Prof. Jack L. Goldsmith

Learned Hand Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Jack Goldsmith is the Learned Hand Professor at Harvard Law School, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and co-founder of Lawfare.  He has written many books and hundreds of articles and essays on topics related to presidential power, national security, international law, and internet policy.   His books include After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency (2020), In Hoffa’s Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth (2019), Power and Constraint: The Accountable Presidency After 9/11 (2012), and The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration (2007).  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.  He was a Professor at the University of Chicago Law School from 1997-2002, and at the University of Virginia School of Law from 1994-1997.  Before entering the academy, professor Goldsmith was an associate at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C.  He clerked for Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy from 1990-1991, for Court of Appeals Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson from 1989-1990, and for Judge George Aldrich on the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal from 1991-1993.



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