Professor Matthew Waxman

Professor of Law; Faculty Chair, Roger Hertog Program on Law and National Security, Columbia Law School.
Matthew Waxman is an expert in national security law and international law, specializing in domestic and international legal aspects of combating terrorism and the use of military force.  He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and clerked for Associate Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter and Judge Joel M. Flaum of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  Before joining the Columbia faculty, he served in senior positions at the U.S. State Department, Department of Defense and National Security Council. Professor Waxman was a Fulbright Scholar to the United Kingdom, where he studied international relations. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where he also serves as Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law & Foreign Policy.

Courses Taught:
• National Security Law
• The United States and the International Legal System
• The Use of Force in the International System
• Constitutional War Powers
Additional Affiliations
• Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law & Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
• Hoover Institution Task Force on National Security and Law Education
• B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science and International Studies (1994), Yale
• Fulbright Scholar, Department of War Studies, (1994-95), Kings College, London
• J.D. (1999), Yale

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