Jack Goldsmith is the Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. During 2003 – 2004, Professor Goldsmith served under Attorney General John Ashcroft as an Assistant United States Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice. He has written a number of texts on both international law and the internet and most recently authored “The Terror Presidency,” which details his time as an Assistant U.S. Attorney General and the legal issues raised by the Bush administration’s approach to the war on terror. Professor Goldsmith graduated with a B.A. summa cum laude from Washington & Lee University in 1984. He subsequently earned a second B.A., from Oxford University in 1986, a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1989, an M.A. first class honors from Oxford in 1991, and a diploma from the Hague Academy of International Law in 1992. Professor Goldsmith was a former clerk for Justice Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court and has previously taught at both the University of Chicago Law School and the University of Virginia School of Law.
Nov 12 - Jack Goldsmith, Former Assistant US Attorney General to speak on his new book
Helfer’s MOOC on International Human Rights a Duke Law first
Laurence Helfer, the Harry R. Chadwick, Sr. Professor of Law, taught a massive open-access online course — a “MOOC” — on international human rights law during the spring semester, bringing high-level legal instruction to a global audience. More than 18,500 students initially enrolled in the six-week course, which is comprised of video lectures, discussion forums in which students debate cutting-edge human rights issues, weekly quizzes, and a final exam.
Dunlap: Foley execution could build U.S. appetite for aggressive response
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