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About Stephen I. Vladeck

Stephen I. Vladeck is a Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law, where his teaching and research focus on federal jurisdiction, national security law, constitutional law (especially the separation of powers), and international criminal law. A nationally recognized expert on the role of the federal courts in the war on terrorism, he was part of the legal team that successfully challenged the Bush Administration’s use of military tribunals at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, 548 U.S. 557 (2006), and has co-authored amicus briefs in a host of other lawsuits challenging the U.S. government’s surveillance and detention of terrorism suspects. Vladeck has also drafted reports on related issues for a number of organizations, including the First Amendment Center, the Constitution Project, and the ABA’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security, and he is a senior editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of National Security Law and Policy.

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Federal Courts & Jurisdiction, Constitutional Law (Separation of Powers), National Security Law, International Criminal Law, and Immigration Law

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Honors and Awards

  • Potter Stewart Prize for Best Team Performance in Moot Court
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Prize for Outstanding Moot Court Oralist.
  • Emalee C. Godsey Scholar Award for a body of related work (three articles): “Deconstructing Hirota: Habeus Corpus, Citizenship, and Article III;” “The Field Theory: Martial Law, the Suspension Power, and the Insurrection Act,” and “Congress, the Commander-in-Chief, and the Separation of Powers after Hamdan”

Contact Information

Washington College of Law, American University
4801 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016


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