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About Bobby Chesney

Bobby Chesney is the Charles I. Francis Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law. His scholarship focuses on the intersection of national security and the law, including such topics as military detention, detainee transfers, military commissions, interrogation, targeting, civilian criminal prosecution in terrorism-related cases, and civil litigation relating to national security.


Present University of Texas School of Law, University of Texas at Austin
Present Charles I. Francis Professor in Law, University of Texas at Austin

Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

National Security Law, Foreign Relations Law, Constitutional Law, Evidence, and Civil Procedure

Honors and Awards

  • Teacher of the Year (2003-04)

Contact Information

727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705


Terrorism and Domestic Criminal Law (4)

Terrorism and Military Detention (4)

Freedom of Association and Dangerous Organizations (4)

Separation of Powers (4)