Jack Goldsmith

Law professor, Author

1962 –

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Who is Jack Goldsmith?

Jack Landman Goldsmith is a Harvard Law School professor who has written extensively in the field of international law, civil procedure, cyber law, and national security law. He has been "widely considered one of the brightest stars in the conservative legal firmament."

He was a law professor at the University of Chicago when in 2002, he joined the Bush administration as legal adviser to the General Counsel of the Department of Defense. In October 2003 he was appointed as an United States Assistant Attorney General, leading the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice under Attorney General John Ashcroft and Deputy Attorney General James Comey. He resigned in July 2004. He wrote a book about his experiences there called The Terror Presidency.

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Born
Sep 26, 1962
Memphis
Also known as
  • Jack L. Goldsmith
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Yale Law School
  • University of Oxford
  • Washington and Lee University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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