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About the Authors

Geoffrey S. Corn

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Geoffrey S. Corn is The Presidential Research Professor of Law at Houston College of Law in Houston Texas. Prior to joining the Houston College of Law faculty in 2005, Professor Corn served in the U.S. Army for 21 years as an officer, and a final year as s civilian legal advisor, retiring in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Professor Cornís teaching and scholarship focuses on the law of armed conflict, national security law, criminal law and procedure, and prosecutorial ethics. He has appeared an expert witness at the Military Commission in Guantanamo, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and in federal court. He is the lead author of The Law of Armed Conflict: An Operational Perspective, and The Laws of War and the War on Terror, and National Security Law and Policy: a Student Treatise.

Professor Corn is also co-author of Principles of Counter-Terrorism Law. His Army career included service as the Armyís senior law of war expert advisor, tactical intelligence officer in Panama; supervisory defense counsel for the Western United States; Chief of International Law for US Army Europe; Professor of International and National Security Law at the US Army Judge Advocate Generalís School; and Chief Prosecutor for the 101st Airborne Division. He earned is B.A. from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, his J.D. with highest honors from George Washington University, his LLM as the distinguished graduate from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate Generalís School. He is also a distinguished military graduate of U.S. Army Officer Candidate School, and a graduate of U.S. Army Command and General Staff Course.


Victor Hansen

Photo - Victor Hansen Professor Victor Hansen teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Prosecutorial Ethics at New England Law ¶Boston. Before joining the New England Law faculty in 2005, he served a 20-year career in the Army, most of that time as a JAG Corps officer.   In his last military assignment he served as a regional defense counsel for the United States Army Trial Defense Service.  His previous assignments include work as a military prosecutor and supervising prosecutor.  He has been involved in military capital litigation as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. He also served as an associate professor of law at The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, VA.  He is the author of several articles and books on criminal and military law, evidence, and national security issues, and is an elected member of the American Law Institute.


M. Christopher Jenks


Richard Jackson


Eric Jensen

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Professor Jensen's recent scholarship has appeared in the Texas, Temple, Houston, and Israel Law Reviews, as well as the Stanford Law and Policy Review, Virginia Journal of International Law, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, and Stanford Journal of International Law.  Professor Jensen is a co-author on an Oxford University text analyzing application of the laws of war to the war on terror and is also co-authoring a law school casebook on the Law of Armed Conflict for Aspen Publishing.

Prior to joining the BYU law faculty in 2011, Professor Jensen spent 2 years teaching at Fordham Law School in New York City and 20 years in the United States Army as both a Cavalry Officer and as a Judge Advocate.  During his time as a Judge Advocate, Professor Jensen served in various positions including as the Chief of the Armyís International Law Branch; Deputy Legal Advisor for Task Force Baghdad; Professor of International and Operational Law at The Judge Advocate Generalís Legal Center and School; legal advisor to the US contingent of UN Forces deployed to Skopje, Macedonia as part of UNPREDEP; and legal advisor in Bosnia in support of Operation Joint Endeavor/Guard.



James Schoettler

Professor Schoettler is an Assistant General Counsel of USEC Inc.  He is also a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and until recently served in his Reserve capacity in the U.S. Army Office of the Judge Advocate General.  Professor Schoettler is the co-author of  The War on Terror and the Laws of War: A Military Perspective published by Oxford University Press.