Geoffrey S. Corn is the Vinsen & Elkins Professor of Law at South Texas College of Law Houston in Houston Texas. Prior to joining the South Texas College of Law Houston faculty in 2005, Professor Corn served in the U.S. Army for 21 years as an officer, retiring in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His Army career included service as both an intelligence officer and a military attorney, including prior assignments as chief prosecutor for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Regional Defense Counsel for the Western United States, Alaska, and Hawaii..His last position as a civilian with the Army was as senior law of war expert advisor for The Army Judge Advocate General and Chief of the Law of War Branch.
Professor Corn’s teaching and scholarship focuses on the law of armed conflict, national security law, criminal law and procedure, and prosecutorial ethics. He has appeared an expert witness at the Military Commission in Guantanamo, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and in federal court. He is the lead author of The Law of Armed Conflict: An Operational Perspective, and The Laws of War and the War on Terror, and National Security Law and Policy: a Student Treatise.
He earned is B.A. from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, his J.D. with highest honors from George Washington University, his LLM as the distinguished graduate from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School.