Eugene Fidell

Prof. Eugene Fidell


Eugene R. Fidell is an expert in Military Justice, which he has taught at Yale, Harvard, and American University. He has also taught courses on Guantánamo, Habeas Corpus, Disasters, Admiralty, Law of the Sea, Native American Law, Tribal Law, and the Original Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of the United States. He is of counsel at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, Washington, DC. He was lead trial and appellate defense counsel in United States v. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Prof. Fidell is a life member of the American Law Institute, president emeritus of the National Institute of Military Justice, and former chair of the Committee on Military Justice of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War. He edits the Global Military Justice Reform blog, His books include Military Justice: Cases and Materials (3d ed. 2020) (co-author) and Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2016). He has served on a variety of federal advisory boards, including, most recently, the Executive Review Panel for the Comprehensive Review of Navy and Marine Corps Uniformed Legal Communities.


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