Eric Jensen

Eric Jensen

Eric Talbot Jensen has accepted a one-year position as the Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the United States Department of Defense. During his time in this position, Mr. Jensen will not take part in any of the firm’s activities.

ERIC TALBOT JENSEN is a professor of law at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Prior to joining the BYU law faculty in 2011, Professor Jensen spent 2 years teaching at Fordham Law School in New York City and 20 years in the United States Army as both a Cavalry Officer and as a Judge Advocate, completing his military career as the Chief of International Law for the U.S. Army. During his time as a Judge Advocate, Professor Jensen served in various positions including as the Chief of the Army’s International Law Branch; Deputy Legal Advisor for Task Force Baghdad; Professor of International and Operational Law at The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School; legal advisor to the US contingent of UN Forces deployed to Skopje, Macedonia as part of UNPREDEP; and legal advisor in Bosnia in support of Operation Joint Endeavor/Guard. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University (B.A., International Relations), University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D.), The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School (LL.M.) and Yale Law School (LL.M.). Professor Jensen’s area of focus includes the law of armed conflict, public international law, national security law, and cyber warfare. He was one of the group of attorneys who prepared the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare, and is currently working on the follow-on to the Tallinn Manual dealing with cyber operations more generally. He is co-author on The Law of Armed Conflict: An Operational Perspective, The Laws of War and the War on Terror, and National Security Law and Policy: a Student Treatise. He is the author of more than thirty law journal publications focusing on international law, national security law, cyber law and international criminal law.