Jack Goldsmith is the Henry L. Shattuck Professor at Harvard Law School, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and co-founder of Lawfareblog.com. He teaches and writes about national security law, presidential power, cybersecurity, international law, internet law, foreign relations law, and conflict of laws. Before coming to Harvard, Professor Goldsmith served as Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel from 2003-2004, and Special Counsel to the Department of Defense from 2002-2003.


September 11th, 2014 | Time

Obama’s Breathtaking Expansion of a President’s Power To Make War

January 16th, 2014 | Hoover Institution

A Partial Defense of the Front-Page Rule

October 21st, 2013 | The New Republic

We Need An Invasive NSA

September 1st, 2013 | New York Times

What Happened to the Rule of Law?

May 23rd, 2013 | Foreign Affairs

Obama Passes the Buck: The President’s Empty Rhetoric on Counterterrorism

May 16th, 2013 | Senate Armed Services Committee

Testimony on the Law of Armed Conflict, the Use of Military Force, and the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force

May 1st, 2013 | The New Republic

Review of Mazzetti, “The Way of the Knife”

February 6th, 2013 | The New Republic

On Target: Obama’s Drone Memo is Exactly What He Said It’d Be

February 5th, 2013 | Washington Post

U.S. Needs New Rule Book for Secret Warfare

October 1st, 2012 | Political Theory

The Realist Case for Global Reform

July 3rd, 2012 | The New Republic

How Post-Decision Leaks Will Change the Supreme Court

June 23rd, 2012 | The New Republic

Temple of Silence: Why SCOTUS leaks less than the CIA

April 26th, 2012 | Washington Post

Obama’s Weak Spots on Counterterrorism are Open to Romney

March 21st, 2012 | Slate

How Obama Learned To Love Military Commissions

March 19th, 2012 | Foreign Policy

Fire When Ready

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