., Harvard
B.A., Brown University; M.A., Cambridge University, UK (Marshall Scholar); J.D., Harvard University. Professor Daskal is a fellow at Georgetown University’s Center on National Security and...Continue Reading
B.A., Brown University; M.A., Cambridge University, UK (Marshall Scholar); J.D., Harvard University. Professor Daskal is a fellow at Georgetown University’s Center on National Security and the Law. From 2009-2011, she was counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Department of Justice (DOJ). During her time there, she served on the joint Attorney General and Secretary of Defense-led Detention Policy Task Force and provided legal advice on a range of national security matters, including issues related to detention, surveillance, and interrogation practice. Prior to joining DOJ, she worked as senior counterterrorism counsel at Human Rights Watch, where she served as the organization’s spokesperson on U.S. counterterrorism policy, published numerous op-eds and feature articles, and appeared as a frequent commenter on national and international TV. Professor Daskal previously practiced criminal law as a staff attorney for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Publications include an article on targeting, detention, and the geography of the battlefield (forthcoming in University of Pennsylvania Law Review) and several articles on the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. She is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.