Mitt Regan is McDevitt Professor of Jurisprudence, Director of the Center on the Legal Profession, and Co-Director on the Center on National Security and the Law at Georgetown University Law Center. His work focuses on international law, national security, international human rights, and legal and military ethics.

Professor Regan is also Senior Fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy, and Adjunct Faculty Member at the Center for Military and Security Law at the Australian National University College of Law. He is a participant in two major interdisciplinary research projects: Global Terrorism and Collective Responsibility, funded by the European Research Council, and Split-Second Morality: Protecting Civilians in Asymmetric Conflicts, funded by the Georgetown University program on complex moral problems.

Professor Regan’s work on ethics includes Eat What You Kill: The Fall of a Wall Street Lawyer; Confidence Games: Lawyers, Accountants, and the Tax Shelter Industry (with Tanina Rostain; and Professional Responsibility: Representing Business Organizations (with John K. Villa) He also is the author of two books that analyze family law through the lens of the debate between liberal and communication political philosophy, Alone Together: Law and the Meanings of Marriage and Family Law and the Pursuit of Intimacy. He is the co-editor with Anita Allen of Debating Democracy’s Discontent: Essays on American Politics, Law and Public Philosophy.

Before joining Georgetown, Professor Regan was an associate at the law firm of Davis Polk and Wardwell, and served as law clerk to Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. on the U.S. Supreme Court and then-Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.


Featured Scholarship

Mitt Regan & Seumas Miller, Between Policing and Combat: Counterterrorism and Lethal Force in Liberal Democracies (forthcoming).
Mitt Regan, Drone Strike: Understanding the Effects of Targeted Killing on Terrorist Groups and Civilians (forthcoming).
Mitt Regan, The Ethics of Acting Covertly, Int’l J. Intel. & Counterintelligence (forthcoming).
Mitt Regan & Kevin Mullaney, Emotion, Ethics, and Military Virtue, J. Mil. Ethics (forthcoming).
Mitt Regan, Liberalism and the Humanization of War, Ethics & Int’l Aff. (forthcoming).
Mitt Regan & Todd Huntley, From Armed Conflict to Threat Networks: Counterterrorism and Social Network Analysis, in Fighting War as Crime and Crime as War: Legal Frameworks for National Security (Claire Finkelstein, Chris Fuller, Jens Ohlin & Mitt Regan eds., Oxford University Press forthcoming).
Mitt Regan & Mary DeRosa, Accountability for Targeted Killing, in Counter-Terrorism: The Ethical Issues (Jonas Feltes ed., Edward Elgar forthcoming).
Mitt Regan & Alexandra White, Terrorist Crimes and Liberal Democratic Values, in Counter-Terrorism: The Ethical Issues (Jonas Feltes ed., Edward Elgar forthcoming).
Mitt Regan & Michele Poole, Accountability for Covert Action in the United States and the United Kingdom, in National Security Intelligence and Ethics (Seumas Miller, Mitt Regan & Patrick Walsh eds., Routledge forthcoming).