B.A., University of Houston; M.A., University of California Los Angeles; J.D., Georgetown
Areas of Expertise:
- Human Rights Law
- International 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 Ethics and the Legal Profession, and Co-Director on the Center on National Security at Georgetown University Law Center. His work focuses on international law, national security, international human rights, legal and military ethics, and ethical issues relating to artificial intelligence.
Professor Regan is also Senior Fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy. He has been a participant in major interdisciplinary projects on national security that include Intelligence and National Security: Ethics, Efficacy, and Accountability; Global Terrorism and Collective Responsibility: Redesigning Police, Military, and Intelligence Agencies in Liberal Democracies; and Split-Second Morality: Protecting Civilians in Asymmetric Conflicts.
Professor Regan’s books on national security include Drone Strike: Analyzing the Impacts of Targeted Killing (Palgrave Macmillan 2022), Fighting War as Crime and Crime as War: Alternative Legal Frameworks for Asymmetric Conflict (Claire Finkelstein, Christopher Fuller, Jens David Ohlin & Mitt Regan eds., Oxford University Press 2022), and National Security Intelligence and Ethics (Seumas Miller, Mitt Regan & Patrick F. Walsh eds., Routledge 2022). His books on ethics include BigLaw: Money and Meaning in the Modern Law Firm (Chicago: University of Chicago Press 2021)(with Lisa H. Rohrer); 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 communitarian political theory, Alone Together: Law and the Meanings of Marriage (Oxford University Press 1999) and Family Law and the Pursuit of Intimacy (NYU Press 1993). He is the co-editor with Anita Allen of Debating Democracy’s Discontent: Essays on American Politics, Law and Public Philosophy (Oxford University Press 1999).
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.
"Ethics and impact of drone strikes — "Intelligence Matters"," coverage on CBS News, October 12, 2022, featuring Professor Mitt Regan.
"The Ethics of Military Artificial Intelligence – Conference at the U.S. Naval Academy," coverage in Prio, April 26,2022, featuring Professor Mitt Regan.
"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.