Law and Security

Research & Scholarship

Below, you will find a selection of recent and forthcoming work by NYU Law faculty in this area of study. Although this list is not comprehensive, it provides a sample of the work our faculty are doing in this field today. You can also visit the Publications pages in our individual Faculty Profiles for more information.


Stephen HolmesThe Matador’s Cape: America’s Reckless Response to Terror (Cambridge University Press, 2007)

Samuel RascoffGlobal Intelligence Oversight: Governing Security in the Twenty-First Century (Oxford University Press, 2016) (with Zachary K. Goldman)

Margaret SatterthwaiteGender, National Security and Counter-Terrorism: Human Rights Perspectives (Routledge, 2013) (ed. with Jayne Huckerby)

Stephen SchulhoferSurveillance, Privacy and Trans-Atlantic Relations (Hart Publishing, 2017) (ed. with David D. Cole and Federico Fabbrini)

Stephen SchulhoferRethinking the Patriot Act: Keeping America Safe and Free (Century Foundation Press, 2005)

Stephen SchulhoferThe War on Our Freedoms: Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism (PublicAffairs, 2003)

Stephen SchulhoferThe Enemy Within: Intelligence Gathering, Law Enforcement and Civil Liberties in the Wake of September 11 (Century Foundation Press, 2002)


Samuel Estreicher. "A Jewish State and a State for All of its Citizens: Addressing the Challenge of Israel’s Arab Citizens," 3 U. Pa. J. L. & Pub. Aff. 1 (2018)

Samuel Estreicher."Taking Steel Seizure Seriously: Reflections on the Iran Nuclear Agreement," 86 Fordham L. Rev. 1199 (2017) (with Steven Menashi)

Samuel Estreicher. “Privileging Asymmetric Warfare (Part III)?: Killing Civilians under International Humanitarian Law,” 12 Chi. J. Int’l L. 143 (2012)

Samuel Estreicher. “Privileging Asymmetric Warfare (Part II)?: The Proportionality Principle under International Humanitarian Law,” 12 Chi. J. Int’l L. 143 (2011)

Samuel Estreicher. “Privileging Asymmetric Warfare? Part I: Defender Duties under International Humanitarian Law,” 11 Chi. J. Int’l L. 425 (2010)

Samuel Estreicher. “Hamdan’s Limits and the Military Commissions Act,” 23 Const. Comment. 403 (2006) (with Diarmuid O’Scannlain)

David Golove. “The Known Opinion of the Impartial World: Foreign Relations and the Law of Nations in The Federalist,” The School of Law Cambridge Companion to The Federalist (Jack N. Rakove and Colleen Sheehan, eds., 2017) 

David Golove. "United States: The Bush Administration's ‘War on Terrorism’ in the Supreme Court," 3 Int’l J. Const. L. 128 (2005) Abstract 

David GoloveThe Supreme Court, the War on Terror, and the American Just War Constitutional Tradition, in International Law in the U.S. Supreme Court: Continuity and Change 561 (David L. Sloss, Michael D. Ramsey and William S. Dodge, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2011)

David Golove. “Military Tribunals, International Law, and the Constitution: A Franckian-Madisonian Approach,” 35 N.Y.U. J. Int’l L. & Pol. 363 (2002)

Ryan Goodman. "The Obama Administration: Targeting “War-Sustaining” Objects in Non-International Armed Conflict," 110 Am. J. Int'l L. 663 (2016) Abstract Ryan Goodman,

Ryan Goodman. "Authorization Versus Regulation of Detention in Non-International Armed Conflict," 91 Int'l L. Stud. Ser. US Naval War Col. 155 (2015)

Ryan Goodman. "The Power to Kill or Capture Enemy Combatants," 24 Eur. J. Int’l L. 819 (2013) Abstract 

Ryan Goodman. "Rationales for Detention: Security Threats and Intelligence Value," 85 Int'l L. Stud. Ser. US Naval War Col. 371 (2009)

Ryan Goodman. "Controlling the Recourse to War by Modifying Jus in Bello," Y.B. Int'l Humanitarian L. 53 (2009)

Ryan Goodman. "The Detention of Civilians in Armed Conflict," 103 Am. J. Int'l L. 48 (2009) Abstract

Ryan Goodman. "International Law, U.S. War Powers, and the Global War on Terror," 118 Harv. L. Rev. 2653 (2005) (with Derek Jinks)

Ryan Goodman. “U.S. Civil Litigation and International Terrorism,” in Civil Litigation Against Terrorism 109 (John Norton Moore, ed., Carolina Academic Press, 2004) (with Jack Goldsmith)

Ryan Goodman. "Norms and National Security: The WTO as a Catalyst for Inquiry," 2 Chi. J. Int'l L. 101 (2001) Abstract

Stephen Holmes. “How Democracies Perish,” in Can it Happen Here?: Authoritarianism in America (Cass R. Sunstein, ed., Harper Collins, 2018)

Stephen Holmes. "Why Counterterrorism Mocks the Laws of War," VI Teoria Politica (Madrid: Marcial Pons) 103 (2016)

Stephen HolmesRethinking Liberalism and Terror,” in French Liberalism from Montesquieu to the Present Day 90 (Raf Geenens and Helena Rosenblatt, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2012)

Stephen Holmes. "In Case of Emergency: Misunderstanding Tradeoffs in the War on Terror," 97 Cal. L. Rev. 301 (2009) Abstract 

Stephen HolmesConclusion, in Security v. Liberty: Conflicts Between Civil Liberties and National Security in American History 208 (Daniel Farber, ed., Russell Sage Foundation, 2008)

Stephen HolmesAl Qaeda, September 11, 2001, in Making Sense of Suicide Missions 131 (Diego Gambetta, ed., Oxford University Press, 2005)

Trevor Morrison. “Libya, ‘Hostilities,’ the Office of Legal Counsel, and the Process of Executive Branch Legal Interpretation,” 124 Harv. L. Rev. F. 62 (2011)

Trevor Morrison. "The Middle Ground in Judicial Review of Enemy Combatant Detentions," 45 Willamette L. Rev.453 (2009) Abstract 

Trevor MorrisonThe Story of United States v. U.S. District Court (Keith): The Surveillance Power, in Presidential Power Stories 287 (Curtis A. Bradley and Christopher H. Schroeder, eds., Foundation Press, 2009)

Trevor Morrison. “Suspension and the Extrajudicial Constitution,” 107 Columbia L. Rev. 1533 (2007)

Trevor Morrison. “Hamdi’s Habeas Puzzle: Suspension as Authorization?” 91 Cornell L. Rev. 2 (2006)

Richard Pildes. “Populism and Democratic Institutional Design: Methods of Selecting Candidates for Chief Executive in the United States and Other Democracies,” NYU L. Rev. (Forthcoming 2018) (with Stephen Gardbaum) 

Richard Pildes. “Supranational Courts and the Law of Democracy: The European Court of Human Rights,” 9 Int'l Disp. Settlement 154 (2018)

Richard Pildes. "Targeted Warfare: Individuating Enemy Responsibility," 88 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1521 (2013) (with Samuel Issacharoff) Abstract

Richard PildesDrones and the Dilemma of Modern Warfare, in Drone Wars: Transforming Conflict, Law, and Policy 388 (Peter Bergen and Daniel Rothenberg, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2015) (with Samuel Issacharoff)

Richard Pildes. Between Civil Libertarianism and Executive Unilateralism: An Institutional Process Approach to Rights During Wartime, in The Constitution in Wartime: Beyond Alarmism and Complacency 161 (Mark V. Tushnet, ed., Duke University Press, 2005) (with Samuel Issacharoff)

Samuel Rascoff. "Presidential Intelligence," 129 Harv. L. Rev. 633 (2016)

Samuel Rascoff. "The Norm Against Economic Espionage for the Benefit of Private Firms: Some Theoretical Reflections," 83 U. Chi. L. Rev. 249 (2016)

Samuel Rascoff. "Counterterrorism and New Deterrence," 89 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 831 (2014) Abstract 

Samuel Rascoff. "Establishing Official Islam? The Law and Strategy of Counter-Radicalization," 64 Stan. L. Rev.125 (2012) Abstract 

Samuel Rascoff. "Domesticating Intelligence," 83 S. Cal. L. Rev. 575 (2010) Abstract 

Samuel Rascoff. "The Law of Homegrown (Counter) Terrorism," 88 Tex. L. Rev. 1715 (2010)

Margaret Satterthwaite. "De-Torturing the Logic : the Contribution of CAT General Comment 2 to the Debate over Extraordinary Rendition," 11 N.Y.C. L. Rev. 281 (2009)

Margaret Satterthwaite. "Rendered Meaningless: Extraordinary Rendition and the Rule of Law," 75 Geo. Wash. L. Rev.1333 (2007) Abstract 

Margaret SatterthwaiteIntroduction, in Gender, National Security, and Counter-Terrorism: Human Rights Perspectives 1 (Margaret L. Satterthwaite and Jayne C. Huckerby, eds., Routledge, 2013) (with Jayne C. Huckerby)

Margaret SatterthwaiteMissing Indicators, Disappearing Gender: Measuring USAID's Programming to Counter Violent Extremism, in Gender, National Security and Counter-Terrorism: Human Rights Perspectives 82 (Margaret L. Satterthwaite and Jayne C. Huckerby, eds., Routledge, 2013)

Margaret SatterthwaiteThe Legal Regime Governing Transfer of Persons in the Fight Against Terrorism, in Counter-Terrorism Strategies in a Fragmented International Legal Order: Meeting the Challenges 589 (Larissa van den Herik and Nico Schrijver, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2013)

Margaret Satterthwaite. The U. S. Program of Extraordinary Rendition and Secret Detention: Past and Future, in CIA “Extraordinary Rendition” Flights, Torture and Accountability: A European Approach 27 (Wolfgang Kaleck, Georgios Sotiriadis, Cydney Peterson and Kamil Majchrzak, eds., European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights 2d ed., 2009)

Margaret Satterthwaite. Human rights and humanitarian law in the 'War of Terror': The story of El Masri v Tenet in Human Rights Advocacy Stories  (Margaret Satterthwaite, D. Ford, & D. Hurwitz, eds., Foundation Press, 2009)

Margaret Satterthwaite. On the Record: U.S. Disclosures on Rendition, Secret Detention, and Coercive Interrogation, in Center for Human Rights and Global Justice Report (New York University School of Law, 2008) (with Jayne Huckerby)

Stephen Schulhofer. "An International Right to Privacy? Be Careful What You Wish for," 14 Int'l J. Const. L. 238 (2016)

Stephen Schulhofer. "American Policing at the Crossroads: Unsustainable Policies and the Procedural Justice Alternative," 101 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 335 (2011) (with Tom Tyler and Aziz Huq) Abstract 

Stephen Schulhofer. "Mechanisms for Eliciting Cooperation in Counterterrorism Policing: Evidence from the United Kingdom," 8 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 728 (2011) (with Aziz Huq and Tom Tyler) Abstract 

Stephen Schulhofer. "Why Does the Public Cooperate with Law Enforcement? The Influences of the Purposes and Targets of Policing," 17 Psychol. Pub. Pol’y & L. 429 (2011) (with Aziz Huq and Tom Tyler) Abstract

Stephen Schulhofer. "Legitimacy and Deterrence Effects in Counterterrorism Policing: A Study of Muslim Americans," 44 Law & Soc’y Rev. 365 (2010) (with Tom R. Tyler and Aziz Z. Huq) Abstract 

Stephen Schulhofer. "Prosecuting Suspected Terrorists: The Role of the Civilian Courts," 2 Advance: The Journal of the ACS Issue Groups 63 (2008)

Stephen SchulhoferChecks and Balances in Wartime: American, British and Israeli Experiences," 102 Mich. L. Rev.1906 (2004) Abstract 

Stephen SchulhoferA Transatlantic Privacy Pact?: A Skeptical View, in Surveillance, Privacy and Trans-Atlantic Relations 173 (David D. Cole, Federico Fabbrini and Stephen Schulhofer, eds., Hart Publishing, 2017)

Stephen SchulhoferIntroduction: Privacy and Surveillance in Transatlantic Perspective, in Surveillance, Privacy and Trans-Atlantic Relations 1 (David D. Cole, Federico Fabbrini and Stephen Schulhofer, eds., Hart Publishing, 2017)

Stephen SchulhoferEnhancing Effectiveness in Counterterrorism Policing, in Comparing the Democratic Governance of Police Intelligence 232 (Thierry Delpeuch and Jacqueline E. Ross, eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016)

Stephen SchulhoferOversight of National Security Secrecy in the United States, in Secrecy, National Security and the Vindication of Constitutional Law 22 (David Cole, Federico Fabbrini and Arianna Vedaschi, eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013)

Stephen Schulhofer. “Unraveling Guantanamo: Detention, Trials, and the ‘Global War’ Paradigm,” 7 Issues in Legal Scholarship 2 (2009)

Stephen SchulhoferNo Checks, No Balances, in Civil Liberties vs. National Security in a Post 9/11 World 89 (M. Katherine B. Darmer, Robert M. Baird and Stuart E. Rosenbaum, eds., Prometheus Books, 2004)

Jason Schultz, Ifeoma Ajunwa, and Kate Crawford. "Limitless Worker Surveillance," 105 California Law Review 735 (2017)