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War & Statesmanship

Samuel Rascoff

New York University School of Law

Samuel Rascoff is Faculty Director of The Center on Law and Security and an Associate Professor at New York University School of Law. Named a Carnegie Scholar in 2009, he came to NYU from the New York City Police Department, where, as director of intelligence analysis, he created and led a team responsible for assessing the terrorist threat to the city. A summa cum laude graduate of Harvard, Oxford with first class honors, and Yale Law School, Professor Rascoff previously served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter and to Judge Pierre N. Leval of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He was also a special assistant with the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq and an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Professor Rascoff’s recent publications include “Establishing Official Islam? The Law and Strategy of Counter-Radicalization” (Stanford Law Review), Domesticating Intelligence” (Southern California Law Review), and “The Law of Homegrown (Counter-) Terrorism” (Texas Law Review).