About the Faculty


Professor Geoffrey Corn
South Texas College of Law Houston

Geoffrey S. Corn is the Presidential Research Professor of Law at South Texas College of Law in Houston Texas, and senior advisor to the Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy, Jewish Institute of National Security Affairs.

Prior to joining the South Texas faculty in 2005, Professor Corn served in the U.S. Army for 21 years as an officer, and a final year as s civilian legal advisor, retiring in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. 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 is also the co-author of Principles of Counter-Terrorism Law.

His Army career included service as the Army's senior law of war expert advisor, tactical intelligence officer in Panama; supervisory defense counsel for the Western United States; Chief of International Law for US Army Europe; Professor of International and National Security Law at the US Army Judge Advocate General’s School; and Chief Prosecutor for the 101st Airborne Division. He earned is Bachelor of Arts degree from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, his Juris Doctor with highest honors from George Washington University, his LL.M. degree as the distinguished graduate from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School. He is also a distinguished military graduate of U.S. Army Officer Candidate School, and a graduate of U.S. Army Command and General Staff Course.

Professor Corn appears regularly in the media as an expert on military law, the war on terrorism and national security. Please see:




Professor James Cooper
California Western School of Law

Professor James Cooper, Director of International Legal Studies at California Western School of Law, where he teaches International Trade Law, Comparative Law, and the Law of the North American Free Trade Agreement. 

Professor Cooper is a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society and served as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and a Visiting Professor at University of California, San Diego. 

A Barrister and Solicitor, Professor Cooper has worked at the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie, consulted for ministries of justice around Latin America and the United States and German governments and taught in law schools in Canada, Chile, Italy, Mexico, Paraguay, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  

His work has been commissioned by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the leading political foundations in Germany.  He writes for newspapers in Bolivia, Chile, and the United States and has appeared on radio and television in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and other parts of Latin America. 

Professor Cooper has produced and directed reality TV show pilots in Mexico and Chile featuring U.S. law students and public education campaigns for governments around Latin America.  Professor Cooper has been profiled inThe Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The San Diego Union Tribune, The Los Angeles Daily Journal, and USA Today, and appears regularly on TV, radio and in print media about Latin America.

Professor Victor Hansen
New England Law School | Boston

Professor Victor M. Hansen teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, National Security Law, and Prosecutorial Ethics at New England Law│ Boston. Before joining the New England faculty in 2005, he served a 20 year career in the Army, most of that time as a JAG Corps officer. In his last military assignment he served as a regional defense counsel for the United States Army Trial Defense Service. His previous assignments include work as a military prosecutor and supervising prosecutor. He has been involved in military capital litigation as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. He also served as an associate professor of law at The Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville, Virginia.

He is the author of several articles and books on criminal and military law, evidence, national security law, the law of armed conflict, and trial advocacy. Among the articles and books are, Lessons from Abu Ghraib: Time for the United States to Adopt a Standard of Command Responsibility Towards its Own, 42 Gonz. L. Rev. 335 (2007), and Military Crimes and Defenses 2nd Ed.(Lexis/Nexis 2012) (with David A. Schlueter, Charles H. Rose, III, and Christopher Behan). He has published Op-Eds in The Washington Post, Jurist, and other national legal publications and he is a frequent commentator on military legal topics.



Professor Mark Edwards
Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Mark A. Edwards is the Baillon Professor of Real Estate Law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. He teaches Property, Comparative Property Rights, Real Estate Transactions, and Constitutional Criminal Procedure. He has been chosen as Professor of the Year by the Mitchell Hamline student body 4 times. He researches the critical role of property rights in different societies, and in particular attempts at restitution of property rights in post-conflict and transitioning societies.

Prior to beginning his teaching career 11 years ago, Edwards was a lawyer for the Wisconsin Innocence Project, an attorney in a large law firm, and a federal judicial law clerk..