Professor Jack Goldsmith ’89 to Give Sherrill Lecture April 4

Professor Jack Goldsmith ’89 will deliver the Sherrill Lecture on April 4, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 127. The lecture is titled “The Obama Administration’s Contributions to the Practice and Theory of International Law.”

Jack Goldsmith is the Henry L. Shattuck Professor at Harvard Law School, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and co-founder of He teaches and writes about national security law, presidential power, cybersecurity, international law, internet law, foreign relations law, and conflict of laws.

Before coming to Harvard, Professor Goldsmith served as Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel from 2003–2004, and Special Counsel to the Department of Defense from 2002–2003. He was a professor at the University of Chicago Law School from 1997–2002, and at the University of Virginia School of Law from 1994–1997. Before entering the academy, Professor Goldsmith was an associate at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. He clerked for Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy from 1990–1991, for Court of Appeals Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson from 1989–1990, and for Judge George Aldrich on the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal from 1991–1993.

The Sherrill Lecture features distinguished visitors with special expertise in international law and international relations.