• Visiting Associate Clinical Professor

Kristine Huskey

B.A., Columbia University; J.D., University of Texas. Professor Huskey is a national security consultant, working on issues such as preventive detention, private military and security contractors and international war crimes tribunals. She also represents a Guantanamo detainee and the Holy Land Foundation, a well-known Muslim charity, convicted of material support for terrorism in one of the largest terrorism financing trials in U.S. history. Professor Huskey is the Founder and former Director of the National Security Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law and the author of Justice at Guantánamo: One Woman's Odyssey and Her Crusade for Human Rights. She spent eight years practicing international litigation and arbitration at Shearman & Sterling in Washington, D.C. and has taught national security law and policy, international human rights and humanitarian law, and international law at the University of Texas School of Law, George Washington Law School, Howard University Law School, Washington College of Law at American University, and Victoria University Law School in Wellington, New Zealand. She has represented nineteen individuals detained at Guantánamo, including Omar Khadr and a group of Kuwaiti citizens in the seminal Rasul v. Bush case, in which the U.S. Supreme Court held in 2004 that the Guantánamo detainees have a right to challenge their detentions. Professor Huskey has appeared on CNN, C-SPAN, BBC, NPR and other media to discuss Guantánamo and other national security and human rights issues, and has published widely on related topics. She is a contributing author to One of the Guys: Women as Aggressors and Torturers, as well as The Guantánamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison Outside the Law; she was featured as a "Woman to Watch" in Marie Claire magazine in December 2006; she was profiled in Texas Lawyer and Turning Wheel; and she was the subject of "Working Women" on ABC News. Professor Huskey is also an Associate at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law and a member of the Board of Directors at The Constitution Project.

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