Jack Goldsmith

1. Name: Jack Goldsmith
2. Title: International Law Professor at Harvard University
3. Biography:

Jack Landman Goldsmith, J.D., is a Harvard Law School professor.  His expertise includes International, Cyber, and National Security Law.

From Oct. 2003 to July 2004, Goldsmith served under Attorney General John Ashcroft and Deputy Attorney General James Comey as the United States Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice. In 2007, he wrote a book about his experiences in this position titled The Terror Presidency.

4. Involvement/ Affiliations:
  • International Law Professor, Harvard University, 2004-present
  • U.S. Assistant Attorney General Recipient, Office of Legal Counsel, Department of State, 2003-2004
  • Special Counsel to the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Defense, 2002-2003
  • Law Professor, University of Chicago, 1997-2002
  • Law Professor, University of Virginia, 1994-1997
  • Law Clerk, Justice Anthony Kennedy, U.S. Supreme Court, 1990-1991
  • Law Clerk, Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1989-1990
5. Education:
  • Attended Hague Academy of International Law, 1992
  • M.A., Oxford University, 1991
  • J.D., Yale Law School, 1989
  • B.A., first class honours, Oxford University, 1986,
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Washington & Lee University, 1984
6. Published Works:
  • The Terror Presidency, 2007
  • Who Controls the Internet? Illusions of a Borderless World (Co-written with T. Wu),  2006
  • The Limits of International Law (Co-written with E. Posner), 2005
  • “Liberal Democracy and Cosmopolitan Duty,” Stanford Law Review, 2003
  • “The Self-Defeating International Criminal Court,” The University of Chicago Law Review, Sep. 2003
  • “Statutory Foreign Affairs Preemption,” 2000 Supreme Court Review, Feb. 2001
  • “The Internet and the Dormant Commerce Clause,” Yale Law Journal, Feb. 2001
  • “Against Cyberanarchy,” Chicago Law Review, 1998
  • “Customary International Law as Federal Common Law: A Critique of the Modern Position” (Co-written with C. Bradley), Harvard Law Review, 1997
7. Contact info: Jack Landman Goldsmith, J.D.
Phone: (617) 496-2026
Email: Goldsmith’s assistant Jan Qashat at: qashat@law.harvard.edu