Geoffrey Corn '83 to Discuss Terrorism, Legal Legitimacy

April 14, 2010

Geoffrey Corn, associate professor of law at the South Texas College of Law and a 1983 graduate of Hartwick College, will speak at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 19 in Room 103 of Golisano Hall on the Hartwick College campus. His topic will be "War, Terrorism and the Challenge of Legal Legitimacy." The presentation is free, and the public is invited to attend.

Corn joined the South Texas College of Law faculty in 2005, where he has taught National Security Law, The Law of Armed Conflict, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Comparative Terrorism Law, International Law, Ethics for Prosecutors, and Military Law for Civilian Practitioners.

Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Corn spent 22 years in the service of our nation as an Army officer and civilian employee. In his last position in the Army he served as the Army's senior law of war expert in the Office of the Judge Advocate General and Chief of the Law of War Branch in the International Law Division. Prior to serving in the position, Corn spent 21 years on active duty in the Army, retiring in the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Judge Advocate General's Corps.

His military career included service as a tactical intelligence officer in Panama, Chief Prosecutor for the 101st Airborne Division, Chief of International Law for United States Army Europe, and Regional Defense Counsel for the Western United States, and as a Professor of International and National Security Law at the Army JAG School in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Corn’s recent scholarship has appeared in the Temple Law Review, Houston Law Review, Israel Law Review, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, and The Naval War College Annual International Law Review. He is a co-author on a forthcoming Oxford University text analyzing application of the laws of war to the war on terror.

For more information, contact Laurel Elder, Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science at Hartwick, at 607-431-4887 or

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