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Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Faculty Associate and Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Lloyd Cutler Distinguished Visitor - Class of Spring 2020

Jack Landman Goldsmith is the Henry L. Shattuck Professor at Harvard Law School, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and co-founder of Lawfare. He has written five books and hundreds of articles and essays on topics related to presidential power, national security, international law, and internet policy. His most recent books are In Hoffa’s Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth (FSG, 2019), Power and Constraint: The Accountable Presidency After 9/11 (Norton, 2012), and The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration (Norton, 2007).


Before coming to Harvard, Goldsmith served as assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel (2003-2004), and as special counsel to the Department of Defense (2002-2003). He taught at the University of Chicago Law School from 1997-2002 and at the University of Virginia School of Law from 1994-1997. Prior to his academic career, Goldsmith was an associate at Covington & Burling in Washington, DC, and he previously clerked for Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Court of Appeals Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson, and Judge George Aldrich, in the Iran-US Claims Tribunal (1991-1993).

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