B.A., University of Houston; M.A., University of California Los Angeles; J.D., Georgetown
Areas of Expertise:
- Human Rights Law
- Legal Profession and Professional Ethics
- National Security, Military, War and Peace
- Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Cognitive Science
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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.
"GU Law Center Celebrates Life, Legacy of Late Justice Ginsburg With Virtual Vigil," coverage in The Hoya, September 25, 2020, featuring Adjunct Professor Dori K. Bernstein, Adjunct Professor Mary Hartnett, Distinguished Visitor from the Judiciary Nina Pillard, Professor Mitt Regan, Dean William M. Treanor, Professor Emerita Wendy Webster Williams, and Judge M. Margaret McKeown (LAW ’75).
“Baker & Hostetler Weighs Giving All Partners Stake in the Firm,” coverage by Wall Street Journal Law Blog, August 10, 2015, quoting Professor Milton Regan.
"Pay Gap Increases Between Equity and Nonequity Partners," coverage in American Lawyer, September 12, 2014, quoting Professor Milton Regan.
"Study: Law Firms Shouldn't Chase Growth Just to Grow," a piece in The Am Law Daily, January 6, 2014, featuring Professor Milton Regan, co-director of the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession.