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About Ryan J. Vogel

Prior to joining the faculty at IIT Chicago-Kent in 2014, Professor Vogel served at the Pentagon as a senior policy adviser in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). He began his career with OSD through the prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship program. Professor Vogel provided policy recommendations and strategic support to the president, the secretary of defense and other high-ranking defense officials on issues related to the law of armed conflict, international criminal law, international courts, human rights, legislation and detention. He frequently represented the U.S. Government and Department of Defense on official delegations and was the principal drafter of several key Department of Defense doctrinal directives related to detention and detainee review processes. In 2014, Professor Vogel was awarded the Exceptional Civilian Service Award. He also received OSD Group Achievement Awards in 2013 and 2014.
Professor Vogel completed his LL.M. in public international law, with a focus on national security law, at the Georgetown University Law Center. He earned both a J.D. and an M.A. in international affairs from American University in Washington, D.C. During law school, Professor Vogel worked for two years as a senior research associate at the Public International Law & Policy Group and completed a yearlong externship with the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. He also worked for U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch on foreign affairs and national security issues. Professor Vogel graduated from Utah Valley University as valedictorian with a B.S. in political science and English.
Professor Vogel currently teaches Legal Research and Writing. His research interests focus on national security law, international law, the law of armed conflict, and international criminal law. He has published articles in the Brown Journal of World Affairs, Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, and International Affairs Review. Before coming to Chicago-Kent, Professor Vogel taught international law courses at American University's Washington College of Law and School of International Service.