Scott J. Glick

Scott J. Glick

Director of the HLDC Program and Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

B.A., University of Maryland
J.D., Hofstra University School of Law



Scott J. Glick is a veteran national security lawyer and counterterrorism prosecutor and is currently serving as a senior counsel in the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

In addition to his decades of prosecution experience, which includes experience investigating and litigating international and domestic terrorism cases, Professor Glick previously served as deputy counsel in the Office of Intelligence Policy and Review, where he supervised all of the litigation in the country that concerned the use and protection of information obtained pursuant to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Professor Glick also previously served as a member of the Attorney General’s Critical Incident Response Group, where he advised the Department’s top officials on legal and operational issues that arose in response to international and domestic acts of terrorism, and where he designed and participated in national-level terrorism training exercises with the federal interagency community, including exercises relating to cyber intrusions and weapons of mass destruction.

Professor Glick also has extensive policy and legislative experience in both the executive and legislative branches of government, and during the 111th Congress, he was detailed from the Justice Department to the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he served as counsel to the chairman of the Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee.

Prior to working at the Justice Department, Professor Glick was an assistant district attorney in Nassau County, New York, where he prosecuted organized crime and other serious violent felony offenses.

Prior to his appointment as director of the Hofstra Law in D.C. Externship Program and visiting assistant professor of law, Professor Glick supervised the Counterterrorism Section’s externship and internship programs.

He has also taught evidence, trial techniques and national security-related classes at the Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center, and earlier in his career, he taught trial techniques at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Professor Glick is the author of a number of law review articles that focus on the Fourth Amendment, including in regard to weapons of mass destruction, cybersecurity, foreign intelligence collection and interspousal wiretapping.

View Professor Glick’s publications and research.