Eugene R. Fidell

Visiting Lecturer in Law (spring term) and Senior Research Scholar in Law

LL.B., Harvard Law School, 1968

B.A. (Philosophy), Queens College, City University of New York, 1965

Courses Taught
  • Admiralty Law
  • American Indian Tribal Law
  • Disasters
  • Guantanamo
  • Military Justice
  • Federal Indian Law
  • Law of the Sea
  • The Original Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court
  • Habeas Corpus
  • Russo-Ukrainian War
Eugene Fidell

Eugene R. Fidell is a Visiting Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School. In addition, he is of counsel at the Washington, D.C., firm Feldesman Leifer LLP, where his practice focuses on military law. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard following graduation from Harvard Law School, and co-founded the National Institute of Military Justice. His books include Military Justice: Cases and Materials and Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction. He has edited the Global Military Justice Reform blog since 2014 and has taught at Yale, Harvard, NYU, and the University of Virginia.



Global Military Justice Reform

Recent Books

Military Justice Cases and Materials (4th ed. 2023) (co-author)

Military Court Rules of the United States (9th ed. 2023) (co-author)

Guide to the Rules of Practice and Procedure for the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (22d ed. 2023) (co-author)

Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2016) 

Recent Law Review Articles

"Military Justice and Modernity," 68 Villanova L. Review 737 (2024) (with James A. Young)

"The Case for Termination of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces," 23 J. App. Practice & Proc. 263 (2023)

"Equal Supreme Court Access for Military Personnel: An Overdue Reform," 131 Yale L.J.F., May 31, 2021 (with Philip D. Cave & Brenner M. Fissell)

"Military Justice Since 1950: A Pyrrhic Victory?," 11 J. Nat’l Sec. L. & Pol’y Online Supp. (Apr. 29, 2021)

"The Constitution of 1787: What’s Essential?," 67 Syracuse L. Rev. 605 (2017)

"Winding (Back) the Crazy Clock: The Origins of a Benchslap," 19 Green Bag 2d 387 (2016) (with Dwight H. Sullivan)

"Competing Visions of Appellate Justice for Indian Country: A United States Court of Indian Appeals or an American Indian Supreme Court," 40 Amer. Indian L. Rev. 233 (2016)

"An American Indian Supreme Court," 2 Amer. Indian L.J. 1 (2013)

"No Sanctuary for Dictators," 38 Yale J. Int’l L. Online 46 (2013)