May Meeting – Jeffrey Addicott
Professor Jeffrey Addicott is the Director of Center for Terrorism Law and Professor of Law at St Mary’s University. An active duty Army officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps for 20 years (he retired in 2000 at the rank of lieutenant colonel), Professor Addicott spent a quarter of his career as the senior legal advisor to the United States Army’s Special Forces.
As an internationally recognized authority on national security law, terrorism law and human rights law, Addicott not only lectures and participates in professional and academic organizations both in the United States and abroad (over 500), but he is also a frequent contributor to national and international news media outlets including FOX NEWS Channel, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, etc. (over 2,500). Addicott is a prolific author, publishing over 20 books, articles, and monographs on a variety of legal topics. Addicott’s most recent book (2011) is Terrorism Law: Cases, Materials, Comments, 6th edition.
Among his many contributions to the field, Addicott pioneered the teaching of law of war and human rights courses to the militaries of numerous nascent democracies in Eastern Europe and Latin America. For these efforts he was awarded the Legion of Merit, named the “Army Judge Advocate of the Year,” and honored as a co-recipient of the American Bar Association’s Hodson Award. Addicott has served in senior legal positions in Germany, Korea, Panama, and throughout the United States. Apart from teaching a variety of courses at the law school to include National Security Law and Terrorism Law, Addicott served as the Associate Dean for Administration at St. Mary’s University School of Law (2006-2007) and was the 2007 recipient of the St. Mary’s University School of Law Distinguished Faculty Award. Most recently, Professor Addicott has been quoted supporting the right of our soldiers to carry weapons on base. “Before 1993, you could carry a firearm on post. In 1993, the Clinton Administration banned that. Our military soldiers are supposed to be trained in firearms, and it doesn’t make any sense to ban weapons which are supposed to be part of your trade”.
Professor Addicott will provide the details you always wish you knew. He is a talented speaker with a plethora of information. Come ask your questions and get straight answers.
~ Joanie Bain, Programs