I am delighted to announce that Ashley Deeks is joining Lawfare as our newest senior contributor. Astute readers will notice that this change is perhaps a bit less of a change than it may look, as Ashley has long been a de facto part of Lawfare. She has blogged for us on an occasional basis for some time and gave a speech I featured over the summer on the Lawfare Podcast on her recent paper on the “unable or unwilling” standard. We have long been urging her to come aboard more formally and are thrilled that she has now decided to do so.
Ashley joined the University of Virginia Law School faculty last year as an associate professor of law after spending two years as an academic fellow at Columbia Law School. Before that, she served for ten years in the Legal Adviser’s Office at the State Department, most recently as the Assistant Legal Adviser for Political-Military Affairs. In 2007-08 she held an International Affairs Fellowship from the Council on Foreign Relations. After graduating from the University of Chicago Law School, she clerked for Judge Edward Becker on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.