John Yoo bio

1. Name: John Yoo
2. Title: Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, and former U.S. Deputy Assistant Attorney General
3. Biography:

John Yoo became a professor of Law at Berkeley Law School in 1993. He then clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas from 1994 to 1995.

Yoo served as General Counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee from 1995 to 1996. From 2001 to 2003, he served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked on issues involving foreign affairs, national security and the separation of powers.

Currently, Yoo is a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He has received the Paul M. Bator Award for excellence in legal scholarship and teaching from the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy.

Yoo has testified before the Judiciary Committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and has published many articles on foreign affairs, national security, and constitutional law.

4. Involvement/ Affiliations:
  • Advisory Committee, Standing Committee on Law and National Security, American Bar Association
  • Member of the Scholars Advisory Panel, National Constitution Center
  • Board of Editors, Berkeley Journal of International Law
  • Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Law, University of Trento (Italy), 2006
  • Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, 2003-present
  • Visiting Professor, University of Chicago Law School, 2003
  • Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice, 2001-2003
  • General Counsel, Judiciary Committee, U.S. Senate, 1995-1996
  • Law Clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court, 1994-1995
  • Clerk, Judge Laurence Silberman, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit Law, 1992-1993
  • Former Articles Editor, Yale Law Journal
5. Education:
  • J.D., Yale Law School, Yale University, 1992
  • A.B., summa cum laude, Harvard University, 1989
6. Published Works:
  • Crisis and Command: The History of Executive Power From George Washington to George W. Bush, 2010
  • War by Other Means: An Insider’s Account of the War on Terror, 2006
  • The Powers of War and Peace: The Constitution and Foreign Affairs after 9/11, 2005
7. Contact info: John Yoo, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Attorney General
Phone: (510) 643-5089
Email: [email protected]
Website:  Berkeley Law