Jennifer Maddocks

Dr. Jennifer Maddocks

Assistant Professor of Law, United States Military Academy, West Point

Jennifer Maddocks is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Law at the United States Military Academy, West Point. She teaches the department’s course on comparative legal systems and is a Faculty Fellow with the Lieber Institute for Law and Warfare. She also serves as the Managing Editor for the Lieber Institute’s Articles of War blog.

Dr. Maddocks started her legal career in private practice, working for eight years as an employment lawyer at law firms in London and in Dorset, England. She then served for more than thirteen years as an officer in the British Army Legal Services. During her military career, Dr. Maddocks performed a range of roles including operational deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. In addition, she spent one year assigned to the International Military Advisory and Training Team in Sierra Leone and three years at the Service Prosecuting Authority in Germany. From 2016 to 2018, Dr. Maddocks was assigned to the Stockton Center for International Law at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. There, she commenced her PhD studies, focusing on State responsibility for international law violations involving non-State actors in armed conflict under the supervision of Professor Michael Schmitt. Following her return to the UK, Dr. Maddocks worked as the legal adviser at an operational headquarters, advising on a variety of international law issues. She was awarded her PhD in January 2022 and joined the Department of Law in September 2022. 



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