Cyber Law Expert Todd Huntley to Lead Georgetown Law’s National Security Law Program

September 4, 2019

WASHINGTON – Georgetown University Law Center is pleased to announce that longtime Navy Judge Advocate Capt. Todd Huntley has joined the Law Center as the National Security Law Program Director and Lecturer in Law.

“I am delighted to welcome Professor Huntley to the Georgetown Law community,” said Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor. “Professor Huntley’s deep experience across many critical areas of national security law will further strengthen our national security law program, which is regarded as the finest in the country.”

Huntley is retiring after more than 20 years of active duty as a Navy Judge Advocate. He was most recently assigned to the Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he developed a comprehensive cyber law curriculum and taught national security law, law of the sea, and intelligence law. He previously served as a Senior Counsel for National Security Law in the Office of the Judge Advocate General at the Pentagon. He has extensive experience supporting the Special Operations community on legal issues related to targeting, detention, cyber operations, intelligence, and counterterrorism and has undertaken multiple deployments to Afghanistan and other locations in the Middle East.

At Georgetown Law, Huntley, who previously taught as an adjunct, will oversee the J.D./LL.M. national security law students, approximately 40 adjuncts, and the more than 60 courses offered in the field. He will help to develop capstone exercises for the J.D./LL.M. concentration and manage the top peer-reviewed journal in the field, The Journal of National Security Law and Policy. In recognition of his long service with the U.S. military and the needs of service members and their families, Huntley will be launching the Center on National Security and the Law’s first Veterans Project.

“Professor Huntley brings a wealth of knowledge and a commitment to the field,” said Professor Laura K. Donohue, director of the Center on National Security and the Law. “He is a wonderful and dedicated teacher and an excellent scholar. He embodies Georgetown’s commitment to civic engagement. He will be a tremendous asset to the program and our students. We are delighted that he will be joining us.”

Huntley has a B.A. in International Affairs and a J.D. from the University of Cincinnati, as well as an M.A. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School.

His publications include: Legal Issues in Special Operations, in U.S. Military Operations: Law, Policy, and Practice (Oxford University Press 2015) (with Matthew Grant); Balancing Self-Defense and Mission Accomplishment in International Interventions: Challenges in Drafting and Implementing Rules of Engagement, 29 Maryland Journal of International Law 83 (2014); Controlling the Use of Power in the Shadows: Application of Jus in Bello to Clandestine Activities and Unconventional Warfare, 5 Harvard National Security Journal 461 (2014) (with Andrew Levitz); and, Controlling the Use of Force in Cyberspace: The Application of the Law of Armed Conflict During a Time of Fundamental Change in the Nature of Warfare, 60 Naval Law Review 1 (2010).