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Prof. Stephen I. Vladeck

Professor, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Stephen Vladeck

Stephen I. Vladeck is a professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law. His teaching and research focus on federal jurisdiction, constitutional law, and national security law. A nationally recognized expert on the role of the federal courts in the war on terrorism, Vladeck’s prolific and widely cited scholarship has appeared in an array of legal publications—including the Harvard Law Review and the Yale Law Journal — and his popular writing has been published in forums ranging from the New York Times to BuzzFeed. Vladeck, who is a co-author of Aspen Publishers’ leading national security law and counterterrorism law casebooks and Supreme Court contributor to CNN, frequently represents parties or amici in litigation challenging government counterterrorism policies, and has authored reports on related topics for a wide range of organizations—including the First Amendment Centerthe Constitution Project, and the ABA’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security.

Professor Vladeck, who has also taught at the University of Miami and American University Washington College of Law, has won numerous awards for his teaching, his scholarship, and his service to the legal profession. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a senior editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of National Security Law and Policy, co-editor in-chief of the Just Security blog, a senior contributor to the Lawfare blog, a Distinguished Scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, the Supreme Court Fellow at the Constitution Project, and a fellow at the Center on National Security at Fordham University School of Law. He is also a member of the Board of Academic Advisors of the American Constitution Society and the advisory boards of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the National Institute of Military Justice (NIMJ).

A 2004 graduate of Yale Law School, Vladeck clerked for the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Honorable Rosemary Barkett on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. While a law student, he was Executive Editor of the Yale Law Journaland the Student Director of the Balancing Civil Liberties & National Security Post-9/11 Litigation Project, and he was awarded the Potter Stewart Prize for Best Team Performance in Moot Court and the Harlan Fiske Stone Prize for Outstanding Moot Court Oralist. He earned a B.A. summa cum laude with Highest Distinction in History and Mathematics from Amherst College in 2001, where he wrote his senior thesis on "Leipzig's Shadow: The War Crimes Trials of the First World War and Their Implications from Nuremberg to the Present."

Education
  • J.D., Yale Law School 2004
  • B.A., Amherst College 2001

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Upcoming Events
2016 National Lawyers Convention
The Jurisprudence and Legacy of Justice Scalia
November 17, 2016
Publications and Multimedia
Article III Standing and the Texas Immigration Case - Podcast
Litigation Practice Group Podcast
January 14, 2016
Supreme Court October Term 2014 Preview - Podcast
Practice Groups Courthouse Steps Podcast
October 07, 2014
The Legal and Policy Implications of Closing Guantánamo Bay - Podcast
International & National Security Law Practice Group Podcast
June 11, 2014
Policy without Process? - Event Audio/Video
Second Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
May 14, 2014
Reforming the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court - Podcast
International & National Security Law Practice Group Podcast
January 24, 2014
The Use of Lethal Force on U.S. Citizens - Podcast
International & National Security Law Practice Group Podcast
March 13, 2013
Private Attorneys and the War on Terror - Event Audio/Video
International & National Security Law Practice Group
December 06, 2012
Clapper v. Amnesty International - Podcast
International & National Security Law Practice Group Podcast
October 24, 2012
Examination of the Legal Rationale for Targeting U.S. Citizens - Podcast
International & National Security Law Practice Group Podcast
April 24, 2012
The War on Terror: Where Are We Now? Where Do We Go from Here? - Event Audio/Video
International & National Security Law Practice Group
January 27, 2010
OLC Memos
Online Debate
April 24, 2009