Professor Jeffrey F. Addicott is a Distinguished Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for Terrorism Law at St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas. An active duty Army officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps for twenty years (he retired in 2000 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel), Professor Addicott spent a quarter of his career as a 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, Professor Addicott not only lectures and participates in professional and academic organizations both in the United States and abroad, but he is also a frequent contributor to national and international news shows to include FOX News Channel and MSNBC.
Professor 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 entitled: Terrorism Law: Cases, Materials, Comments, 6th edition.
Among his many contributions to the field, Professor 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. Professor Addicott holds a Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Virginia School of Law. He also received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the Army Judge Advocate General’s School and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Alabama School of Law.
Apart from teaching a variety of courses at the law school, Dr. Addicott served as the Associate Dean for Administration at St. Mary’s University School of Law (2006-2007). Dr. Addicott was the 2007 recipient of “St. Mary’s University School of Law Distinguished Faculty Award.”