J.D., Harvard Law School; B.A., Oxford University; A.B., Harvard College
Glenn Fine is an Adjunct Professor of Law and teaches a seminar on government accountability and Inspectors General.
Professor Fine served as the Department of Justice Inspector General from 2000 to 2011, during the Clinton, Bush, and Obama Administrations. After practicing law at a large Washington law firm for several years, Mr. Fine returned to government and in January 2016 became the Acting Inspector General of the Department of Defense. In that role for over four years, he led the largest federal Inspector General’s office, which employs over 1700 staff in 50 offices around the world.
In both these Inspector General positions, he investigated sensitive matters and issued public reports on many high-profile issues confronting the agencies.
Professor Fine is a graduate of Harvard College, where he was co-captain of the Harvard basketball team and was drafted in the 10th round of the 1979 NBA draft by the San Antonio Spurs. Instead of trying out for the Spurs, he attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship. He received a bachelor’s degree from Oxford, and a law degree from Harvard Law School. After law school, his first job was as an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington D.C., where he prosecuted more than 35 criminal jury trials.
Professor Fine is now a Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution.