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Jennifer Daskal

Associate Professor

American University Washington College of Law

District of Columbia


Free Speech Government International Policy Law Legislation Litigation National Security Policy Privacy

Jennifer Daskal is an Associate Professor at American University Washington College of Law, where she writes and teaches in national security, criminal, and constitutional law. From 2009-2011, she was counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Dept. of Justice. From 2016-2017, she was an Open Society Institute Fellow working on issues related to privacy and law enforcement access to data across borders. Daskal is a graduate of Brown University, Harvard Law School, and Cambridge University, where she was a Marshall Scholar. Her work has appeared in the Yale Law Journal, Harvard National Security Journal, Journal of National Security Policy and the Law, Stanford Law Review Online, and University of Pennsylvania Law Review, among other places. She has published op-eds in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Int'l Herald Tribune and she has appeared on MSNBC, NPR, and C-Span among other media outlets. She is an Executive Editor of the Just Security blog.

Keywords: law enforcement access to data, criminal law and policy, national security, cyber, international law, constitutional law, privacy