(Re)Introducing Guest Blogger Jeffrey Kahn

I am delighted to welcome back Professor Jeffrey Kahn, who will be guest blogging with us this month.  During his last visit, Professor Kahn provided serious insight into national security concerns, and I’m excited to learn more about what he is up to.  Professor Kahn just received tenure (congratulations, well deserved!) and a promotion to Associate Professor of Law at the SMU Dedman School of Law where he is also a Colin Powell Fellow at the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies.  He teaches and writes on American constitutional law, Russian law, human rights, and counterterrorism.  In 2010, he received SMU’s Outstanding Faculty Award, a university-wide award given each year to a junior, tenure-track faculty member for excellence in teaching, curricular development, and scholarship. In 2011, he received the Law School’s Excellence in Teaching Award.  He is also a member of the founding Advisory Board for the SMU Human Rights Education Program.

Prior to academia, Professor Kahn clerked in the Southern District of New York and then served as a trial attorney in the Department of Justice in Washington D.C.  His first book, Federalism, Democratization, and the Rule of Law in Russia, was published by Oxford University Press.  William Butler, reviewing the book for the Michigan Law Review book issue (100 Mich. L. Rev. 1444-52 (2002)) wrote: “… I have not seen a better account, or a more perceptive one, in any language. … Kahn’s study is the best and the most thoughtful account available of the early experience.”  His second book, Mrs. Shipley’s Ghost: The Right to Travel and Terrorist Watchlists, will be published next year by the University of Michigan Press.

His recent scholarship includes:

International Travel and the U.S. Constitution, 56 UCLA Law Review 271-350 (2008).

Zoya’s Standing Problem, or, When Should the Constitution Follow the Flag? 108 Michigan Law Review 673-725 (2010).

No-Limit Texas Hold’em, or, The Voir Dire in Dallas County, 13 Green Bag 2d 383-97 (2010).

The Extraordinary Mrs. Shipley: How the United States Controlled International Travel before the Age of Terrorism, 43 Connecticut Law Review 819-888 (2011).

The Case of Colonel Abel, 5 Journal of National Security Law & Policy 263-301 (2011).

The Rule-of-Law Factor, in Institutions, Ideas and Leadership in Russian Politics 159-83 (J. Newton & Wm. Tompson eds., Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

Adversarial Principles and the Case File in Russian Criminal Procedure, in Russia and the Council of Europe: Ten Years After 107-33 (K. Malfliet & S. Parmentier eds., Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

Vladimir Putin & the Rule of Law in Russia, 36 Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law 511-58 (2008) (quoted by name in a New York Times editorial, Russia’s Dictatorship of Law, Nov. 21, 2010).

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