Kristine A. Huskey

About Kristine A. Huskey

Kristine Huskey, J.D., is the Director of the Veterans’ Advocacy Law Clinic in the James E. Rogers College of Law, and an Associate Clinical Professor, where she teaches clinical legal education, national security law, and laws of armed conflict.

She has taught national security and international human rights and humanitarian law across the country and globally, including at Texas School of Law, Washington College of Law, American University, George Washington University Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, Howard University, and Victoria University Law School in Wellington, New Zealand.

Professor Huskey has worked in the policy arena and practiced law in Washington, D.C., on issues involving national security, foreign affairs, and military affairs.  She was one of the first lawyers to represent Guantanamo detainees and was on the legal teams in both Rasul v Bush (2004) and Boumediene v Bush (2008). Professor Huskey chronicled her experiences of challenging the Government during the early Post-9/11 years and visiting the Guantanamo Detention Center in Justice at Guantanamo:  One Women's Odyssey and Her Crusade for Human Rights, published in 2009. She also represented the Holy Land Foundation on appeal after it was convicted in the largest terrorism financing trial to date as well as filed amicus briefs in Arar v. Ashcroft and Hamdan v. Bush (2006).

Professor Huskey writes on issues involving national and international security and military affairs, such as detention under the laws of war, enemy combatants, and private military and security contractors in wartime. Her chapter, The US 'Material Support' Bar to Refugee Protection:  An Expansive Approach Through a Narrow Lens, in Still Waiting for Tomorrow:  The Law and Politics of Unresolved Refugee Crises, edited by Susan Akram & Tom Syring, came out in 2014.

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Kristine A. Huskey
Associate Clinical Professor, Director, Veterans' Advocacy Law Clinic, James E. Rogers College of Law
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences