Geoffrey Corn

Geoffrey Corn

GEOFFREY S. CORN is a professor of law at South Texas College of Law in Houston Texas, and senior advisor to the Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy, Jewish Institute of National Security Affairs. Prior to joining the South Texas faculty in 2005, Professor Corn served in the U.S. Army for 21 years as an officer, and a final year as a civilian legal advisor, retiring in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Professor Corn’s teaching and scholarship focuses on the law of armed conflict, national security law, criminal law and procedure, and prosecutorial ethics. He has appeared as an expert witness at the Military Commission in Guantanamo, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and in federal court.  He is the lead author of The Law of Armed Conflict: An Operational Perspective, and The Laws of War and the War on Terror, and National Security Law and Policy: a Student Treatise. He is also co-author of Principles of Counter-Terrorism Law. His Army career included service as the Army’s senior law of war advisor; a tactical intelligence officer in Panama; supervisory defense counsel for the Western United States; Chief of International Law for US Army Europe; Professor of International and National Security Law at the US Army Judge Advocate General’s School; and Chief Prosecutor for the 101st Airborne Division. He earned his B.A. from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, his JD with highest honors from George Washington University, and his LLM as the distinguished graduate from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School. He is also a distinguished military graduate of U.S. Army Officer Candidate School, and a graduate of U.S. Army Command and General Staff Course.

Professor Corn is member of the Virginia Bar Association.